Graduate Scheme | SEFE Marketing & Trading

Graduate Scheme

Welcome to our Grad Hub, where you can learn about our graduate programme – a two-year scheme giving ambitious graduates the opportunity to fast-track their careers and learn from the talented team at SEFE Marketing & Trading.

Fresh out of uni and looking to kick-start your career? Following the success of our 2021 intake, we’re pleased to announce that applications for our 2023 Graduate Scheme will be opening in autumn later this year.

Our values

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

Application process: Step-by-step

Attracting the right talent means employing a rigorous assessment process. Get to know our application process in our step-by-step guide below.

Reward & benefits

As part of our graduate programme, you can access a wealth of rewards, benefits and privileges, including:

  • Two-year full-time learning contract before moving to a permanent employment contract
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Personal pension plan
  • Benefits allowance
  • 25 days annual leave, plus eight public holidays applicable to England

Learning & development

All our graduates will join the SEFE Marketing & Trading Group on an initial two-year learning programme, where you will develop your market, sector and personal skills through our learning and development offering. We operate a 70:20:10 model whereby individuals gain knowledge, learn and develop by breaking things down in the following way:

  • SEFE Marketing & Trading’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 Marketing & Trading 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 graduate success stories

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


“You are given responsibility and autonomy within your role straight away, which is a great way to learn and develop from day one”.

Read Katie’s Story


“I love working with my team as everyone is very passionate and supportive – that’s probably the reason why it’s already my eighth year here at SEFE Marketing & Trading!”

Read Veronika’s story


“I’m grateful to SEFE Marketing & Trading 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’re given at SEFE Marketing & Trading is brilliant, whether it’s on the graduate scheme or later in your career.”

Read James’ story

Tips and advice

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


Ways to enhance your employability


From relevant work experience to extracurricular activities and interests, discover helpful ways to enhance your graduate application in our practical guide.

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Most important soft skills for graduates


Soft skills are invaluable in the modern business landscape. Here, we look at key transferrable skills and ways to showcase them at your interview.

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How to write a graduate CV


Putting together a compelling CV is essential for any graduate. Our definitive guide shows you how to do it and what to include.

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How to prepare for a graduate scheme interview


Preparing for your first graduate interview? Get the tips and advice you need to make the right impression in our interview guide.

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