Career events

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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.

The traineeship in figures

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per year, every April and October

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in different divisions

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retention rate

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currently in the programme

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tailored to your interest

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.  

What our Trainees say


"The trainee program is a chance for me to gain a foothold in the energy industry and the job market and to gain exciting insights into various departments. My goal is to find a position that I enjoy and where I can actively participate in shaping the future of energy with my ideas."

Trainee Erneuerbare Energien CKW

MSc. in Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich


"The traineeship offers the chance to apply my skillset to different parts and to keep a steep learning curve over the whole time as every rotation is a fresh start with new people, new topics and new skills to acquire."

Trainee Quant Analyst

MA. in Economics and Data Science, UZH


"The trainee programm is an exceptional opportunity to actively participate in impactful projects that will not only help you gain valuable skills and experiences, but also provide you with a wider perspective of the energy industry by exposing you to different aspects of the market"

Trainee International Trading & Sales

BSc. in Business Administration, University of Wroclaw


"The traineeship gives me the unique opportunity to gain valuable skills to work in an international evironment. Besides, I can contribute my part to a variety of interesting projects that help me gain an insight into the energy sector and its complex challenges."

Trainee Finance

MSc. in International Financial Management, HSLU


"The traineeship allows me to work in different areas and learn directly from the experts. Since CKW is very broadly positioned, from energy production to e-mobility solutions and its own data centers, CKW offers the optimal framework conditions for my traineeship."

Trainee IT CKW

MSc. in Business Informatics, University of Osnabrück


"The trainee programm gives me the opportunity to learn about the challenges we face when powering the world of tomorrow. I get the chance to implement meaningful Data Solutions all across the group"


Trainee Data Science

MSc. in Robotics, Systems and Control, ETH Zurich


"The trainee programm allowes me to have a direct impact on Axpo's position and approach to the energy industry transformation. With the power to make an inpact on something, new challenges and new responsibilities arise for me "

Trainee Digital Business Transformation

MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST Lisbon


"The traineeship at Axpo is a wonderful way to start your career and to explore the diverese facets of the energy industry! During the traineeship, you develop new skills, build a group-wide network and work on current and future challenges of the energy industry."

Trainee Energy Science

MSc. in Environmental Science, ETH Zurich

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.

Our jobs - your next career step

Axpo employs over 6,000 people in more than 150 different job profiles. With such a wide range of opportunities, there is sure to be an inspiring new challenge for you, whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out in your career. Apply via our job portal. We look forward to learning more about your skills, experience and motivation. It's up to you - make the difference!

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