TRAFIGURA GLOBAL COMMODITY TRADING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME
Houston, Texas, USA
Distribution - Shipping
Oil and Gas
If you have decided not to go to university, you are excited by a career in commodity trading and you are happy to work anywhere in the world, we believe we can offer you an unparalleled opportunity. Even with a couple of years’ work experience, if you are hungry, motivated to achieve and want to work at the forefront of physical trading then Trafigura’s Global Commodity Trading Apprenticeship could be for you.
Trafigura’s Global Commodity Trading Apprenticeship can offer you the opportunity to join a particular business function for a year before being fast tracked to take part in our highly competitive graduate programme. Those selected will be offered the chance to start in either Geneva, Houston or Singapore. With a years’ worth of real world company experience your practical expertise will exceed that of external candidates joining the Trafigura graduate programme with Bachelors and Masters Degrees from some of the world’s top institutions. Simply put, opportunities at the end of the programme are unlimited, whether that ultimately be in trading or management.
Depending on the function you are assigned to, you could play a role in charting the course of vessels carrying up 160,000 tonnes of product, given the responsibility to manage the price risk on cargoes worth over USD40 million or even put in charge of financing multiple deals at one time with a combined total worth of over USD400 million. There is no shadowing or making tea. From day one you will be a part of the team and expected to contribute as such. You will be supported fully throughout the programme to ensure you learn and progress as quickly as you can.
Your salary and benefits package will be competitive and, in addition, we will support your accommodation costs over the duration of your time on the programme (if required) - wherever it is in the world that you will be working from.
With a concrete support system from a dedicated manager, recent graduates, programme leads and global heads of function, we will give you real responsibility ensuring unrivalled exposure to the global trading industry.
Yes, it will be tough. The learning curve will be steep and we will expect a huge amount from you in a very short space of time. But if you are willing to put in 100 percent, we will do all we can to ensure you career is propelled at an unprecedented rate, without the need for a formal university education.
Minimum Requirements (or global equivalent):
UK – A-level BBB or above / International Baccalaureate 34 or above
US – High School GPA 3.5 or above
France – French Baccalaureate 14 or above
Singapore – Diploma / A-level qualification
Fluency in English is a requirement. Fluency in an additional language is a huge advantage
Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.3 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management. The Company is owned by around 700 of its 4,300 employees who work in 66 offices in 38 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD180.7 billion in 2018. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.