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Rise to the challenge

For students and graduates we offer both global and local challenges such as thesis work, trainee positions and entry-level jobs. In our multi-cultural working environment you can gain experience that is valued worldwide. You can also gain international experience in our International Trainee Programme.

KONE INTERNATIONAL TRAINEE PROGRAMME

Our International Trainee Programme (ITP) is for university students who are at least halfway through their studies and serves as an excellent stepping-stone to a career at KONE.

INTERNSHIPS AND ENTRY-LEVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Find out more about the opportunity for Internships and final thesis work assignments, a great way to begin work and a potential career at KONE.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

We are proud to work with educational institutions, universities as well as management and business schools in sharing and developing an exciting and diverse range of projects.

KONE International Trainee Programme

Every year we offer students and graduates opportunities to work on interesting projects around the world through KONE ITP. Most ITP positions require studies in business, engineering, information technology or law but there are also opportunities for students from other disciplines.

Prerequisites for internships

KONE International Trainee Programme (ITP) is for university students who are at least halfway through their studies. Good English language skills are essential for an International Trainee. In many cases you should also be familiar with the language of the host country.

In the programme you will face interesting challenges and become acquainted with KONE as a global company. ITP is also an excellent stepping-stone to a career at KONE.

Practical arrangements

Internships last from three to six months, and usually begin between April and June. If you are selected for the ITP, we cover your round-trip travel costs to the host country and pay a trainee salary. The local KONE unit will help arrange your accommodations and will assign a contact person to whom you can turn for support. It is the trainee's responsibility to obtain personal insurance as well as residence and work permits (if applicable) before departure.

The application period for ITP positions starts every year in January and is open for a couple of weeks.

Internships and entry-level opportunities

Traineeships and thesis work

We offer students local internships in various KONE units around the world. Internships are an excellent starting point for a KONE career and offer interesting challenges and opportunities. Contact your nearest KONE office to find out about the trainee opportunities in your country.

Final thesis work assignments are a good way to get acquainted with KONE before you graduate. With this co-operation you get valuable insight and experience and we gain fresh thinking and knowledge.

Start a career

We offer a wide range of work opportunities for new graduates at KONE. We also provide induction and training to complement your education. At KONE you start with real projects from day one. Working with experienced colleagues assists you in developing the appropriate skills. KONE is an innovative company – we value new ideas and new thinking.

We are looking for people who are motivated to learn and develop. This is the place to start if you are looking for interesting and challenging assignments, and if you want to bring new ideas to our business. Some examples of entry-level roles include: Customer Service Engineer, Project Engineer, Sales Engineer, Design Engineer, Assistant Controller, Marketing Assistant, HR Analyst and Business Analyst.

Partnerships with educational institutions

We work actively with educational institutions to share and develop competence through research work, traineeships, thesis projects and other business projects. Local KONE units also participate in local career fairs and other student events at our partner schools.

Partnerships with world-class universities

We have formed close relationships with the technology and business faculties of many world-class universities and student organisations. KONE is one of the corporate partners of CEMS (the Global Alliance of in Management Education) which comprises 26 world-class academic institutions. Combining the resources of leading universities and corporations CEMS is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business.

In management development we cooperate with management and business schools to develop strategic thinking among other leadership competencies. For upper-level management development we work together with IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Developing new solutions

KONE Research & Development centres are located in Finland, Italy, Germany, China, India and the United States and have partnerships with top educational institutions around the world. KONE is actively searching for new solutions and applications starting from basic research through to product development and implementation.

Check out the exciting job opportunties we offer in different countries!