Trainee in our Research & Development Project Team (f/m/x)


You want to do exciting work and assume responsibility for your own projects starting from day one – all geared to a clear target role? Then join our 15-month Global Graduate Program as of October 1st 2021 and shape the future of ZEISS.

Have you made a call with your mobile phone today? Taken a picture using your digital camera? Or sent an e-mail from your laptop? These everyday applications are based on the functionality of microchips.

Our goal is to enable the chip industry to achieve unique successes. Thus, with a wide range of products the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment covers a variety of key processes in the production of microchips. As developers and manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment, we are the technological leader in this branch of the semiconductor industry. The bulk of all microchips is produced with the aid of our technologies.

For the nanoelectronics of tomorrow, we continuously confront the challenge of pushing technological limits and make yesterday’s “impossible” ideas reality today.

Your role

As a trainee you will be an active part of an innovative and dynamic team working on new product development solutions. You will have the chance to create, challenge and brainstorm your ideas and concepts in close collaboration with colleagues from various functions such as Operations, Product Management and Sales across the globe. You will have full responsibility for your own projects right from the start. In that context, digitalization and agile development are key drivers – shaping innovations, generating business impact, and influencing the market position of ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions is all related to understanding and using the opportunities of our products.

The Global Graduate Program will provide opportunities for you to learn and grow into the challenging role of a project manager. Taking into account your individual strengths and background as well as specific requirements for your future role, several assignments that are sited in different teams, functions, regions and businesses at ZEISS will be combined to make the program as beneficial as possible for you. Within the program, you will have a great opportunity to acquire unique and necessary experience and to build a strong, resilient global network across the ZEISS Group – use this program as the starting point for your career at ZEISS!

After 15 months you will be ready to take over a challenging role within the Research and Development Project Team and continue to help us to create customer success through market shaping innovations.

Your profile

  • Above-average university degree in a scientific, engineering or digital discipline
  • Maximum of three years' professional experience
  • Experience in project management/consulting and enthusiasm for working in an agile environment
  • Ideally an affinity for semiconductor technology
  • Strong collaborative and teamworking skills, structured and results-oriented working methods
  • Willingness to work flexibly at different locations around the world
  • Experience abroad is a plus
  • High level of communication skills – very good knowledge of English and German
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.
Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.
Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.
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