Graduate trainee program

Kongsberg Automotive's global Graduate Trainee Program offers you the unique opportunity to work in an international environment and gain a holistic view of various areas of business within the KA Group.

As a Trainee at Kongsberg Automotive you will participate in an 18 months' program where you will be working in a functional role;  you will be part of a team in your department - your "home base". As a full team member you will gain insights, understanding and responsibilities within your functional area and thereby benefit from having a platform in the organization. 

With a firm grounding in your functional area, you will participate in cross-functional training consisting of several modules which will give you a broader understanding of Kongsberg Automotive`s other business areas. These modules will be spread out during the program duration and will consist of shorter projects, case studies and training sessions.

You will be allocated one of our experienced colleagues as your own designated business mentor who will guide and support you throughout the program as well as meeting and working with some of the best people in the automotive industry.

Team building events and various development weeks complement the program and enable you to take the first step towards a successful career at Kongsberg Automotive.

The program can be subject to changes and may be adjusted based on discussions between the trainee-contributors and the trainees or due to other reasons.

Program framework

  • Kick-off event in Zurich
  • Development of a career in your domain
  • Carefully selected group of future leaders
  • 18 months working contract (local tariff agreements, company pension plan)
  • Project assignments

18 months training

  • Contribution to challenging topics and shaping our future
  • Opportunity to take first own responsibility in a multinational company
  • Enhancement of technical knowledge, business understanding and soft skills

Professional mentoring

  • Experienced business mentor consultations
  • Opportunity to build a global network
  • 6 months individual coaching program
  • Supervision by Human Resources

International environment

  • Work in intercultural and diverse teams
  • Holistic understanding of management of an international company
  • Assignment in another country

Your qualifications

  • Academic degree and internship experience 
  • International experience
  • Team player and intercultural sensitivity
  • High self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills incl. fluency in English and German languages

What's in it for you

  • Help to decide your further future and career planning
  • Access to top leaders and management
  • Development of your management skills
  • Individual coaching
  • Practical and hands-on experience

Are you ready to accelerate your career?

If you are equally excited as we are, press the button to see our current available trainee positions.

We're looking forward to your online application - attach your cover letter indicating why you wish to be a part of Kongsberg Automotive and why you would be the best candidate, your CV in English and a recommendation letter from your Professor/ University. You will hear from us within 3 days of receiving your application.