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ABB Australia launches graduate program

ABB Australia, global power and automation technology group has re-launched its Graduate Program in order to recruit and develop the future leaders of ABB.

The Program provides an opportunity for Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Graduates to join a global company and experience four months overseas, in the first two years of employment.

Further training, mentoring and learning opportunities are also provided. Applications close on the 30 April 2008.

John Gaskell, ABB Australia CEO says “ABB’s Graduate Program was introduced in 2005 in order to recruit and develop the future leaders of ABB.

In line with ABB’s global focus on the promotion and development of young talent, our graduate program offers excellent development opportunities within a unique multi cultural environment.”

“Throughout their rotations, graduates are constantly given the opportunity to test their skills and to learn from, and impress business managers across the organisation.

“Our graduates have been given a variety of challenges and accountabilities and the results both for the business and for the individuals so far have been outstanding. Once at the end of the 2 year rotation program our graduates are hot property for the business,” Gaskell said.

“Our Senior Leadership Team has a vested interest in the growth and development of our young talent and we look forward to the continued success of the program,” he added.

According to ABB, benefits of joining the program include:

  • Accommodation and travel costs are taken care of when graduates are required to work interstate and overseas saving them the time and hassles of trying to find suitable accommodation.
  • Graduates will also be given a laptop and other necessary equipment when they start to ensure that they can travel with ease.

Graduates will have the opportunity to attend several training courses including:

  • ABB Leadership Challenge
  • Maura Fay Winning Presentations workshop
  • Effective Time Management Course
  • Safety Leadership Training
  • Technical and product specific training courses
  • Finance for Business Managers
  • Online training courses

Successful graduates in the disciplines of Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics must be eligible to work in Australia, have demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration abilities, be adaptable to change and display excellent communication skills.

For more information please contact:

ABB Australia

Sarah Willemsen HR Coordinator

Phone: (03) 8544 0148



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