Statkraft AS

International Trainee Programme: Trading & Origination

Are you looking to start your career as a trainee in a company where you’ll be surrounded by and learn from smart people who truly care about their work positively impacting the green energy transition? 

Statkraft’s International Trainee Programme is a great introduction into working life. You will spend 16 months learning and developing yourself alongside other graduates, and kick start your career in renewables. The programme consists of three job rotations across the company, of which at least one will be abroad. As a trainee, you will participate in various professional development courses and gatherings to acquire new skills and share experiences. You will also become a part of our brand-new CEO-led Future Board – an advisory board made up of trainees and young professionals at Statkraft who will advise and challenge our CEO on key issues and topics. For the first time ever, young professionals get a seat at the table, and will help shape our future here at Statkraft 

We have two trainee positions available across this area. Please specify on your application if you have a preference for a particular focus area. 


Trainee in Trading & Origination 
Location: Oslo 

At Statkraft, our Trading teams engage in standardised and customised contracts for power, gas and oil, and our Origination teams help supply customers with a broad range of tailor-made solutions and services for utilities and industrial purposes. Both are completely dedicated to driving the world’s clean energy transition while positively contributing to Statkraft’s bottom line. The business activities and customer solutions Trading & Origination provide are crucial for Statkraft as most of the company’s energy exposure is linked to the Nordic markets. Moreover, Statkraft’s business strategy implies a considerable growth of the customer business and Nordic Origination is expected to contribute by increased sales and new business ideas.  

The Nordic Origination department has more than 30 employees located in Oslo, Trondheim and Stockholm, and is responsible for a customer portfolio of more than 60 TWh in yearly sales and structured trading activities, and we are now looking for a trainee to join our team. 

As a trainee in Trading & Origination, you will among other: 

  • Trade power contracts and power related commodities with customers and on the market exchanges 

  • Develop solutions for providing prices of non-standard products to customers 

  • Develop new products and business lines in the Nordic markets 


Trainee in Origination, Southern Europe 
Location: Paris, Milan, or Düsseldorf 

In Southern European Origination, we are passionate about power markets and renewable energy, and our ambition is to be best-in-class in quantifying, managing, and trading associated risks. Our geographical focus is Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy.  

Southern European Origination consists of regional Origination teams located in Madrid, Milan and Paris and a central Portfolio Management team located at our Continental European hub in Düsseldorf. While the Origination teams focus on originating, structuring and negotiating value enhancing new transactions, the Portfolio Management provides the analysis, structuring and pricing platform to all non-standard commodity contracts and manages the entire energy portfolio in the market across the forward curve until energy delivery.  

As a trainee in the Southern European Origination, you will learn the A-Z about the fundamentals of power markets, power trading and energy risk with a special focus on renewable energy. You will learn all about the Southern European business and be a contributing member of the team with placements in both Origination and Portfolio Management.  

Upon completion of the trainee programme, your responsibilities could include the following:  

  • Develop and continuously improve state-of-the art analytical tools for pricing and portfolio management  

  • Gather and analyse market information such as assessing industry trends and emerging customer challenges to support better renewables market intelligence and decision making 

  • Work closely with team members and internal and external analysis functions to refine and leverage market know-how and views 

  • Closely cooperate with originators and business developers in designing new products e.g. renewable power purchase agreements 


About You: 

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or similar 

  • A passion and interest in the renewable energy industry 

  • Curious and commercial mindset  

  • Some programming experience with e.g. Python 

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • We appreciate a motivated and proactive attitude, combined with the ability to work independently and in teams 

  • Fluent in English both written and spoken. For trading and origination role in Oslo, proficiency in a Nordic language would be an advantage. For origination role in Southern Europe, proficiency in French, Italian or Spanish would be an advantage.  


At Statkraft, we’re always looking for people with great social and communication skills. People who love to lead, teach and help others learn. 


Why Statkraft? 

Statkraft has been making clean energy possible for over a century. That’s what we offer. 125 years of unrivalled expertise in supplying the world with what it needs most. We envision a world that runs entirely on renewable energy. Because in the fight against climate change, we don’t see renewable energy as part of the solution – we believe it must be the solution and we need your help in doing that. With us, you’ll shape and build a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match.  


What We Offer: 

  • Unlimited learning opportunities at various levels of the organisation including Linkedin Learning and inspiring leaderships program like IMD  

  • The chance to grow your career alongside a truly global network of experts, leaders, specialists and graduates from different countries and backgrounds 

  • The opportunity to work somewhere with pride, and to be able to honestly say “My work is contributing to saving the planet” 

  • A work culture that puts emphasis on the individual, offering flexible working solutions, parental leave and work life balance principles  

  • A focus on fun outside of work, supported by various activity groups such as soccer, yoga, sailing, climbing, boxing, cabin rentals, and much more (programmes vary depending on location) 


Practical information 

To apply please attach your CV, motivation letter and certificates/grade transcripts. In your application clearly specify which of the roles above you are interested in (can be multiple).  If multiple locations are presented, please specify wanted location. 

 To be eligible to apply, please note that you must hold a completed Master’s Degree within September 2022, and have no more than two years of work experience (excluding internships, summer jobs, part-time jobs and similar). 

For more information about the International Trainee Programme please access our website, 


Deadline to apply is October 3rd, 2021. 

Statkraft manages critical infrastructure and services in several countries. The applicant must be eligible for security clearance and authorization.  


For questions please reach out to, and we will handle your request as soon as possible. 



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