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 that, 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
  • A degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in a highly analytical and numerical subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Maritime, Economics or Data Sciences
  • 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!

work-life balance

International & diverse
working culture

Travel opportunities &
location change

drinks & fruit basket


training courses

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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  2. Online recruitment test
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment centre
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Online recruitment test

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Video interview

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Assessment centre

Applications for our 2022 Commercial Graduate Program are now open!

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.

Apply now

Contact us

Our RWEST Graduate Recruitment Team

Julia Seelhöfer
Finance, IT & IT Developer

T +49 201 5179 2423
M +49 152 54806399

Paul Roberts
Commercial & General Business

T +44 1793 475172
M +44 7867 370986

… or send us an e-mail to our RWEST Careers Inbox!