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)
Tailored to your needs!
Excellent work-life balance
Individual training courses
Attractive salary & bonuses
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.
- Application period
- Recruitment testing
- Video interview
- Assessment centre
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.