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Schott - International Associate Development Program

Industry Other
Functional area
  • Finance & Accounting
  • HR / Organization
  • IT
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Research & Development
Starting date All year
Duration 18 months
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
Language requirements
  • English (Fluent)
  • Another foreign language (Fluent)
Mentorship program Yes
Preferred study background
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering
  • Natural sciences
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment center
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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


During your time as a SCHOTT Associate you will have the opportunity to become familiar with several divisions and locations. Thanks to the international orientation of our group, an assignment abroad which will last for several months will also be integrated into the program. From the very beginning you will be involved in day-to-day business operations. You will also have the opportunity to participate in interesting projects and to quickly assume responsibility for them. Participation in a customized training program will round out your individualized Associate Development Program.

Exciting challenges

Assignments are possible in various departments:
• Production & Development
• Corporate Strategy & Development
• Finance & Controlling
• Marketing & Sales
• Global Purchasing
• Human Resources
• Information Technology
Assignment abroad lasting several months

Training opportunities
Participation in comprehensive training programs, e.g.:
• Communication and teamwork
• Project management
• Presentation techniques
• Intercultural training
• Expert seminars
Involvement in production for non-technical responsibilities

In addition to the advancement of your specialized knowledge we also find it important that you feel at home at SCHOTT. For this reason we encourage our Associates to get to know one another.
Our Associates will quickly meet people and make connections at weekly lunches, joint professional education seminars and after work events. Annual international gatherings of Associates and top management representatives provide the ideal opportunity for comparing experiences and building networks. We would be pleased to support other suggestions on how to increase
networking opportunities.


SCHOTT offers the opportunity for an interesting and challenging career start with multiple prospects, in return for which we entertain high expectations of our future Associates. For a successful start at SCHOTT, you should have the following qualifications:

  • a degree with above-average grades in the fields of
    - engineering (particularly mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering)
    - business administration
    - natural sciences (particularly physics, chemistry)
    or similar subjects
  • relevant professional experience through various internships and/or job training
  • at least one stay abroad lasting several months a good command of English and knowledge of another foreign language
  • a readiness for continuous personal and professional development geographical flexibility, global thinking and ability to work effectively across cultures
  • strong communication and teamworking skills