npower trainee programme

A young man looks out the window: graduates in finance have excellent career prospects at innogy.
The npower graduate programme by innogy offers finance graduates excellent career prospects.

Numbers, figures, indicators!

We are looking for passionate visionaries and people who think outside the box to bring a breath of fresh air to our finance department and corporate management. If you can see yourself in that role, then our npower graduate programme is exactly right for you.

Here, we’ll help you to expand your expert knowledge even further and you’ll become an integral part of our team right from the start. Your #PIONIERGEIST drives you to deliver successful projects. We’ll provide you with the necessary tools and support.


npower is innogy's retail business. The company is based in the UK. The requirements of our graduate programme depend on your division. Our programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of finance, corporate management and quantitative risk assessment and business evaluation. For the entire duration of the programme your personal mentor will support you when you need it.


And we do not want to see any of our number crunchers in the red themselves. So we will pay you a competitive salary that is reviewed annually. And if you’re able to inspire us with your #PIONIERGEIST during the programme, a permanent contract is a distinct possibility.


The next set of applications will be accepted in October 2017.

Experience reports

Daniel Smith

B.Sc., Economics and Finance

What has been the highlight of your trainee programme so far?

The highlight of the finance graduate programme for me has been how much responsibility I have been given, despite being new to the business.

Please give us some more details. What is the quintessence?

In my first placement in the B2B accounting team, they have enabled me to see all aspects of the role from gas to power. After getting the initial overview of the whole business area, I was granted leadership of a particular business area, which I feel privileged to have taken on. In this role I am directly responsible for monthly outputs, which shows the trust placed in me by my manager. Having these opportunities is really enjoyable as they’re allowing me to develop my skills on a daily basis.

What is your personal advice to other applicants for this programme?

My advice would be to be yourself, be well researched on the energy industry and to bring a positive attitude to the party.


Saskia James

M.A., Sustainable Development

What has been the highlight of your trainee programme so far?

So far, the highlight of the business leadership scheme has been the exposure I have had to such a wide variety of business areas.

Please give us some more details. What is the quintessence?

During my first placement in Digital alone, I was able to work with everyone from HR to PR, IT to Strategy. Sometimes this was simply data gathering, but at other times it involved managing people at a far more senior level than myself and helping to shape their activities going forward. This gave me a far better idea of how both the company and the industry worked, whilst also allowing me to develop greater insight into where I might like to pursue graduate placements in the future. Perhaps more importantly, it exposed me to senior managers in the company early on, allowing me to show off the work I had been doing and my value going forward.

What is your personal advice for other applicants for this programme?

My advice for other applicants is to show the people you want to work for your passion, your enthusiasm and your energy – it’s infectious!

Ainsley Kerr

B.Sc., Accounting, Business Finance and Management

What has been the highlight of your trainee programme so far?

My highlight during the graduate programme was having the opportunity to complete an international placement in the forecasting team at Essent in the Netherlands.

Please give us some more details. What is the quintessence?

In addition to my three UK placements at npower, I also had the opportunity to complete an international placement which involved moving to a different country. During my time in the Netherlands I gained valuable knowledge of the Dutch and Belgian gas and power markets. I learned the practices of a different energy company and gained an understanding of the Dutch cultural ways of working. I made full use of some of the opportunities organised by Jong Essent study group including a visit to the RWEST trading floor in Essen, Inden opencast coal mine and a trip to the Essen Christmas markets with colleagues. It was an invaluable six months that I hold fondly in my memory.

What is your personal advice to other applicants for this programme?

Take every opportunity that you can. Excursions, time in different teams and social events are just some of the ways to vary your experiences.

Facts and figures

Number of places as required
Duration 18 to 36 months
Number of projects/stations 4 to 6 project stations (for 6 months each)
Programme start date flexible
Application procedure

1. online application

2. phone interview

3. one-day assessment centre


- knowledge of finance, corporate management, quantitative risk assessment and business evaluation

- flexibility and team spirit

- analytic skills

- customer focus

- excellent command of English


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