Rotation through different departments within the company is a central element of the Graduate Program. This will be your chance to gain an overview of the organization, build up a network, and glimpse horizons beyond your own special area. In each six-month module, we will make you responsible for a technical or business-related project, depending on your field of study and interest. Trainees are not obliged to follow a predefined path or specific modules, but there will be a clear focus on one of your strengths, be it R&D, process engineering, or business studies.
You will spend a total of about 15 days in seminars or workshops, improving your personal skills. These might include career- and self-management, project management, cultural awareness, and problem-solving techniques. Or something completely different. The content will be defined by your needs. During this time, you will meet other program participants as well as key stakeholders. You will learn more about Clariant’s mission, vision, our values and organization.
During the various modules, you will be assigned to different projects. We will encourage you to take responsibility for these projects and work closely with your colleagues from other areas. Your involvement in day-to-day business will give you an in-depth insight into your department or business unit. Your line manager will coach you, provide feedback, and keep track of your development.
A member of senior management will be your mentor, advising you and lending a guiding hand as regards questions or concerns about your career or projects. After each module, you will have a feedback session with your supervisor, where the main focus will be on your progress and development.
Your time abroad
For six months, you will live and work in a country that is very different from your own. This will not only expand your intercultural experience, but also help you to build an international network within Clariant. Your specialization will usually determine the location chosen for the time you spend abroad.