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RWE IT Graduate Programme

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RWE IT Graduate Programme


We would like to reassure students that, amidst the current Covid-19 Pandemic, we are still hiring for all our graduate programmes. Recruitment processes will be completed online during this unprecedented time and once you have applied, we will ensure you receive all relevant information regarding your application. For those who have been offered a role with us, or will soon be offered a role, we are committed to guaranteeing your employment and will keep in touch with you so you are still able to meet your colleagues before you join us. 

If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact our graduate recruitment team here.


Do you have a real passion for learning? Are you curious, like to challenge the status quo and ask “why?”. Do you love to play around with the latest innovative technologies, and believe that the world can be a better place through its use? If so, then the RWE IT Graduate Programme should be your next career move. 

Without the IT functions, we wouldn’t be at the forefront of the energy industry. Our Supply & Trading business wouldn’t be able to trade in new areas across the globe and our generation business wouldn’t be able to deliver power to millions of people. 

IT is not only critical to our business, driving efficiencies and innovation, but is planned to significantly increase size over the next 2 years, providing many exciting new opportunities.  
Over your 2 year programme you will: 

  • choose your four rotations from business areas such as Infrastructure Management, IT Security, IT Project Management and Procurement Management 
  • work alongside experienced IT experts and some of the brightest and most creative people in the field 
  • contribute to real diverse and meaningful projects throughout the programme 
  • have a Mentor who supports you throughout the programme 

Key Facts



24 months


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, ideally with a focus on IT 
  • a passion for not only the energy industry but also IT, digital technologies and innovative solutions
  • very strong analytical and numerical skills 
  • a highly motivated and proactive attitude, combined with the ability to work independently
  • excellent communication skills, with fluent English or German skills (fluency in both would be ideal but is not essential)
  • the ability to learn quickly and take accountability
  • strong team-working skills and able to engage effectively with stakeholders, communicating clearly and coherently
  • relevant experience or internships in the energy or IT sector (beneficial, not essential)

Number of rotations

Four, each lasting six months

Start of programme

September 2022


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Essen, Swindon, London


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Application process

Application process starts at

Apply with CV & motivation letter

14.11.2021 - 19.12.2021

Numerical online test deadline

until 20.12.2021

Video interviews

until 07.01.2022

Assessment centre


Please note that the application deadline may be changed at short notice and we will no longer accept applications early on!


Learning, support and development

Whichever path you choose, we’ll guide and support you as you take on challenging and exciting projects. Learning will be a mixture of online education, face to face workshops and technical on-the-job training. You’ll learn from industry experts, and be exposed to every aspect of the energy value chain.

You’ll be assigned a buddy, a previous graduate who will share their experience and offer support. They are there for you even before your first day so you’ll feel supported from the outset. You’ll also be able to choose a senior mentor from a pool of many, to guide you through your graduate journey. They will advise you on rotations and introduce you to key people in the business.

You’ll be given development opportunities, including networking events where you will meet senior managers and the board.

Why choose us?

We were voted No.1 Energy & Utilities company for graduates to work for in 2017/18 by TheJobCrowd – the only ranking based on graduate reviews. Our employees value the IT Graduate Programme highly – perhaps as so many came via that route themselves. As a result, they are happy to share their knowledge and really help you flourish and progress. Most of our graduates are drawn to us because we allow you to choose your own rotations. This gives you the opportunity to find out which business areas you enjoy and excel in, while moving around the UK or abroad. 


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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

  • A wide network of support

  • Excellent development and growth opportunities

  • Various networking and employee events

  • Sports and social clubs

  • Free parking

  • Attractive pensions scheme

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