Graduate roles

Have you recently completed a degree? Are you in your final year of study? Or are you already in the workplace but wanting a more challenging and rewarding role.

Perhaps you’re looking for international opportunities? Exposure to senior management? Top calibre colleagues? A fast-paced everyday?

We want to hear from dynamic young professionals with the energy and ability to join our high-performing team.

Ours is a unique working culture, where we’ll positively encourage you to question the way things are done and to speak up with your ideas.

If this sounds like you, Hilti could be the career starter you’re after.

“I don’t have a sales background and, when I went to my careers fair, most companies only wanted to speak to you if you had the right experience. Hilti were completely open-minded. They were more interested in me than in which degree I was doing.”

Andreas, Project Manager, Global Logistics

Opportunities across the business

When you start with Hilti, you’ll join a team of people with different degrees, but who share the same mind-set, and we’ll train you up for an exciting and varied career.

Most of our graduates start in account management because it’s the best and fastest way to understand how our business works. It’s also a great place to show us (and yourself) what you’re made of.

Deliver consistently strong results and we’ll give you every opportunity to develop your skills and broaden your role. If you’re ready for a new challenge, you might decide to apply what you know to other areas of the business, perhaps moving around the company or even around the world.

Your next step might be marketing or finance, logistics or research. You could be cut out for senior management, or perhaps something technical. Whatever your path, we’ll give you lots of responsibility from very early on, along with all the training and support you need to craft your own career.

Not your average sales role

Account management at Hilti is consultative selling in the most professional sense. It’s about forging new associations with responsive customers and building relationships with existing ones. Most will already know, trust and want our products.

It’s an exciting, hands-on role, where you’ll get to work on some really inspiring projects. Some jobs involve high-profile skyscrapers, stadiums and railways, while others are about working every day to make life better for ordinary people. Many of our products, for example, are uniquely designed to save lives and protect buildings in the event of fires and earthquakes.

 

If you’re not sure whether a sales environment is for you, rest assured that there’s no traditional cold-calling at Hilti. You might even surprise yourself; many of our people do. They start their first post-graduate job with the intention of moving on from account management, but find themselves choosing to stay in this field because it’s such an enjoyable and rewarding part of the business.

Some of our best account managers never pictured themselves working in construction. They might have degrees in engineering or business management, but it might be history or french. Either way, their energy, courage, sharp thinking and competitive drive make them flourish in this role. We have an excellent mix of people, where success is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

We’ll train you, challenge you and reward you

At Hilti, you’ll enjoy all the perks of being part of a big company, but with the autonomy of running a small business. We’ll give you lots of responsibility from very early on, and let you seize the initiative to do things your way.

As part of your interview process, we’ll take you on a ‘field ride’ to show you a day in the life of our sales teams. This will quickly tell you the caliber of our people and their dedication to our customers.

Our standards are high, and that includes our training. So we’ll give you all the knowledge and equipment you need to be successful in your role – from a fully stocked van to the latest CRM software.

Most of your training will happen on the job, but you’ll start with an introduction to Hilti (our values, strategy and culture) before meeting the customers and products that you’ll get to know so well. 

We’ll reward you for your hard work with generous incentives and best-in-class training, as well as one-to-one coaching and personal attention to the progression of your career.

With consistently outstanding results plus teamwork and commitment, you can move into leadership roles very quickly at Hilti. In fact, many of our sales people reach their first management position in their mid to late twenties, and 80% of our management roles are filled with internal candidates. 

We also have a very thorough people review process, where we screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It’s how we find opportunities to develop our people with different responsibilities, cultures and market challenges. It means we can broaden your skill set, feed your ambition and open doors for your career.

Making sure we’re the right fit

When you apply for a job at Hilti, you’ll get a feel for the place straight away.

If we invite you to interview, we’ll pay for your travel, and we’ll be prompt and honest in our feedback to you.

As part of the process for account management roles, we’ll take you on a ‘field ride’ to show you a day in the life, and we’ll give you plenty of time to meet and chat to the team. This will quickly tell you the caliber of our people and their dedication to our customers.

To apply for a job, simply go to our jobs page and filter your search for graduate roles. You can apply for more than one role at a time. Or, if you don’t find anything suitable right now, please send us a speculative application and we’ll see what we can do. 

Giving back and getting involved

For us, social responsibility is the natural thing to do. True to our ethos of building a better future, it’s about making a sustainable improvement to local living and working conditions by helping people to help themselves.

We’ll encourage you to join in with our corporate social responsability activities in your part of the world, by leaving your desk and rolling up your sleeves. We’ll also welcome your ideas for new ways to volunteer.