International Trainee Programme

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of humankind. Are you willing to rise to the challenge? Then now is the time to start your climate-smart career as one of our 20 trainees.


Please note that applications can be submitted from January 2021 (or Q1).

About the program

The program starts in September every year. Each trainee position is linked to a department within a business area and a location. Therefore, each position has its own specific responsibilities and challenges. You will work with your colleagues at a local and international level on a daily basis.

During the assignments you will get to know other business areas within Vattenfall, both national and international. Since your development is important to us, you will choose these assignments yourself. After the program you’ll be well prepared for a future career at Vattenfall.

Are you a top talent looking for a climate smarter career within the energy sector? Apply to our International Trainee Programme.

What we offer

  • A twelve month programme that starts in September every year.
  • You will get to travel around Vattenfall’s core countries visiting some of our locations.
  • A challenging and international work environment
  • A full time position at Vattenfall.
  • The possibility to work with some of the best in the field
  • Two rotation periods where you’ll work in different areas of Vattenfall, one of which will be international

Release your Superpowers

During the course of the trainee programme we will offer you the support you need, because we are passionate about sharing as much knowledge as we can. A line manager and former trainees will be there to assist you on an individual basis. They will help you identify your superpowers and guide you so you can prepare yourself for your international career. Your personal growth is a key part of the trainee programme.

Personal development plan

Alongside the trainee programme you will take part in international workshops during the seminar weeks. During these weeks the focus will be on your chosen development path and our principles: open, active, positive and safety. A number of site visits, for example to power plants and wind farms with your fellow trainees, are also part of the programme. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the different cultures within Vattenfall.

Who are you?

  • You are the top of your class and have an academic degree
  • Maximum of one year of work experience
  • Fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. In some positions local language skills are required.
  • Able to travel regularly
  • Must be prepared to relocate (temporarily) for the trainee position or for one of the assignments
Any questions?
Send me an email!
Gustaf Flodström

Application process

  1. Apply

    First things first, find the right trainee position and write your tailored cover letter. Score extra points? Answer the question: How will you contribute to a fossil free future?

    Match the key requirements with your profile

  2. Screening

    The recruiter will review your application within 2 weeks after closing the vacancy. If you are invited for the online test the recruiter will call you to explain the process and the programme.

    Be prepared for practical questions

  3. Online test

    If you invited for the online test you will receive an email with the correct instructions. Make sure you finish the test on time.

    Be prepared and not overthink it!

  4. Interviews

    When invited for an interview we are curious to meet you. Show us your superpowers online or in person. If we see a match a second interview might be part of the process.

    Don’t forget to ask questions yourself

  5. Assessment

    Some positions require zooming in even more on specific competences. You will be invited for an offline assessment on a pre-set date and time.

    Be yourself

  6. Pre-employment screening

    Our Pre-employment screening varies per country. If a security vetting process is part of the screening you will be informed by the recruiter during the recruitment process.

    Be honest in every step

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