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RWE Supply & Trading

Finance Graduate Programme
Location UK and Germany
Starts Sep 2021
Deadline 11 Apr 2021

Join our Finance Graduate Programme

RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between RWE and energy markets around the world.

Location: Rotations available in the UK (London, Swindon), in Germany (Essen, Cologne) and potentially Asia in the near future.

What you will be doing

Growing your potential 

Whether we’re delivering power to millions, leading the rapid growth of offshore wind, or trading in new areas across the globe, RWE is at the forefront of the energy industry. But we wouldn’t be there without world-class Finance.

Underpinning every part of our business, and responsible for driving efficiency and innovation across RWE, our Finance functions are set to grow significantly over the next two years. This is your chance to be part of it.

As one of our graduates, you’ll gain broad exposure, while working alongside expert colleagues, building up your knowledge, and kickstarting your long-term career. By the end of the two-year programme, you should have the ideal foundation to grow, develop and thrive as a finance professional.

Here's the deal

You’ll do four placements of your own choosing, rotating across the entire RWE Group. Throughout the programme, you will have the chance to do real work with real impact, and you will be able to gain experience in a wide range of areas including:

• Controlling

• Risk Management

• Accounting

• Planning & Reporting

• Economic Evaluation

• Portfolio Management

• Investor Relations

 … and many more

What you will have

Passionate about the energy industry? Looking to make an impact with a dynamic, fast-growing business? Want to gain exposure to many different areas of finance, including highly quantitative work? Then you could be just the kind of person we’re looking for. Some relevant experience and German language skills are useful but not essential. What you must have is:

  • You have an above average degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Statistics or a comparable discipline (ideally with focus on Controlling, Finance or Accounting).
  • You have strong analytical skills.
  • You are resilient. 
  • You have a hardworking attitude, whether operating independently or within a team.
  • You have excellent communication skills including fluent English.
    You have knowledge of IFRS/IAS and HGB (ideally).

Company benefits: • Company pension • Financial assistance when moving from your base location • International rotations in the UK, Germany, and possibly further afield • Flexible benefits, including discounts at shops • On-site gym • Development opportunities

Learn more about RWE Supply & Trading

We are RWE Supply & Trading

RWE Supply & Trading is a leading European energy-trading company and one of the major players on the global gas-trading market. With our many years of experience and a sharp eye for market developments and trends, we have been representing the RWE Group on the global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials and services for over 20 years.

Who we are

RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between RWE and energy markets around the world. A total of 1,600 employees from 40 different countries are engaged in the trade of electricity, gas, commodities and carbon emission certificates. We are active not only in Essen, which is home to one of the world’s largest trading floors, but also in major cities like London and New York and in key growth markets – particularly in Asia, where we are represented in Singapore and China. With precise market analysis and a strong customer focus, we create innovative energy supply solutions and risk management concepts for industrial companies. 

What we do

Now that all of our renewable activities are integrated within RWE, RWE Supply & Trading can increasingly offer customised products and services from a single source, such as a combination of renewables plus control energy or conventional electricity. We are also able to draw on our considerable experience in the marketing of electricity from renewables. Deutsche Bahn (German Rail), for instance, is one of the key accounts choosing to purchase “green” power from RWE Supply & Trading.

RWE Supply & Trading - Leader - Michael Muller


Our Graduates - Natalie Rothausen

One of the advantages for me is that you can choose your own rotations. In my opinion, this shows how much the graduates are supported in the company and that the graduate programme is appreciated. 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.

My mission to automate financial processes

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.

Flexible Digital Working

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.