Graduate Programmes

ABB SA: Graduate in Training Programme 2020

ABB South Africa is now looking for fresh and talented graduates who will be interested in sending their application in order to join the company’s Graduate in Training programme.

ABB, or ASEA Brown Bowen, is a multinational conglomerate with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The company deals primarily in power, robotics, heavy electrical equipment, power grids, automation and more. ABB is a global Fortune 500 company and has been so for over two decades. The company operates in about 100 countries with close to 120,000 employees.

The Group started its South African operations in 1992, and now employs close to a total of 2,500 people in its sites in Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company offers a number of programmes in order to expand its pool of talented workforce. One of such programmes is its yearly offering of the ABB Graduate in Training Programme.

ABB Graduate in Training Programme 2020

ABB’s Graduate in Training Programmes are designed using the 70:20:10 system in Learning and Development. This means the programmes observe and apply the concept that learning is of three different types and is 70% Hands-on, 20% Asking Questions and 10% Classroom. The programmes also equip interns with soft skills that allow them to create their own identity and connect easily with co-workers.

In addition to soft skills, the programmes also teach equally important technical skills (hard skills). As interns, they have access to industry professionals, learn about ABB products via its online Learning Management system and classroom training. Interns will also be working hands-on with various ABB products and systems.

Who should apply?

In order to qualify for consideration, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must hold a degree in any of the following areas of discipline
    • Marketing or Communication
    • Human Resources
    • Finance or Accounting
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • With excellent problem solving, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Highly creative, resourceful and innovative

What is the selection process?

ABB’s recruitment and selection processes vary from country to country depending on existing laws and practices. However, the company puts great weight in skills relevant to the job as well as experience while ensuring transparency and fairness for all candidates.

  • Determine the open position and advertise
  • Perform the initial selection
  • Conduct the first interview
  • Hire and onboard

How do I apply?

Candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements and would like to push through the selection process can start`by creating an applicant profile on the ABB job portal. Click here to get started.

Use ZA73761097_E1 as the reference code to easily pull up the advert.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 06 March 2020.

Contact Information

For enquiries, click on the link to access the company’s FAQ page.

Click the link to view the advert in PDF format.

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