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Are you one of our next Trading Graduates? Discover how far your talent can take you on Europe’s leading energy trading floor. When you become part of the DC Trading Graduate Programme, you become part of Denmark’s 14th largest company measured on revenue. You will work closely with some of the strongest trading profiles in the energy industry and gain a broad and in-depth understanding of several trading disciplines as well as the European energy market. Danske Commodities is known for its agile decision-making processes and speed-to-market. We empower our employees to take ownership of their projects and you will get real responsibility from day one. The learning opportunities are vast as our focus is to ensure that our Graduates get a deep and profound understanding of trading in the energy sector.



  • The programme will kick off in September 2019 and run for 18 months.
  • You will rotate between three of our six different Trading & Origination teams: Power Markets, Intraday Trading, Gas Trading, Automated Trading, Structured Power Trading & Certificates and Origination.
  • Each rotation will have a duration of six months.
  • Once you have passed the Trading Graduate Programme, our ambition is to find a position in our Trading & Origination unit for you as a trader, analyst or algorithm developer.


Your tasks may include:

  • Trading
  • Optimising assets and positions
  • Trading strategy implementation
  • Market analysis
  • Model development
  • Algorithmic development
  • Identifying and analysing new business and trading opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining trading tools


The course of the Programme

As a Trading Graduate your trading-, strategic thinking-, and analytical skills will be challenged from day one. Get a complete overview of the Programme’s content in the illustration below.


Intro days

The purpose of the introduction days is to introduce you to Danske Commodities. You will get an overview of our organisation and gain insight into our Trading & Origination business. We will also introduce you to our values, which are an important factor in our work life. Last but not least, the introduction days will give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow Graduates.


My challenge

“My Challenge” is your opportunity to dig into a problem of value to DC. You will present your findings to relevant stakeholders in the company and get feedback on your results and your approach. This will give you an in-depth knowledge about a specific area within the company and a deep understanding of our business.


Energy Risk Professional-programme

The ERP-programme focuses on risk management within the energy industry and consists of two modules. As part of the Graduate Trading Programme, you will complete both modules, which provides you with a thorough understanding of the energy value chains and how the energy market works. The exams will take place in a capital in Europe, where we will combine your stay with visits to interesting stakeholders or counterparties. When you have passed both exams in the programme, you will obtain the internationally acknowledged certification Energy Risk Professional. 


Team challenge

During the team challenge, you will be introduced to a critical issue in DC that you and your fellow graduates will solve as a group. This is a way for you to work closely with the other Graduates and also to expand your network across the organisation. The final result will be evaluated by the Senior Management Group of Danske Commodities at an exam that marks the ending of your time as a Graduate.


Mentoring, coaching and social events

To help and support you every step of the way, you will rely on your skilled colleagues and your manager, and you will be assigned an experienced trader or analyst to mentor you. Also, you will be offered sessions with an external coach to help you manage challenges and guide your development. And last but not least, the programme will include a number of social events, where you get to have fun outside the office, along with your fellow graduates and colleagues.


Your background

You have finished your studies within the last year (or will do so in the next few months). We expect that you hold a Master’s or Diploma degree with top grades. You may have expanded your specialist knowledge with a PhD or gained relevant experience through a student job, an internship, a study programme abroad or similar. Your educational background could be in finance, economics, engineering, physics, math or something completely different – the important thing is that you are passionate about trading, analysis or artificial intelligence and that you are ready to learn.


Please send your application as soon as possible and no later than 31 March 2019.

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