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Industrial Placement Programme


Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, UK, Swindon
Start date: July 2023

Starting Salary: £23,000 p.a.

Drive your career with an energy leader
Looking to gain experience at a leading European energy trading house with real growth potential? 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. 

Join us at the UK headquarters of RWE Supply & Trading (RWEST) in Swindon where we currently have opportunities across a variety of areas including:

Back Office
Join this integral part of our business, which overseas 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 and purchase of commodities (such as gas) to operate our power stations. Work on modelling and analysis projects to deliver real value to the business.

Analyse the Profit & Loss, trading strategies and market risks of our trading desks, communicate relevant information to senior stakeholders, and provide independent advice to the Board. 

What you’ll need to thrive
Passionate about the energy industry? Want to learn and grow alongside experienced industry experts? Looking to explore new markets with a commercial business that is growing on a global scale? Then you could be just the person we’re looking for.
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. What you must have is:

  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT proficiency
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
  • Motivated to take on new challenges, whether operating independently or in a team
  • Commercial aptitude and entrepreneurial skills
  • Analytical mind and the ability to learn quickly


A culture that empowers you

At RWEST we have an energy to be inclusive and believe diversity drives success. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experiences you bring.
Our industrial placement programme has been designed to give you the 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 with everything you need to make the placement a success. A current placement student will be allocated as a Buddy to all new joiners, enhancing the on-boarding process and overlapping your start date to ensure seamless support as you begin your journey.


Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to help create a healthy workspace and support for your well-being:

  • Competitive salary plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Company pension
  • Discounted employee share scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction (including Diversity Ambassador Programme), peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
  • Flexible benefits, including discounts at shops
  • Access to a modern office and trading floor 
  • Open and diverse company culture with various clubs and societies
  • State-of-the-art IT 

Ready to be empowered?
Find out more on 
Any questions? or Paul Roberts, T: +44 1793 475172

You can also find us on LinkedIn and Instagram. 

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.

As an inclusive employer we strive to be able to support you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. If you’d like to request any adjustments or know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at

Apply before 22nd December 2022 with just a few clicks: 77080

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 has around 1,600 employees from 45 countries and is the international trading house for RWE. We are active on Europe’s largest energy 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. We provide large industrial companies and trading partners with energy supply solutions and risk management concepts. We also ensure commercial optimisation of the 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.

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