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2023 Finance Industrial Placement Programme


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We are searching for exceptional undergraduates with a genuine interest in commodities trading, engineering or environmental sciences. We look for disciplined people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial ability, thrive on logistical challenges and can provide practical solutions to complex problems utilising mathematical and coding capability.

We are Glencore

Learn how we supply the metals and minerals that are essential to the transition to a low-carbon economy in a responsible way.

Our Industrial Placements programme is structured to bring out the very best in you and give you the opportunity to excel in a commercial, engineering or environmental sciences role, working alongside the very best people in the business.

You will be trusted with individual responsibility from day one in a complex and demanding role, primarily within Risk, Analytics, Finance, Project Engineering or our Health, Environment & Communities (HSEC) department. This approach equips our Industrial Placements with the highest levels of professionalism, personal ownership and commercial aptitude - the key ingredients for a successful career with Glencore.

If everything works out well, you could even secure a job with us after you graduate.

If everything works out well, you could even secure a job with us after you graduate.


Whether you will be supporting the operations teams in the final execution of trades or assisting in the research of key business development opportunities, you will have daily exposure to the commercial teams.

Demonstrating a high level of accuracy, having strong communication skills and showing initiative are fundamental in these roles to be successful.

Who we look for

We are looking for undergraduate university students who are completing a degree with a year in industry.

Numerical aptitude is important, as is the ability to work well in a team and to think and act independently. We look for people with language skills and cultural awareness as diversity is integral to our business.

Glencore requires individuals who have strong commercial acumen along with a committed ambition for a challenging and exciting career in the oil and gas markets. Successful graduates will be resilient and proactive in order to flourish in an environment that values adaptability

Academic 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

Important Details for Applicants

Who can apply? Undergraduate university students who are completing a degree with a year in industry. The placement year would constitute the third year of an undergraduate degree followed by a final year back at university.

How do I apply? Follow the link above, select your placement of interest and submit your CV and cover letter through our recruitment portal. Please note that by not submitting both your CV and cover letter you may be disqualified from being considered for a placement.

Will you have the right to work in the UK? The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

Apply by – 29 January 2023


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Maths

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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