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Are you excited to kick start your engineering career in a dynamic organisation, focused on securing the UK’s energy supply?

Power your future with our engineering graduate programme

Our engineering graduate scheme provides the perfect blend of training and competency development; including the technical, practical and business skills needed to be an engineer for today and tomorrow.

Key Responsibilities 

Engineers are essential to our power generation business. During the scheme you will shape your career through delivering on key engineering projects across a variety of functions such as:

  • Engineering support – e.g.  working on pressure system life extension analysis , gas and steam turbine inspections, safety critical system plant evaluation and modification with the Asset Engineering and Asset Integrity Teams
  • Power station maintenance – e.g. the day to day management of contractors , plant maintenance activities, non - destructive testing and pressure part inspections, with our Maintenance Teams
  • Power station operations – e.g. a shift cycle in the control room of a CCGT power station, optimising the thermal efficiency of our power plant with the Operations Teams
  • Commercial – e.g. evaluating the optimum time for a CCGT power station maintenance shutdown with our Asset Management Teams.

Spread over eighteen months your development will include: specialist technical and practical skills,  behavioural, and health & safety training courses, with competency developing placements; supported by our engineering experts and training specialists.

Key Facts

Durations 18 months fixed term
Working hours Full time
Knowledge and Skills
  • Engineering degree 2.1 in a engineering area, with a passion for the energy industry
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills 
  • A desire to learn, and further develop your engineering skills
  • Flexible highly motivated conscientious and committed with a can-do attitude 
  • A team-player with exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently
Start of programme September 2024
Company RWE Generation UK
Locations One of our UK wide power stations, (Didcot, Staythorpe, Little Barford, Great Yarmouth, Pembroke, Markinch), head office in Swindon or our engineering workshop and training centre at Ferrybridge
Starting Salary £ 37,937 +£ 2,000  joining bonus


Your base location will be one of our UK power stations, head office or engineering workshop during the  programme you will have the opportunity to complete placements at some of our locations. On successful completion of the programme, we look forward to your application for an engineering role in one of our power stations, engineering support centres or sister companies. 

Application process

Application process starts at
Apply with CV & motivation letter 01.10.2023 - 22.12.2023
Assessment Centre for shortlisted candidates in February 2024


What our graduates say:

“Outage work is the best part of my job, I have just moved into a commissioning role which suits me perfectly as I like seeing the machine come to pieces and then when we put it back together I manage the testing and checks to ensure the machine is safe to run.” Zoe Minnett, C&I graduate

“These are exciting times and the change in generation sources is having real world impacts on how we operate and maintain our equipment” Jordan Gillies, Mechanical graduate

“Engaging with internal and external networks enabled me to meet engineers internationally from RWE Group, and also the chance to learn best practise from outside the organisation.” Sholan Pillay, Mechanical graduate

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What we offer

  • A wide network of support
  • Excellent development and growth opportunities
  • Various networking and employee events
  • Sports and social clubs
  • Free parking
  • Attractive pensions scheme
  • Excellent training and development with a wide network of support from our managers, engineers and training specialist

  • Excellent development and progression opportunities with major multi- national power generation company

  • Support for professional registration

  • Various networking and employee events

  • Sports and social clubs

  • Free parking

  • Attractive pensions scheme

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