About the Graduate Programme

Get the chance to work with some of the strongest trading profiles in the energy industry and gain an in-depth understanding of all trading disciplines as well as the European energy market.


  • Applications will be accepted from 19 November 2020 to 28 February 2021. The programme kicks off in September 2021 and extends for 18 months 
  • You will have three rotations in vital areas of DC's trading business: Power Trading, Gas Trading and Automated Trading 
  • Each rotation lasts six months
  • Once you have completed the Trading Graduate Programme, our goal is to find a permanent position in our Trading organisation for you as a trader, analyst or algorithm developer


  • Trading
  • Optimising assets and positions
  • Trading strategy implementation
  • Market analysis
  • Model development
  • Algorithmic development
  • Identifying and analysing new business and trading opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining trading tools
The course of the programme


As a Trading Graduate your trading-, coding-, and analytical skills will be challenged from day one.

Get a overview of the Programme in the figure and course details below.


  • Focused onboarding
    The purpose of the focused onboarding is to introduce you to DC. Your onboarding will be a combination of deep-dives into our organisation, shadowing sessions, introduction to Equinor and interaction with our Senior Leadership. We will also introduce you to our values, which are an important factor in our work life. Last but not least, the introduction days will give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow graduates.

  • My challenge
    ‘My Challenge’ is your opportunity to dig into a problem of interest to DC. You will present your findings to relevant stakeholders in the company and get feedback on your results and your approach. This will give you an in-depth knowledge about a specific area within the company and a deep understanding of our business.

  • ERP Programme
    The ERP programme focuses on risk management within the energy industry and consists of two modules. As part of the Trading Graduate Programme, you will complete both modules, which provide you with a thorough understanding of the energy value chains and how the energy market works. The exams will take place in a European capital, and we will combine your stay with visits to interesting stakeholders or counterparties. When you have passed both exams in the programme, you will obtain the internationally acknowledged certification, Energy Risk Professional.

  • Team challenge
    During the team challenge, you will be introduced to a critical issue at DC that you and your fellow graduates will solve as a group. This is a way for you to work closely with the other graduates and to expand your network across the organisation. The final result will be evaluated by the Senior Leadership of DC at a final presentation that marks the end of your time as a graduate.

  • Senior Leadership exposure
    During your time as a Trading Graduate, you will have the pleasure to spend exclusive time with our Senior Leadership Group. You will meet them for quarterly lunches with interesting topics for discussion, and they will participate your team challenge presentation.

  • Professional development
    We have designed a graduate learning journey that will give you the necessary professional trading competencies and provide you with relevant knowledge regarding the energy sector.

  • Coaching & mentoring
    Your development is important! During your time as a graduate you will be assigned a mentor and a coach who will support you in your personal development journey throughout the graduate programme.


Kick-start your career with Danske Commodities and discover how far your talent and curiosity can take you on Europe's leading energy trading floor.

As a Trading Graduate, your trading-, strategic thinking-, and analytical skills will be challenged from day one.

What are you waiting for? Our Trading Graduate Programme kicks off in September 2021, but applications are open now!

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Line Søborg Krabbe Danske Commodities

Line Søborg Krabbe
Talent Attraction Specialist

Want to know more about working at DC, our recruitment process or the likes? Line can help answer any questions you may have.


Direct contact information:

Line Søborg Krabbe

E: lsr@danskecommodities.com

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