Leadership Development Opportunities for Engineers

The following is a list of organizations with leadership development program opportunities specific to engineers. These programs offer recent graduates the chance to get a robust and diverse introduction to typically several facets of an organization or industry. Many different industries are represented. Please click on the specific names of programs in order to be directed to the company page, where further information about each program and how to apply may be found.

Please note: programs, requirements and especially links to program details can change.  If you find a link that doesn't take you directly to the program page, please do a search on the organization and program names to see results. 

Organization NameIndustryRequirements

Name of Program

Program Length

3M

Manufacturing, Business, MarketingChemE, MechE,  Industrial E, Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing Sciences, and safety-related programs (BS, MS)12-18 Months
Abbott LaboratoriesChemicals

ChemE / ElecE / MechE/ Engineering 

(BS, MS)

The Engineering Professional Development Program
2-3 Years
ABBManufacturing

Computing, IT/Information Systems or related majors (MSc level or equivalent)

The Global Trainee Program for Information Systems

18-24 Months

AetnaHealthcare

CompSci/Management InfoTech/Engineering/Business/Science (BS, BA)

The Aetna Information Technology (AIT) Leadership Development Program (LDP)

3 Years

Air Products

Chemicals

Engineering (BA)

Engineering Career Development Program (CDP)

2-3 Years

Alliant Energy

Energy/Utilities

Engineering (BA)

Rotational Engineer Program

2 Years

Anheuser-Busch

Beverages

Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain, or related degree (BA)

Global Management Trainee Program

10 Months

AT&T

Various

Graduate degrees (MBA, MS, MA) or undergraduate degrees

Various Programs Available

Unspecified

Avery Dennison

Manufacturing

Engineering (BA)

Global Operations Leadership Development Program (GOLD)

2+ Years

BAE Systems

Aerospace/ Defense

ElecE/ CompE/ CompScience/ MechE/ SystemsE/ Engineering/ Mathematics/ Physics (BA)

Graduate Development Program (ELDP), Sigma Leadership Program
Unspecified

BASF Corporation

Chemicals

ChemE/ CivilE/ Construction/ ElectricalE/ MechanicalE (BS, MS)

Engineering Professional Development Program

18 Months

Baxter

Medical Equipment

IT/Info Systems (BS)
Information Technology Development Program (ITDP)
3 Years


Bachelor's degree in science or engineering; master's degree in science or engineering is beneficial

Operations Development Program (ODP)

27 Months



Various

Also includes:

Financial Development Program, Marketing Development Program, Quality Development Program
Various

Black & Decker

Manufacturing

Engineering (BS)

Leadership Program

2 Years

Becton Dickinson

Manufacturing (Medical)

Engineering (BS)

3 Years

BG Group

Natural Gas

Engineering (BS)

Various Programs Available
Various

BMW

Manufacturing

Engineering or Business

Various Programs Available
Various
BoeingAerospace

InfoSystems/ CompScience (BA),  Min. GPA of 3.0/ 3.5 preferred

Information Technology Career Foundation Program

3 years

Bombardier

Transportation/Railway

Engineering or Information Systems (Masters)

Global Graduate Program

18 months

BP America

Environmental

Engineering (BA)

Exploration & Production

3-4 Years



Engineering (BA)

Refining & Marketing

2-3 Years

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Pharmaceutical

Organic Chemistry/ ChemE (PhD, MA, BA)

Research & Development (R&D) Program

Unspecified



IndustrialE/ ChemicalE/ MechanicalE/ Biology/ Chemistry/ Operations management/ Pharmaceutical sciences/ Industrial pharmacy

(PhD, MBA)

Global Manufacturing and Supply Development Program

2.5 Years

Cardinal Health

Pharmaceuticals

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Materials or Chemical Engineering

Engineering Leadership Development Program, EMERGE

3 Years

Caterpillar

Manufacturing

MechE, ElecE, ChemE MSE, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Welding etc.

Min.GPA of 2.8

Leadership and Technical Development Program (LTDP)

1-3 Years



IT (BA)

Information Technology Development Program

3 Years

Chevron

Oil and Gas, Mining

Engineering (BA)

Downstream & Chemicals Engineering Development Program

2 Years

Cigna

Health Care

IT/ Related discipline (BA)

Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP)

2-3 Years

Cintas Corporation

Consumer Products


Management Trainee Program

Unspecified

Citigroup

Banking, Financial Services

CompSci/ Info Systems/ ComputerEng/ Business (Technology-focused)/ Other technology-focused degrees (BA, MBA)

Technology Leadership Program (TLP)

2 Years

Con Edison

Energy/ Utilities

Business/ CompScience/ Engineering (BA, MA)

Min GPA= 3.0

Valid driver's license

GOLD Program

18 Months

ConocoPhillips

Oil and Gas

Engineering (BA)

University New Hire

1 Year

Dow Chemical Company

Various





Du Pont

Chemicals/ Materials

(BS, MS, PhD)


DuPont Entry Level Engineering Field Program

2-3 Years

Eastman

Chemicals

Engineering

Eastman Engineer Development Program



2-3 Years

Eaton

Power Management

AeronauticalE/ ComputerE/ ElectricalE/ MechanicalE/ ReliabilityE/ SoftwareE/ SystemsE (BA, MA)


Eaton Leadership Development Program  � Engineering & Technology

2 years

EMC^2

Technology

Engineering and Information Technology


  • Leadership Engineering Accelerated Program 
  • Information Technology Leadership Development Program

Unspecified

Emerson

Manufacturing & Technology

Engineering
Engineering in Leadership Program
*Will need to search thru the job database for leadership program posting.

2 years

E.ON

Utilities

University degree in engineering or business administrationVarious Programs Available

Various

Freescale Semiconductor

Technology

ElecE, Comp Sci,  CompE,  (BS, MS)

Engineering Rotation Program

1 Year

Ford Motor

Automotive

ITIT Leadership Program

Unspecified

Geico

Insurance

Computer Science/ IT-related (BS)

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

Unspecified

Genentech

Biotechnology/Biomedical

ChemE, ElecE, MechE, Chemistry; Logistics; Operations; Supply Chain Management; or related disciplines

(BA, MA)

Operations Rotation Development Program (ORDP)

2 Years

General Dynamics

Manufacturing

Engineering

Unspecified

General Electric

Manufacturing

Engineering degree and relevant internship/co-op experience preferred Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP)

2-3 Years

GlaxoSmithKline

Pharmaceutical

BS or higher in IT-related major.  Minimum GPA: 3.0IT Development Program

3 Years



Open to all degree and disciplines; prefer supply chain, logistics, business management.

"Prospects in Procurement" Procurement Development Program

3 Years

Goodyear

Manufacturing

Comp SCi, Mgmt Info Systems, Comp Info Systems, CompE, (BS), Min GPA: 3.0Information Technology Development Program

1-3 Years



Engineering or Business (BA)

Manufacturing Leadership Development  Program

1 Year

Home Depot

Retailing

Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Consulting (BA)

Assurance & Advisory Management Program (AMP)

2 Years

Ingersoll-Rand

Various

ELecE, MechE (BS).  Min GPA= 3.0

Corporate Accelerated Development Program (ADP)

12-18 Months

Intel

Technology

Technical degreeRotational Engineers Program (REP)

1 Year

Intuit

Technology

CompScience (BS)

Software Engineering Rotational Development Program

26 months

Johnson & Johnson

Consumer Products

EngineeringInformation Technology Leadership Development Program (ITLDP)
* Will need to search for the program in jobs database as each location will have it's own program and posting.

19 Months

Lafarge

Construction

Engineering (BA)

The Lafarge Leadership Development Program (LLDP)

18-24 Months

Lockheed Martin

Aerospace/Defense

Engineering or Science (BA)

Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP)

3 Years



Engineering, Business

Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP)

2 Years

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Construction

BS, MS, or BMA in Business

Leadership Development Program for Contracting

3-4 years

National Instruments

Technology

ElecE/ MechE/ CompSci/ Physics (BA)

Engineering Leadership Program

No fixed length

Nestle Purina

Petcare/Consumer Products

Engineering, Engineering Tech, Supply Chain, IT,  CompSci


Manufacturing Management Trainee Program


18-24 Months

Northrop Grumman

Aerospace, Defense

BA or MA in Engineering or related field

Professional Development Program

12-18 Months

Owens Corning

General Building Materials

Ph.D. or MS in Materials Science, Chemistry, or MechE / ChemE

Science and Technology (S&T) Development Program

3 Years

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)

Energy/Utilities

Engineering (BA)

Entry Engineer Rotational Program

1 Year

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Transportation

Civil Engineering or closely related field (BS)

Civil Engineer Trainee Program

15 months

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Transportation

MS

Leadership Fellows Program

2 Years

Pratt & Whitney

Aerospace

Unspecified

Pratt & Whitney Leadership Development Program

2 Years

Praxair

Conglomerate

Various

Leadership Development Opportunities

Unspecified

Raytheon

Aerospace/Defense

Degree in "hard science" (i.e. physics)
MS, or PhD
Min GPA=3.5

Engineering Leadership Development Program (RELDP)

2-3 Years



CompSci, Engineering, Math, "hard science" (BS, MS)

Information Technology Leadership Development Program (ITLDP)


2+ Years

Rockwell Automation

Industrial Automation

Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering (BA)

Leadership Development Program

2 Years

Rogers Corporation

Manufacturing

Unspecified

Rogers Graduate Development Program (RGDP)

2 Years

Rolls-Royce

Aerospace, Defense

Engineering (BA)

Leadership Program

5+ Years

Siemens

Manufacturing

ElecE (BS)

Min GPA=3.0

Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP)

2 Years




Other programs available:

  • Engineering Development Program
  • Wind Engineer in Training Program
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Program
  • Sales and Marketing Development Program
  • Information Technology Leadership Development Program
  • Operations Development Program


Stanley Black & Decker

Hardware

Engineering (BS)

Leadership Program

2 Years

Susquehanna International Group (SIG)

Finance

B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Comp Sci, Engineering, System Admin, Networking, or other related technical discipline

Technology Associate Program

1+ Years

Target

Retail

IT, Engineering

Technology Development Program

Unspecified

Telstra (AU)

Engineering/IT

Engineering

Graduate Development Program

18-24 Months

Texas Instruments

Technology

Engineering

Engineering Grads Program (Global Rotation Programs)

Unspecified

Textron

Conglomerate: Industrial, Aerospace, Defense, etc.

Engineering, IT (BS)

Leadership Development Program (LDP)

2-3 Years

ThermoFisher Scientific

Information Technology

Engineering

Information Technology Leadership Development Program

2 years

The Travelers Companies

Insurance

IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or greater

Information Technology
Leadership Development Program (ITLDP)

4-5 Years

UnitedHealth Group

Health Care

IT/IS, Computer Engineering, Other related field of study

Development Programs

2 Years

United Technologies

Manufacturing

IT-related degree

Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP)

27 Months




Operations Leadership Program

24 Months

Valero

Oil and Gas

Engineering (BA)

Engineering Technical Excellence Program (ETEP)

Unspecified

Vanguard

Financial Services

CompSci, Comp Engineering,  or related technical/ engineering discipline (BS, MS)   Min GPA= 3.0

Technology Leadership Program (TLP)

2 Years

Verizon

Telecommunications

Engineering, IT (BA)

Engineering/Information Technology

3 Years

Whirlpool

Household Appliances

Various engineering (BS, MS)

Leadership Development Program

Various