Explorer Trainee Program for Engineering Graduates

Are you ready to move from the theoretical knowledge at university and apply it to make a real difference in a company? Do you enjoy interpersonal contact and do you have interdisciplinary interests? Do you want to explore ABB and your future in it? Then our Explorer Trainee Program in Engineering could be right for you. Consider our individually targeted and unique entry opportunity to begin your career with ABB.


Aufgaben :

Experience the operations of an international company first hand during on-the-job training in three different six-month assignments over the course of 18 months, one of them abroad. Profit from individually targeted possibilities for training and development, professional mentoring by experienced specialists, exposure to executives, and support from the Trainee Program team. Contribute actively to diverse social events and team activities and use the chance to establish a broad network within ABB. Develop your strengths with the help of regular feedback on your performance and clearly established performance objectives. Explore your interests through challenging and impactful assignments that you get to select, and where you are fully integrated into the team. Past assignments include sales, project management, operations, lean manufacturing, supply chain, service, and many more.


- Graduates in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, machine technology, industrial engineering, or a related discipline. Additional experience in business/economics related courses can be plus, but not necessary

- Graduates from university or applied university are accepted; Master's graduates are preferred. But you only need to finish your studies before the start date 1 October 2018

- Not more than 2 years of professional experience by the start date

- Excellent knowledge of English; fluency or proficiency in other languages is very advantageous, especially German, but also the other Swiss languages as French and Italian

- Authorization to work in Switzerland is strongly preferred


Beyond these requirements and preferences, we strongly value other skills, including:

- Analytical and target-oriented thinking and acting

- Determined and solution-focused personality

- Inquisitive, open-minded, and communicative team player with excellent ability to collaborate

- Strong self-initiative and self-awareness

- Highly adaptable and flexible to different styles, situations, and cultures

- Innovative and creative mindset


Zusätzliche Informationen

ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented induction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your induction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skills continuously.


Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, final grades and references) only via our online careers tool. These documents can be in English or German. Let’s write the future. Together!


ABB Switzerland Ltd.

Christoph Vinck

Talent Partner

Phone: +41 79 109 02 38





Important Information:

This opening is for 4-5 Trainees for the 1 October 2018 start date. The position will be open for applications until 11 May 2018, but earlier applications are appreciated and recommended. All applicants will receive a notice informing them of their application status latest by end of May 2018. Interviews will be held in May 2018, you will be informed latest by beginning of June if you are invited to the assessment center, which will be held on 13 and 14 June 2018. The in-person, one-day assessment center is required in order to be selected, so please tentatively hold both days (you only need to attend one day). Final decisions will be made by 18 June 2018.


Thank you for your interest in ABB and our Explorer Trainee Program!


Ort: Baden, Aargau, Schweiz

Vertragsart : Fest/Ständig Angestellt

Geschäftsbereich : -

Funktionsbereich: Design und Engineering

Stellen-ID: CH64542677_E1


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees, thereof 6,000 in Switzerland.


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