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Vacant Traineeship Positions

We are currently recruiting our 12th Trainee Generation. Do you want to become part of Axpo's Trainee Community in October 2022? Make sure to apply to our vacant Traineeship positions!

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Traineeship

Each year, 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 allows them to 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.  

Current Trainees

Philipp

"The trainee program allows me to work on challenging tasks in different functions and business units. This experience helps me to build a valuable skill set for future positions.​​"

 

Function
Trainee Energy Science ​

Background
MSc. in Energy Science and Technology, ETH

Vivien

"By building up a company-wide network, I can gain comprehensive and interdisciplinary knowledge about the energy industry. This accelerates the acquisition of new skills and enhances my ability to exceed.​​"


Function

Trainee Energy Science ​

Background
MSc. in Mechnical Engineering, ETH

Jonathan

"As a Trainee, I am able to leverage my skill set and previous knowledge across different business areas at Axpo, while also learning a lot from the expertise around me. Challenging myself every day and building a solid network within the company is a great opportunity.​​"


Function

Trainee Nuclear Engineering ​

Background
MSc. in Nuclear Engineering, ETH

Lutz

"As a trainee at Axpo I have the possibility to face new challenges on a daily basis. This motivates me and encourages my drive to be innovative.​​"

 

 

Function
Trainee Project Management Nuclear​

Background
MSc. in Automatisierungstechnik, RWTH Universität Aachen

Corso

"The trainee program presents me with multiple challenges connecting weather to the energy industry. These challenges span the entire industry and push me to go the extra mile."


Function

Trainee Meteorology

Background
MSc. in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH

Fabienne

"The traineeship allows me on one hand to grow through exciting challenges in various finance functions and thus define my future career path. On the other hand, it also offers me the opportunity to be part of a sustainable development."


Function
Trainee Finance

Background
MSc. in Accountig and Finance at University of St. Gallen

Victoria

"The traineeship is a great opportunity to learn and take on challenging tasks from different teams. It gives me the chance to improve my own skills and use them to make a valuable impact."

 


Function
Trainee Data Science Trading

Background
MSc. in Applied Mathematics at ETH

Nicolas

"The trainee program allows me to build a network that extends beyond a single department and acquire a broad set of skills. By leveraging these, I can help drive the energy industry towards a more efficient and sustainable future."

 

Function
Trainee Data Science and Engineering

Background
MSc. in Robotics, System and Control at ETH

Trainee Alumni

Nathalie

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


Current Function

Portfoliomanager ​

Background
MSc. in Material Science at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Energy Science ​

Emanuel

"The trainee program not only presents me with exciting and challenging tasks in my field of expertise, but also allows me to gain a deeper insight into the company and the energy industry."

 


Current Function
Data Scientist 

Background
MSc. in Mechanical Engineering at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Data Science Power 
 

Felipe

"The traineeship has allowed me to face challenging tasks and go the extra mile in different projects and to gain experience from a broad network of professionals.​"

 


Current Function
Junior Business Analyst

Background
MSc. in Mechanical Engineering at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Project Management Nuclear
 

Zachary 

"The trainee program opens the door to the energy world full of opportunities and exciting challenges. These can not only be leveraged to improve your own valuable skills, but also enable a personal contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals."


Current Function

Risk Analyst 

Background
MSc. in Business and Economics at University of Basel

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Finance

Annina

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

 



Current Function
Junior Spot Trader​

Background
MSc. in Physics at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Quant Analysis
 

Jordan

"Learning and making the most of the rare opportunity of the traineeship in a challenging business world come with going the extra-mile and exceeding the skills and knowledge I learned in my university. Giving the best of yourself is encouraged, valued and rewarded."


Current Function
Junior Quantitative Analyst

Background
MSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at EPFL

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Quant Analysis

Kathrin

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

 


Current Function
Product Manager

Background
MSc. in Mechanical Engineering at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Engineering

Sandro

"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."

 

Current Function
Digital Engineer ​

Background
MSc. in Electrical Engineering at ETH​

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Data Science Power

Renato

"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."

 


Current Function

Junior Project Manager Business Analytics

Background
MA in Banking & Finance at UZH​

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Finance

Thomas

"​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."


Current Function

Lead Data Science Origination West & East Europe

Background
MSc. in Quantitative Finance at ETH

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Trading​

Kemal

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

 


Current Function
Controller Renewables​

Background
MSc. in Finance and Accounting at Imperial College London

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Finance

Samuel

"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.​​"


Current Function

Junior Optimization Manager​

Background
MSc. in Energy Science and Technology at ETH​​

Former Trainee Position
Trainee Power

Basile

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

 

Current Function
Quantitative Researcher and Data Scientist

Background
MSc. in Physics at ETH 

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

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