Vattenfall International Trainee Programme

Sweden, Germany, EU

  • Programme Duration: 12 Months
  • Industry: Energy
  • Area's: Operations, Corporate Functions, Commercial Functions
  • Rotations: 2
  • International Rotations: Yes
  • Website: Link

About the programme

The programme is structured to help you really get to know our business, yourself and where your career could take you. From day one, you’ll also benefit from a strong and supportive network of colleagues on the programme and beyond. After an initial welcome meeting at our headquarters in Sweden – where trainees usually get to meet our CEO – a series of team-building exercises and a site visit to a generation facility provide an introduction to your new colleagues and the business. An onboarding week with your ‘home’ department is then followed by the first of four seminar weeks, each of which is held in different locations during the year. These enable you to learn more about how we work across different cultures and countries and to see our business close-up through site visits. During the seminar weeks you’ll also work on live business issues – perhaps looking at ways to increase employee engagement on sustainability or finding a new approach to tackle a technical grid problem. Together with colleagues you’ll brainstorm ideas and come up with solutions.

In the first four months you are focused on the business area you are assigned to. Then carry out two assignments, each of between 4-8 weeks, and you can choose where you want to go in the business with at least one assignment abroad. The assignments, with all accommodation and travel paid for, are an opportunity to broaden your experience and take a deep-dive into an area that interests you. Many trainees choose to step outside their comfort zone and work in a different expertise or business area. Each programme also features a ‘Hackathon’ week based at our R&D centre in Sweden and huddle meetings where trainees can choose particular topics they want to know more about. At the final seminar week, we’ll make sure you have all the tools you need to continue your development and take the next step in your dream career.

Summer Intake
Open: January 15 Close: February 19 Start: September 2
Open: September 16 Close: October 14 Start: February 3