One of the advantages for me of the graduate programme is that you can choose your own rotations. At the time of our second rotation, we received a list of all the departments that were offering a rotation and I was impressed by how many departments there were to choose from.
In my opinion, this shows how much the graduates are supported in the company and that the graduate programme is appreciated in the company. I have decided to work in Asset Controlling within RWE Generation. My first rotation was in Finance, so it was important for me to get a better insight into the operational processes of energy trading in my second rotation.
During my time in Asset Controlling, I had the opportunity to work on challenging tasks. I supported the team in the preparation of various participation reports and created monthly reports along with the financial managers on the ground. My biggest accomplishment was working on the automation of financial processes by integrating new robot software.
The corporate culture is very open and friendly and all employees are on first-name terms, so there is no hierarchy. It’s a lot of fun working in my current team. We all work in different locations in Germany and the Netherlands and use Skype, video-conferencing and similar technologies to communicate and collaborate on a daily basis. It’s a very flexible way of working and it’s fun to work with digital technologies because they’re easy to use.