ABB Global and Local Trainee Programs



Location (s):

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Worldwide


Are you ready to take on the world's energy problems? Or solve the financial and IT challenges we face as one of the world's technology pioneers? Are you ready to lead?


Every year, some of the brightest and most talented graduates from all over the world start our global trainee programs. Each of our six programs combines on-the-job and formal training with up to four assignments in two or three countries over 18-24 months.

You will get the exposure you would expect from a global leader, experienced mentors, supportive colleagues and the freedom to take your career where you want.

All you need, in fact, to create a lasting legacy for the business, for society and for yourself.

The application process

You can find all open positions on our careers website. Search for trainee vacancies and apply online. For application requirements – such as work permits, languages, etc. – please refer to the job posting and the relevant program page.

The recruitment process typically involves interviews, an assessment center and an online English test.

Applicants invited for an interview will receive additional information about the next steps.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for recent graduates with:

  • A global mindset and desire for an international career
  • A mature and responsible personality
  • Persistence and drive
  • Team spirit
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas 
  • Good communication and social skills

For requirements such as work permits or specific language skills, please refer to the local job posting.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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