Entry options

Entry options

Help shape the future of energy with us

Whatever your qualifications and professional goals, at Axpo you’ll find an area of work where you can apply your skills and develop your potential. We offer a range of entry points into the diverse world of energy.

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Experienced professionals

Together with you we can shape the future of energy. To do this, we need dedicated and motivated employees with a wide range of skills and abilities who are quick to learn.

Axpo's business areas

Axpo Services

Axpo Services employees generally come under the Group functions and work in the areas of Finance or Management. They first and foremost support colleagues from the operational business. For Group functions the ability to respond to the requirements of internal contacts and provide advice with specialist knowledge and diplomacy is key.

Finance

As a financial specialist you ensure that Axpo’s finances are utilised and managed in an optimum way. The areas of operation include the following: financial controlling, accounting, treasury, risk management, taxes, insurance, financial projects and corporate information management. It’s essential to have an eye for detail as well as the bigger picture. Analytical thinking is a basic requirement.

Management

In the area of Management you take on either a support function or an advisory function and provide both internal and external services. An entrepreneurial way of thinking is needed as are good communication skills. Areas of operation include: corporate development, energy economics, public affairs, HR, legal services and communications.

Axpo Trading

In addition to international energy trading, the Trading & Sales area develops products and services for its customers all over Europe on an individual basis tailored to their needs. Risk management plays an important role here.

Analysis
As an analyst you develop short, medium and long-term trading strategies, working closely with traders and using market news, data and models. This requires excellent analytical skills, knowledge of quantitative methods and an ability to recognise significant trends early on.

Origination
As an originator you are based in a European country and turn the complex needs of customers in the energy sector into concrete products and tailored solutions. You are customer-oriented and always look for a solution that is suitable in all respects. You will have strong analytical skills, enjoy working with customers and be persuasive.

Trading
As a trader you trade on the various European trading hubs with a wide range of products over the entire time horizon (electricity, natural gas, oil, coal, biomass as well as CO2 and green certificates for energy from renewable sources). You will have the following attributes: excellent analytical skills, strong nerves and resilience, good self-management skills and the ability to assess risk.

Axpo Power

The Assets area operates the power plant fleet (nuclear power, hydro power, gas, new energies) as well as Axpo's distribution grids. The business area also optimises the power plant fleet and invests in new power plant and grid capacity.

Operations
Operations is responsible for the safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly functioning of our power plants in the areas of large-scale hydropower and pumped storage, nuclear power, gas, small-scale hydro power, wind power, biomass, photovoltaic and geothermal energy.

Production
As an engineer in new energies, hydro power or nuclear power you are responsible for the operation and maintenance of existing power plants and facilities, as well as for the planning and realisation of new projects. Axpo engineers are more than ever required to be innovative, open to change, technically skilled and to think and act in an exceptionally entrepreneurial way. 

Grids
As a grid engineer you are involved in the operation, maintenance and construction of grids for Axpo and other companies. These tasks require basic electro-technical knowledge, a methodical approach and a strong focus on customers and results. 

Direct entrants

The first job after graduating is special, which is why we make sure that you’re both challenged and supported right from the outset. Lay the foundations of your career here and help shape the future of energy.

Axpo is active along the entire value chain in the energy sector, presenting you with a multitude of entry-level career opportunities.  

Requirements & Benefits

What do you need?

  • Graduated or close to graduating
  • Work experience as an intern or student employee
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Innovative and creative ability

Please always take note of the job-specific requirements in the job advertisement.

What do we offer you?

  • A job-specific induction programme
  • Numerous opportunities for further development
  • Attendance on our fascinating induction course and at the Axpo College (sector knowledge)
  • graduate network "vernetzt@axpo" and related events

What are the advantages of direct entry@axpo?

  • Take on responsible tasks early on
  • Build up your knowledge of your specialist area
  • Establish an interesting network within the company
  • Find out about exciting entry-level jobs on our jobs portal and apply online.
  • You can find information about the application process here.

Trainee

Learn all about the wide variety of work at Axpo as a trainee

 

Each year we offer three graduates from different fields of study the opportunity to take part in our tailor-made trainee programme. Over 18 months you lay the foundations for your future career in a systematic and hands-on way.

Visit us at university events and meet our current trainees in person. Use the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about working at Axpo. 

What do you need as a potential Axpo trainee?

  • Master’s degree with above-average academic results
  • Curiosity and interest in a challenging environment and in a changing energy sector
  • Some work experience as an intern or student employee, ideally in the energy sector
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Outstanding communication skills/sociable nature
  • Self-assured and proactive approach
  • Highly motivated
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility

As a trainee:

  • You get an insight into various departments
  • You take on important roles in small and large projects
  • You gain valuable work experience
  • You build up a company-wide network
  • You attend our fascinating induction course and the Axpo College (sector knowledge)
  • You are supported through a mentoring programme
  • Your personal and professional development is supported through appraisals and seminars
  • You are part of the trainee community and the graduate network "vernetz@axpo" and can attend various events.

Trainees

Mario Kugler, Trading Trainee

My start at Axpo offered an opportunity to look into many different areas. In my first position in Technology Information Management, I supported the team in the area of data management in energy trading. At the moment, I’m working in the area of optimisation in power plant management. The wide range of interesting topics and changing viewpoints in the energy sector are challenging, but also extremely exciting, and they continuously reconfirm my trainee programme choice.

Lukas Messerli, Industrial Marketing Trainee

I currently work in sales and project management in the Grids division. As a trainee in Industrial Marketing, I coordinate various marketing projects. The aim is to increase the awareness of Axpo’s different network services in external markets. My marketing and project management know-how help me in my daily work. In addition, I’m involved in updating the external market strategy in my business unit. These different activities give me an exciting look into the power business and I can develop professionally and personally. Axpo’s diverse training and continuing education programme, as well as professional mentoring, also provide a great deal of support.

Lorenz Wilhelm, Corporate Trainee

When I started the trainee programme, my first position was in Finance Projects and gave me an introduction into Group-internal controlling. I learned about lean management and got my first project management experience in the implementation of an IT-based key figure overview (management cockpit). These activities gave me an excellent overview of the entire company, and I got to know colleagues from various departments. I think the trainee programme in the corporate area is excellently organised and I am already looking forward to many more interesting topics thanks to the broad spectrum of tasks, the steep learning curve, and the opportunity to consult my mentor Ulrich Erkens on professional and personal issues.

Application period

Jobs are advertised every February/March Tip: Set up a job alert on our job portal so that you don’t miss advertisements.

Start of the trainee programme

The trainee programme starts each September You receive an individual and general induction programme. For more information, visit: start@axpo

Internship@axpo

Do you want a taste of work? Then apply for an internship.

  • 4 to 6 months’ placement
  • Work on a defined project in one of our business areas
  • Axpo Power (Assets)
  • Axpo Trading (Trading & Sales)
  • Axpo Services (Group functions))
  • Ongoing support from a mentor
  • Gain your first work experience
  • Attendance at "vernetzt@axpo" (graduate network) events 

What do you need?

  • Completed 2nd year of university
  • Any field of study accepted; studies in engineering, IT and business sciences in particular demand
  • Highly motivated, reliable and willing to learn
     

Theses

We are happy to support your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis relating to energy, innovation and sustainability.

Apply by e-mail to: hr@axpo.com

Please send us the following documents:

  • Covering letter
  • Proposed topic
  • CV
  • General requirements (if available from the university) 

Apprentices: Axpo is your stepping stone in the working world

Are you looking for an apprenticeship position? Then you’ve come to the right place. With currently 350 apprentices in ten professions, Axpo is an important training company that is synonymous with variety and a good working atmosphere. Our apprentices are amongst the best in their year group.

 We offer an attractive, professional and forward-looking apprenticeship. We train you proficiently and offer you the best prospects once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, thanks to our modern infrastructure and highly motivated instructors.

Find out about our next jobs fair from our events calendar.  

 

Taster training course

A taster course with us will give you an initial insight into your dream job. With the exception of commercial training, taster training courses lasting from 2.5 to 5 days are generally available in all the professions we offer.

(Note: Please check the training location.)

Axpo training courses

Skills and people are just as many and varied as the demands of today. You’ll find a broad range of training courses at Axpo.

  • Plant operator (Domat/Ems)
  • Technician (Beznau, Tavanasa & Filisur)
  • Electrical Planner (Baden)
  • Maintenance Specialist (Baden)
  • IT Specialist (Baden)
  • Construction Insulator (Beznau)
  • Commercial Clerk (Baden)
  • Cook (Baden and Beznau)
  • Polymechanic (Beznau)
  • Production Mechanic (Linth/Tierfehd)

Contact

Do you have any questions? Please contact us.

  • Students (Questions & Theses)

    Please send us your topic proposal with CV and motivation letter by e-mail.

  • Taster training course

    To apply, send your address and contact details to Ms Eleonore Lombriser. Please also state your desired career pathway and preferred timeframe in your email.