European graduate program
European graduate program

European Graduate Program

SSAB is taking the lead in decarbonizing the steel industry, this is the beginning of a transformation that can drive sustainability in ways we can only begin to imagine. To be able to manage this journey towards the future we need a strong and driven workforce that believes in its mission and want to contribute and we are seeking for those persons via our SSAB European Graduate Program. The applicationdate for the program starting in october 2022 has now passed. Keep your eyes open for next programround for autumn 2023

SSAB European Graduate Program is for you who are curious, ambitious and ready to take your first steps in to work life and ready for a fast-paced environment and personal development within a company that is taking the lead in a transformation journey that will revolutionize the steel industry.

The SSAB European Graduate Program is a broad program where you will be in contact with the other participants within Europe. The program is for 14 months with a planned start on 1 of October 2022, full time and with a competitive market salary. During the second half of the program you will be offered a permanent position.

Every programround will mean different positions in different locations. For our program start october 2022 we were aiming to fill these positions.

European graduate program map

What can you expect from the European Graduate Program?


  • A kickstart in your development in an international company and environment
  • Permanent employment at SSAB
  • Market relevant salary
  • Senior mentoring individually picked for you
  • Trainee-“dates” with the other Program-participants including Mill visits, presentations and experience exchange
  • An individualized customized study trip to any of our SSAB Europe offices (this will be planned by you and your mentor to suit you and your development in the best way possible)
  • A broad international network


Beyond the activities related to the program, you will be placed in an actual position and already from the start be introduced to the assignments and tasks related to your position.

Read more about our specific positions:

Process engineer / Process developer

This role is close to production where you will contribute to the development of production efficiency and quality by supporting production operations. This role is an important position since you will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing improvement actions and new working methods for production. You will work in close co-operation with several different positions such as process- and product developer, managers, project leaders, operators, etc. 

You will need knowledge of Lean-tools, good problem solving skills and good communication skills. In this role you will support transformation of the steel production toward Fossil Free steel production. As a process developer you will participate different kind of development projects like product development projects, technology studies, investment projects or process development projects. Your role will be either a project manager or a technology specialist. We are looking for Process developers in Borlänge, Luleå, Raahe, Hämeenlinna.


Account Manager / Regional Sales Manager

In the major transformation of the steel industry towards Fossil Free steels, this role is an important position since you will be responsible to manage and develop long term business relationship with our customers, what includes a strong technical component, understanding their needs to be able to meet the expectations and strive for affairs that is beneficial for both the customer and SSAB strategy. We are seeking this position in Oslo, Norway and Vitoria, Spain.


Inside Sales / Customer Care

In Żyrardów, Poland we are looking for similar profile as Account Manager but with some more administrative skills and interest. You will be working in close cooperation with the account manager to secure a high level service after the order has been placed, also supporting the current customers placing orders when needed. At this role you will be part of local sales team with intensive communication with logistics, finance and with coleagues from Finland and Sweden.


Business developer

In this position you would be working to develop the business within UK market and the important sustainable products within GreenCoat and Hybrit. You would do this by excellent communication through customer contact, marketing, social media, exhibitions and seminars. You would also be setting the future direction by identifying and developing new business opportunities in line with SSAB strategy. This is in many ways a role of coordinating between technical support, our account managers, architects and stakeholders across industry with a focus upon the built environment. In the future this will also mean that you will lead projects in CRM systems, digitalization, customer portal and digital contact experience. This position is placed in the West Midlands, near to Birmingham and Wolverhampton.


Supply planning and supply chain developer

This role will focus on the Supply Chain Development and will be responsible for one or more ongoing projects within Supply Chain and Supply Planning. This will require analyzing current ways of working together with sales organization and the operations planning in the productions to identify needed development actions and to drives those in an efficient and controlled way. This position is placed in Borlänge with focus on the supply planning and supply chain from the Swedish mills.


Data Scientist

Your mission is to support SSAB Europe and the Swedish production in production digitalization development according to the strategy and roadmap. You will be responsible for utilizing modern digital technologies to create insights and added value by using large amounts of data created in our production processes. Focus is to continuously develop our processes and ways of working towards data-driven decision-making within the areas Production stability, Quality development and Safety. You will be collaborating actively with many people from different locations and functions like production, maintenance, process- product- and system development. You will also work closely to some of our external partners.
You will contribute to SSAB:s overall digitalization journey while also working locally with short and long term activities and projects. This position is placed in Borlänge, Sweden.

What kind of profile do you need to apply for the program?

We are seeking for Process engineers, Datascientist, Busniess developer, Supply chain developer, Account managers and Inside sales. And we hope that you have the interest and/or knowledge in minimum one of the following areas

  • Generic development and management skills (eg. project management, change management, application management)
  • Technology such as process development, product development, data scientist, market development


You should be recently graduated or about to graduate from University with minimum a bachelor degree within a relevant field connected to the position you will apply for.

*Recently graduated: maximum 24 months since graduation.


And also:

  • Solid English skills
  • Knowledge in the local language for with position you are applying to
  • To enjoy SSAB you also need to:
    • Be driven
    • Have ambition to drive development and improvement to both yourself and the business
    • Have ability to see the entirety
    • Be analytical
    • Be a team player
    • Have communication and interaction skills