Graduate Programmes

ABB Graduate in Training Programme South Africa

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 in Modderfontein 2019

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

Career Options

Interns who successfully pass ABB’s graduate programmes will have a strong chance of being offered permanent employment pending satisfaction of other criteria for the position.

Requirements or Eligibility

Listed below are the ABB Graduate in Training Programmes’ minimum requirements:

  • Obtained 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
  • Excellent problem solving, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Highly creative, resourceful and innovative

How to Apply

Applicants who are eligible to apply are required to follow the application process listed below:

  • Go to ABB’s career’s page and click the red “Apply” button
  • Create a profile and log in
  • Be sure to upload a copy of your academic records
  • Only applications submitted via the Career page will be reviewed

Click the below link to access the ABB Career page:

Opening and Closing Dates

Deadline of submission of applications is on 24 January 2019.

Contact Information

Refer to the information below for questions about the graduate programme:

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