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Vattenfall International Trainee Programme – Trainee Nuclear fuel repository system optimization

We are hiring the next generation of top performers!

A sustainable world with clean energy for everyone – that is your mission. And if it is about the future of energy, you think global. Do you have the ambition to follow the ultimate development path towards a top performer within the energy sector? Take up the challenge and you might become one of Vattenfall’s talents to help shape the future of the energy landscape! Discover what Vattenfall’s International Trainee Programme can offer you.

Our Vattenfall International Trainee Programme 2017 offers 25 trainee positions. Each trainee position is linked to a department within a business area. Within the programme we strive to maximize your personal growth and development both in individual and group context with top management attention.

Your responsibilities as Trainee Nuclear fuel repository system optimization
The SKB department is responsible for dealing with all radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in Sweden. Nuclear fuel has the responsibility of implementing the KBS-3 programme. This involves planning and construction of nuclear facilities in Östhammar and Oskarshamn.

As a Trainee Nuclear fuel repository system optimization you will take an active part in the client organisation for the final repository for spent nuclear fuel. Your responsibilities will include responsibility for required analyses, logistics, compilation of basis for technical decisions and business case.

Key responsibilities:
• Project management and cooperation in improvement projects (e.g. asset management)
• Support of strategic development projects and processes
• Cost analyses
• Implementation of project management model VPMM
• Development of ideas for the optimization of business processes
� Support of management in change processes
Your Profile as Trainee Nuclear fuel repository system optimization
Are you looking for a career as an energy specialist, innovative manager or project manager in the energy sector? Then Vattenfall is the place for you. We need great leaders in all disciplines!

We are looking for you when you are top of your class, you graduate before September 2017 and have an academic degree. You are fluent in business English and Dutch. Additional fluent world language skills, other than English, is a merit. In the trainee programme we want to mirror society in general. Furthermore, you are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organisation. You identify yourself with our core values: safety, performance, and cooperation.

As a Trainee Nuclear fuel repository system optimization you recognize yourself in the following qualifications: 

  • Education focus preferably mechanical or civil engineering
  • Business education, preferably in economics
  • Proven interest in environmental issues with preference for the handling of spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste
  • Result driven with ability to prioritize and reach deadlines
  • High energy, independent working style and ability to cope with uncertainty

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity & inclusion helps building a more attractive, efficient, customer centric and profitable company. Therefore we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, religious belief, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

Our offer for you as an International Trainee
Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kick-start of your career as a future top performer within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the trainee programme you will take part in international workshops and a number of site visits during the seminar weeks. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package. If you provide a good performance during the trainee programme, you will after it has finalized enter our talent pool and also get a personal mentor.

More information
We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button at this page. Please enclose a list of your grades achieved in your master year. In case you did not finish your master yet, please enclose a list of grades achieved so far. You can read more about the Vattenfall International Trainee Program at

Last day to apply is February 24th 2017. After applying you will be informed about the exact timeline of the recruitment process. In the first phase you will be invited for an analytical skills test, a video assignment and a phone interview. After you have passed all three steps, we will invite you for an interview around mid-April. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in the last week of April. The recruitment process will be finalized around the first week of May. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 1st 2017.

We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the trainee programme in or the application process, please visit us on the online fair of on February 8th and meet up with our recruiters and the trainee programme manager.

Not able to attend the online fair? Contact our responsible recruiter Marie Hellmark, +46 70-537 9859, for questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process.

Our Organization
At Vattenfall, you can really make a difference. We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. Together we discover renewable energy solutions. What’s more, we also have a significant stake in the growing wind energy market in Western Europe. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. A company where you are part of an enthusiastic team that delivers tailor-made services to our customers.

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