A sustainable world with clean energy for everyone – that's your mission. And if it's about the future of energy, you think global. Do you have the ambition to follow the ultimate development path towards being a top performer within the energy sector? Take up the challenge and you could become one of Vattenfall’s talents in helping to shape the future of the energy landscape. Discover what Vattenfall's International Trainee Programme can offer you.
A kickstart at Vattenfall
Here at Vattenfall, a European market leader in the energy sector, we are working with over 20,000 employees on the transition to the generation of sustainable energy. As an international trainee, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills, both in a national and international context over the course of a year. We will train you and prepare you for your future challenges. Within the programme we strive to maximise your personal growth and development, both in an individual and group context, with top management attention. If you're looking to work as an energy specialist, an innovative manager or project lead in the energy sector, then Vattenfall is the place for you. We need great leaders in all disciplines.
Our international trainee programme offers about 20 trainee positions divided over different locations in the Vattenfall countries. The programme runs for twelve months and starts in September every other year. Each trainee position is linked to a department within a business area and a location. Therefore, each position has its own specific responsibilities and challenges. You will work with your colleagues at local and international level on a daily basis – both in your trainee position and during two assignments (one 4-week assignment and one 8-week assignment). During the assignments you will get to know other business areas within Vattenfall, both national and international. Since your development is important to us, you will choose these assignments yourself.
Personal development plan
Next to the trainee programme you will take part in international workshops during the seminar weeks. During these weeks the focus will be on your chosen development path and our principles. A number of site visits, for example power plants and wind farms, with your fellow trainees are also part of the programme. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the different cultures within Vattenfall.
Discover your talents
During the course of the trainee programme we will offer you the support you need, because we are passionate about sharing as much knowledge as we can. A line manager and former trainees will be there to assist you on an individual basis. They will help you identify where your talents can best be deployed, so you can prepare yourself well for your international career. Your personal growth is a key part of the trainee programme.
Are you our next trainee?
We are looking for you if you are top of your class and have an academic degree. You have a maximum of one year of work experience and you are fluent in business English, both in writing and speaking. In some positions local language skills are required. If that is the case, it will be specified in the job description. Furthermore, skills in other world languages can also be a merit.
The general job description makes it clear that regular travel is part of the job. In addition, you must be prepared to relocate (temporarily) for the trainee position or for one of the assignments. Please note that in our selection an important aspect is the explanation and motivation on the choices you have made in your life so far.
What will you get in return?
Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career as a future top performer. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package. Of course we offer you plenty of opportunities for your development. Once you've completed the programme, you will get a lot of options to further develop yourself within the company. More than 60% of all former international trainees are still working for Vattenfall.
How do you apply?
For the international trainee programme that starts in September 2019, we are looking for trainees in Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark and Finland. You can apply for these positions from February 2019.
The application process comprises of an online cognitive test, a video assignment, interviews (telephone and face-to-face), an assessment and a pre-employment screening. We will provide you with further details of the process as soon as you have applied.