RWE, Commercial Graduate Programme



Location (s):

  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
Essen, Swindon, Singapore


RWE Supply & Trading GmbH is a leading European energy-trading company and one of the major players on the global gas-trading market. With our many years of experience and a sharp eye for market developments and trends, we have been representing the RWE Group on the global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials and services for over 20 years.


The RWE Supply & Trading graduate development programme is the best way for university graduates to kick-start their careers in international energy trading.

Are you ready to learn everything there is to know about working at a leading European energy trading house? The Commercial Graduate Programme will equip you with an understanding of how we operate as a company, and lay the foundations for your future career. You’ll be given significant exposure to all aspects of our value chain as you undertake four rotations. 

You get to choose four rotations within these business areas: 

  • Proprietary trading of energy commodities (power, coal, gas, oil, LNG)
  • Commercial asset optimisation
  • Sales and origination
  • Analytical functions such as structuring and valuation or risk management
  • Principal investments, commodity solutions and other areas you may not expect to be part of a trading business.

One of your rotations will be in a non-trading function, to give you a broader knowledge of the business as a whole.

Duration: 24 months 


We have summarised the individual steps for you so that you know what to expect in the application process.

  1. Application with CV & Motivation letter
  2. Numerical online test
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment centre

Locations and deadlines for application:

  • Singapore Application with CV & Motivation letter 05.08.2019 - 06.10.2019
  • Swindon Application with CV & Motivation letter 02.09.2019 - 03.11.2019
  • Essen Application with CV & Motivation letter 16.12.2019 - 13.02.2020

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for graduates with:

  • a passion for the energy industry
  • a 2:1 or above in Maths, Physics, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or a comparable discipline
  • 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
  • the ability to learn quickly and take accountability
  • a resilient and hardworking nature
  • strong team-working skills
  • relevant experience or internships in the energy or finance sector (beneficial, not essential)


Deadline: February 13, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

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. 

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