Educational sponsorship

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Mercuria believes it is essential to maintain close links between academia and industry. We work actively to make this happen.

Cristo Rey Jesuit

Mercuria sponsors students from the Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School for the Corporate Work-Study Program. Mercuria empowers participating students with valuable professional experience throughout the course of the hands-on work program. Cristo Rey Jesuit program offer college prep education to students from low-income families in the Houston, Texas area.

Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)

Mercuria is a founding member of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association that was established to represent the local trading community. STSA, in collaboration with the University of Geneva and other institutions, develops and runs specific training programmes in which senior Mercuria personnel participate as visiting lecturers.

Industry and academic forums

Mercuria’s managers regularly speak at universities, including EPFL at Lausanne, HEG at Geneva, or conferences such as the 2010 & 2013 Oxford Energy Market roundtable. Mercuria also sponsors the Master of Management des Opérations de Marchés (MOM) at Lyon University. We also welcome students from the London Business School during their Commodity Treck in Geneva.

Apprentice Program

Mercuria believes that paths to success don't all start with a college degree. One of those key other paths is that of Apprenticeship, an age old, but newly refreshed way to gain knowledge and skills through practical experience and learning that puts people into the positions rather than taking a theoretical approach.

In the summer of 2015, US officials signed a joint declaration of intent with Switzerland to collaborate. At the same time, over 20 Swiss companies agreed to bring and/or expand their robust model of apprenticeship to their United States facilities. Mercuria is proud to be one of these partnerns.