Global Graduate Programme 2023 China - Design

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Job Posted Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Company: Volvo Car Corporation

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


Lead the change, change the world.
Do you have the curiosity to learn, the will to develop and the drive to create change? We’re looking for future strategists, visionaries and change-makers to join our business transformation.


A lot can happen in 24 months.
The Global Graduate Programme is a 2-year career-boosting programme designed around your potential as a future key contributor in a global organization. The programme takes you on a journey through Volvo Cars, as you get to try out working in different departments, doing rotations every 4-6 months and starting out in the department which you are recruited to. 

Guiding you on this journey will be your sponsor, the manager who recruits you as a graduate. Besides this, the programme also offers senior mentorship from other senior leaders within the company, and you will also get developed business understanding and personal development training.

Volvo Cars welcomes around 50 graduates every year and by becoming part of the programme you are joining a fantastic community of other young professionals.
Throughout the programme you will together do common graduate projects, different activities, and learnings with the other graduates. 


Are you one of our new graduates?
We are looking for graduates who are self-driven, seeking out and grabbing new opportunities and pursuing them enthusiastically, interested in developing themselves, others and our business. You see yourself as a future leader and you inspire people to achieve together. You manage complex situations and discover opportunities in a constantly changing business environment.  

In order to be considered for the programme you must have completed a Master’s degree in design related area of study prior to the start of the programme mid-August 2023. 

You can also apply if you have already graduated, as long as you don’t have more than one year full-time working experience after graduating. Lastly, you need to be fluent in English, both written and verbal. A design portfolio must be submitted with your resume. 

Finally – some practicalities.

You can apply to multiple of our graduate advertisements if you are interested. We will match you with the sponsor where we believe your background and interest will be the best fit. 
The programme is open to applicants from all over the world and we welcome diversity in all aspects. For international applicants – Volvo Cars will support in the relocation process. The extent of the process varies depending on nationality, current location and other individual circumstances.


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.