EMEA Graduate Programme

Looking for The Best in The Industry? So Are We!

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With a keen focus on technology innovation, domain expertise, integrity and corporate responsibility, Rockwell Automation is committed to delivering the next generation of smart, connected manufacturing. As such, we are looking for people with the enthusiasm and determination to pursue a successful, long-term career in a company they are proud of.

If you share this desire, you’re the kind of person we want to work with.

Our Programme

Our Graduate Trainee Programme is spread over 12 months, combining three months of residential training at our EMEA Head Office in Brussels with placements and projects in country.

During your time in Brussels you will have the opportunity to gain a general induction from EMEA leaders, in conjunction with soft skills training and technical updates & education.

Our Graduate Programme offers the opportunity to match your background, skills and interests with an environment that will prepare you to become a leader of change. We will support your growth every step of the way – through mentoring, networking and interactions with leaders across the organisation and customers from around the region – creating a unique, individualised approach.

Whether you’re interested in software, industrial or mechanical engineering, we have what you’re looking for… and much, much more. This programme is the perfect way to kick off your career!

"As we enter the fourth consecutive year of our regional graduate programme, we have seen it consistently help young professionals by providing an avenue to join a multinational company and experience a range of different career paths before being incorporated into the workforce. In return, it benefits Rockwell Automation EMEA by bringing age and gender diversity into our pre-sales and selling organisation. We are proud of the programme's success and look forward to welcoming the next class."
- Susana Gonzalez, President Europe, Middle East & Africa

Why Join Us?

Rockwell Automation is serious about developing the talent of the future.

As part of our global workforce, you will be constantly engaged in fast-paced challenges. From the very beginning of your career, you can make an impact!

If you are successful in joining the programme, you can experience and explore the broadest possible range of career options. We will keep you at the cutting edge of technology and business trends and will provide opportunities for you to advance through continuous on-the-job training, exciting development programmes and diverse career paths.

We offer the environment, technology and support you need to build your future! Browse around. Meet us. See what we do.

  • Choose to be part of a successful global leader that consistently offers intellectually interesting opportunities.
  • Invest in an organisation that values your unique skill set and background, while igniting your passion for tackling tomorrow’s challenges.
  • Succeed in an environment that cultivates future leaders and recognises creativity and excellence.
"People are the differentiator in any company and I believe that one of the most important tasks we have today is to nurture the future talent who will become our engineers and leaders of tomorrow, we are proud to offer a graduate program to inspire the future generation."
- Phil Hadfield, Country Sales Director


You will be joining 22,500 talented and passionate people who are changing the future of industry. You will also become part of an award-winning organisation that is driven by ethics, integrity and a commitment to sustainability as The Connected Enterprise evolves worldwide.

Our people are the foundation of and the key to our success and future. We make it a priority to help you create a rewarding career. That’s not just talk – we take an active role in helping you develop the career you want. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

Here’s what we have to offer:

  • Career Development
  • Employee recognition
  • International exposure
  • Competitive pay and benefits
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"The technical knowledge gained and insight into industrial automation has been invaluable."
- Josh Hendry, Technology Consultant, Graduate Trainee 2017
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What requirements do you need to qualify as an applicant?

  • Bachelor’s degree – Minimum 2:1 or Master’s degree – Preferred
  • Just graduated or 6 - 12 months’ work experience in automation
  • Apprenticeship or internship is a plus
  • Available to work in country and travel in the EU
How May We Help You?

Apply for our EMEA Graduate Programme and start your career at Rockwell Automation.