Have you just graduated from university and do you want to work in the world of energy? Our Graduate Programme offers you a unique opportunity to enter the electricity industry. Over an 18-month period, you will be introduced to at least three different business units and be involved in day-to-day business as well as in various projects. Our practical approach and individual support will open up excellent prospects for you.
Familiarise yourself with Swissgrid’s core processes on this exciting Graduate Programme. You will be assigned to areas that correspond to your interests, depending on whether you opt for the «Core Business» or the «Digitalisation & Technology» specialisation. The content of the programme can be adapted to your needs as you go along.
In the Market business unit, for example, you will be introduced to the Control Centre – the heart of Swissgrid – to gain an in-depth understanding of grid operations in the Swiss extra-high voltage grid and contribute to the further development of important operating processes. Another possibility is to learn all about the market mechanisms of the control energy market and of cross-border energy exchange and to help enhance them as part of fascinating projects.
During the second part of the programme, you can explore exciting options in the planning, construction and operation of high-voltage installations in the Grid Infrastructure business unit. You can choose to specialise in various areas such as the planning and configuration of grid protection and station automation systems or the introduction of new technologies.
There are three alternatives in the Technology business unit during the third part of the programme. You can either find out more about the world of industrial control systems, become familiar with the IT side of systems for controlling the transmission grid, calculating load flows and using control energy, or actively assist projects in the area of cloud services, machine learning, cyber security and DevSecOps. This will enable you to discover the backbone of the Swiss electricity supply from a digital perspective.
Our current graduate positions are always advertised under Vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!
Key details of the Graduate Programme
Start time: 1st October
Duration: 18 months, comprising three rotations
Application window: June / July
Required documents: Your CV with your skills and competencies, diplomas, transcript of records, and references of employment
Our current graduate positions are always advertised under Vacancies.
What we offer
We will give you a comprehensive insight into the various aspects of operating the Swiss transmission grid in different areas: grid operation, the energy market and ancillary services, asset management and the planning, construction and operation of high-voltage installations, as well as information and telecommunications technologies and digitalisation. In addition, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
- Varied and exciting tasks within a company unique to Switzerland
- 25 working days of holiday as well as company holidays between Christmas and New Year
- A state-of-the-art working environment in the immediate vicinity of Aarau railway station as part of a dynamic and motivated team
- Further training: there are over a hundred courses available for your personal advancement
- After completion of the Graduate Programme, opportunities for continuing to work for the company can be discussed if desired
You can join us as a graduate if you meet the following conditions: You have a friendly nature and work in an independent, assertive manner. You are interested in finding out about new topics and driving projects forward. You are eager to see how the Swiss transmission grid works. You are a team player and like to show initiative. You are extremely motivated and eager to learn, and have strong analytical and conceptual skills. You must also have the following:
- A Master’s degree (in industrial engineering, energy science, energy technology or similar) with a focus on energy management
- A track record of successfully completing projects
- Good programming skills (Matlab, Python, etc.)
- Very good knowledge of German and English. French would be an advantage
A university internship at Swissgrid lasts up to twelve months and is aimed at students or graduates of academic or technical universities from a variety of disciplines. Interns are closely supervised and integrated into existing teams. They are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a dynamic environment. They take part in all onboarding activities, become familiar with a variety of areas of the company and network with one another. We place great importance on ensuring that interns benefit as much as possible from their time at Swissgrid, both professionally and personally, that they can take responsibility and that they can make an independent contribution to important issues or projects. Towards the end of the internship we talk about their experiences and discuss possible prospects for starting work at Swissgrid.
What you need…
- Registration at an academic or technical university or a completed degree
- Very good academic performance and strong motivation
- Excellent team player qualities