ABB Discovery & early talent programs
Learn, network, grow

Many talented colleagues have launched their careers through ABB's early talent programs. Do you want to become one of them? Learn more and kick-off your story with us!

​​​​​​​ABB early talent programs
Structured earl​​​​​​​y talent programs are a great way to start your career in our global company. Be it with rotations, mentorships or additional soft skills trainings - ABB offers different options, from the ABB Discovery program, to the Global Early Talent Program.
At the local level some business specific programs may be active - check out our job search to explore further!

ABB Discovery

Our business-driven rotational early talent program
How is it structured?
The program is 18-24 months divided into 3 or 4 rotations. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore different teams and roles, learning more as you advance. 
Potential roles include sales, project management, operations, lean manufacturing, supply chain, service and many more.
A great mix of experiences
A great mix of experiences
This program is the perfect blend of challenging and diverse tasks, social and networking activities and soft/hard-skills trainings.
At ABB, we want you to grow and contribute to your team, and we support you all the way.
The program is activated at country level and you will start your journey together with other participants. Starting dates vary by country.
Who should apply?
Applicants are graduates (bachelor's or master's depending on the program target) of various disciplines, from electrical, industrial and mechatronic engineering
​​​​​​​to software, just to name a few.
There are many good reasons to apply - be it for the network, the high quality of peers in the program or the inspiring tasks you will be assigned.

Frequently asked questions

ABB Global Robotics & Discrete Automation Trainee Program

Interested in human-machine collaboration or machine automation? 
Our Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area might be the place
​​​​​​​for you!

Program structure

Writing your story as a global Robotics trainee means that within a 18 to 24-months program you run through different assignments. After finishing the program you will start in your permanent position. 
In the first 2 to 4 weeks you get to know the team in your home country. Additionally, you will spend another 8 to 10 weeks in Shanghai to learn more about the global business area. 
Assignment I
During the first assignment you will stay in your home country, completing a 9 to 12 months experience. You will work within a specific function and assigned to a project. You will also receive dedicated leadership training. 
Assignment II
Your second assignment takes you abroad for another 6 to 9 months. 
In your host country you will again work in a function or on a specific project. 

​​​​​​​Look behind the scenes

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Excelle Program

Your talent deserves opportunity. Excelle is for young women in our early talent programs looking to grow their professional profile and skill set.

Global Early Talent Program

Opportunities in finance or information systems.​​​​​​​
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