Our two year graduate development programme is designed to provide you with a structured series of rotations across our core trading business in areas such as trade finance, operations, deals desk and analysis, with the potential to rotate into our mid and downstream supply and warehousing and logistics business’, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of all areas of the business, opening up a future of unlimited opportunities within the Trafigura group.
As part of the 2 year programme you will have the opportunity to carry out one of three 8 month rotations in a different country to that of your initial application. 8 month rotations may include any of the following locations: Geneva, Houston, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Montevideo, Rio, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford.
The programme encourages an entrepreneurial attitude where participants are highly visible and are expected to create opportunities for themselves through exponential performance and networking.
You will be asked on application to indicate a (non committal) interest for a particular area: deals desk, operations, trade finance and analysis but will complete rotations across 3 areas before entering a chosen area, ensuring that on completion of the programme you enter your role with the full understanding of how each function operates and enhances the other in order to maximise profit potential for the group.
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As with all employees within the Trafigura group, opportunities for exceptional talent are unlimited and employees can expect to spend time in several locations globally (including some more remote), throughout their development either within their teams, across departments and throughout their career. This ensures they are equipped with the increased cultural awareness and business development skills required for a long term, successful career.
It is worth noting that this is not a trading programme: Those looking to enter a commercial (‘front line trading/ business development’’) role should expect to spend several years within a department after completing the programme ‘mastering’ the product specific techniques and skills that will ensure their long term career, be it management or commercial, is enhanced to guarantee their full career potential.
A minimum requirement of a 2:1 / 3.4 GPA (or equivalent) in any discipline and fluent English is essential.
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Essentially, Operations is the movement of goods from point A to point B and all the corresponding logistics and invoicing relevant to the movement. At Trafigura, the scope of Operations expands to executing all aspects of the trade to the best commercial advantage while ensuring full compliance with regulations and legislation.