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Commercial Graduate Programme m/f/t

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, UK, Swindon and London
Start date: September 2022

Drive your career with an energy leader
Looking for a graduate programme with real growth potential? Join us at RWE Supply & Trading (RWEST) and follow in the footsteps of the many RWEST managers and traders who came through the programme before you.

From day one, you’ll be helping us continue our expansion into new markets and locations. Throughout the programme, you’ll be developing the skills and knowledge you need to become an industry expert.

What you’ll be doing
Over two years, you’ll do four six-month rotations, starting off in Swindon in the UK with others potentially in London (UK), Essen (Germany) and Singapore.

To make sure you build up a broad awareness of the business, at least one of your rotations will be in a non-trading function. Other than, you get to choose which areas of the business you work in. These could include:

  • Proprietary trading of energy commodities (power, coal, gas, oil, LNG)
  • Freight Trading & Operations (Shipping)
  • Commercial Asset Optimisation
  • Sales & Origination
  • Analytical functions such as Structuring & Valuation, Risk Management or Data Science
  • Business support functions such as Back Office or Finance Controlling


We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who would choose to do a rotation in Data Science, and who are interested in applying their coding and Python skills to fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are also very keen to hear from candidates who want to apply their Maritime/Shipping expertise in a commercial field.

What you’ll need to thrive
Passionate about the energy industry? Want to learn and grow alongside experienced industry experts? Looking to explore new markets with a commercial business that is growing on a global scale? Then you could be just the person we’re looking for.

Some relevant work experience is useful but not essential. What you must have is:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in a highly analytical and numerical subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Economics or Maritime degrees with one of these subjects as a core component
  • Excellent communication skills with fluent English
  • Fluency in German beneficial but not essential
  • IT proficiency
  • Strong team-working skills and a confident and sociable manner
  • Commercial aptitude and entrepreneurial skills
  • Analytical mind and the ability to learn quickly
  • Desire to take accountability
  • Willingness to relocate plus flexibility and mobility to travel to multiple locations


A culture that empowers you
We give you the opportunity to shape your own career path – and the support you need to make it a success. This includes assigning you your own buddy and senior mentor and offering a wide range of development opportunities and networking events.

You will also enjoy:

  • Access to a modern refurbished trading floor
  • Competitive salary plus generous annual discretionary bonus
  • Open and diverse company culture with various clubs and societies
  • Flexible working opportunities

Ready to be empowered?
Find out more on www.rwestcareers.com
Any questions? rwestcareers@rwe.com or Paul Roberts, T: +44 1793 475172

You can also find us on LinkedIn and Instagram

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

Apply before 26th October 2021 with just a few clicks: 44725 

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

Please note that it is mandatory to upload your CV and cover letter in English. You will need to submit these as one document to apply. Furthermore, your CV should include your recent university and A-Level (or equivalent) grades.

About us
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH is the international trading house of RWE AG. With around 1,600 employees from 45 countries, we are active on Europe’s largest trading floor in Essen as well as in London, New York and Prague. On growth markets outside Europe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, we are the hub for electricity, gas, biomass, raw materials and emission certificates.

In addition to providing large industrial companies and trading partners with energy supply solutions, we ensure commercial optimisation of RWE power stations, operate storage for natural gas and market renewable energy generated by RWE Renewables. Our innovative solutions pave the way to the future of energy – and to a sustainable life.

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