Early Careers

Early Careers

Welcome to our Early Careers Hub!


Welcome to our Early Careers Hub! Here you can learn everything about our internship programme that gives ambitious candidates the opportunity to fast-track their careers and learn from the talented team at SEFE.

Internship Programme

Our 10-week summer internships in London allow you the opportunity to explore our business and identify your talents to pursue what you’re passionate about. That’s exactly what the SEFE internship programme is designed to do. Following a successful internship, you may even have the opportunity to be hired on to one of our graduate schemes in 2025, without the need for a further interview. You will be assessed on a final presentation, as well as your project work.

Over the course of the summer, you’ll work across one of our business areas, based in our offices in central London, which include Trading, Finance, IT, HR, Internal Audit and Procurement, so you can get to know different people, roles and responsibilities at SEFE. Along the way, you’ll have the support you need to fully embrace what it’s like working in a positive, collaborative and fully inclusive working environment.

Please note you must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

SEFE Internships

Throughout your internship at SEFE, you will work across one of these areas: HR, IT, Trading, Finance & Treasury, Internal Audit and Procurement.

HR

HR

An internship role in our HR department involves making sure our people and culture are sustained here at SEFE. You will be expected to support HR operational activities which may include reviewing our internal HR policies. Working in our HR team means you’ll have the chance to develop and maintain processes such as performance, payroll and more.

IT

IT

Our internship roles in our IT Enterprise team support the technology infrastructure, systems and services that enable our operations and business processes. These roles involve analysing business processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement IT solutions that meet our company’s objectives.

Trading

Trading

Energy Trading is the buying and selling of energy commodities such as power, natural gas, LNG, in organized markets or bilateral agreements. A role in the Environmental Products team facilitates an exchange of energy resources between producers, consumers and intermediaries to manage demand, risk & profitability, and working to green energy transition.

Finance & Treasury

Finance & Treasury

With an internship role in the Finance department at SEFE, you would be involved in supporting financial planning and analysis in the Group reporting and the Finance Competence Centre. You may analyse financial data, prepare reports or provide useful insights to help make informed strategic and operational decisions.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit

In our Internal Audit team, we offer objective assurance and consulting activity to add value and improve operations across the organization. An internship role in Internal Audit means you’ll have the chance to help build a systematic, disciplined approach in order to improve risk management, control and governance processes.

Procurement

Procurement

A role in the Procurement team involves the planning, sourcing, purchasing and managing the procurement of both goods and services. It’s a critical function of the business, enabling the organization to acquire goods and services while adhering to quality standards and complying with legal requirements or ethical considerations.

Our Values

Here at SEFE, our values are important to us, and we look for them in every candidate. Discover our values below and find out if we’re a good fit for you.

Application

Choose the programme you feel best suits you by applying online. We follow the below application process, so we can see more about who you are and why you’ve selected our programme.

Graduate Scheme

The two-year graduate scheme follows the completion of a successful internship within one of our teams at SEFE. You will be expected to continue working within the same team or department that you interned in, as you start to build your network and early career.

Reward & benefits

As part of our graduate programme, you’ll often have the opportunity to gain a qualification with us as well as a wealth of rewards and benefits, including:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 10% pension so you can save for the future
  • Income protection when you can’t work due to sickness or disability

 

Learning & development

All our early careers employees will join SEFE on an internship programme, where you will develop your market, sector and personal skills through our learning and development offering.

SEFE’s learning and development solutions are tailored to ensure high-impact, high-quality progression through various opportunities, including classroom courses, e-learning, external and technical training, and more.

When joining a trading business, it is important for you to understand the trade lifecycle, from execution to payment. You will participate in workshops that demonstrate the process, helping you understand how it works and where you and your team fit into the process.

We will help you develop your understanding of the energy sector by providing access to our online resources, including ‘Introduction to the Gas & Power markets’, ‘Introduction to the Energy Industry Landscape’ and an ‘Introduction to Derivatives and Spreads’. All graduates have the opportunity to take part in a trading simulation to apply their learning.

Developing your soft skills is also important, so we encourage you to take advantage of SEFE Academy. This is a collection of 50 instructor-led workshops delivered across the globe, including industry awareness for new starters, professional skill development, and management & leadership training.

Our early careers success stories

Highlighting the rewarding career opportunities available for our graduates and interns the following success stories offer insights into our early careers – from what you can expect to the skills you stand to learn. Click the links below to read our success stories in full.

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“It was an enjoyable experience to see which area of finance I enjoyed, and gave me time to reflect on my career after the graduate scheme.”

Read Trenaay’s story

“I’m grateful to SEFE and to everyone that I have worked with over the years that have made my career here so special.”

Read Andrey’s story

“The opportunity and responsibility that you experience at SEFE is brilliant, on the graduate scheme or later in your career.”

Read James’ story

“One of the aspects I find most enjoyable about my job is the continuous opportunity for learning and growth.”

Read Thu’s story

Tips and advice

We’re committed to finding talented individuals from all walks of life to join our early careers programme. That’s why we’ve put together the following guides and resources, with key tips and advice on how to strengthen your application.

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