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London - Sutton

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Vacancy information

Subsea 7 is currently recruiting for graduate talent to join our Commercial Graduate Development Programme in September/October 2023 in our London offices (UK).

Subsea 7 offers a 2-year rotational graduate programme, enabling graduates to gain experience of Subsea 7's key commercial departments of Supply Chain Management, Tendering, Commercial Performance.

The home department for this role will be decided once training period has been completed and it is envisaged that after the 2 year of rotational training period of the programme, the graduate will be selected for a home department or will return to their specialised field. 

Our vision

Our vison is to lead the way in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry.

In an evolving energy sector, we create sustainable value by being the industry’s partner and employer of choice in delivering the efficient offshore solutions the world needs.

Subsea 7 provides project management, engineering and construction expertise across three operational business units. Through our 3 Business Units - SURF and Conventional, Life of Field and Renewables & Heavy Lifting we are able to provide full energy lifecycle services.

We provide integrated services and we plan and design and manage the delivery of complex projects in harsh and challenging environments. 

Through our Commercial Graduate Development Scheme our graduates are able to gain experience within Subsea 7's key commercial departments.

There are four main elements of the programme:

On-the-job development

Through on-the-job training you will develop key capabilities related to Contracts, Project Control, Tendering and Supply Chain Management through rotations in these functions. Your dtuies will include: 

  • Awareness of clients' needs; address design parameters and problems; develop and implement solutions.
  • Assist in the production of user documentation.
  • Make effort to become aware of all meaningful safety objectives and legal requirements.
  • Participate in meetings/correspondence with Clients, subcontractors, 3rd parties, etc in a junior capacity.
  • Recognise the objectives for professional development and strive to achieve development goals.
  • Commit to Subsea7 values and work according to the Business Management System and good work practices.

Formal training courses

This is organised between Global Project Centre locations in London and Paris and provides the opportunity to gain deeper insights of some key aspects related to Commercial and Project Support functions.


You will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and support your progression. The mentor will maintain regular contact with you providing direction to help you achieve targets and goals.

Personal development

You will participate in project tasks to challenge your presentation and team building skills. Also network with other Subsea 7 Commercial Graduates hired in different locations.

During the rotation applicants will have the opportunity for short duration overseas assignment in locations ranging from Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and others, with opportunities for future medium-term overseas assignments.

Applications are now sought from degree qualified candidates who are holding a bachelor’s degree preferably in one of the following:

  • Business,
  • Management,
  • Marketing
  • Law/Legal studies,
  • Supply chain management
  • Engineering with a related commercial subject

Candidates who are committed to a career choice in the energy industry and possess the following qualities:

- Presents him/herself in a professional manner appropriate to the role
- Articulates views in comprehensive manner
- Produces work of presentable quality
- Able to communicate with impact
- Initiative, independent and personal responsibility
- Good organisational skills and smart working methods
- Team player
- Flexibility
- Project orientated

Successful candidates will be based in London. Start date September/October 2023.

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