Glencore – 2024 Industrial Placement Programme – Commercial Engineering

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Glencore is a global and diversified natural resource company. From powering the electric vehicle revolution, to the smartphone in your pocket – the commodities we source enable modern life. We produce and market more than 60 commodities, through approximately 60 assets and offices in over 35 countries.

We provide people the opportunity to develop their expertise and the confidence to grow their careers.

The Glencore 2024 Industrial Placement Programme

Designed to accelerate your career in the commodities trading, technology, engineering, or environmental science spheres, this 12 month programme gives talented undergraduates exposure to the world-class people and careers on offer at Glencore.

This is a fast-paced placement in our London office. You’ll be given your own areas of responsibility and have the opportunity to contribute to the work of the business from day one.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have developed strong skills in your chosen function. You will also be equipped with the highest level of professionalism, personal ownership and commercial aptitude – skills that are essential to future careers at Glencore.

Industrial placement students may be able to return as full-time team members on our Graduate Programme upon completing their studies, depending on performance and business requirements.

Commercial Engineering Placement

The Commercial Engineering team use technology to solve business problems across all the Commodities that we trade, it composes of Quantitative Engineering, Risk Engineering, Market Data and Application Development.

The team is highly engaged with Front Office teams offering an opportunity to learn the business and use technical skills to have a direct impact.

Key requirements:
• Python skills.
• Interest in Finance and/or Commodities.
• Ability to solve complex problems.
• Aptitude to learn quickly and use initiative.
• Be able to communicate effectively with both a business and tech audience.

Who we look for
We’re looking for driven, talented undergraduate students who are interested in an exciting, challenging career in the commodities sector.

Working at Glencore requires commercial awareness, adaptability and resilience – and you’ll need to thrive in team environments as well as take initiative independently.

We look for disciplined people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial ability, thrive on logistical challenges and can provide practical solutions to complex problems using their numerical capabilities.

You must be studying a degree with a year in industry, and successful candidates need to be available to start their placements in July 2024.

Application requirements
You are required to submit a CV and covering letter. Through the use of evidence and examples, your application must demonstrate:
• where you have generated additional value by utilising your entrepreneurial flair, commercial innovation or initiative
• your resilience and determination to succeed in a commercial/competitive environment
• your proficiency in solving and communicating complex problems
• your ability to build relationships, work in and influence a team

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