Siemens Seeks Millennials

on June 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Siemens is looking to hire more than 3,000 workers over the next several months, and many of their ideal candidates are experienced, recent college grads, Lisa Johnson Mandel reports on AOL Jobs.

The international electronics and engineering company is also launching internship programs aimed at producing qualified workers who can be fast-tracked into leadership positions once they graduate.

“Siemens has more than 3,000 open positions in the U.S., half of them engineering positions, and we will be hiring an additional 35 recruiters this year to find qualified candidates to fill them,” said Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation, the US arm of Siemens AG. “While we continue to invest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives at the high-school and university levels, we also are launching a new recruiting effort this summer focused on attracting and developing college graduates and fast-tracking them into early leadership development programs in these fields.”

At the end of a 12-week summer program this year, for example, Siemens will offer full-time positions to 75 of their 170 interns, 70% of whom will work in engineering positions. Other summer interns will be offered jobs in finance, operations and supply chain management.

They say they’re focused on specific qualities from Millennial (those born between 1977 and 1998) hires: “When looking to hire young talent, we look for candidates who take initiative, recognize when additional data or research is necessary, and take it upon themselves to find it,” said Mike Panigel, SVP, Human Resources.

To find out more about Siemens internships, scholarships and training programs in the U.S. visit the company’s career page.

For more about Siemens on Breaking Energy, see Siemens AG CEO Peter Loescher’s column “We Believe In America” and other Siemens energy stories.