Finance Graduate Programme

RWE wide


Application process will start soon!

At a glance

Duration 24 months
Requirements Successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, economics or a similar field. 
Number of projects/assignments Four, each lasting six months 
Start of programme September 2020
Company RWE wide
Locations Essen and Cologne, with the option to choose assignments in the UK or the Netherlands 
Assignments abroad Upon request 
Desired position after completion We will arrange this with you in the course of the programme.  
Application process
  1. Application with CV & motivation letter
  2. Numerical Online Test
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment Centre
More information

Are you ready to make an impact in the finance functions across the RWE group? The RWE Finance Graduate Programme will equip you with an understanding of how we operate as a company, and lay the foundations for your future career. You’ll be given significant exposure to all aspects of our value chain as you undertake four rotations. 

You get to choose four rotations within these business areas: 

  • Controlling
  • Credit Risk
  • Accounting
  • Financing
  • Portfolio Management

You will have defined targets for each rotation so you can measure your success and ensure that you are performing to your full capability. 

Application process in detail

Application process starts at 04.02.2020
Application with CV & Motivation letter
04.02.2020 - 05.04.2020
Numerical online test until 20.04.2020
Video interview 14. - 24.04.2020
Assessment center 06. + 07.05.2020

Learning, support and development

Whichever path you choose, we’ll guide and support you as you take on challenging and exciting projects. 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 also be able to choose a senior mentor from a pool of many, to guide you through your graduate journey. They will advise you on rotations and introduce you to key people in the business.?

You’ll be given development opportunities, including networking events where you will meet senior managers and the board.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for graduates with:

  • a passion for finance?
  • a 2:1 or above in any degree discipline?
  • a knowledge of IFRS/IAS and HGB (ideally)?
  • very strong analytical and numerical skills?
  • a highly motivated and proactive attitude, combined with the ability to work independently?
  • excellent communication skills, with fluent English?
  • the ability to learn quickly and take accountability?
  • a resilient and hardworking nature?
  • strong team-working skills?
  • relevant experience or internships in the energy or finance sector (beneficial, not essential)?

Why choose us?

The RWE Finance Graduate Programme is unique as it allows you to rotate through every company within RWE so you gain a broad and wide-ranging understanding of Finance from many different perspectives. Opportunities are far-reaching as you will have access to very senior mentors throughout the entire group. Within the programme you can also choose your rotations. This gives you the opportunity to find out which areas of Finance you enjoy and excel in most.

For more information regarding the RWE Supply & Trading Graduate Programmes please click here.

Ready to apply?

Our Application Process

We have summarised the individual steps for you so that you know what to expect in the application process. 

  1. Application with CV & motivation letter
  2. Numerical online test
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment centre

Application tips

We recommend that you take a look at our application tips before you apply. Here you will find out what is important to us.

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