Exchange theory for practice in
commercial trading

Looking for a graduate programme with real growth potential? Join us at RWEST and follow in the footsteps of our managers and traders who came through the programme before you.

Our Commercial Graduate 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. Throughout your journey, 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


Start date: September 2022 (Singapore intake will start in July 2022)


Locations: Essen, Swindon, London & Singapore


Rotations: Four six-month placements

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 & Logistics (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

What you can offer

  • Passion for energy trading and markets
  • Minimum 2:1 degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in a highly analytical and numerical subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Maritime or Economics
  • Excellent communication skills with fluent English
  • 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
  • Relevant work experience (desirable but not essential)
Graduate Programmes Flyer (PDF)

Any questions? Take a look at our FAQ!

Real benefits

Tailored to your needs!

Excellent
work-life balance

International & diverse
working culture

Travel opportunities &
location change

Complimentary
drinks & fruit basket

Canteen

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.

Select region:
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  1. Application period
  2. Recruitment testing
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment centre
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Application phase

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Online recruitment test

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Video interview

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Assessment centre

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