Become part of our trainee community

We are now recruiting our next trainee generation and are looking for young talents in the following profiles:


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Want to meet Axpo people personally? Visit us at a career event and get to know our current trainees and other Axpo professionals. Ask questions, experience our culture and discover more about the Axpo work environment. 



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


"The trainee program allows me to put my knowledge into practice. Through the exchange with professionals from different areas, I can gain new perspectives. From the first week, I was able to take on responsibility and grow with the challenges."

Trainee IT CKW

MSc. in Economics and Management, University of Lucerne


"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 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


"Within the trainee programm. I have the opportunity to experience different Axpo business fields, surrounded by wide network of professionals"

Trainee International Risk Management

BSc. in Quantitatve Methods, Economics and Information Systems, Warsaw School of Economics


"The trainee programm offers the chance to join a team abroad. It is a fantastic opportunity to step out of your bubble and experience another culture, while keeping the stability of the trainee programm"

Trainee Machine Learning Engineer

MSc. in Computer Science, ETH


"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


"The trainee programm gives me the opportunity to gain practical experience in various areas of axpo. I take on responsibility in innovative and challenging projects and thus strengthen my interdisciplinary skills"

Trainee Digital Engineering

MSc. in Mechanical Engineering, ETH


"I want to make a difference in my job, by providing insightful analysis, which can help my colleagues to take better strategies in a fast-changing market"


Trainee Market Analysis

MSc. in Electrical Engineering, ETH


"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


"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.​​"


Trainee Energy Science ​

MSc. in Mechnical Engineering, ETH


"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.​​"

Trainee Nuclear Engineering ​

MSc. in Nuclear Engineering, ETH


"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.​​"


Trainee Project Management Nuclear​

MSc. in Automatisierungstechnik, RWTH Universität Aachen


"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."

Trainee Meteorology

MSc. in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH


"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.​​"

Trainee Energy Science ​

MSc. in Energy Science and Technology, ETH

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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