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Graduates

Graduate Specialist Programme

Fast track to success

Graduate Specialist Programme

Gather extensive experience by passing through rotations that cross over between functions, divisions, and locations: Experienced top managers will support you during this time as mentors. With this program, we promote your successful career as an expert in your field. You do this by setting challenging tasks for yourself and taking on professional responsibility. Want to use your expert knowledge to jump-start your career at Bosch? Our Graduate Specialist Programme is an outstanding opportunity to advance your personal and professional development in your chosen discipline, while shaping an exciting career in a leading global supplier.

Graduate Specialist Programme

As a Graduate Specialist, you will take on responsibility very quickly, immersing yourself in projects and exciting tasks, as you build relationships across the Bosch Group while undertaking four rotations across our many different sites

The programme at a glance:

  • Integrated work concept
  • Advice and supervision from a mentor
  • Systematic feedback
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Duration: 24 months
  • 4 assignment

Functional areas

Engineering or Technical Sales

How to apply

The application phase for the 2019 intake is now open.
Please fill out the application form and send your CV and cover letter to: GraduateSpecialistProgramme@uk.bosch.com

Download Form

GSP Application Form

Please follow the instructions on the form

FAQs on Graduate Specialist Programme

Who is the Graduate Specialist Programme aimed at?

The Graduate Specialist Programme caters to university graduates. Ideally, participants have recently completed their studies or are in the process of finishing their final thesis or exams. Alternatively, they may have already gained some initial work experience. The Graduate Specialist Programme provides systematic preparation for specialist or management roles in the company. Accordingly, you should not only have in-depth knowledge of your field (an excellent academic record and placements) but above all a willingness to take on responsibility.

What content is covered in the Graduate Specialist Programme?

Within the scope of the Graduate Specialist Programme, candidates will receive hands-on training to assume specialist functions in our company.

How is the program structured?

During a period of 24 months, programme participants complete four assignments, as well as being actively involved in day-to-day business and projects. Throughout the programme, Graduate Specialists benefit from professional and individual guidance. We assist you in choosing the right combination of assignments to match your interests and skills.

To ensure your true potential is harnessed, you are given the scope to develop through both a defined training plan and a range of other open learning experiences. Examples include project-management, communication skills and more discipline-specific training.

Is the employment contract permanent?

You will sign a permanent employment contract. The trainee program last 24 months, afterwards you will receive a standard employment contract for a position at one of the locations in the United Kingdom.

What are the requirements?

Please see the job advertisement.

How much will I earn as a participant in the Graduate Specialist Programme?

We reward the commitment of our associates with remuneration in line with market conditions and individual performance. Moreover we offer a wealth of additional benefits and further development opportunities

What application deadlines do I need to adhere to?

Application deadlines may vary. Where possible, the actual dates will be published on our website.

Does the Graduate Specialist Programme get underway on specific dates?

The Graduate Specialist Programme usually starts in September each year (although it is possible to start earlier)

As a graduate from a university outside the United Kingdom, can I apply for the program in UK ?

Participants in our Graduate Specialist Programme come from around the world, but we anticipate that candidates will have a valid permanent work permit for the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applicants with post-study visas.

How does the selection process work?

After a preliminary selection based on the Graduate Specialist Programme application form and the written applications, candidates will be invited to an assessment centre. We try to make a decision right after the assessment centre, but it is possible that you will be invited to an additional interview at the individual location. As part of the interview process, the candidate frequently also has the opportunity to meet a few co-workers and form an impression of the working environment.

Which method of application does Bosch prefer?

Please use our online application form which you will find with the Graduate Specialist Programme advertisement. All your documents can be included as file attachments (covering letter, resume etc.).

Can I also send a speculative application to the Graduate Specialist Programme?

We advertise all openings. This is why we ask that you respond directly to an actual advertisement and in the respective period for the recruitment. If you are unable to find a suitable position, you can assume that there are currently no relevant openings that you are interested in.

Will my application also be forwarded to other locations or divisions?

The recruitment process for the Graduate Specialist Programme is done centrally for all locations in the United Kingdom. When you submit your application, you can be assured that all participating locations will see and review your application.

What makes for a promising application?

Double-check that you have not forgotten any documents. These include a covering letter, your resume and most importantly the Graduate Specialist Programme application form.

Application timeline

Application timeline Graduate Specialist Programme

After you apply we will take some time to review your application. You will receive feedback on your application in the beginning of February on whether you made it to the second round. The second round will include another review of your application and will conclude in a shortlist. If you get shortlisted we will invite you to the Assessment Centre. You will receive feedback on the outcome of the second stage by the middle of February. The Assessment Centre will take place in the end of February or beginning of March. After being successful at the Assessment Centre you will get invited to an interview on site. The interviews will take place in March.

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