Exchange theory for practice in commercial trading

Our graduate programme offers you the perfect springboard into the energy industry to kick-start your career.

This programme enables you to familiarise yourself with both financial and physical energy trading and to get a taste of power-plant optimisation, gas procurement or risk management. With on-the-job training and a balanced mix of online learning, face-to-face workshops and technical training, we prepare you for the challenges of the future. You decide for yourself where your focus lies and to which locations your path should lead you.

Key facts and figures

Duration: Two years

Placements: Four six-month placements. You choose which departments you will work in. These could be:

  • Proprietary trading in energy raw materials (power, coal, gas, oil, LNG)
  • Commercial Asset Optimisation
  • Sales & Organisation
  • Structuring & Valuation
  • Risk Management
  • Principal Investments
  • Commodity Solutions
  • Trading-related functions
  • … new placements are added every year

Start date: September 2021 (Singapore intake will start in July 2021)

Locations: Essen, Swindon, Singapore with rotations available in London

What you can offer

  A degree in a highly analytical and numerical focused subject, e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Maritime or Economics to name a few (BSc, MSc or PhD)

  Passionate about working in energy trading

  Excellent communication skills with fluency in English

  The ability to learn quickly with a keen interest in taking accountability

  Entrepreneurial skills with a confident and social manner

  The flexibility and mobility needed to travel to multiple locations

  Relevant work experience (desirable but not essential)

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Real benefits

Tailored to your needs!

Excellent work-life balance

International &
diverse working

opportunities &
location change

Complimentary drinks


Individual training courses

Attractive salary & bonuses

More about us

Your application process

The timeline for each location differs due to differences in academic timetables.
Please apply to the location where you wish to be primarily based.

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Applications for our 2021 Commercial Graduate Programme are now closed
but we would welcome you to register your interest for our 2022 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.

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