Why did you apply to RWE?
I knew I wanted to work in either generation or water. When I realised RWE had a grad scheme I applied. The assessment centre clarified my choice as we were able to have a tour around site and talk to graduates who were on the scheme at the time and ask the questions you didn’t want to ask the assessors.
What have you enjoyed most about the graduate scheme?
I’ve enjoyed the variation of placements and the freedom to choose your placements and sculpt the scheme the way you see fit to achieve and develop your knowledge ready for your substantive role at the end of the scheme.
What makes your job exciting?
Outage work is the best part of my job, I have just moved into a commissioning role which suits me perfectly as I like seeing the machine come to pieces and then when we put it back together I manage the testing and checks to ensure the machine is safe to run.
What advice would you give to someone considering applying?
Do it! it will be an interesting two years of travelling around different power stations and RWE sites, meeting different people and learning tonnes.
I’m currently a C&I Engineer on station so am working on a number of C&I projects but am also managing commissioning which in our upcoming outages will be very challenging. In terms of development this role is very visible across the station so I think it is a good role for a graduate to come out of the graduate scheme and go into.