Don’t know what your first job title will be? Not sure what the best role is for you? Rotational and leadership programs are competitive programs offered by multiple large companies that rotate new full-time hires through different roles in engineering, data science, business, or additional functions for 6 months or more to help you try out different roles and see what fits best for you. The main goal of these programs is to aid in early career growth and exploration. They are a great way to get hands on experience in various areas, work with people across functions, evaluate your strengths, and kickstart your career.
Companies are hiring for leadership and development programs right now! Check out some examples highlighted below, and research a more elaborate list of programs here and here, including programs at Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, Dell, GE, Mastercard, Visa, the FBI, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Target, ESPM, NFL, and more!
Leadership Development and Rotational Programs to Apply for Now
Danaher Science and Tech Innovator: Early Career Leadership and Development Program
Danaher designs and manufactures medical, industrial, and commercial products and services. Get trained on how to become a Danaher Senior Leader or General Manager in the General Management Development Program (GMDP) or train to become an executive leader in operations through the Operations Leadership Program (OLP).
Honeywell Manufacturing and Tech Company: Early Career Engineering Rotation Program (ECERP)
Honeywell is a multinational conglomerate and operates in the aerospace, building technologies, performance materials, and safety & productivity solutions industries. Honeywell’s ECERP currently has positions open for production engineers, mainly geared toward chemical and mechanical engineers.
Unilever Supply Chain/Business/Finance Future Leaders Program
Unilever’s Future Leaders Program is available in over 50 countries and across all functions, and even offers a salary and benefits package. Search their jobs catalog to see which functions offer this program.
Boeing Aerospace Company: Rotational Programs
Boeing has 5 different rotational programs, including their Engineering Career Rotational Program and their information technology career foundation program, both 2 years long.