Get A Graduate Job at RWE Supply & Trading


Are you ready to learn everything there is to know about working at a leading European energy trading house? Do you want to gain experience in proprietary trading of energy commodities, commercial asset optimization, sales and origination, analytical functions and more? Would you like to be able to forge your own career path, doing four six-month placements of your own choosing that could take you across the UK and Europe or even further afield? If so, RWE Supply and Trading is the company for you!

 A bit of history

RWE Supply & Trading is a leading European energy trading house and a significant entity on the global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials in both their physical and/or derivative forms. We are part of the RWE Group – a powerful player in the transformation of the European energy system.

We trade in energy and energy-related raw materials including power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates and renewable energies. We are responsible for the economic optimisation of power generation and the entire non-regulated gas business of the RWE Group, including all procurement, storage and LNG-related activities.

 At our headquarters in Essen, Germany, you’ll find the largest and most sophisticated energy trading floor in Europe. We also have trading floors in London and Swindon, and operate in Den Bosch, Geneva, Prague, Singapore, New York, Mumbai and Jakarta. We continue to expand into new markets and grow globally. Our highly-skilled team consists of around 1,500 employees from 40 countries.

Commercial graduate programme

The aim of the programme is to help you become a well-rounded industry expert, so as well as gaining deep insight into our trading business, you will also be expected to complete one of your rotations in a non-trading function. No matter which rotations you choose, you will be able to develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed during your time on the graduate scheme and beyond – and there will be opportunities for you to add value and make an impact across all parts of the energy value chain.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for bright, talented graduates with commercial acumen and a proven passion for the energy industry. You must have a degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in maths, physics, engineering, economics, business administration or similar, along with excellent analytical, numerical and communication skills. We also need you to be fluent in English and, ideally, good at German as well. 

What do we offer?

You’ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • company pension

  • private healthcare

  • financial assistance when moving from your base location

  • flexible benefits, including discounts at shops

  • on-site gym

  • paid subscription to membership of relevant associations, e.g - Young Energy Professionals

  • to help you get the most out of the programme, we’ll assign you a previous graduate as a buddy and allow you to select your preferred senior mentor who can advise you on rotations and introduce you to key people. We also offer a wide range of development opportunities, including networking events where you’ll get to meet senior managers and the board.

Where will your career go next?

The only way is up! Around 80% of our graduates are still working within the company long after their programmes have finished – and the skills you gain on our Commercial Graduate Programme will provide you with the perfect springboard for your future career.

How do I apply?

Apply by visiting our website where you’ll find more information on the application process. We’ve shared the five key things we are looking for during the application process in the video below to help you ensure your application stands out for all the right reasons.