Global Trainee Program - Outperformer Technical Track

Full time Position

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

Published on June 21, 2024

  • Contract

    Full time Position

  • Locations

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

  • Start date

    November 2024

  • Study level

    Master level or equivalent

  • Remote working


What’s the role? 

​​We are on the lookout for high-performing, multilingual post-graduates, eager to become HILTI’s next generation of leaders. 

​HILTI’s Outperformer Program, a one-of-a-kind global management development traineeship. 

​From day one, you will have real responsibility and the chance to make a significant impact. 

​Your curiosity and problem-solving abilities will play a key role in achieving our company's strategy: Making Construction Better. 

​Join us and be a part of something extraordinary!

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 that gives you the opportunity to dive into a variety of international projects and gain exposure to senior management. It's a fast-paced and exciting journey, but don't worry – you will have close coaching and mentoring every step of the way! 


​Within the program you rotate through various departments to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business and hone your skills in different areas supporting your personal development. 

​The program is split into three main stages: 


​First, you'll spend 15-18 months at one of our innovation and development centers in Schaan (Liechtenstein) or Kaufering near Munich (Germany), working on cutting-edge innovations and helping us achieve our goal of carbon-neutral power tools and consumables. 


​Next, you'll take on a 3-6 month strategic project at our head office in Schaan (Liechtenstein), where you can delve into areas such as procurement, HR, finance, marketing, or engineering. 


​Finally, get ready to embark on a 3-6 month international strategic project, where contribute to transformative initiatives on a global scale.

We want your thirst to learn, courage to challenge and desire to improve things, including yourself.

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 development, procurement, or technical project teams.

​​What you need is

  • ​(Soon to be) completed master’s degree in engineering or similar technical university education 
  • ​You are multilingual – fluent in English plus another language or two – and you’ve gained international experience during your work or studies abroad 
  • ​You are internationally mobile 
  • ​You are a flexible team player, curious and dedicated, with good communication skills and the ability to 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.  

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Hilti is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application deadline

October 19 2024

Job Category

Energy, Materials & Mechanical engineering

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