Career opportunities

We have a variety of Graduate, Entry Level and Trader opportunities available in several regional locations.

Trafigura is one of the world's leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses. Our business is advancing trade for a growing array of customers and counterparties around the world. The company directly employs over 8,000 people through a network of 167 offices in 58 countries. We source, store, blend and deliver essential raw materials and commodities. In 2013, we traded 117.8 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products and 32.9 million tonnes of non-ferrous and bulk commodities. We operate responsibly, adding real value for our clients, our stakeholders and our shareholders. Founded in 1993, the company is owned by its founding shareholders and senior management. It has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing turnover from USD18 billion in 2004 to USD133 billion in 2013.

Our 'Future Talent' development programmes have been designed to identify and develop the strongest candidates with the highest potential, providing immediate and thorough exposure to some of the most exciting, interesting and successful trading and financing strategies on the global market coupled with the support and training that is required to flourish.  The environment is highly demanding and candidates who approach the learning process with real passion and commitment will quickly see the benefits of gaining an established foundation from which to catapult their career.

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About Oil and its derivatives

A successful career in physical trading requires a comprehensive appreciation of the entire trade process, from the exposures associated with trading barrels in global markets, to the financing required to leverage a deal, to the operational logistics of managing a fleet of vessels.

Our ‘Future Talent’ development programmes have been designed to identify and develop the strongest candidates with the highest potential, providing immediate and thorough exposure to some of the most exciting, interesting and successful trading strategies on the global market coupled with the support and training that is required to flourish.  The environment is highly demanding and candidates who approach the learning process with real passion and commitment will quickly see the benefits of gaining an established foundation from which to catapult their career.

About Metals, Minerals and Bulk

A successful career in physical trading requires a long term commitment to all the elements of the production and trading process as well as a keen interest in this truly exciting and dynamic industry. Trafigura continues to grow in all areas of the supply chain with our global office structure complementing our market strength in a range of commodities including: copper, lead, zinc, refined metals, coal, and iron ore.

Our Lima, Stamford, Shanghai and Geneva offices are receiving significant focus for business growth today due to strategic business grown in their respective regions, as they serve the key Latin American, Asian and European markets. As a consequence, we actively encourage applications from candidates with fluency in foreign languages, including Spanish, Russian and Mandarin.

Our ‘Future Talent’ development programmes have been designed to identify and develop the strongest candidates with the highest potential, providing immediate and thorough exposure to some of the most exciting, interesting and successful trading strategies on the global market coupled with the support and training that is required to flourish.  The environment is highly demanding and candidates who approach the learning process with real passion and commitment will quickly see the benefits of gaining an established foundation from which to catapult their career.

About Technology opportunities

Trafigura is on a multi-year redevelopment of its technology environment which provides sophisticated trading and risk management systems across our oil, refined metals, concentrates and hedge fund businesses. The technology set currently includes Oracle, SQL Server, Scala, Java, Erlang, C# and F# running on a mixture of Windows and Linux.  We practice agile methodologies and particularly value a very close relationship between technologists and business users in order to meet the needs of this fast moving, international commodities trading business.