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You’ll have the opportunity to experience various projects and roles within one of our strategic capabilities, rotating through three different assignments during your time on the Global Development Program (GDP). Your three rotations will be set by your program manager prior to you joining us. In the event that you discover along the way that you’d like to develop outside of your original capability track, we will support you in defining your next rotation into an adjacent complementary function that best suits you. Additionally, you’ll be offered a tailored learning journey, ongoing ‘learning on the job’ and peer learning.
Whether you want to work in the field of complex medical devices, connected care or personal health, you’ll be able to explore, contribute, learn, and receive structured support. You’ll also benefit from the many opportunities to learn and share with other Philips graduates and employees and expand your own business network. After two years on the GDP program, our Career Center will support you in your next move.
You are responsible for
There are several assignments (location Eindhoven or Best) available, each with a specific assignment focus. Here are some examples of the type of rotations you’ll work on during the two-year program. After passing the Assessment Centre for our GDP Software track, you will be matched with your first rotation assignment.
Hands-on participation in the software design, implementation and verification of our (smart) parenting products in the mother and child care domain, being video monitors and/or breast pumps.
Participate in the definition of data strategy for the department
Evaluate tools and technology alternatives (from technical and business perspective)
Projects you could work on for example are: “Can we increase our automated test coverage significantly? Are there strategical questions to be investigated?” “Do we have reliability issues? And do we have a good test approach for this?” “Do we have some new technologies (e.g. deep learning / AI) or frameworks, for which we can define a feasibility study?” “Can we leverage from trend analysis”
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Recently graduated Bachelor or Master’s degree in the field of Software Engineering, Computer Science or Technical Informatics
Max 1 years of work experience straight after your graduation
Experience gained through projects/internships with Python, R, generic data analysis tools and scripting
Passion for embedded and IoT devices
Excellent communication and influencing skills
A customer-first attitude
International experience would be a benefit
Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, eager and ambitious
Business fluency in English
In return, we offer you a unique and challenging trainee program and the 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
As a GDP trainee you will receive a permanent, full time employment contract with excellent labor conditions.
When you are interested to join the Philips Graduate Development Program, please apply online latest 25th September 2022, applications that come in after this deadline cannot be taken into account.
Upload your CV and/or motivation
In week 39 you will be informed whether you passed the pre-selection round and if yes you will be invited to perform an online gamified test.
In week 41 you will be informed whether you are selected for the next round, the virtual video pitch.
In week 45 you will be informed whether you belong to the best performers, you will be invited for the final virtual assessment center, which will take place on Tuesday 22nd of November . During this event, you will work on several challenging exercises together with similar minded graduates. Of course we will also provide you with more information on the Graduate Development Program and the assignments. This is the final step in the selection process. In the same week, we will inform you with the outcome.
Start date will be 1st February 2023
How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.