Why did you apply to RWE?
I was unsure about which path to take when entering my final year of university, but a few modules I had taken had sparked my interest in the power industry. After an amount of researching my options I came across the RWE graduate programme. The development programme offered was above par to any others that I had come across. It appeared the most effective way to get not only a good grounding in the industry, but also to explore the potential internal options available to me.
What have you enjoyed most about the graduate scheme?
The fact that there is never a dull moment due to the variety of placement types and locations. I went from undertaking gear box inspections on top of Scottish wind turbine during a blizzard to undertaking an investigation into the feasibility of using eddy-current flaw detection on nickel alloy gas turbine blades within a fortnight.
What makes your job exciting?
It’s never boring and often challenging. The bulk of the work is seldom repetitive due to the nature of the role.
What advice would you give to someone considering applying?
Research the current energy market within the UK and try to understand the changes that are taking place. These are exciting times and the change in generation sources is having real world impacts on how we operate and maintain our equipment today.
What did the development opportunities look like for you?
A guided and fully supported route to Chartership is perhaps my most selfish comment. This aside, RWE fosters an atmosphere of self-improvement and will support you along the way readily. From having conversations to colleagues regarding work they’re currently undertaking to working through a multitude of formal and relevant training programmes.