Our energy for a sustainable life

RWE is determined to be carbon-neutral by 2040.

RWE has reliably supplied people and companies with electricity for more than 120 years. The way we generate power is changing fundamentally and RWE is driving this change. RWE is determined to be carbon-neutral by 2040, and to generating electricity in a clean, safe and affordable way.

RWE in the UK

We operate a large and diverse portfolio of power generation assets in the UK. We are the UK’s second largest generator of thermal flexible capacity, supplying around 10% of the UK’s electricity last year with 8.6GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations, along with some coal and a small amount of biomass. Following a transaction with E.ON and integration of E.ON and innogy renewable assets, RWE will be the third largest renewable generator in UK, with a diverse portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind and, hydro amounting to over 2.2GW.

RWE can offer you a variety of opportunities.


An placement with RWE can offer you a variety of opportunities to collect essential experience and to not only contribute your own expertise in person, but also to expand it. This means you can take your first steps on the path towards your future career during your studies, while doing your bit to secure the energy supply of the future at the same time.


Our graduate scheme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). It provides graduates with a sound understanding of the technical, practical and soft skills needed to be an engineer of the future. The programme contains a blend of technical and practical skills training.

We work in the following sectors

  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewables

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Major power plants include Staythorpe, Little Barford, Markinch, Great Yarmouth, Aberthaw and Pembroke.
RWE Generation operates sites throughout Europe in Germany, Netherlands and the UK.
Our UK Headquarters are based in Swindon.