Moving Energy


Graduate Program

Graduate Program will launch on October 2024

Gunvor Group, a leading global physical energy commodities trader, hosts a Global Graduate Program for university students who aim to be a part of the future of the international commodities trading industry. 

Ours is a fast-paced, ever-evolving profession that plays a critical role in supporting the Energy Transition as the world reconciles affordable energy and economic development with the imperative to achieve net-zero emissions to combat Climate Change.

To undertake our work moving physical energy across the world, we draw individuals who come from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds, all with a range of skillsets. Our goal is always to work with those who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and to encourage creativity and independence, while upholding a diverse working environment.

Launching October 2024




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Gunvor’s Graduate Program is designed to foster the next generation of trading talent, and is an incredible opportunity for young, talented professionals who are eager learn about and work in the world’s energy supply chain, on global and local levels.

Join us on this journey!


Primary host locations will be in Geneva, Singapore, and Houston, with the possibility of other office locations.


Trading experts from across our company will provide guidance and support to program participants.

International Rotations

With more than 20 locations around the world, we provide rotation opportunities to explore where and how we do business.

Hands-On Experience

Learn by doing—trying your hand at the various activities comprising physical energy commodities trading.

Program Elements

Based on the skillsets and professional focus of a candidate, they will be placed in different areas of Gunvor’s business to understand how risk management and logistics work across a trading company.

There will be opportunities to sit directly on trading desks in Gunvor’s main offices, as well as have the chance to experience the fundamentals of how an oil or biofuel refinery works on location. 

Gunvor’s shipping and chartering subsidiary, Clearlake Shipping, will provide a view on the seagoing activities of a physical trader with more than 100 vessels on the ocean every day. 

Nyera, Gunvor’s renewables investment vehicle, is integrated across our company’s activities, from refining to shipping, and will allow for a view on how we as a global company are navigating the complexities of the Energy Transition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Applicants should be recent or upcoming graduates, expected to obtain a University’s degree by June 2024, in relevant fields such as commodity trading, engineering, mathematics, statistics, data science, or related disciplines.
  • Yes, applicants should have up to 12 months of work experience, ideally in the commodities industry.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Applicants must possess key competencies, including problem-solving skills, resilience, mental agility, analytical thinking, and a strong drive for results.
  • Applicants must be willing to travel worldwide.

1. Educational Background & Work Experience Review:

  • Applicants will be asked to provide details about their educational qualifications.
  • Information regarding any work experience, particularly in relevant fields, must be submitted.

2. Competency-Based Questions & Online Assessment:

  • Candidates will answer questions that aim to assess key competencies such as problem-solving, analytical thinking, and resilience.
  • An online test will be conducted to evaluate numerical and abstract reasoning abilities.

3. Face-to-Face Interview Day:

  • As the final step in the assessment process, candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview. This is an opportunity to engage directly with the hiring team, further discuss qualifications and competencies, and showcase personal attributes that align with Gunvor’s values and the demands of the program. It’s a chance to make a lasting impression and demonstrate how you stand out as the ideal candidate for the role.

By following the below steps, you can prepare effectively for the selection process and increase your chances of successfully securing the role.

  • Understand what the role entails and the specific requirements listed. This will enable you to align your preparation with what the assessors are looking for.
  • Prepare a concise summary of your educational background, highlighting aspects particularly relevant to the role. Consider the experiences you’ve had—academic projects, internships, part-time jobs—and think about how they’ve prepared you for this position.
  • Be prepared to explain why you’re interested in the role and how it fits into your career path. Consider why Gunvor, specifically, appeals to you and how the program aligns with your aspirations.
  • Since numerical and abstract reasoning will be assessed, it would be beneficial to practice similar tests available online. 
  • Have a list of thoughtful questions prepared to ask the assessors. This shows your keen interest in the role and your proactive approach to understanding the expectations and the company culture.
  • As an applicant, your enthusiasm and motivation for the commodities trading industry should shine through in every aspect of your preparation. With the trading environment being as dynamic as it is, your willingness to learn and adapt is paramount. It speaks to your potential for growth and the ability to thrive.
  • In your approach, it’s essential to demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.
  • Resilience is another trait that cannot be overstated; your determination to achieve results, even when faced with setbacks, will highlight your tenacity.
  • Lastly, being agile in your work and learning methods will serve you well. 
  • Displaying these qualities will present you as a well-rounded candidate, fully prepared for the rigors of a career in commodities trading.
  • Be authentic and honest in your responses.
  • Showcase your enthusiasm for the commodities trading industry and your commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Prepare for each stage of the recruitment process to the best of your ability.
  • Remember: Your application is your opportunity to make a strong impression.

The candidate will be placed in different areas of Gunvor’s business to understand how risk management and logistics work across a trading company

Learn more about working at Gunvor

Since 2019, Gunvor USA has welcomed apprentices as a part of our participation in the U.S.Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Program.

If you are a U.S. citizen or member of the U.S. Armed Forces and looking for opportunities to grow in the private sector, contact us.