Young Engineering Talent Program

Starters position
Industrial Goods, Technology
Required language
Dutch, English
Management, Supply Chain


Job Title

Young Engineering Talent Program (Graduate Position)

Job Description

In this this role you have the opportunity to 

kick start your engineering career at the market leader in consumer products at Philips Drachten  

Your challenge is to 

transform our innovation teams to adapt towards the intelligent (digital) propositions and changing consumer needs and expectations driven by digital disruptors in the marketplace. 

Your responsibilities 

As a Young Engineering Talent, you will join Philips Personal Health in Drachten, the Netherlands in the Innovation & Development environment. We have opportunities in several disciplines within different innovation teams. Each role has a specific focus. You will start as a Young Engineering Talent to become an expert professional within one of the following roles: 

  • Development Engineer: you will work in a multidisciplinary team to develop new products fitting consumer needs. This involves deep technical knowledge and understanding of the problems, creativity and strong consumer centric thinking. By working in multi-functional teams, you will gain experience in the end-to-end value chain having contacts both upstream with marketing disciplines and downstream with our supply organization.  

  • Product Researcher / User Experience: your challenge is to ensure consumer satisfaction with our products in the market. Therefore, you need to understand what consumers want in our products, the so-called consumer insights, translate these into clear user requirements, and validate the consumer needs during the product development. 

We will help you to develop yourself further by focusing on ‘learning on the job’, mentoring and training. Your personal development is important to us. This is an opportunity to really challenge yourself and grow both personally and professionally.\

Recruitment Process 

Did we catch your interest for this great opportunity? Please read below how you can become a part of our team. 

  • Apply before 30th of September 2019 and upload your CV, motivation, video elevator pitch and grade list (mandatory).

  • What should be in the video elevator pitch? Tell us about your background, motivation & how you see your development in the next 3 years --> what are your career expectations? (min 1 minute max 2 minutes); 

  • If you pass the pre-selection round you will be asked to take an online ability test at the beginning of October 2019; 

  • By 18th of October 2019 you will receive feedback if you passed this test & will be invited for the final selection day; 

  • The final selection day in Drachten (the Netherlands) will take place in the 1st week of November, 2019. 

Start Date: When you successfully complete the selection process, you will start between December ‘19 and February ’20. 


In absence of the documents mentioned in the recruitment process, the application will be deemed as incomplete and will not be processed ahead for selection.

You are part of 
an innovative, learning organization which embraces lean principles and values open discussions. 

You will join a dynamic team of inquisitive engineers, researchers, and business innovators tasked with pushing the boundaries of several Innovation Teams within the Personal Health domain of Philips.  You will be based on our site in Drachten, Netherlands. 

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience 

  • A Master’s Degree in the directions of Mechatronics, Embedded Software Engineering, Innovation Management, Human Factors Engineering, Bio-medical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Physics (experimental), Chemistry, Industrial Engineering or Technical Business Administration.

  • You have graduated in the Year of 2019 or expecting to graduate latest by February 2020;  

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you’ve shown in (study)projects that you proactively challenge issues and can convince others (peers); 

  • An international mindset, willing to live work abroad & enjoying collaborating with other cultures and backgrounds; 

Our offer 

We offer you a unique and challenging opportunity to: 

  • Work for an employer whose activities have a major impact on people’s lives all over the world; 

  • Discover how you can actively contribute to innovations that matter; 

  • Launch and steer your career in an environment with an astonishing diversity of nationalities, skills and backgrounds in Drachten; 

  • Learn about different parts of the organization; 

  • Strengthen your capabilities and knowledge; 

  • Build a great international network with colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field; 

  • A competitive salary; 

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually; 

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance; 

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career towards in depth expertise, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching; 

  • Healthy work-life balance and exciting, international environment at the campus in Drachten. 

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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