Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life.

Supported by the global megatrends of resource scarcity, vehicle electrification and the need for cleaner air quality, our activities primarily focus on three areas: recycling, electrification and clean air. In doing so, we put our teams at the cutting edge of materials science, chemistry  and metallurgy.

Our pioneering approach to sustainability has got us to where we are today, but we know we can’t stand still.  We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage.
With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About the young graduate Program

Mainly based at our sites at Olen, Hoboken and Brussels, our two-year young graduates program will give you the opportunity to learn and build experience in various areas of the organization, such as production, engineering, marketing, sales, finance, business development, communication, etc. You will be able to quickly contribute to our business, benefit from a custom made development plan and you will get support from experienced managers during the entire program. We have several targeted programmes for starters with specific training and promotion courses.

Young Graduate Program

This program is specifically designed for masters in an economic, financial or commercial field. You will be offered two projects in different business units or sites, one of which will have an international scope. After a successful completion of your projects we will assess your development and potential together and find you an appropriate managerial role that is in line with your personality and interests.

What you will be doing

Joining us in 2020, you will work on succesive projects. After the program, we will be able to match your interests and experience with a permanent role in the Umicore Group. Throughout the program, you will learn about our business, technologies, way of working, and culture. You will further develop your knowledge, skills and network by training on the job as well as attending Umicore seminars and networking events. You will develop personal skills that will help you to grow into exciting roles such as:

  • Sales Manager
  • Junior Procurement Manager
  • Junior Process Technologist
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Junior Process Development Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager Technology

We will get the opportunity to evaluate your achievements, understand your potential and train you to become a full-fledged Umicore Manager.


Technical Young Graduate Program

In this program we prepare starting engineers for a clearly predefined management position in a technical field. Required skills differ depending on the business unit, but all Technical Young Graduates will be coached during a specifically designed development program spread over different units and locations worldwide.


International Trainee Program

The international program will interest you if you fit the Technical Young Graduate Program and aspire to work at one of our Rechargeable Battery Materials operations in Asia or Poland. After a training period in Belgium (Olen) you will relocate to Korea (Cheonan), China (Jiangmen) or Poland (Nysa).