Become a Uniper Trainee

Take part in our Trainee Program - Explore our company and make the next step in your career!

As a Graduate in the Trainee Program you have the opportunity to get to know different divisions and to gain valuable experience. The semi-structured program with a combination of predefined and flexible stations also includes the opportunity to gain international experience and work in various business units.

You receive extensive training and learning measures tailored to your needs, consisting of trainings, workshops, a group project and a power plant assignment. Coaching, support by an individual mentor and an assigned buddy round off the program. At all stages you will have the chance to bring in your own ideas and enhance your interpersonal and teamwork skills.

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Our Trainee Schemes

Engineering

Engineering

The Engineering departmental setup reflects the overall operational responsibilities. The various business areas within the department concentrate on the respective engineering activities and market segments.

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IT

IT

The area of IT enables Uniper´s success by delivering effective technology, actionable information, and changes that improve the business and Commercial Operations. The key tasks of the IT department are to define, shape and communicate Uniper´s IT strategy, as well as to define IT governance.

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Audit

Audit

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Uniper’s operations. It helps Uniper accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Finance

Finance

Our Accounting teams are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements according to local GAAP and IFRS for all Uniper entities and the Group. The Financial Controlling provides the big picture of Uniper's financial performance and its room to maneuver and highlights opportunities and risks for the short and long term performance.

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Procurement

Procurement

Procurement serves as an interface between the business‘ specific needs and its final fulfilling. It is the activity of obtaining or buying goods and services from the market. The role of Procurement commences with the understanding of the business requirements and emphasizes upon delivering the most suitable and cost-efficient solution.

Energy Politics

Energy Politics

Energy politics is a key enabler for a broad-based dialogue of Uniper and its top management with different major stakeholders – i.e. employees and leadership team, journalists, analysts and investors as well as parts of the general public. The main task is to be responsible for creating a clear profile of the company.

Sales

Sales

The Sales department is responsible for Uniper´s gas and power wholesale and asset based contract business and manage the key market/customer interface of the group. Some of the main objectives are managing the representation of Uniper in the market, sales channel management, accommodate new market trends and optimize margins and more.

Asset Operations

Asset Operations

Our function is to lead all asset operations related activities for Uniper across coal, gas, steam & biomass, CCGT and hydro technologies on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the best commercial value for Uniper's assets. We manage associated risks, balancing commercial and operational needs.

Asset Management

Asset Management

We provide the operational frameworks, processes, systems and tools required to manage the entire asset portfolio and are responsible for the development and execution of the asset strategy across all countries and technologies. In order to maximize the commercial value of the assets we work in close alignment with our plant management.

Trading & Commercial Track

Trading & Commercial Track

Uniper's commercial area encompasses gas upstream, supply and optimization as well as power marketing and global energy trading activities. The organization's objective is to create value by developing and monetizing our portfolio through having superior insight into our assets, markets, customers and business partners.

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Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence

The department enables the organisation to live a continuous improvement culture such that all processes/operations are optimised to provide the best value to the customers. OE, at its core, is an holistic approach to fundamentally improve the way we do business. It builds on the decennial experiences matured in various industries and draws on well-known toolkits like Lean Management, Six Sigma, Continuous Process Improvement.

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Innovation

Innovation

Innovation is responsible to identify, evaluate and develop new profitable business models for Uniper, steer the market testing via pilots in cooperation with Uniper business and manage ideation and portfolio of innovation activities. Innovation holds and allocates group wide budget for implementation of innovation pipeline consisting of desktop studies, concept development and market testing via pilot projects in the business.

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HR

HR

HR actively supports all business areas in all people related topics. It is responsible for the talent acquisition, development and the ongoing employee journey within Uniper.

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Your Way to Uniper

Online Application Online Assessment Cultural Fit Recruitment Day Job Offer Onboarding
The first step is your online application, where you can upload all relevant information about yourself, your CV and reference letters. If the CV has been successfully assessed, you are invited to an online test. You will need approximately 30 minutes to complete the test. In a third step applicants who have mastered the first two rounds will be invited to a Cultural Fit Check. After you succeeded our Cultural Fit Check you will be invited to the "Recruitment Day", where future managers conduct intensive, personal interviews with you. After all candidates have been invited for personal interviews during the Recruitment Days, a decision will be made where the successful candidates will receive an offer. You will start your Trainee Program with the onboarding week. Here we will welcome you on board and provide you with all information needed for a smooth start.

Our Trainees and Alumni

Alexander, Engineering Scheme:

“As a Trainee I have the opportunity to experience various departments in an international energy company. This has highlighted the complexity and challenges faced in the industry. Helping supply such a valuable commodity to the market makes me proud to be part of Uniper.”

Mewadee, Audit Scheme:

“What I like most about the Trainee Program is starting your job with other graduates who share the Uniper experience with you, who will soon become friends and valuable contacts that can always be approached easily. The program offers a variety of factors, such as: Solidarity among trainees, the chance to contribute and work in departments you had no prior experience in, a broad range of business contacts you will engage with during the program, and the opportunity to find out for yourself through hands-on experience what career path you like.”

Vaibhav, Procurement Scheme:

“One of the things I appreciate most about the Uniper Trainee Program is its flexibility! You can talk to your mentor at any time and agree on where you want to develop individually. Being in a big and complex organization like Uniper, having the room to experiment by your side is a great asset for one´s development. I have learnt a lot about different departments and what they do, different management styles, etc. Some great personal relationships have also been fostered through and during this journey which is the cherry on top!”

Nitol, IT Scheme:

“The program, through its’ cross functional and international placements, has greatly empowered me to move from a student to a professional IT Project Manager. Throughout the program, every day will bring you new opportunities to learn about the energy market and build strong network which will largely support your personal development. Having the flexibility to freely choose your placements in cooperation with your mentor and very helpful HR team, enables you to experience everyday work in areas which you wouldn’t have considered otherwise. It has been an exciting ride for me and I am inviting all the graduates of today to take the ride with us.”