Engineering Graduate Program
The Engineering Graduate Program is a 12-month Program through which our future engineers are developed. The Program is aimed at building your competence across our diverse and complex engineering projects. We're searching for graduates keen to pursue a technical career.
The Engineering Graduate Program is hosted by Volvo Group Trucks Technology and offered with the placement in Sweden, France, India and USA.
Engineers are our focal point in order to understand vehicle systems, design, testing and develop the next generation of products and services for the transport and infrastructure industries. Our inspiring projects, innovative products and multicultural workforce will serve as a great platform to start your career. You’ll work side-by-side with highly specialized teams developing the skills you need to succeed and make a valuable contribution right from the start.
International travel is included in the Engineering Graduate Program. The Program includes five learning modules, in which you get together with other Program participants to take part in trainings specifically designed to prepare you for a career with Volvo. The five modules are a week- length each, and, starting out with a full week in our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden, also take place in France, India and USA.
These modules focus on providing knowledge and experience on our operations in the transport industry context, Volvo’s way of doing business, hands-on vehicle technology knowledge, gaining real manufacturing and sales & customer service experience, project management skills development and in your final training period, you focus on your personal development.
Overall, you spend 75% on the job at your home site, and 25% in these international training modules.
Join us and you will:
- Have permanent contract with competitive salary,
- Get to use your technical and creative engineering skills while gaining valuable experience working with real products on real business problems.
Throughout the Engineering Graduate Program, you continually receive feedback and evaluation on your performance and where you will continue your Volvo career after the Program is decided through personal development dialogues, as well as the business’ needs.
To apply for the Program, you need to:
- Have a university degree, (have graduated not more than 18 months ago), or be currently working towards one, preferably a master’s in one of the following fields: electrical engineering; mechanical engineering; industrial software engineering,
- Speak fluent English and have an international mind-set,
- Have a valid work permit for the country to which you apply,
- Have a valid passport.
Application and recruitment process
1. Screening & assessment
If you are among the candidates selected for the next phase after having sent in your CV and a personal letter, you’ll be invited to complete online ability tests, which you will receive a personal feedback on.
If you have passed the ability tests, you’ll be invited to the Recruitment day where you will meet a manager and an HR representative. Recruitment day is also an opportunity to get to know more about us and meeting engineers showing you the technology solutions we are working with. Beforehand you’ll be asked to complete a personality questionnaire. You will also receive feedback on your personality questionnaire results during the face-to-face interview with an HR manager at the Recruitment day.
If you’re selected for the Engineering Graduate Program you will be offered a full-time position contract.
Meet our graduates
“We have strong team work and I am already growing in my role as an engineer” says Qumera Sultana about her experiences the first months at Volvo Group Trucks Technology. Qumera joined the company July 18 and now has a graduate position in Diagnostic Engineering. “I chose to apply to the graduate program as Volvo Group is a well-known company in Bangalore, it is a global company with many job opportunities around the world as well as known for having a good company culture. I see a future career within the Volvo Group”.
"Being part of the Volvo Group, a major actor in the truck industry, is really a great opportunity for me. The Engineering Graduate Program is a good start of my future career, as I now have the chance to experience many different parts of the Volvo Group as well as get insights in different roles and career paths” says Oscar Rydholm.
Oscar is working in with cab development and he points out the benefits of being in a global organization and gets to experience the cultural and diverse aspects for real. “From day one at Volvo Group Trucks Technology I felt included in my team and I was encouraged to speak up and share my views, I really feel appreciated”.
“My first impression is that Volvo Group Trucks Technology is an open-minded company that embraces diversity. Open minded also for new influences and ideas, I feel a lot of trust from my colleagues. My closest manager’s first advice to me was “Don’t lose you freshness – dare to question us. He encourages me to question, to contribute with new ideas, and the openness I feel makes is possible for me to do that” says Solène Dulac, working with new concepts in Powertrain Engineering. “The Volvo Group is a true multicultural company, using diversity as an advantage”.
Apply for Engineering Graduate Program
The following application periods apply for the Engineering Graduate Program starting in September 2018:
For Sweden, we will accept applications from Monday, 18th December 2017 until Friday, 23 February 2018. The Recruitment Day in Gothenburg will take place on Monday, 9th April 2018.
For France, we will accept applications from Monday, 5th February 2018.
The Recruitment Day in Lyon will take place on Thursday, 3rd May 2018.
For US and India, the application period for the start in September 2018 is closed. For the start in September 2019, we will start recruiting in US and India in Q3, 2018.