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What is a high potential program?
Most large corporations have career development tracks they describe as "high-potential" programs, designed to offer special development experiences to those with the greatest potential to advance within the organization. These programs are usually targeted to those who have graduated within the last 2 years, and they allow the new employee to get an expanded view of the company's challenges, visions, and culture. Employees are typically assigned to several different positions over the course of the two years they are in the program.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine has compiled a list of these programs:
Note: Please send an email to John Fritsch if you know of other high-potential programs to add, or if you see any information that needs to be updated.
|COMPANY||DESCRIPTION||PROGRAM||CONTACT EMAIL||APPLICATION DEADLINES||WEBSITE|
||The world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys transforms a large variety of minerals into high value specialty products for the industry using sophisticated technical processes.||Direct Entry Graduate (DEG)||Send an email||Any Time||Click Here|
|Alstom company is the world leader in integrated power plants for the production of electricity and air quality control systems. Alstom has solutions for all energy sources (coal, gas, nuclear, fuel-oil, hydropower, wind) and is a leader in innovative technologies for the protection of the environment (reduction of CO2 emissions, elimination of pollutant emissions). The Group is also developing CO2 capture processes and has integrated this technology in pilot plants in Germany and USA..||Engineering Graduate Scheme||Send an email||Mid April||Click Here|
||ArcelorMittal is the world's number one steel company, with 310,000 employees in more than 60 countries. It has led the consolidation of the world steel industry and today ranks as the only truly global steelmaker. It is the leader in all major global markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. The Group leads in R&D and technology, holds sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and operates extensive distribution networks.||Send an email||TBA||Click Here|
|BMW||The BMW Group – one of Germany’s largest industrial companies – is one of the most successful car and motorcycle manufacturers in the world. With BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group owns three of the strongest premium brands in the automobile industry||The BMW Group Graduate Program||Send an email||31th October for start 1st April or 12th May for start 1st October||Click Here|
|Bombardier||A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada.||Graduate Program||Send an email||30th April||Click Here|
|Bosch||The name Bosch is closely associated with the automotive industry. But Bosch is not just famous for automotive technology products like gasoline, diesel and chassis systems and car electronics. Bosch also supplies many other products and services, including industrial technology, power tools, security solutions and household appliances.||Graduate Specialist Program||Send an email||21st December||Click Here|
|BP||BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.||Euro Graduate Program||From september||Click Here|
|Delcam||Delcam is a world-leading developer of advanced CADCAM software, with more than 40,000 customers in over 80 countries. Our systems are used to solve complex product design and manufacturing problems in a variety of industries ranging from Automotive and Aerospace all the way through to Medical and Dental.||Graduate Software Engineer||Send an email||30th April||Click Here|
|Electricity North West||"Electricity North West owns, operates and maintains the North West’s electricity distribution network, connecting 2.4 million properties, and more than 5 million people in the region to the National Grid.
ENW own one of the original 14 regulated electricity distribution networks in England, Wales and Scotland and are regulated by Ofgem - the Office of the gas and electricity markets."
|Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme||26th Apr||Click Here|
||Exxon Mobil Corporation is the world's leading publicly-owned energy company and it, or its affiliated companies, operates facilities or markets products in most of the world's countries. ExxonMobil's business in the UK is conducted through individual operating companies.||Graduate Scheme||Send an email||TBA||Click Here|
||Serving global markets for over 30 years, GE Capital Real Estate is a leading global commercial real estate investment company. GE Real Estate's portfolio is approximately $85 billion, as of January 1, 2009. It has debt and equity activities in North America, Europe and Asia and we are currently launching a global investment management unit||Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP)||TBA||Click Here|
||Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company. Our core focus is on catalysis, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technology. As a FTSE 100 business that’s been voted one of Management Today’s most admired companies, we have a great deal to offer – both to graduates and the millions of people whose quality of life we help to improve.||Engineering Graduate Scheme||Send an email||TBA||Click Here|
||MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. MBDA has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%), and is the first truly integrated European defence company.||Engineering Graduate Program||Send an email||TBA||Click Here|
||Philips is more than just a company name – it’s a brand that promises an experience to people. Whether it was lighting lives in 1891 when we introduced our first incandescent light bulb, to saving lives with the HeartStart defibrillator, people have always been at the heart of Philips.||Leadership Talent Identification and Business Courses||TBA||Click Here|
||Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.||"Professional Excellence program and
Leadership Development program"
|UK Programs 11 January and US Fall semester for direct hires and co-ops and intern in the spring||Click Here|
|Safran Landing Systems
||Safran Landing Systems supplies equipment, systems and services to an extensive range of customers and aircraft programs. With its headquarters in France, it operates across 20 sites in Europe, the Americas and Asia||Graduate Development Scheme||TBA||Click Here|
||Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas services.||Graduate Program||TBA||Click Here|
||Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Its headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands and the parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.||Shell Graduate Programme||TBA||Click Here|
||Siemens is active in around 190 regions, occupying leading market and technology positions worldwide with its business activities in the Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors||Siemens Graduate Program (SGP)||Send an email||differ from country to country||Click Here|
||The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.||European Graduate Program (EGP)||Send an email||Every year from November to January||Click Here|
||The fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer, Total operates in more than 130 countries and has 96 104 employees.||Graduate Development Program||Send an email||From October||Click Here|
||Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. We develop high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments.||Graduate Program||Send an email||January||Click Here|
|Virgin Media||Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.The company’s cable network – the result of a multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 100Mb, and recently announced plans to upgrade the entire network to roll-out top speeds of 120Mb over the next 18 months.||The Virgin Media Graduate program||Send an email||TBA||Click Here|