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Energy Trading Graduate Program

Date:  10 May 2023
Job ID:  7952
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Fixed-term
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Apprentices / trainees
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

If you freshly graduated and are eager to kick-off your career at the leading edge of Energy Transition, we are looking forward to hearing from you until 7 June 2023


To contribute to our growth and further shape our activities, we are launching our very first Graduate Program specific to our Trading department. This Program has been designed to accompany junior talents along the journey to discover the vibrant and complex energy trading environment. During these 18 months training program you will be assigned to 3 exciting missions contributing to the success of Alpiq Trading activities and enabling you to connect to and discover the excellence of Alpiq Front desks and the most closely related support functions. The earliest program start date will be in Fall 2023. 


Alpiq’s portfolio of assets consists of flexible assets (power and gas) and new renewable power assets. We are committed to delivering energy transition and managing the increased complexity that comes with this change. The Trading Division acts as the central risk management platform for the market risk of the Alpiq group and is comprised of energy traders who manage the firm’s own assets as well as third party supply and asset offtakes. 


What we offer

  • Throughout this program you will rotate across 3 exciting missions. In each mission you will be directly integrated into a different trading department among Asset-backed Trading, Intraday, Gas Trading, Proprietary Trading, Structuring Energy Management, Quant & Market analysis. The overall program objective is to offer you a wide-ranging exposure within the trading business unit and its most relevant support functions.
  • We will be right there with you on your journey! A Mentor from the management team will coach you throughout these 18 months and a Buddy from our growing pool of young talents will provide you with hands-on support and ease your integration.
  • With your missions you will support daily trading operations and contribute to continuous improvements and projects.
  • In addition to the business activities, the program will include multiple training opportunities off the job tailored to your needs and focused on supporting the take-off of your career at Alpiq.  


Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Computational Science, Data Science, Physics, Energy Engineering, Finance or similar. The successful candidate will have to have completed his/her Master’s Degree by the start date at Alpiq. 
  • Strong interest, passion and genuine motivation to explore the energy trading environment and eagerness to expand your knowledge during the program. 
  • An internationally oriented mindset, excellent communication skills along with analytical thinking, proactivity and capacity to thrive in a fast-changing environment are key. 
  • Determination, resilience, and team spirit will make you succeed in this role. 
  • Being empathetic, results-oriented, and flexible are your additional assets. 
  • Availability to work in Olten or Lausanne. 
  • Full proficiency in English, additional languages (French, German, others) are a plus. 
  • Swiss or EU passport (unfortunately we cannot sponsor non-EU Visas for this role). 

What is also important to us!

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Alina Tauscher



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