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Hilti

Graduate Engineering Leadership Development Programme
£32,000 + £7,500 OTE
Location Manchester
Starts ASAP
Deadline 31 Oct 2021

Join our Graduate Engineering Leadership Development Programme

We’re looking for the next generation of high-performing, post-graduate technical talents to take our company forward.

Location: Manchester

What you will be doing

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry, and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

What's the role?

We’re looking for the next generation of high-performing, post-graduate technical talents to take our company forward. This is a management development programme like no other, spanning multiple years and with international exposure and real responsibility from day one.​

We’re seeking civil, structural or mechanical engineering graduates with commercial acumen and an interest in an international career. 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. As you perform and develop, we will provide the coaching you need to step into a leadership role within Hilti, whether that’s in the UK or internationally.

Please note that we will be closing our application window on 31 October 2021 and you will receive further communication from us throughout early November 2021.

What does the role involve?

We are offering a multi-year programme where you’ll step out from your area of technical expertise and broaden your skillset, with lots of exposure to senior management. It’s fast paced and challenging, but we’ll closely coach and mentor you.

To make you the best leader you can be at Hilti, you need hands-on experience of how we operate, so you’ll spend the first two years learning our business from the ground up, either as a direct sales account manager or a field engineer. No two days are the same but you’ll spend most of your time visiting our customers, wherever they’re busy working, to find out how we can help them. You could find yourself on construction sites or in offices and warehouses. You need to happy to get your hands dirty as this is a really hands-on job.

You’ll be rolling up your sleeves to demonstrate some of the most pioneering products in the industry, along with all the services and after-care that come with the Hilti name. You’ll be nurturing relationships with warm and responsive customers and helping them find the most innovative and cost-efficient solutions for their needs.

At the same time, you will benefit from close mentoring from a Sales or Marketing Director and will undertake many leadership courses at our award-winning training centre in Manchester to ensure we are preparing you for the demands of a leadership role. You’ll also complete a project with the rest of your cohort along the way.

Once you land in the business after the initial two years your development accelerates – there are opportunities across engineering management, product development and technical marketing, as well as a chance to work abroad if that’s of interest. From there, you will follow your interests to build your career across sales, marketing or engineering, with a defined path to a director role.

What you will have

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.

You are a 2021 or 2022 graduate in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering
You have extracurricular activities (clubs and societies, start-ups, work experience in parallel with study)
You have a high interest and passion for innovation – you’re an early adopter of technology
You need to be curious, energised by learning and an instigator of change – you don’t settle for the status quo
You connect the dots and have excellent problem-solving skills
You enjoy forming connections with others, building networks and inspiring those around you
You are self-motivated and driven to achieve your goals – you’re always challenging yourself to go further
You have an international outlook and ideally an interest in working abroad (if you speak another language that’s a bonus but English is our business language and the only pre-requisite)
  • What you we offer

  • We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a reward package that reflects this. Some of our benefits 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

    We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Learn more about Hilti

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