Technical Development Trainee Program

Each year SSAB headhunts young engineers to join the company via a challenging trainee program. Technical skills and global views are at the core of the program. Apply by submitting your resume and a personal letter to Don’t hesitate to contact us via this email if you have any questions about the program.

SSAB is a leading producer on the global market for Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered Steels (Q&T), strip, plate and tubular products, as well as construction solutions. To stay ahead of competitors, we are actively sharing the existing knowledge in the company. In addition, we acquire new information outside the company by recruiting talented engineer graduates to our Technical Development Trainee Program.

The total length of the trainee program is 18 up 24 months. The content and number of participants vary depending on actual needs, as well as on the ability and ambition of the trainee. There is no permanent site or position during the program, but instead short training blocks in specific technical areas with well-defined projects. Performance is supported by mentors and evaluated regularly.

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Oskar Thorstensson:

“I joined the Technical Development trainee program in August 2014. During the first two weeks I visited all the production lines in Oxelösund and followed the processes in the steel and rolling mill. This gave me a good understanding of how the raw material is transformed step-by-step into steel.

Since this induction, I have had 4 months of projects in the Knowledge Service Center in Borlänge, the Quench and Tempering Technology Center in Oxelösund and in Technical Support in Oxelösund. For a recently graduated engineer, it is really nice to see that SSAB is a company that focuses a lot on research.

I have got a really good overview of the company and its products, processes, vision and strategy. It has been inspiring to get to know many dedicated and skillful professionals, to whom I can turn and ask for advice in my future work. Of course, the program has also given me an insight into many potential functions and tasks, and put me in contact with potential future managers, which feels like a real luxury for a recently-hired employee.

I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to meet a lot of new people and see ongoing activities to further develop products, customer experience and market opportunities within the company. I am really impressed with the activities I have seen and been involved in so far. In future, I would like to gain more knowledge about metallurgy. I am a mechanical engineer and have limited knowledge about the inside of steel. Hopefully I will get the chance to visit the steel and rolling mills in Raahe, the tube mill in Hämeenlinna and, of course, the blast furnace in Luleå.”

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Technical Development Program in short

What is SSAB's Technical Development Program

  • A Nordic trainee program for newly graduated MSc engineering students with a technical interest
  • The program is fulltime and lasts for approx. 1,5 years, with a total of four positions annually in Sweden and Finland
  • The program is designed in blocks, based on SSAB’s core technical areas: process, product and application development
  • First started in 2013, the program is run by SSAB’s Global R&D organization
  • The program is certified by

What’s in it for trainees?

  • A great opportunity to get a deep understanding of SSAB’s core business, experience different parts of the organization and meet a range of specialists and engaged colleagues within a short period of time
  • Tailored program to match each student’s capabilities and ambitions, as well as SSAB’s needs
  • Continuous coaching and performance evaluations throughout the program
  • The possibility to work at one or more of our production sites in Finland and Sweden
  • After a successfully completed program, the trainee is offered continued employment somewhere within SSAB



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