Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: I am studying overseas at the moment. Can I still apply?
A: Yes, as long as you graduate before the Build on Uponor: International Trainee Programme starts mid-January 2018.
Q2: Can I apply to do the programme in a different country to that of my home country?
A: Yes, as long as you are able and willing to move to the respective country. We will not send trainees on a long-term international assignment to solely take on a traineeship. Also, you need to have a valid work permit.
Q3: What does the recruitment process look like?
A: Please see the application process section for more information.
Q4: When do I find out if I’ve been accepted or not, and when do I start?
A: You will find it out no later than at the end of December 2017. All trainees will start in January 2018. The Build on Uponor: International Trainee Programme kick-off meeting is planned for the end of January, so everyone needs to be on board by then.
Q5: How do I know if my application has been received?
A: You will receive a confirmation email.
Q6: Can I update my application before the deadline if I’ve sent it in already?
A: Yes, you can modify your submission until the recruiter has started the process. We will start to review the applications quite soon after receiving them, so it is better if your profile is complete sooner rather than later.
Q7: If I receive an invitation to assessment centre will Uponor pay the travel costs?
A: Yes, Uponor will pay the travel costs. In the invitation will be more detailed information.
Q8: I’m not studying in one of the required engineering degree programmes, but I’m skilled in engineering. Can I still apply for the Build on Uponor: International Trainee Programme?
A: Yes, you are more than welcome to apply with other engineering experience and degrees.
Q9: When will the programme start?
A: The programme will start mid-January 2018.
Q10: Will I have the opportunity to work in other countries or have an international career?
A: Yes, you will go on a 6-month assignment abroad during the Trainee programme. After that, all doors are open for you to apply for positions abroad depending on your education and language skills.
Q11: Will there be mentoring or coaching throughout the programme?
A: Yes, an experienced talent will be matched up with you as your mentor.
Q12: Is there a possibility to write my thesis during the programme?
A: No, all positions are fulltime.
Q13: How many job postings will I be rotated to during the 24-month Trainee programme?
A: You will rotate to four different positions during the programme, of which one will be abroad.
Q14: Do I get paid during the Trainee programme?
A: Yes, you will get localised salary and benefits during the Trainee programme.