2023 Industrial Placement Programme
We are searching for exceptional undergraduates with a genuine interest in commodities trading, engineering or environmental sciences. We look for disciplined people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial ability, thrive on logistical challenges and can provide practical solutions to complex problems utilising mathematical and coding capability.
Our Industrial Placements programme is structured to bring out the very best in you and give you the opportunity to excel in a commercial, engineering or environmental sciences role, working alongside the very best people in the business.
You will be trusted with individual responsibility from day one in a complex and demanding role, primarily within Risk, Analytics, Finance, Project Engineering or our Health, Environment & Communities (HSEC) department. This approach equips our Industrial Placements with the highest levels of professionalism, personal ownership and commercial aptitude - the key ingredients for a successful career with Glencore.
If everything works out well, you could even secure a job with us after you graduate.
Our trainees work in the following areas
Our risk managers work closely with front line traders and operators. Risk managers maintain physical and derivative exposure whilst assessing the accuracy and validity of mark-to-markets in order to produce profit and loss reports and risk metrics. They provide analysis ensuring that hedging is executed in line with our trading team’s strategy.
Accuracy, confidence and exceptional analytical skills are key attributes in this area of our business. As a key member of the trading team, excellent communication and relationship management skills are required to maintain an independent view whilst also adding value by providing accurate data directly to the trading desk.
Our trading analysts work directly with our traders to evaluate fundamental global market supply and demand across the barrel utilizing mathematical and programming techniques. Our analysts work closely with traders, shipping and IT, developing tools in order to deliver value to the business.
Forecasting market trends and strategic global thinking are important skills. A good analyst will proactively form an independent view of the market and present clear and concise data to support this opinion. This data will be used to add value and inspire commercial strategy within the trading teams.
Whether you will be supporting the operations teams in the final execution of trades or assisting in the research of key business development opportunities, you will have daily exposure to the commercial teams.
Demonstrating a high level of accuracy, having strong communication skills and showing initiative are fundamental in these roles to be successful.
Projects are predominantly based in Africa & Brazil and comprise a mix of greenfield and brownfield work scopes associated with oil/gas production, storage, production, including maintenance and day-to-day operational support.
The role entails exposure to day to day project support in an oil production environment, with the benefit of being involved from an early phase right through to commissioning. Candidates must be driven and focussed, able to communicate with team members or cross business departments, with the aim of ultimately becoming a well-rounded project engineer.
Our HSEC and ERM team provides functional support to our businesses and assets globally, ensuring that operations are delivered in a safe, reliable and responsible manner, and risks are understood and managed effectively. At the heart of what we do is a systematic approach to managing activities, following a classical plan – do – check – act cycle, covering all functional areas of health, safety, environment and communities.
The team is involved across the full lifecycle, and is engaged in supporting all levels in the business, from front line operations to senior level governance., offering an invaluable insight into all aspects of the business.
We are looking for undergraduate university students who are completing a degree with a year in industry.
Numerical aptitude is important, as is the ability to work well in a team and to think and act independently. We look for people with language skills and cultural awareness as diversity is integral to our business.
Glencore requires individuals who have strong commercial acumen along with a committed ambition for a challenging and exciting career in the oil and gas markets. Successful candidates will be resilient and proactive in order to flourish in an environment that values adaptability.
Applicants will need to be available to start the placement year in July 2023.
You are required to submit a CV and covering letter. Through the use of evidence and examples, your application must demonstrate:
- where you have generated additional value by utilising your entrepreneurial flair, commercial innovation or initiative
- your resilience and determination to succeed in a commercial/competitive environment
- your proficiency in solving and communicating complex problems
- your ability to build relationships, work in and influence a team