NKT International Trainee Program - Technology & Innovation (m/f/d)

    • Category: Engineering
    • Location: Cologne, DE

    Start your career with power!

    Are you ready to make your contribution to the green transformation and the creation of a sustainable society? Have you just graduated or are you about to graduate?

    We are looking for new talents to join our trainee program and accompany us on our journey to a greener world. Are you in?

    What to expect

    The NKT trainee program starts at the beginning of September 2023 and lasts 12 months. Your home base is in Cologne (Chempark). This production site has several state-of-the-art production lines for manufacturing high-voltage cables, a leading research and development (R&D) department and a large AC and DC electrical test laboratory.

    Your ambitions determine which departments you get to know during the trainee program. Are you interested in research? Our development department is looking forward to your support. You want to understand production from the ground up? We'll provide you with work clothes and get to work on the machine! Other possible stations in the program could be: The high-voltage testing laboratory, the internal manufacturing engineering department, production planning, product management, sales, etc. During the program, you will participate in a high-profile project with other trainees, sponsored by management.

    The program includes a total of four job rotation blocks, one of which is organised internationally. During the different rotations, you will take responsibility for clearly defined tasks and help us solve defined problems. Together with your manager, you will decide which stay abroad best rounds off your trainee year and offers you the best conditions for a further career at NKT.

    We are looking for freshly graduated (or prospective) talents

    • with a Master's degree in electrical engineering, power engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, mechanical engineering or similar.
    • who have a high level of technical interest and are keen to acquire new knowledge and skills.
    • for whom the ability to work in a team is not a foreign concept and who are willing to share solutions, skills and experience.
    • who are analytical problem solvers, take a high degree of responsibility and have excellent communication skills. 

    In addition, you have excellent written and spoken German and English skills. You have a permanent work permit for Germany or citizenship of DE/EU/CH/NO.

    The recruitment process

    NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work.

    If you have any questions about our trainee program or your application, please do not hesitate to contact our HR Business Partners Nadine Froitzheim-Laatz, Nadine.Froitzheim-Laatz@nkt.com, or Yasmin Böhme, Yasmin.Boehme@nkt.com. Please note that we cannot accept applications by email due to GDPR regulations.


    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Learn more about NKT, our solutions, current projects and our trainee programme under the following links:

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    About NKT

    Join a diverse and international team of experts developing the power cable technology of the future, focusing on deeper seas, lower losses and higher performance. The technology department leads the company's research and development programme, including materials development, and operates some of the most advanced high-voltage testing centres in the industry. NKT also operates a technology consulting centre in Sweden, where technical experts and scientists support the industry worldwide with cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations.

    NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com

    What we offer:

    Remote work possibilities

    Flexible working hours

    Strong safety culture

    Exciting career development opportunities

    Global company & Scandinavian culture

    Hightech industry environment

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