Industrial Placement Programme m/f/t

Industrial Placement Programme m/f/t

  • Fixed-term Position (From 10 to 12 months (Start date Sep. 2021))
  • Swindon (United Kingdom)
  • Published on September 8 2021

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Swindon and London (UK)
Start date: July 2022

Drive your career with an energy leader
Looking to gain experience at a leading European energy trading house? Want to work alongside industry experts, building experience and skills that will help you flourish in your early career? Then one of our year-long Industrial Placements could be just what you are looking for. 

We currently have opportunities in Swindon (and one in London) across a variety of areas including: 

Back Office
Join this integral part of our business, which oversees the life cycle of physical commodities trades, and discover how we offer key support to global trading desks. 

Commercial Asset Optimisation
Gain insight into how we optimise positions such as long-term hedging, make-or-buy decisions and the purchase of commodities (such as gas) to operate a power plant. 

Analyse the Profit & Loss, trading strategies and market risks held by our trading desks, communicate relevant information to senior management and other stakeholders, and provide advice on the potential risks of existing strategies and new business opportunities. 

What you’ll need to thrive
We’re looking for students who are in the penultimate year of a highly analytical, numerical or business-focused subject (such as Maths, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business or Economics) and who are ideally on course to achieve a 2:1 or better. 

You must have:

  • Passion for the energy industry with a real desire to learn, grow and develop
  • Strong analytical and numerical abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT proficiency
  • Commercial aptitude and entrepreneurial skills
  • Strong team-working skills and a confident, sociable manner
  • Desire to take accountability 

A culture that empowers you
This is a chance to gain highly valuable work experience and skills – and potentially secure yourself a place on one of our graduate programmes. From day one, you’ll be making a real contribution to your team. To help you get the most out of your placement, we provide lots of support and development opportunities, including in-house courses and on-the-job training. 

You will also enjoy:

  • Access to a modern energy trading floor
  • Competitive salary with benefits including generous company bonus
  • Open and diverse company culture
  • Flexible working opportunities 


Ready to be empowered?
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We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity. 

Apply before 18th October 2021 with just a few clicks: 44763 

Please note that it is mandatory to upload your CV and cover letter in English. You will need to submit these as one document to apply. Furthermore, your CV should include your recent university and A-Level (or equivalent) grades. 

About us
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH is the international trading house of RWE AG. With around 1,600 employees from 45 countries, we are active on Europe’s largest trading floor in Essen as well as in London, New York and Prague. On growth markets outside Europe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, we are the hub for electricity, gas, biomass, raw materials and emission certificates. 

In addition to providing large industrial companies and trading partners with energy supply solutions, we ensure commercial optimisation of RWE power stations, operate storage for natural gas and market renewable energy generated by RWE Renewables. Our innovative solutions pave the way to the future of energy – and to a sustainable life.

Education level: Bachelor's Degree
Work experience: Less than 6 months
Start contract date: 08-09-21