Philips Philips Young Engineering Talent Program in Drachten, Netherlands

Job Description

Young Engineering Talent Program

Your challenge

In our Young Engineering Talent Program you will join Philips Consumer Lifestyle in Drachten, the Netherlands. We have opportunities in several disciplines in our Innovation and Development organization where we develop some of the iconic Philips consumer products. We will help you to develop yourself further by focusing on ‘learning on the job’, mentoring and training. Your personal development is important to us. This is an opportunity to really challenge yourself and grow both personally and professionally.

Your responsibilities

We have several opportunities available at Philips Consumer Lifestyle in Drachten. Each role has a specific focus. You will start as a Young Talent to become an experienced professional within one of the following positions;

  • Electronic Development Engineer : you are part of the core team of a product development project and makes sure that the electronics module for the project is made according to agreements. This offers you the chance to gain experience in and to interact with many different levels.

  • Mechanical Engineer : your challenge is to implement new concepts into products and integrate new exciting functions for end users into new embodiments. You will work in a multidisciplinary team consisting of function development engineers, application research specialists and mechanical engineers

  • Technical Project Leader: you are capable of managing an end2end project, from initial product idea up to mass production, being responsible for the entire product.

  • Quality Project Lead: you will continuously monitor and review the project quality status and challenge the project manager and team on decisions that affect quality, in balance with costs and time.

  • Product Researcher : your challenge is to ensure consumer satisfaction with our products in the market. Therefore you need to understand what consumers want in our products, the so-called consumer insights and translate these into clear user requirements and validate the consumer needs during the project development.

We are looking for

To be successful in one of the departments you are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, eager and ambitious. Are you the one we are looking for? You can apply if you:

  • Have recently graduated with a Master’s Degree or PhD in the directions of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Physics, Mechatronics, Innovation Management, Industrial Engineering or Technical Business Administration;

  • You have max 1 years of work experience straight after your graduation;

  • Have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, so you can persuade colleagues at all ranks in the organization;

  • Have international experience or an international mindset and the ability to use internal and external resources to maximize the value for the company and its customers;

  • Have project and change management skills;

  • Speak and write fluent English.

Our offer

We offer you an unique and challenging opportunity to:

  • Work for an employer whose activities have a major impact on people all over the world;

  • Discover how you can actively contribute to innovations that matter;

  • Launch and steer your career in an environment with an astonishing diversity of nationalities, skills and backgrounds in Drachten;

  • Learn about different parts of the organization;

  • Strengthen your capabilities and knowledge;

  • Build a great international network. Philips is an international company with a world-wide network of development sites and starting a career in Drachten is an entry to a career within Philips that can span several businesses and locations

Recruitment Process

Philips is looking for Young Talents with an entrepreneurial mindset and excellent communication skills. Can you persuade us in a video pitch?

  • The video has a maximum of 2 minutes;

  • Please tell us something about yourself, your background and your motivation;

  • You can place your video on Youtube (Privacy settings: Public or Unlisted) and send us the link in your CV.

Please apply online latest March 5th. Next to your video, we would like to receive;

  • Your CV, motivation and grade list;

  • If you pass the pre-selection round you will be asked to make an online ability test in the week of March 6th;

  • If you achieve the required score on this test, you will be invited for the Business Interviews in the Netherlands, Drachten April 6th 2017.

Watch the videos from our Young Talents (which started in DTN a few years ago) and get inspired by them!

Link : (Luc Berntsen, Mechanical Engineering)

Link : (Noémie Levé, Electrical Engineering)

Link : (Yue Wu, Development Engineering)

When you successfully complete the selection process you are able to start between the 1st of May and September 2017