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ABB Graduate Program developing future engineering leaders

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article image ABB’s Drives Systems Engineer, Laura de Leon gained valuable experience working on the Welzow-Sud open-pit mine located in Germany during her overseas rotation with the graduate program in 2010

ABB Australia  announces the call for applications from highly motivated and adaptable engineering graduates to join ABB’s 2013 Graduate Program. ABB, a world-leading power and automation technology group aims to develop future leaders for the organisation through the program.  

Offering extensive travel opportunities, ABB’s Graduate Program is designed to give engineering graduates a broad range of experiences and a good foundation in areas from engineering design to commissioning and service activities.  

Axel Kuhr, country manager for ABB in Australia explains that the high demand for skills, driven by the rapid growth of the resources and renewable energy sectors makes it essential for the organisation to invest in programs to develop the engineering leaders of the future.  

He adds that companies such as Western Power, Rio Tinto and Queensland Gas Company rely on ABB’s technology to increase the production capacity and energy efficiency of their projects. This graduate program ensures ABB maintains its position as a leading engineering solutions provider.  

ABB’s 2-year Graduate Program comprises of specifically designed assignments to give graduates a good foundation in a range of engineering and business areas.  

An exciting opportunity for Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics graduates to join a global company, the Graduate Program also includes a four-month overseas rotation towards the end.  

Participants in the 2012 Graduate Program worked on projects in Finland, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom and United States of America.   

According to Rod Bush, human resources manager for ABB in Australia, the program includes possible interstate relocation with excellent learning and development opportunities alongside leadership and mentoring programs, together with invaluable first-hand industry exposure and training forming an important part of the program.  

Graduates will also attend business related training courses on time management, safety, presentation delivery, leadership skills and product training on leading-edge technologies.  

Successful graduates in the disciplines of Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics must be Australian Citizens, New Zealanders or have permanent residency, and must demonstrate leadership, teamwork and collaboration abilities, be adaptable to change and display excellent communication skills.

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