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Abbott - Professional Development Programs

Industry Pharmaceuticals
Functional area
  • Finance & Accounting
  • General Management
  • HR / Organization
  • IT
  • Operations
  • Research & Development
Duration 2 years
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
Language requirements English (Fluent)
  • Pay for each company-recognized holiday during time of employment.
  • Product purchase at a discount.
Mentorship program Yes
Preferred study background No preference - all degree disciplines
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


The Abbott Professional Development Program (PDP) offers early career professionals (typically recent university graduates) the opportunity to build a broad foundation of work experience and business knowledge. Our Programs offer on-the-job learning while promoting leadership skill development and professional growth.

We recently were rated in the "50 Best Places to Launch a Career" by Business Week for the second year in a row, ranking No. 15, the highest ranked health care company on the list.

The program enables participants to explore career opportunities and experiences through a formal two to three year program based on the function or discipline with assignments in different areas of the business. PDPs are structured to ensure that participants develop key functional and leadership competencies through exposure to a wide range of projects and experiences.

A primary objective of the Professional Development Program is the development of participants in preparation for future key positions within the Abbott organization. Coaching and mentoring by our business leaders is a fundamental element of the program.