International Trainee – Trainee Data Engineer

  • Veröffentlicht am 03.02.2020
  • Festanstellung, Trainee
  • Hamburg
International Trainee – Trainee Data Engineer


Do you want to work on one of the biggest challenges of humankind? And having fun while doing so? That’s our promise to you!  

Become one of the 20 International Trainees at Vattenfall and kickstart your climate smarter career. Together you will contribute to a fossil free future. 

We offer you one year of exploring all we have to offer. Enjoy meetups with your international team of likeminded individuals, each leading with their own expertise. Explore what’s happening in each business area during the seminar weeks. And grow your superpowers by being naturally curious in your assignments outside of your expertise.   

Each of the 20 trainee positions is unique, linked to a department within a specific business area and a working location. This means that each position has its own specific responsibilities, challenges and matching profile. 

What do we expect from you as Trainee Data Engineer

This position is located in the Analysis Department which supports Vattenfall’s trading activities increasing its focus on machine learning. As part of the team you will identify and work on machine learning use-cases and support the development of the needed infrastructure. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Being an integral part of developing Machine Learning within Business Area Markets, the trading unit in Vattenfall
  • Identifying, gathering and processing data for Machine Learning use-cases and setting up and managing the corresponding data pipelines
  • Developing and implementing algorithms and tools based on Machine learning in order to solve problems and improve processes and forecasts
  • Cooperating closely with customers in interpreting results and making recommendations
  • Cooperating closely with IT and other stakeholders in setting up sustainable data infrastructures for enabling Machine Learning in BA Markets and Vattenfall group
  • Data-driven analysis for commercial decision support based on the needs of the business

Who are you?

Whether you want a climate smarter career as an energy specialist, visionary manager or inspirational project lead in the energy sector, we offer you these possibilities within the Trainee Programme. We are looking for recent graduates with an academic agree or students who will graduate before September 2020. You are fluent in English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. Furthermore, you are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. Of course, you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe. 

As a Trainee Data Engineer you recognize yourself in the following qualifications:

  • Academic degree of a relevant mathematical discipline, such as Econometrics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar
  • Knowledge in Data organisation, Data structuring and machine learning methods
  • Python Programming knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably German 

What we offer you

Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the Trainee Programme you will take part in international workshops and site visits during the seminar weeks. You will have the opportunity to work abroad and get a good overview of our entire organization. The trainee position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package.

You can read more about the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme at

Application process

We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is February 16th 2020. Selection period starts in February, followed by interviews in March. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in April. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of April. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 1st 2020.

We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the Trainee Programme, please contact the responsible recruiter Lucia Macôa, +49 (0)40 79022 4284. If you have any specific question regarding the trainee position you may contact Stefan Hall +49 (0)152 08636118. 

Our Organization

At Vattenfall you can free your superpowers! We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany, Denmark, UK and the Netherlands. We take our responsibility seriously and together we are making the change towards fossil freedom. Our goal is to enable a fossil-free living within one generation. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society.

Want to learn more about what we do? Visit

Diversity & inclusion - in everything we do

At Vattenfall we build on the fact that diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams. But we can only unleash and leverage the power of diversity, if we make everybody feel included. Read more about our important work on diversity & inclusion

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation. 


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