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Finance Graduate Programme

  • Location(s):
  • Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
Start date: September 2023

Starting salary: £ 37.200 p.a.

Drive your career with an energy leader

Whether we’re delivering power to millions, leading the rapid growth of offshore wind, or trading in new areas across the globe, RWE is at the forefront of the energy industry. But we wouldn’t be there without world-class Finance.

Underpinning every part of our business and being responsible for driving efficiency and innovation across RWE, our Finance functions are set to grow significantly over the next years. That's why we want you.

As one of our graduates, you will be able to create your own career path across our locations and  gain broad exposure, while working alongside expert colleagues and building up your knowledge. By the end of the two-year programme, you will have the ideal foundations to grow, develop and thrive as a finance professional. 

What you’ll be doing

Throughout the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to take on responsibilities with real impact, and able to gain experience in a wide range of areas including: 

  • Controlling
  • Risk Management 
  • Accounting
  • Planning & Reporting 
  • Economic Evaluation 
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investor Relations
  • … and many more

What you’ll need to thrive

Are you passionate about the energy industry and looking to make an impact with a dynamic, fast-growing business? Want to gain exposure to many different areas of finance, including highly quantitative work? Then you could be just the kind of person we’re looking for! Some relevant experience are useful, but not essential. What you must have is:

  • Above average degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Statistics or a comparable subject area (ideally with a focus on Controlling, Finance or Accounting)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Resilience
  • Motivated to take on new challenges whether operating independently or within a team
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions 
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of IFRS/IAS and HGB (ideally)

A culture that empowers you

At RWE we have an energy to be inclusive and believe diversity drives success. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring.

Our Graduate Programme has been designed  to give you the chance to shape your own career path and personal development, and the support you need to make it a success. You’ll be assigned an graduate buddy and a senior mentor within your field  who can advise you on rotations and introduce you to key people within the finance business.

We also offer a wide range of development opportunities, including networking events where you’ll get to meet senior managers and board members.  You’ll have opportunities to attend various webinars and technical training courses, as well as a business school week every six months with real business applications to help you embed your learning.
And after the programme? The only way is up! Around 70% of our graduates are still working with us long after their programmes have finished. So the skills you gain should provide the perfect springboard for your future career.

Meeting Your Needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to help create a healthy workspace and support for your well-being: You’ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted employee share scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. You can also buy up to an additional 5 days leave per year
  • Financial assistance when moving from your base location
  • International rotations in the UK, Germany, and possibly further afield
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Free on site health care plus access to AXA Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Two paid annual volunteer days to be used with a charity or initiative of your  choice
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction (including Diversity Ambassador Programme), peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
  • Flexible benefits, including discounts at shops

Keen to discover more? Why not meet #TeamRWE where you can get to know some of our colleagues better through videos, testimonials, interviews and podcasts. 

Our future is in your hands.

Ready to be empowered?


Find out more on www.rwestcareers.com
Any questions? rwestcareers@rwe.com or Julia Seelhöfer, T: +49 201 5179 2423

You can find out more about how we operate on LinkedIn and Instagram.

As an inclusive employer we strive to be able to support you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. If you’d like to request any adjustments or know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at rwestcareers@rwe.com. 


Apply before 12th January 2023 with just a few clicks: 76878

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 has around 1,600 employees from 45 countries and is the international trading house for RWE. We are active on Europe’s largest energy 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. We provide large industrial companies and trading partners with energy supply solutions and risk management concepts. We also ensure commercial optimisation of the 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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