RWE International Graduate Programme







Essen, Germany


Jürgen Großmann (President and CEO),

Manfred Schneider (Chairman of the supervisory board)


Electricity generation and distribution, renewable energy, natural gas exploration, production, transportation and distribution




You enter as a trainee and move forward as a manager.

The Trainee Programmes of our Group companies are the ideal career entry for young talent who have their degree in their pocket and want to be a key to shaping our company's future.

All programmes offer you tailor-made opportunities to get to know the company concerned in depth and to work there in key jobs. Whether your job as a trainee is function-specific, or you rotate between departments or across companies, you're involved in the ongoing processes of the day-to-day business from the outset. Or you put your entrepreneurial mindset to the test in challenging project assignments.

Flexibly designed modules are aligned to your future working environment. In addition, we will build on your strengths with a wide range of development instruments. You get a better picture of your personal skills and potential and are able to take over responsibility from an early stage.

As a rule, your trainee time will last 18 months and during that time you will be personally mentored, supported and fostered. A mentor from the business department concerned and a support person from HR Development will be at your side whenever needed. Open, fair feedback and a jointly prepared training plan guarantee appropriate skills development from the very outset. Individual networking events invite you to swap notes with other trainees from the companies.

Our companies have a lot to offer. Decide what suits you best.

Whatever trainee programme at one of our companies you're interested in: In any event, a time awaits you in which you will learn a lot, gather valuable experience and be well prepared for whatever awaits you in your later career. Look at the individual trainee programmes of our Group companies in detail.

550 days of high tension with the International Graduate Programme.

RWE's International Graduate Programme (IGP) is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic university graduates – for people who think like entrepreneurs, can take on responsibility and are prepared to think outside the box.

The trainee programme offers freedom of choice concerning the individual projects and challenging tasks for the several fields of study. It allows a broad overview of the RWE Group.

You will spend 18 months on a programme whose design you can shape and which will build on your personal strengths, working in and outside of Germany. After that you will be ready to get on with what you do best: using your own energy and enthusiasm to get people and projects moving.

Each year we accept only a handful of the best people for the IGP: university graduates from a wide range of disciplines, who have completed their degree courses quickly and with above-average marks.

Would you like to know more? Please find in our IGP-Webspecial interviews, video and programme sequence!

Trainee Program Facts

Application Start Date: Fall 2012

Program Start Date: 2013-05-01

Trainee program website: Click Here

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RWE International Graduate Programme