The Programme at a glance
During the 20-months programme you will be working on 3 challenging work assignments. Firstly you will be working out of your home country for 8 months. Then you will work abroad at two further locations within Europe for 6 months each, before taking up a challenging position in your home country or somewhere else within Europe.
Our employees are proud of what they do and we would like you to experience this by placing you in different functions of our core business (Operations, Sales & Marketing, Supply). By this you will have the opportunity to get to know our business from various angles and by the end of the programme we will discuss jointly where you can apply your strengths for our company best.
From the first day when you join our European Graduate Programme you will be a permanent employee of The Linde Group.
Read on to find out more about our programme’s highlights!
Starting in a new company provides a lot of learning opportunities. To support your onboarding into our company a broad network is available to you:
Your line manager is your dedicated point of contact to discuss your tasks and objectives once you start in your new role.
A dedicated buddy is at your side to informally introduce you to our company culture, to share his/her experiences and to answer many more questions you find not appropriate to ask your line manager.
Right at the beginning we will invite you together with all newly hired Graduates from all over Europe to a central Graduate onboarding event. This event will foster your understanding about our company, our company culture and the European Graduate Programme. You will meet your mentor and you have the possibility to use this event to form a relationship with your Graduate colleagues from other locations.
Challenging work assignments
Learning-on-the-job is a major element of people development – thus the programme offers challenging work assignments.
To develop a good understanding of our business you will be assigned to our core business functions. We want you to know how we are developing relationships with our customers and how our supply chain and the production processes work. As part of growing into our business you will lead and work on business specific projects and you will be involved in day-to-day topics of the specific function you are assigned to. However, we also expect you to take the chance to make the most out of your assignment – understand how the function / your project is interfacing with other functions, how you can contribute to achieving the objectives of your assigned business function and how it contributes to the overall Linde strategy.
Mentoring is another central element of the programme allowing you to fully unfold your potential. A senior business leader will mentor you during the entire European Graduate Programme and will give advice to plan your future career at the end of the programme.
Asking the right questions for you to come to a conclusion yourself is a key skill of your mentor. He/she will challenge you during your mentor-mentee relationship, but will also support your development, by providing key contacts and/or insights into our culture. Take the lead and make the most of your mentor-mentee relationship right from the start.
Our tailored training curriculum will ensure that you will have grown by the end of the programme not only professionally, but also personally.
A Project Management and Change Management training will support your approach to manage your projects right from the start, while a training curriculum on leadership fundamentals will lay the foundation for a future leadership career in our company.