​​Global Trainee Program – Outperformer Operations Track

Full time Position

Schaan, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, France, Italy

Published on June 21, 2024

  • Contract

    Full time Position

  • Locations

    Schaan, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, France, Italy

  • Start date

    November 2024

  • Study level

    Master level or equivalent

  • Remote working


What’s the role? 

​​We are on the lookout for the next generation of leaders in Operations (After Market Service, Global Manufacturing) and you can be part of it. As a high-performing and post-graduate talent, you can think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to complex problems. We encourage you to question the status quo and share your ideas on how we can continuously improve our ways of working. Your curiosity and hunger for problem-solving can help us better our operational processes and make a difference in the world of construction. ​ 

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in 11 years, Hilti has been recognized by Great Place to Work as a top employer. Founded in 1941 by the Hilti brothers, we have over 120 locations globally with 33,000 team members. We offer innovative solutions for the construction industry, emphasizing a passionate, inclusive team and a performance-driven culture. A substantial amount of our profit goes to the Hilti Foundation, promoting societal growth and sustainable impact.  

What does the role involve? 

​​Hilti Outperformer is a two-year graduate 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 three main stages of work: 


  • ​Dive into the heart of Operations with a 6-12 month role as a Lean Manager or Process Engineer, steering a technical project to new heights at one of our dynamic locations. 


  • ​Unleash your leadership prowess in a 6-12 month term on a regional strategic project, where you'll mastermind shopfloor coordination 


  • ​Embark on a global adventure with a 4-6 month assignment on an international strategic project, breaking free from the confines of your home region and contributing to transformative initiatives on a global scale. 


​One of these stages may occur at our group company Oegland with Headquarters in Klepp, Norway.​ 

​​Our focus is on best-in-class products delivered in the most cost-effective, time-efficient and sustainable way. You can contribute to the sustainability cause by helping us reaching our goal of becoming the industry leader in circularity​.

What do 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 the opportunity to further develop 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, such as our most recent: building houses for displaced refugees in Bosnia. 

After the program, you are prepared to take immediate responsibility and join one of our global manufacturing, After Market Service, Oglaend team. 

​​What you need is 

  • ​You demonstrate a passion for Operations 
  • ​You’ve recently graduated, or you’re in your final semester, with a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Chemical, Physics, or similar 
  • ​You have just finished your internship or recently started your career and want an opportunity where you can perform well and progress 
  • ​You’re multilingual – fluent in English plus another language or two – and you’ve gained international experience during your work or studies abroad 
  • ​You’re internationally mobile 
  • ​You’re a flexible team player, curious and dedicated, with good communication and social skills, and you can inspire others. 
  • ​A global thinker, eager to learn, who is keen for diverse cultural experiences and the opportunity to work abroad

Why should you apply?

​​We have a diverse team of people and some of our best team members joined us with no industry experience. We are more interested in your learning agility, commitment and drive to succeed. 

​We hire for a career, not for a position: if you are looking for long-term career prospects and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, this might be the perfect start. 

Are you ready to jumpstart your career? Our hiring process is designed to help you showcase your skills and experience. 


  1. It all starts with your application and a video interview. 
  2. Get connected with our HR team in an online interview. 
  3. Get ready to flex your problem-solving muscles with our online Business Case Round. 
  4. Impress our Business Line Managers with your presentation skills and insights during the next round. 
  5. And, if you make it to the end, you'll receive an invitation to our Assessment Center.

Exciting, right? Let's get started! 


The application deadline for the next Assessment Center is October 31st, 2024. 

This will take place in Liechtenstein at Hilti Headquarter on November, 11th and 12th 2024.

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources Chiara Giuranna, Team Lead Talent Acquisition Operations.

*For non-EU / EFTA citizens: Please state your eligibility status to work in Switzerland / Liechtenstein and note that if you do not own a valid Swiss / Liechtenstein work permit, Hilti cannot guarantee your final employment due to authority regulations.  

Learn more about us: https://careers.hilti.li/en-li

Learn more about Operations at Hilti:

Hilti Careers – Life in Global Operations

After-Market Services | Hilti Careers

Manufacturing | Hilti Careers

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application deadline

Not given

Job Category

Production & Operations

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