The RWE Campus, the headquarter of RWE, is located where RWE has its roots. 120 years ago it was built in the north of Essen. Now a modern, spacious and attractive workplace – home to almost 3,000 colleagues from the different segments of RWE.
Working at our RWE Campus
We are pretty sure - you will enjoy working at our new Campus! During the summer of 2021, less than three years after the foundation stone was laid in August 2018, RWE employees moved into the new RWE Campus at RWE Platz in the Altenessen district of Essen. Thanks to various room modules, the RWE Campus offers employees the opportunity to work flexibly and creatively – of course equipped with the necessary technical devices.
Fancy a joint lunch with the team or a coffee with someone you work with in one of the RWE wide projects? A company restaurant, a cafeteria and a barista area are at your choice. Or would you rather enjoy the sun in one of the outside areas? Networking has never been easier.
You have children? Love to shop online? Think the lunchbreak is not for lunch but for sports? No worries - to make life easier and support your work-life balance, a day-care centre for your children or the Health Centre, which have both been recently expanded, just wait for you to join. Not to speak of the DHL automated parcel station only to be used by employees and our Campus Corner, a small supermarket with a selected range of products, which ensures that you can provide yourself with everything during the working day that the canteen or bistro do not offer and – maybe even more important – that you do not have to look into an empty fridge at home in the evening.
BTW – you don’t have to be at the Campus every day. Of course we also offer and support hybrid working models that suit your personal needs.
You want to learn more about the history of RWE? Take a deeper dive here.
RWE Campus in Essen is a Bicycle-Friendly Employer: Awarded the "Gold" Certificate
Since 2017, the German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) has been awarding the EU-wide "Bicycle-friendly Employer" (information in German) certification. In the fall of 2022, the RWE Campus in Essen received the coveted "Gold" seal.
Sara Tsudome, project manager at the ADFC national association, says: "RWE supports employees who use bicycles to get to work with many different measures. This brings many advantages: The employer can thus score points in company health, environmental and mobility management."
This benefits all employees who come to work by bike, but of course also us as a company. People who come to work by bike have an average of one-third fewer sick days - and a lower risk of infection. Bike-friendly measures contribute to corporate environmental management and are an essential part of sustainable mobility management - because employee mobility is also part of the carbon footprint.
And who should that suit better than us? After all, our purpose is: Our energy for a sustainable life.
Working in Essen
Is Essen a good city to live and work in?
Essen is an economically thriving German city in the Ruhr. Its industry was built in large part on energy sector jobs and is now transforming into the European hub of green energy.
Many international businesses have their headquarters here in Essen, making it a highly attractive location for professionals looking to advance their managerial careers.
In 2017, Essen was named European Green Capital, in part thanks to its commitment to eco-innovation and sustainable employment.
You want to find out more about Essen? Have a look a the website presence of the city of Essen.
Life in the Rhine-Ruhr
Living and working in Germany’s largest metropolitan region
The Rhine-Ruhr offers many great options for living and working. Located right in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, this unique region cannot be found anywhere else in Germany.
The Ruhr Area is a metropolitan area comparable to Berlin with lots more to discover. The transformation of the region in recent decades has been enormous. Take the train, the car or even the bike and discover 10 cities that are part opf the region within a day. All with their own history, touristic sights, individual shopping experiences – and of course working opportunities.
If you do not know the region and consider relocating find out more.
The Cities of the Rhine-Ruhr
The Rhine Ruhr region’s largest cities include Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund.
The area also includes smaller cities such as Bochum, Wuppertal, Oberhausen, Duisburg and Mülheim.
All of those cities are less than an hour’s drive from RWE Headquarters in Essen, itself Germany’s ninth largest city and a great place to live, via one of the most advanced motorway networks in Europe.
Public transport in the Rhine-Ruhr
The rapid transit system in the Rhine Ruhr is outstanding and run by a single parent company, Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, which offers uniform ticketing.
The rail, S-Bahn, U-Bahn and multiple bus companies are all connected, meaning you can travel across the region easily and cost effectively.
Which makes it a great region for commuters – and shoppers.
Shopping and nightlife in the Rhine-Ruhr
With so many great cities so closely connected, Rhine-Ruhr residents enjoy excellent shopping, entertainment and nightlife options across the region.
North Rhine-Westphalia is a shopper’s paradise with multiple shopping malls, as well as boutiques and high streets. Culturally, the region has been well-known since the mid-20th Century as a hub of innovative German pop music.
Plus, there’s a real culture of gastronomy in the Rhein-Ruhr – whether you’re looking to enjoy sushi in a skyscraper or Currywurst in a disused smelting works.