One’s first job after graduation is something very special. Start with Axpo and get to know the diverse world of energy. You will be challenged and supported right from the beginning. Lay your professional foundation stone with Axpo and be part of the energy transition. 

We are hiring

We’ll recruit the next Traineegeneration starting in April 2022. The recruitment process starts in autumn 2021.

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Each year, six university graduates from different fields of study are given the opportunity to participate in our tailored trainee programme. The traineeship gives participants interesting insights into the energy industry and gain valuable work experience through challenging project tasks and active participation in daily business. Over an 18 month period, trainees prepare for their professional future in a hands-on way.

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How you bring Axpo forward

.. by taking responsibility for projects and being a part of the trainee community.

.. by gaining insight into different departments and business areas, gathering valuable work experience and leaving your footprint. Attend our induction programme at Axpo Academy and get on-demand learning trough LinkedIn Learning and Datacamp.  

.. by getting visibility and building up a company-wide network. Take advantage of the opportunity to be mentored by a top management executive as part of the Axpo mentoring programme. 

How you score with us

You have a degree at master's level in the following fields of study: engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, economics.

You're interested in a challenging environment and the changing energy industry. You have an ambitious personality and are willing to go the extra mile.

You think analytical and networked to master exciting and demanding challenges. You bring strong communication skills as well as a confident and proactive manner to step out of the comfort zone. With your strong performance motivation and innovative strength you bring a high willingness to take responsibility and to learn continuously.

Your benefits

Knowledge transfer 

Data and knowledge at Axpo add up to a wealth of opportunity for you. Benefit from know-how and insights from smart and experienced colleagues across the Axpo Group, and develop your own skills through inspiring and challenging tasks.  

Be part of the future  

Be part of Axpo’s market success and actively help shape the energy sector as it transforms. We offer you freedom, flexibility and an open corporate culture where new ideas are welcome. At the same time, you can develop your own skills, tackle exciting challenges and take on responsibility.  

Lifelong learning  

Get off to a flying start with the induction programme at the Axpo Academy. And don’t stop there: we offer a wide range of courses and training, including flexible e-learning. Benefit from time and financial support on your learning and development journey. Take advantage of initiatives like ‘Lunch & Learn’, mentoring and individual development plans. 

Rotate and grow  

You’ll find plenty of opportunities within the international Axpo Group. As a trainee you rotate in different departments in Switzerland or abroad. Collaborate in diverse teams and build-up a company-wide network. 

Your path to the ideal career start 

The trainee recruitment process starts each year in March/April and October and the interviews are conducted in the following month. In a further step, suitable candidates are invited to a Selection Day, in which they will get in touch with possible future supervisors and a mentor (date will be announced during the recruitment process).  

The trainee programme start 

The trainee programme has two intakes, in April and October. At the beginning of the programme trainees receive an introduction into the world of energy and are channelled onto the respective traineeship.  



"Within the traineeship I can work on innovative and challenging projects, in which I can contribute and create added value for the company.​"

Trainee Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering at ETH


"The flexibility of the traineeship allows you to get insights into different divisions within a short amount of time and improve on a broad skills set.​​​"


Trainee Quant Analysis ​

MSc in Physics at ETH


"The traineeship is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in different buissness units of Axpo. It also helps me to decide on my future career steps and to find the path I would like to continue on.​​"

Trainee Energy Science ​

MSc in Material Science at ETH

Trainee Alumni


"I had the chance to work in interdisciplinary projects, which gave me the chance to connect with diverse people and build-up a group-wide network."

Digital Engineer ​

MSc in Electrical Engineering at ETH​

Trainee Alumni
Trainee Data Science Power



"Within the 18months, I had the chance to improve my knowledge about the energy industry with a focus on finance topics as well as improving several soft skills."

MA in Banking & Finance at UZH​

Trainee Alumni
Trainee Finance


"​As a Trainee I had the possibility to work on global projects, in which I could deep dive in different european energy markets. This allowed me to collaborate with different colleagues from Spain to Turkey."

Lead Data Science Origination West & East Europe


MSc in Quantitative Finance at ETH

Trainee Alumni

Trainee Trading​


"​The traineeship paved the way to my current position, where I am actively shaping the future of energy for a more sustainable world.​​​"

Controller Renewables​


MSc in Finance and Accounting at ETH

Trainee Alumni
Trainee Finance



"The traineeship gave me the chance to learn and broaden my horizon about the possibilities within Axpo, and that was how I chose my career direction.​​"

Junior Optimization Manager​

MSc in Energy Science and Technology at ETH​​

Trainee Alumni
Trainee Power



"​The traineeship allowed me to visit and work in the Axpo offices across Europe as Madrid, Oslo, Genova, Milan and Lyon.​​"

Quantitative Researcher and Data Scientist

MSc in Physics at ETH 

Trainee Alumni
Trainee Data Science Trading


Direct entry

Axpo operates along the entire value chain, from electricity production to sales and trading. This opens up a wide range of career opportunities for you. Find your next career step below. 


Have you completed your studies and already gained some practical experience? Axpo offers jobs with responsible tasks in a challenging and innovative working environment. Join us to contribute to the energy transition.


In our subsidiary CKW you can start your career as:

  • Junior Project Engineer 
  • Junior Security Engineer 

You can learn more about the programme here.

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