When you’re an engineer straight out of college looking to make your first big career move, what do you want out of your first job? As exciting as it is to have fulfilling work, it’s equally as important to find a program that invests in you and gives you the tools you need to move forward. Does such a magical place exist? Its name is Gates, and it’s one of the leading fluid power products and power transmission companies in the world.
Gates’ two-year rotational program may be perfect for you. In the program, recent grads have the opportunity to work in 3-4 assignments in the company’s Innovation group, with technical R&D facilities in Colorado and Michigan. At the end of the program, rotational engineers are positioned for a wide range of opportunities throughout the organization. What’s not to love about that #employmentlife?
There are two important factors that separate Gates’ program from the rest of the pack. First, the company cares about its engineers not only understanding the science of what they’re doing but also knowing how their work fits into the larger Gates workflow. The company takes a hands-on approach to integrate new engineers into the research, design, development and testing of our industry leading product lines. No matter what you’re doing though, the Gates team wants to ensure its engineers know how valuable they are.
Second, Gates’ engineering program combines technical engineering training with exposure to the business through presentations, assignments, training and other professional development opportunities, so everyone who completes the program understands the impact of their work on the business.
And if this program couldn’t get any better, it’s time to talk perks. Rotational engineers at Gates get a ton of important benefits, including:
- Paid vacation and holidays
- A 401(k), health insurance and life insurance
- Short- and long-term disability coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Tuition Reimbursement
If you’re an engineer, what more could you be looking for at the beginning of your career? It’s time to head on over to WayUp and apply to Gates’ Rotational Engineer position to get an invaluable experience to start off your career.