Vattenfall International Trainee Programme - Trainee Business Development Energy Solutions

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Power Climate Smarter living - that’s our purpose. We are looking for the brightest minds to make this happen. Start your climate smarter career and become one of the thirty trainees that start their journey in September 2019. Together you will contribute to a fossil free future. You will have a unique position to contribute to our purpose. All we ask from you is to use your Superpowers and share your energy to help us achieve our goal.

Every trainee position is unique, linked to a department within a specific business area and a working location. This means that each position has its own specific responsibilities and challenges and matching profile.

Your responsibilities as Trainee Business Development

Energy Solutions Netherlands (ES NL) plays an important role in the energy transition towards a gas and fossil free energy landscape. ES NL provides decentral collective heating solutions and integrates other energy products such as PV and e-mobility.

Quote Director Energy Solutions Netherlands: “As a new Business Unit within Vattenfall, we take ownership: we will exponentially grow our business to become one of the leading companies in integrated sustainable heating and energy solutions.

As a Trainee Business Development you are responsible for translating information into commercial and financial analyses, interpret these and make connection with different stakeholders in different parts of the organization. With your clear, visible and courageous leadership capabilities and intelligence you are able to connect and deliver high qualified proposals of improvements for the Business Unit, which brings the Business Unit Heat to a higher level.

Key responsibilities:

  • Market analysis on gas free, collective heating solutions for existing houses;
  • Analysis of technical solutions available and definition of potential partnerships (technical, financial, installation);
  • Product/solution definition, focussing on practical feasibility and scalability;
  • Development of business case and business plan;
  • Collaboration in acquisition of projects for the developed solutions and collaboration in Project development activities.

Your profile as Trainee Business Development

Whether you want a climate smarter career as an energy specialist, visionary manager or inspirational project lead in the energy sector. We offer you these possibilities within the trainee programme. We are looking for recent graduates holding an academic degree. You are fluent in both Dutch and business English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. Furthermore, you are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. You identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.”

As a Trainee Business Development you recognize yourself in the following qualifications:

  • Proven interest in environmental issues with preference for the energy transformation part of environment
  • Education focus preferably on Renewable energy, Energy management or energy engineering
  • Business acumen


  • Result driven with ability to make priorities to reach deadlines
  • High energy and ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Independent working style with ability to create structure and deliverables within a given framework
  • Well above average learning ability

Location: Amsterdam

Language skills : Dutch and English

Our offer for you as an International Trainee

Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the trainee programme you will take part in international workshops and site visits during the seminar weeks. You will have the opportunity to work abroad and get a good overview of our entire organization. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package.

Diversity & inclusion - in everything we do

At Vattenfall we build on the fact that diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams. But we can only unleash and leverage the power of diversity, if we make everybody feel included. Read more about our important work on diversity & inclusion

More information

We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button at this page. You can read more about the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme and meet our former trainees at

Last day to apply is March 10th 2019. Selection period starts in March/April, followed by interviews in April/May. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in May in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of May/beginning of June. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 2nd 2019.

We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the trainee programme in general or the specific trainee position, contact responsible recruiter Iris Eveleens +31 (6) 15330697,

Our Organization

At Vattenfall you can free your superpowers! We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany, UK and the Netherlands. Together we discover renewable energy solutions. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Our goal is to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.

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Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our positions are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.

Last updated: 2019-02-13 07:45