Management Trainee Program

Management Trainee Program

Kongsberg Automotive is the perfect place to start your career

Graduates will be offered a challenging job, with cross functional training and a well structured personal development plan

 

Our vision "enhancing the driving experience", drives everything we do. It ensures we are an innovative and efficient company who goes beyond the expectations of our global customers.

You could be part of the Kongsberg Automotive team and help us achieve this and more. The trainee program will help you develop and take a larger, more responsible role within our company.

The two year management trainee program is designed to develop graduates, both professionally and personally, to work in the global automotive industry. Graduates will be offered a challenging job, with cross functional training and a well structured personal development plan.

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The two year trainee program is designed to develop young graduates, both professionally and personally, to work in the global automotive industry.

 

Our management trainee program provides candidates with valuable knowledge and experience to increase their technical and professional skills, as well as business understanding. After completing the program, our trainees will have excellent international career opportunities within KA.

We believe in recognizing the talent of our graduates. In fact, many of our former trainees currently fill key positions in KA and we continue to encourage talented people to join our team.

Program structure

All our trainees are offered permanent employment in Kongsberg Automotive. At the start of the program we will select one of the following disciplines to be your ‘home-base’ during your training:

The selection will be done based on your experience, interest and business requirements of Kongsberg Automotive.

The first year of the program is designed to provide you with in-depth expertise in your “home-base” discipline and your direct manager will be your coach. During this period you will also have sole responsibility for a project, in addition to many other practical challenges.

Together with fellow trainees, you will be given an introduction into other departments and business areas with training seminars and meetings. You will also have monthly meetings with your trainee coordinator, an experienced manager who will follow you throughout the program.

Towards the end of the first year, you will observe management meetings and participate in the strategy seminar for your business area.

In your second trainee year, you will receive cross-functional training through workshops and meetings with mangers from all business areas:

 This will provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of our business.

Also throughout the second year, knowledge-transfer from our experienced management and specialists will play an important role in the program. You will have the opportunity to meet with our CEO, CFO plus many other senior managers. These meetings will provide you with an important network for your future career in Kongsberg Automotive.

At the end of the trainee program you will do a work-experience placement at a plant abroad. This will be an opportunity for you to work, live and learn about another culture and country.

Individual Development Plan

All through the trainee program you will be provided with an individual development plan and receive guidance on how to develop yourself as a person.

You will be assigned a mentor, who will help with you with professional development in the role you fill during your time as trainee, as well as utilizing the possibilities that the traineeship offers. Your mentor will be a director or senior manager with long experience and a solid network within Kongsberg Automotive.

Become a KA Management Trainee today!

The trainee program begins in August / September every year in a number of Kongsberg Automotive locations and countries.

Our people
Martin Jonsson, Senior Manager Programs & Sales
I use the learnings from my time as a trainee every day

Martin Jonsson, Senior Manager Programs & Sales

Our people
Ninib Elias, Key Account Manager
The trainee program has opened many doors for me in Kongsberg Automotive; doors that I normally would not have had easy access to

Ninib Elias, Key Account Manager