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Women in Trading Summer Placement Programme

Women in Trading Summer Placement Programme

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Advanced Apprenticeships
Job sector
Business, Administration & Consulting

About us

From here, you can choose to go far. Join RWEST – the trading company of RWE – and you’ll become an vital part of one of the most progressive energy companies in the world. We’re leading the way towards a more sustainable future, with green energy now representing the core of our business. And here at RWEST, we drive this progress on the global energy markets.

Our 1,800 talented people work in Essen, London and Swindon, and as far and wide as Europe, Asia and North America. We’re experts in everything from supply and trading, to commercial, finance and IT. And together, we find innovative energy supply and risk-management solutions for companies and trading partners all around the world.  

Behind the progress we’re making, you’ll find a powerfully collaborative culture throughout the entire RWE Group. We empower all our graduates to make a big contribution – supporting your development and encouraging your ambitions. Across the world, everyone here has the opportunity to explore our business and grow their careers. After all, we can only keep on making our impact if our people can keep on making theirs.

From here, you’ll get to start your career with a global energy company that is as ambitious as you are. So choose RWE.

Natasha Rooney

What was your apprenticeship qualification?

"I completed a SCQF Level 6 - Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with QA Apprenticeships."

What did you learn during your apprenticeship?

"I liked the idea of being able to learn and work at the same time. I gained so much experience during a short space of time. All  aspects  of  marketing,  including  email  marketing,  legal requirements in sales and marketing and marketing  principles.  I  participated  in  many  training  weeks where I gained many skills like how to perform an SEO audit, and how to complete a marketing strategy to increase brand awareness."

What support did you receive from GAP during your time as an apprentice?

"I had a great team during my time as an apprentice. If I ever had any questions, I always knew that I could ask someone,  and  they’d  be  happy  to  help.  I  was  able  to  take time out of work to complete training during business hours."

How did you find the experience overall?

"I really enjoyed my time as an apprentice because I gained so many skills and am now able to put them to use in my day-to-day job."

How has your role changed since completing your apprenticeship?

"I  have  taken  on  a  lot  more  responsibility  within  the  team.  I  am  able  to  complete  any  task  that  is  given  to  me. I’ve worked closely with new members who have joined  that  team  and  am  able  to  support  them  with  familiarising themselves with GAP Marketing.

Do you have any advice for future apprentices?

"Work hard because it’s worth it."

What are your future plans now you have completed your apprenticeship?

"Since completing my apprenticeship I have progressed to the role of Marketing Assistant. I know all aspects of marketing  thanks  to  my  apprenticeship,  and  I  plan  to  continue  to  develop  my  skillsets  and  progress  in  my  career."

Case Study -Jess – Associate Project Manager:

What does your apprenticeship involve day-to-day?

My day-to-day life involves running of meetings, creating and presenting reports, ensuring everyone in the project knows what they are doing and why. As well as this I have to complete my apprenticeship work which mainly consists of independent research which links to my portfolio.

What part of your apprenticeship have you found most enjoyable so far?

Being a part of a team who have made me feel so welcome and integrated from day one. Straight away there was an ethos of no silly questions and being able to ask for help and people really wanting to help.

What part of your apprenticeship are you most looking forward to?

Having more knowledge and understanding of my role as well as being given more responsibility. With this I hope I will have more and more confidence in myself to make decisions. As well as this being given the opportunity to gain further qualifications outside of my apprenticeship.

What drew you to the energy industry?

What drew me to the energy industry was the idea of being able to work on exciting and innovating projects. As well as this, looking to RWE’s sustainability plans and the increase in their renewable energy department.

What advice would you give to those thinking of taking up an apprenticeship?

To take every step of the process as an experience and to learn from it. The great part of being an apprentice is you are in the role you are in to learn, you aren’t expected to know everything so when you take every chance as an opportunity to learn on the job.