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.
You will be given the opportunity to start the 2 year programme in Geneva, Switzerland, where you will spend your first 2 rotations (16 months). For your final rotation, you will be permanently relocated to the Shanghai office.
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, Mid - Downstream Supply, Warehousing and Logistics 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.
*We will ask you why at interview.
It is worth noting that this is not a trading programme: Those looking to enter a commercial (‘front line trading’) 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.Expand / Collapse
At the heart of any commercial organisation is the need to know exactly what, why, where, when and how it is exposed to the market, and the impact these elements have on the profitability of the company.
Our Supply Managers and Operators provide direct support to the Sales Team, Business Unit Managers and Business Development representatives in each region to ensure that the Sales department is able to meet its growth and profitability targets.
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.
The Trade Finance team in Trafigura is a key department within the Group. The ability to both raise liquidity from our financial partners and mitigate credit and performance exposure of our trading counterparties are key responsibilities for any successful company.
The warehousing and logistics division is a rapidly expanding sector of the Trafigura group, employing over 1200 people across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. The main operations of the division include:
Having a clear understanding of market conditions is an essential component of Trafigura’s day-to-day business. The Research Team is responsible for the Company’s views and understanding of all the different commodities and geographies in which we trade and do business.