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RWE Supply & Trading

Trading IT Developer Graduate Programme


We would like to reassure students that, amidst the current Covid-19 Pandemic, we are still hiring for all our graduate programmes. Recruitment processes will be completed online during this unprecedented time and once you have applied, we will ensure you receive all relevant information regarding your application. For those who have been offered a role with us, or will soon be offered a role, we are committed to guaranteeing your employment and will keep in touch with you so you are still able to meet your colleagues before you join us. 

If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact our graduate recruitment team here.


Developers at RWEST work in the heart of our commercial business.

As part of this brand new programme, you will have a chance to become an expert developer at RWEST, whilst working in our 3 biggest locations – Essen in Germany, London, and Swindon in the UK. You will develop and manage market data and systems for the trading business at RWE Supply & Trading whilst working closely with analysts and trading desks to provide solutions and support.

It is an excellent role in a growing market – why not learn from the best at a time of growth and opportunity!


Key Facts



18 months – 6 months at each location.


  • Excellent Interpersonal & Communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of at least one of the following languages C#, Java or Python
  • An IT, statistical or numerate degree
  • A passion for IT development
  • Knowledge of the trading industry (energy or financial) is beneficial
  • Fluent English 
  • Flexible and adaptable to move location every 6 months
  • Basic Database knowledge like SQL, noSQL, Key / Value stores is desirable although not essential

If you can tick the majority of the boxes above, then apply now. What we value most is passion, willingness to learn and a determined and resilient work ethic. 

Number of rotations


You will complete 6 months in each location

Swindon – Here you will work with our Coal and Freight trading and logistics teams. You will create, maintain and develop applications and systems which provide transparency of Profit & Loss reporting and improve efficiencies. Depending on desk priorities, you will be discussing requirements with Traders, Analysts and Operators and will be implementing changes in either the front end user interface or databases to provide high performing systems.

London – In this location you will support the Gas Trading Team by providing a fast ad-hoc response to issues and requirements raised by traders and analysts. You could also be working on more efficient approaches to data analytics and setting up new systems in regard to systematic trading and analytics. You will also work with others desks such as Oil or LNG sharing your IT expertise.

Essen – Here you will sit on our trading floor which is the largest energy trading floor in Europe. Projects may include a wide range of tasks within our systematic trading desk, weather data analysis, Trading Software, Internal Markets, Risk Management and Profit & Loss reporting. You will work with the continental power trading teams but will share and gain experience from the many trading desks you will be sat amongst.

Start of programme

estimated September 2022


RWE Supply & Trading


Essen, Swindon & London

Application process

Apply with CV & motivation letter

spring 2022

Numerical online test deadline

spring 2022

Video interviews

spring 2022

Assessment centre

spring 2022


Learning, support and development

In every location you will be embedded within the trading team who you are supporting.  This means you will sit close to our business and help them with daily decisions by providing the best service you can. You will also have support from an expert developer who will guide you and ensure you leave your mark on the team. Therefore we can assure you that your communication skills will develop so that you can form strong collaborative relationships.

Once you have completed your 18 months, your IT stack and your business knowledge will have vastly developed. The different IT languages you will be competent in will have grown, as will your cultural awareness of working in each of our locations. This will serve you well for the role & location you ultimately end up in.

Learning will be a mixture of online education, face to face workshops and technical on-the-job training. You’ll learn from industry experts, and be exposed to every aspect of the energy value chain. You’ll be assigned a buddy, a previous graduate who will share their experience and offer support. They are there for you even before your first day so you’ll feel supported from the outset. You’ll be given development opportunities, including networking events where you will meet senior managers and the board. 


Why choose us?

We were voted No.1 Energy & Utilities company for graduates to work for in 2017/18 by TheJobCrowd – the only ranking based on graduate reviews. Our employees value the Commercial Graduate Programme highly – perhaps as so many came via that route themselves. As a result, they are happy to share their knowledge and really help you flourish and progress. Most of our graduates are drawn to us because we allow you to choose your own rotations. This gives you the opportunity to find out which business areas you enjoy and excel in, while moving around the UK or abroad.

An insight into training & development at RWEST

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What we offer

  • A wide network of support
  • Excellent development and growth opportunities
  • Various networking and employee events
  • Sports and social clubs
  • Free parking
  • Attractive pensions scheme

  • A wide network of support

  • Excellent development and growth opportunities

  • Various networking and employee events

  • Sports and social clubs

  • Free parking

  • Attractive pensions scheme

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