Graduate Opportunity

Commercial Leadership Development Programme

Bonn, Germany

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Eaton’s Early Talent Commercial Leadership Development Programme is a three-year rotational programme designed to expose you to a variety of enriching, diverse and cross functional learning experiences. The programme offers two assignments in commercial roles such as business development, technical support, product management, inside sales, quotation engineering, application engineering; and one assignment in operational role for example supply chain, continuous improvement, manufacturing. These experiences will provide you the building blocks necessary to launch you onto an exciting and engaging commercial leadership career. Participants will complete three one-year assignments in two different countries across our business sectors in EMEA region.

We make what matters work


Programme Structure:

  • 3 years, 3 different assignments
  • 2 roles in commercial + 1 role in operations area (start as a sales engineer)
  • 2 different countries (start in Germany, Bonn additional assignment in a European Eaton location)
  • Challenging job roles each year and ongoing leadership trainings
  • Networking with senior leadership as part of the yearly leadership conference
  • Programme starts in September.

Programme Benefits

  • Build technical aptitude and develop financial acumen while learning to sell electrical products, solutions and value to distributors, contractors, consultants and end customers
  • Utilise digital selling tools to drive efficiencies and ease of business
  • Work side by side with experienced leaders who will provide coaching and mentorship opportunities
  • Work to solve real-world challenges in various Eaton business groups with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Learn what it takes to be a successful leader with our immersive leadership development series that helps you master the key foundational building blocks of Eaton’s Leadership Model
  • Participate in our inclusion employee resource groups (iERGs) where various demographic groups and their allies work together toward common organisational goals
  • Help Eaton achieve our 2030 sustainability goals which include reducing our GHG emissions from our operations by 50% and have 100% of our manufacturing sites certified to be zero waste to landfill.


Candidate Profile

  • Currently possesses, or will have obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering in electrical, mechanical, industrial, industrial & systems engineering, engineering technology, engineering management with a graduation date no later than August 2021
  • Fluent in English is a must plus German language is an asset
  • Work or internship experience minimum 1 year- maximum 3 years
  • Leadership aptitude and/or demonstrated leadership experience within university or community
  • Self-motivated and a strong desire to achieve results
  • Desire to build a leadership career in multinational company.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for job applicants and employees. Our recruitment processes use balanced selection criteria and avoid unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of their age, colour, disability, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, race or racial origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other status protected or required by law.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

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