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Students & Graduates Make the future your career

Are you in the middle of your studies or do you already have your degree in your pocket? Would you like to turn your future into a career at Axpo? We offer internships, dissertations, traineeships and direct entry opportunities.

Would you like to meet Axpo employees in person? Visit us at an event and gain personal insights into the world of Axpo. Ask questions, experience our culture and find out more about the working atmosphere:

  • 06.03.24

    HSG Talents, HSG St.Gallen

  • 06.03.2024

    HSLU Kontaktgespräch

  • 07.03.2024

    ZHAW Conecto, ZHAW Winterthur

  • 07.03.2024

    Panel Diskussion, ETH Zürich

  • 08.03.2024

    PSI Karrieremesse, PSI Villigen

  • 16.03.2024

    VIS Kontaktparty, ETH Zürich

  • 19.03.2024

    FHNW Career Day, FHNW Brugg

  • 20.03.2024

    OST Kontaktgespräch, OST Rapperswil

  • 09.04.2024

    ETH Polymesse, ETH Zürich

  • 09.04.2024

    Präsentation an der ETH Polymesse, ETH Zürich

  • 10.04.2024

    Präsentation am Kontakttreffen Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich

  • 11.04.2024

    Präsentation beim Econ Club UZH, Universität Zürich


Are you ready for a first taste of working life? Lay the foundations for your future career with a four to six-month internship at Axpo. You will support our specialists in day-to-day business and actively work on projects. This will give you an exciting insight into the multifaceted world of energy. 

Your assignment:

  • Work on a defined project in one of our business units: Production and Distribution, Trading and Sales and Group Functions
  • With a dedicated contact at Axpo, you’ll enjoy continuous support from an expert in the field
  • Benefit from valuable practical experience in a field of your choice


Our requirements:

  • We’re interested in all fields of study but especially: mathematics, physics, computer science, economics and engineering
  • You have completed at least four semesters of your bachelor degree
  • You’re highly committed, reliable, willing to learn and passionate about the energy industry
  • You inspire others with great ideas and an innovative mindset

How to apply

Find out about vacancies for internships on our job portal and apply online. If there aren’t any suitable positions right now, subscribe to our job alert and find out as soon as an opportunity comes up.

Bachelor's and Master's theses

Put theory into practice. Your Bachelor's or Master's thesis on energy, innovation and sustainability topics is welcome. Apply with a proposal here.

Send us the following documents for clarification:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Proposed thesis topic
  • CV
  • General conditions (if available on the part of the university)

You are currently writing an academic paper and looking for insights from a specialist inside the energy field? Click here to hand in your interview request.


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 an 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).

What our trainees say

Milena Keller

"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 Renewable Energies CKW

Urs Eichenberger

"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

Vidursika Visuvalingam

"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

Joelle Pais Sava

"During my internship, I was able to take on responsibility right from the start and immediately felt like a fully-fledged member of my team. Within a very short time, I was able to gain a lot of experience and broaden my professional and personal horizons. For me, Axpo is undoubtedly a progressive employer that is open to new approaches, offers interns a broad scope of action and thus promotes potential. I look forward to continuing to be part of the company and to being able to put my knowledge to the test in my new position as a trainee."

Intern Talent Attraction

Frederik Mohr

"I want to work on challenging projects that advance our society. The Master's thesis at Axpo gives me the opportunity to develop a project that could have direct practical application in the energy sector. With the aim of working at Axpo after my studies, I can already get to know the company very well and make valuable contacts through the Master's thesis."

Student ETH Zürich