Although we encourage and expect you to take an active role in your career management once you join us, we provide a strong learning and support network for you right from the start and throughout your time with us on the programme and beyond.
Once you’ve had your formal induction at the start of the programme, most of the learning will take place through rotational assignments on the programme:
- 3 x 12 month followed by 1 x 24 month assignments for our engineering graduates
- 3 x 12 month assignments for our commercial and PhD graduates
Dependant on the areas of the business and the jobs you will be performing in those assignments, you will be offered a wide range of internal technical courses to build your professional experience. Your interpersonal and leadership skills will be enhanced via the annual programme workshops. Giving you not only opportunities to build on your communication, influencing and teamworking skills, but also for the European graduates to come together in one location and strengthen their network.
Your allocated business mentor right from the start of the programme, together with your placement manager and Graduate Programme team, will guide you through your chartership (for our Mechanical, Chemical, Controls and Electrical engineering graduates) and assignment choices to reach your best potential with us. Outside of formal learning environments and interventions, you will learn a lot about yourself when you are experiencing a different culture by living and working in another country as part of your programme. Our Graduate Committee is also heavily involved in the graduates’ development and is an integral part of the programme’s success.
Of course your learning does not stop on the programme. Once you are in your first permanent job after successful completion of the programme, our Air Products University is an integral part of our employees’ ongoing development which provides technical and soft-skills structured programmes and tools to help progress further.