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.
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.
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:
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.
Recruitment is an internal process whereby you will be nominated after agreeing with the local Manager and HR. The Nomination criteria are the following:
To enter the SCDP, the candidate must fulfill the selection criteria and pass the Assessment held internally.
During the program and continuing after graduation, as part of the SCDP and Alumni community, you benefit from ongoing networking and engagement activities.
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."
Ashok, President India & South Asia
The Schindler Career Development Program is the reason why I originally applied to work at Schindler. I was eager to work in an international environment with opportunities for growth and development. As an SCDP, I was fortunate to meet and collaborate with other SCDPs globally to investigate and propose solutions for some of our everyday problems.
Through the SCDP experience, I gained a wholistic perspective for our business, invaluable exposure, and access to a global network of friendships. These benefits have supported me throughout my career at Schindler as I have navigated various roles and product lines.
I would encourage anyone with management ambitions willing to put in the work to understand all facets of our business to apply for the Schindler Career Development Program. It has certainly been an advantageous addition to my career experience."
Michal, General Manager