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.Find out more about all our Uniper jobs here
Our Trainee Schemes
- Asset Based Contracts
- Asset Management
- Asset Operations - Focus on Hydro (at Landshut)
- Energy Politics
- Finance - Business Controlling
- Finance - Group Finance
- Internal Audit
- IT - Corporate IT
- IT - Data Management
- IT - Sales & Trading IT
- Operational Excellence
- Trading & Commercial Track
Asset Based Contracts
Asset Based Contracts is the Sales department of Uniper’s power generation business which sells long-term products out of existing and new-built assets in Europe, takes care of grid services in Germany and is responsible for the Sales and accreditation of German Hydro Power.
The Asset Management department provides 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.
Asset Operations - Focus on Hydro (at Landshut)
Our function is to lead all asset operations related activities for Uniper across coal, gas, hydropower and storage 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 in order to seize significant opportunities for a sustainable business success.
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.
The Engineering department delivers specialist engineering and asset management solutions. Its setup reflects the overall operational responsibilities. The various business areas within the department concentrate on the respective engineering activities and market segments.
Finance - Business Controlling
Our Controlling Departments within the Finance Board Area are the first contact points for the business for all financial matters. It drives performance discussions for the existing business, critically assessing new business opportunities or strategic initiatives and has the ultimate goal together with the business to secure and create value for Uniper.
Finance - Group Finance
Our Finance Department is the first contact point for the business for all financial matters. It drives performance discussions for the existing business, critically assessing new operating or strategic initiatives and has the ultimate goal together with the business to secure and create value for Uniper.
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.
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.
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. Our vision is to deliver assurance & advice wherever the business goes.
IT - Corporate IT
The area of Corporate 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.
IT - Data Management
The area of Data Management enables Uniper′s success by delivering actionable information, making Uniper’s data orderly, accessible and up to date, supporting compliance with regulatory reporting requirements, and keeping Uniper’s information safe.
IT - Sales & Trading IT
Uniper’s Sales & Trading IT is the main IT partner of Uniper’s commercial core business. This includes the delivery of projects and changes of the respective IT systems, as well as daily operations and support – in close collaboration with other IT functions and external partners. The business teams in Global Commodities Trading and in Energy Sales together with the IT team are strongly driving their digital transformation of Uniper.
OE is a holistic approach to continuously improve the way we do business. Transforming Uniper into a continuously improving organisation and sustaining the results in a structured way requires changes to our operating standards and practices, to the way we think and behave, make decisions and improve our performance. Thereby, we draw on well-known and proven methodologies like Lean Management and Six Sigma.
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 lifetime cost-efficient solution.
Uniper′s Sales business with large and valuable wholesale customers like Stadtwerke and industrial customers offers through dedicated Key Account Managers tailor made solutions for supply of commodities and various other products. It is growing in the field of energy related services and makes systematic use of all competencies in Uniper to be able to offer integrated solutions.
The Sustainability department identifies the right measures to mitigate material environmental and social impacts related to Uniper′s operations globally. Our key topics are: minimization of direct and indirect carbon emissions, supply chain due diligence and assessment of ESG impacts in case of new projects. We cooperate with the Innovation, Communication, Investor Relations & Compliance department on cross-functional issues.
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.
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.|
|October / December 2019||November / December 2019||November / December 2019||January / February 2020||February / March 2020||April 2020|
Our Trainees and Alumni
Suren, Engineering Scheme:
“The Uniper trainee program provides me a gateway to step into the professional world after my university days. It is a very multifaceted program in a company with huge organizational diversity that helps my drive to constantly develop myself and to structure my career path in various business segments of my interest. Therefore, it does not only foster career growth but also develops intercultural skills by offering various cross-functional placements with constant guidance from our experienced mentors.“
Lisa, Internal Audit Scheme:
“What I like most about the Uniper Trainee Program is that it provides a lot of flexibility and freedom with regard to your placements. As a trainee you have the unique opportunity to independently choose the departments you would like to work in. This means that you can explore unknown environments and thus get to know the company on a comprehensive level. Thanks to Uniper’s diverse environment and unique business portfolio as well as the substantial support of both your mentor and the large trainee community, the program allows me to build on my technological background and to find my perfect match for a job and career in the energy industry.”
Sadja, Trading & Commercial Scheme:
“One of the things I appreciate most about the program is the possibility to learn from some of the smartest and most talented people from all around the world. The open, energetic and diverse working environment encourages you to experiment and to think out of the box. Through the shared events and experiences you simultaneously get the chance to make new friendships as well as to grow your network.”
Minh, Business Controlling Scheme:
“Working for Uniper as a trainee means for me that I can experience the energy industry from the inside by working together with numerous colleagues in various different departments. This gives? me the opportunity to gain a precise overview of how Uniper works, to continuously improve my knowledge and skills in the energy sector as well as to expand my international network.”