Looking for a graduate job?
Join our Global Management Development Program
You will have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s biggest construction projects whilst at the same time receiving world-class training and development to take your career to the next level.
Location: Various locations
What you will be doing
We’re looking for the next generation of high-performing, multi-lingual, post-graduate talents to take our company forward. Hilti Outperformer is a global management development program like no other, with real responsibility from day one.
Hilti Outperformer is a two-year program, where you’ll quickly be involved in a range of international projects, with lots of exposure to senior management. It’s fast paced and challenging, but we’ll closely coach and mentor you. The program is split into four main stages of work:
• 12 months as an account manager or field engineer in GB.
• 3 months on an operational project at the national headquarters in Manchester. It could be logistics, HR, finance, marketing or engineering.
• 6 months on a strategic project at regional headquarters in Manchester, GB.
• 3 months on an international project outside the region. If you’ve come from a mature market, you’ll work in an emerging market, and vice versa.
We want your thirst to learn, courage to challenge and desire to improve things, including yourself.
93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.
What you have
With the Hilti Outperformer program, you will have an accelerated career towards a commercial leadership role. 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.
What you need is:
You have recently graduated, or you’re preparing to graduate in 2020, with a Master’s degree or PhD. Your degree is likely to be in business management, finance or engineering, but we’ll consider subjects like economics, politics or international studies if you can prove you have a mind for our business.
You have spent at least three months, in a professional environment, like an internship, apprenticeship or work experience, or have just started your career and want an opportunity where you can perform well and progress.
You are multilingual – at least fluent in English and at least one other language – and you’ve gained international experience during your work or studies abroad.
You are curious and committed, a flexible team player with good communication and social skills. You’re a global thinker, interested in general management topics, keen for intercultural experiences and opportunities working abroad.
What we offer
Show us what you can do and, in return, we promise you the experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to work internationally, and a fast-track career in global senior management with an unlimited contract. You’ll also take part in some fascinating courses and events:
• Leadership development program – a comprehensive learning journey with IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a qualification from IMD.
• Business management training – individual training at Hilti. A focus on behavioral profiles, personal strengths, leadership styles and communication skills.
• Global summit – 4-5 days at our global headquarters in Liechtenstein. A look at the way global business units function, plus soft skills like situational leadership and international teamwork.
• Social project – 7-8 days ‘building a better future’. A hands-on and hugely impactful community project, like our recent house building for displaced refugees in Bosnia.
We really value our people and we’ve worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:
• Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
• Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
• 6% employer pension contributions
• Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
• 33 days’ holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
• Paid leave to work on charitable projects
• Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
How to apply
Click through the ‘Apply Now’ button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a few short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you’ll be invited to complete a short video interview.
Once you’re in the formal process – you will be asked to complete a number of short online assessments and then a telephone interview with our Regional Talent Manager. From there you will attend a first interview with a member of the GB leadership team, a day-in-the-life ‘field ride’ to give you a real feel for the job and finally the assessment centre on the 28th February. We’ll also pay your expenses if you have to travel to meet us.
Application deadline: 5th January 2020. We will continuously review incoming applications.
Interviews: December 2019 and January 2020
Assessment Centre: 27th and 28th February 2020 - located in Manchester, UK
If you need any support with your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Hilti
We design and manufacture leading-edge technology, software and services, which power the professional construction industry.
What we do
Everyday our technologies support awe-inspiring feats of engineering around the world from the famous bullet train in Japan to tunnels deep under some of the largest cities on earth.
We’re a one-stop shop for building, worldwide. We create technologies, software and services, which clearly stand out from the rest. We run our own research and design labs, working with top technical universities and partners, all over the world. We make our own products in Hilti factories and with external partners, making sure all our products match the same high quality and standards.
Show us what you're made of
We regularly assess our emerging talent within the business via Development Centre to give them exposure to leaders across the organisation and to feedback into their development plans. People who join Hilti share a certain mind-set. They’re driven and hard-working, and they excel at giving their best for our customers. In return, they enjoy an incredibly varied and dynamic career. Many of our people have been with us for 20 or 30 years - testament to how much we value and reward their contribution.
We like to give back to our employees
On joining you will benefit from our award winning sales and product training, spending a minimum of 3 weeks at our cutting edge training facility. We host a kick-off event every January for 2 days in Manchester city centre, to celebrate the successes of the previous year and refocus on the year ahead. We offer an Employee assistance program, a mentor scheme, employee benefits portal and a very generous referral program.
At HQ we also have the Summer Garden party and Christmas party for you to enjoy. This is on top of pub quiz nights, sports teams, sponsored charity events including the Great Manchester Run and opportunities to volunteer time during the work day for charities such as WellChild.
Our core values are integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.
We're committed to your career development
We have a regular and clear development process for all our people, with everyone at Hilti having a yearly development conversation. There are opportunities for further training and development (both internally and externally) to enhance your career combined with an emerging talent strategy which is used to develop our leaders of the future. This supports 80% of Hilti’s leadership positions being filled internally.
Alongside a competitive base salary all of our positions come with a bonus scheme and full benefits package which include vehicle (for all sales roles), private healthcare, life assurance, generous pension contributions, 33 days holiday (inc bank holidays), option to purchase up to an additional 5 days