Only the best and brightest young talents are selected for the Schindler Career Development Program.

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At Schindler, we foster a corporate culture of continuous development and provide a platform where leaders can grow. The Schindler Career Development Program (SCDP) is designed to accelerate young professionals' development and embarks them on a journey across geographies and functions that lasts up to six years. Participants take ownership of their career path and will learn about themselves and our global business.


Turn dreams into reality with the Schindler Career Development Program.

Reaching Career Aspirations

The Schindler Career Development Program provides challenging and purposeful opportunities for high potential and high performers, who display the right mindset and behaviors, and want to reach their full potential in a company that supports their career aspiration. After joining the program, you will take on an international assignment, a leadership role, and a field operational role. These experiences will fully prepare you to assume a senior leadership position and shape our organization's future.

The Schindler Career Development Program helps prepare the next generation of leaders.

The Learning Environment

To offer you the best learning experience and growth, the Schindler Career Development Program provides an environment where innovation and diversity thinking is leveraged. As part of the SCDP, you will benefit from:

  • Exposure to our Global Business and Top-Level Leaders (Conferences & Talent Forum)
  • 1:1 Career Counselling (Mentoring & Coaching)
  • Networking Opportunities (SCDP & Alumni community events)
  • Learning and Development (Leadership Development Review)
  • Challenging Projects (Strategic Team Challenge)

We follow the principle of learning by experience, and you will take charge of your own career and find a career plan tailored to your interests and strengths.

Schindler Career Development Program participants make their future.

How to become part of the SCDP

Recruitment is an internal process whereby you will be nominated after agreeing with the local Manager and HR. The Nomination criteria are the following:

  • You must have joined Schindler for at least six months
  • You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • You are hungry to learn, ambitious, and committed to career growth and continuous development
  • You show potential to assume a senior leadership position in the future
  • You are proficient in English (min. C1 level)
  • You are willing to work abroad and have a genuine interest to work in an international environment
  • You have up to five years of professional experience
Getting selected for the Schindler Career Development Program is a multi-step process.

Selection Process

During the program and continuing after graduation, as part of the SCDP and Alumni community, you benefit from ongoing networking and engagement activities.


A network of peers

During the program and continuing after graduation, as part of the SCDP and Alumni community, you benefit from ongoing networking and engagement activities.

Meet some of our SCDP Alumni (and future leaders) below.

Ashok, Chief Executive Officer, India

Ashok, President India & South Asia

"It has been an absolutely fantastic growth curve for me in Schindler, and I must say we are one of the very few top engineering companies allowing young talents to become general managers. As long as you perform and show your potential, you can accelerate your growth at Schindler.

The program has taught me to be humble. I am thankful to my colleagues, managers, and the teams that I have led. It made me realize that regardless your nationality or gender, if you dream big and deliver the results, then nothing can stop your growth in this great company called Schindler! It is vital to always put the organization first, team next, and yourself last when making any decisions. The SCDP program is a stage where you can choose how to perform."

Olga, RDO Program Director, US

Olga, Area General Manager, US

"My career with Schindler started after graduation from Moscow State University as a General Counsel in KG Russia. At that time, I thought I would only stay in law but here I am, living and working in the US, graduated from the SCDP program. I have been leading the internal consultancy and field operational excellence team called the Results Delivery Office (RDO), and I am now working as an Area General Manager. What an amazing journey.

The SCDP program has been a life-changing experience. I have met many fantastic people through it and gained many learnings from all of them. Don’t miss this opportunity to be an SCDP. In this journey, you should be open, work hard, take up challenges, learn every day, and think big."


Interested? Visit our Global Job Search page to see the latest opportunities available at Schindler.

Contact us

Corporate Human Resources
career@schindler.com