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Engineering Leadership Development Programme - the ultimate Graduate program for engineering talents

  • Sweden, Skåne län, Sweden / Sweden, Stockholms län, Sweden / Sweden, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
  • Engineering
  • Early Careers
  • 34707
  • Apply Now

What's the role

Are you a civil, structural, or mechanical engineering graduate with a commercial mindset looking for your next challenge? Do you want to get your career off to a flying start and be part of a fast-paced Global organization, where you have the autonomy to make decisions and drive business results? This might be just the right Graduate program for you!

We’re looking for the next generation of high-performing, post-graduate technical talents to take our company forward. This is a management development program like no other, spanning multiple years and with international exposure and real responsibility from day one - majority of our leadership roles are filled internally.

Please note that we will be closing our application window on 3 January 2023 and we are holding our assessment centre in February 2023.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry and beyond.
-Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future,
-Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 international locations, carrying right into our lives and homes,
-Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

What does the role involve?

We are offering a multi-year program where you’ll step out from your area of technical expertise and broaden your skillset, with lots of exposure to senior management. It’s fast paced and challenging, but we’ll closely coach and mentor you. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the biggest construction projects whilst at the same time receiving world-class training and development to take your career to the next level. As you perform and develop, we will provide the coaching you need to step into a leadership role within Hilti, whether that’s in Sweden or internationally.

To make you the best leader you can be at Hilti, you need hands-on experience of how we operate, so you’ll spend the first two years learning our business from the ground up, either as a direct sales account manager or a field engineer. No two days are the same, but you’ll spend most of your time visiting our customers, wherever they’re busy working, to find out how we can help them. You could find yourself on construction sites or in offices and warehouses. You need to be happy to get your hands dirty as this is a really hands-on job.

You’ll be rolling up your sleeves to demonstrate some of the most pioneering products in the industry, along with all the services and after-care that come with the Hilti name. You’ll be nurturing relationships with warm and responsive customers and helping them find the most innovative and cost-efficient solutions for their needs.

At the same time, you will benefit from close mentoring from a Sales or Marketing Director and will undertake many leadership courses at our award-winning training centre in Manchester to ensure we are preparing you for the demands of a leadership role. You’ll also complete a project on another international location with the rest of your cohort along the way.

Once you land in the business after the initial two years your development accelerates – there are opportunities across engineering management, product development and technical marketing, as well as a chance to work abroad if that’s of interest. From there, you will follow your interests to build your career across sales, marketing or engineering, with a defined path to a director role.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally. Hilti Sweden is proud to be ranked #1 in Great Place to Work – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a reward package that reflects this. Some of our benefits include:

  • Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
  • Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
  • Pension qualifying bonus
  • Paid leave to work on charitable projects
  • Competitive health care allowance through Benify which also gives you great shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
  • Company vehicle and fuel card

What you need is:

  • 2022 or 2023 graduate in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering
  • Extracurricular activities (clubs and societies, start-ups, work experience in parallel with study)
  • High interest and passion for innovation – you’re an early adopter of technology
  • You enjoy forming connections with others, building networks and inspiring those around you
  • You need to be curious, energized by learning and an instigator of change – you don’t settle for the status quo
  • You connect the dots and have excellent problem-solving skills
  • You’re self-motivated and driven to achieve your goals – you’re always challenging yourself to go further
  • International outlook and ideally an interest in working abroad (if you speak another language that’s a bonus but English and Swedish in mandatory)

Who should apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.


Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds.

If you need any support with your application please contact sara.henriksson@hilti.com.

Once you're in the formal process, there will be a group assessment centre held in Manchester, UK in February 2023.

If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.

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Working in sales at Hilti is focused on building strong and trusted relationships with our customers.

Working in sales at Hilti is focused on building strong and trusted relationships with our customers.

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