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20/03/2024 News

Tackling the challenge of the energy transition in a multinational company

  • With its Graduate programs, including the Technical Graduate Program, TotalEnergies invites young people to join a career path of excellence on completion of their further education course.
  • The program offers opportunities for assignments to work on different energies, with different teams, on different sites either in France or abroad.
  • The Technical Graduate Program recruits - young graduate engineers in sciences and research - will be hired on long-term contracts (CDI), as from October 2024.

The purpose of this program is to accompany TotalEnergies’ transition by training engineers with experience in different energies, by giving them the possibility to develop a range of competencies and work in different technical areas.  Like Camille Gaurrat, a student in Pau, and one of the 60 young people in the first cohort of graduates (watch the video), the young hires will be able to find out how the Company calculates its energy mix: oil, gas, wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, electricity, etc. They will go on 2-3 assignments, one after the other, over 2 to 2.5 years, moving from one energy to the next, and working with teams on different sites in France, or elsewhere in the world.  The purpose of giving them access to such an all-inclusive training course, is to ramp up their knowledge and competencies in several different energy sectors, as these varied professional experiences will help them expand their network of contacts and stand them in better stead for a long-term career at TotalEnergies.


What kind of candidate profile do you need to join the Technical Graduate Program?

Successful candidates will join the OneTech branch at TotalEnergies, where 3,400 employee work, including engineers, technicians, researchers and support functions. They are located on nine different sites in Europe, including the Pau site which comprises the CSTJF and the PERL. Its purpose is to provide the technological and scientific expertise to accompany development projects, and a support to operations for all the Company’s activities.

To apply on the Technical Graduate Program site (here), you must meet the following criteria:

  • A recent master’s degree in science from an engineering school or university (equivalent to 5 years in further education).
  • An interest in energy as reflected in your internships or academic work.
  • An interest for technical challenges and problem-solving skills. Be inquisitive, open-minded, and  willing to take initiative.
  • Be able to work in an international and changing environment, and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Understand French, and know how to express yourself in English in a professional environment.

One of the advantages of this program is that young hires can tailor their career path to suit their preferred areas of interest and their profile.  For example, they can start with an assignment in R&D on CO₂ capture studies and technologies, go on to a more operational assignment such as a major turnaround on a petrochemicals site or at a refinery, and end with a development studies and technical evaluation assignment on the production of green hydrogen and associated modes of transport. To help them make these choices, an immersive onboarding experience is organized upstream of the program, so that the graduates can discover TotalEnergies’ activities. And to help them grow in the Company, a mentor, talent developer and tutors will be on  hand for support.


The program begins in October 2024. Fancy giving it a shot? Watch the videos of recent graduates:

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Stanislas - Graduate programs (EN)


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Martina - Graduate programs (EN)