We are committed to recruiting talent of all ages and experiences through our various programs from internships to experienced veterans. We believe that by bringing in fresh ideas and techniques, we can keep up with the latest trends and integrate them into our existing ways of thinking and our processes.

Our internships, graduate, apprenticeships and veterans  recruitment activities are all designed to provide new talent with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and to ensure sustainable growth and adequate succession planning across our different regions, businesses and job families.

Interns & graduates

Mercuria has had considerable success with and continues to expand its internships program in a range of roles throughout the organization. Individuals joining our organization through this means are able to work alongside recognized experts in their field. A number of the interns who have been exposed to the global commodities market through this program continue on to become permanent, full-time employees with our organization.

EPFL Master

Mercuria offers trainee positions of 6 months for students ending their Masters within the EPFL institution. The EPFL is a research institute and University specialized in natural sciences and engineering. During their internships, the interns are assigned a project which will be the subject of their Master Thesis. The objective of a Master Project is to carry out a project in a challenging, innovative and fast paced professional environment.

Our students put into practice the methodological and technical competencies acquired during their studies and show their ability to work independently. The internship / master project offers students professional work experience and the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the way our Company operates, including insights into our main processes.

Master of Arts in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping

Mercuria offers trainee positions for students who have been accepted to study on the Masters Programme by the University of Geneva. The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping is an intensive 18 month academic course run by with the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA). Mercuria actively participates in the scientific committee of this unique program. Students are fully integrated into Mercuria’s departments and teams whilst also continuing to study their courses at the university for 2 days per week.

Veterans & apprenticeships

Mercuria is also proud to be hiring US military veterans, and has been doing so for quite some time now. The company recognizes the skills, dedication, and leadership qualities that veterans possess, and therefore sees them as valuable assets to the company.

Thus far, Mercuria has hired over five US military veterans, and it continues to seek opportunities to hire more. These veterans have been placed in various roles across the company, such as in trading, risk management, and operations. They have brought with them a wealth of experience and leadership qualities, which have greatly benefited the company.

In addition to the recruitment of veterans, we have also hired more than a dozen apprentices across functional departments through our apprenticeship program. Many of these have successfully converted into full-time employees and have subsequently been promoted within Mercuria.

Our commitment to the success of both of our veterans and apprenticeships programs starts with our attendance at as many in-person and virtual recruitment events as possible to ensure potential candidates are made aware of Mercuria’s programs. Once candidates are enrolled into the programs they can be ensured of:

  • Hands-on training and development
  • Quarterly reviews and salary progression
  • Inclusion in our benefits program
  • An on-going commitment to their success from line management and HR


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