Physical Commodities Trading 2022 Graduate Program Megathread

With the increased interest in the physical commodities trading industry, it'd be useful to have a mega thread on all the programs and applications..

Last updated : 19-Sep-21

Glencore - Commercial Graduate Program - Open, deadline 31-Oct

Trafigura - Global Graduate Program - Open, deadline 03-Oct

Cargill - European Graduate Program - Open, deadline (?)

Total - Closed

BP - Trading & Shipping Development Program - Open, deadline (?)

RWE - Commercial Graduate Programme - Open, deadline (?)

CCI - Commodities Trading Analyst Graduate Programme - Open, deadline (?)

Shell - Trader Development Programme - ?

Louis Dreyfus Company - Global Graduate Program - October Start, deadline (?)

EDF Trading - Commercial Graduate Program - ?

The above is (as you can see) a work in progress. Please post comments of other programs/expected opening dates/if you know of any progress please comment here we can all consolidate them!


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Sep 18, 2021 - 11:48am

For US applicants,

CCI has already scheduled 1st rounds

BP reached out that Hirevues will be all reviewed by the end of this month

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Sep 20, 2021 - 2:46am

On the interviewing side, expect to now meet trading employees which will usually range from traders, to risk managers, operators, etc. Unlike the first interviews with HR, the types of questions you'll be getting will be slightly more technical and market related (although you should still prepare for the usual behavioural type questions). 

On the assessment center, unsure as to how they'll look like now with covid but it used to be a 1 to 2 day event with trading simulations, group negotiation exercises, case studies and multiple interviews (not sure whether they do the negotiations/case studies every year). The trading simulations are relatively basic and for the most part, actually a lot of fun (if you do like trading that is). You are trading one product (crude) and will be taking either flat price or time spread positions. Your PnL isn't be the most important factor, how familiar you are with basic trading concepts and how you react in stressful environments are. There's quite a lot of material on the negotiation exercises and case studies online (and on this forum). 

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