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The world has changed almost unrecognisably in the past year. It’s never been more important to work together to help make the planet more sustainable, better connected, and safer.

As a Volvo Cars Graduate, you’ll be part of a global team of 43,000 colleagues, at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry with the influence to make a meaningful impact.

Join us on our journey to provide freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way.

Application period opens on November 1st.

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Volvo Cars Global Graduate Programme Webcast

Watch the recording from the webcast about Volvo Cars Global Graduate Programme! Listen to Hanna, Sumeesha, Emma and Balaji - four of our current graduates - who share their personal stories and reflections on being part of the programme. The webcast can give you a glimpse of what life at Volvo Cars is like and may answer questions that you might have about the programme. Watch the recording here.

Find your role

Our Global Graduate Programme is closely attuned to finding the skills our company needs. With positions available in Sweden, China, and the USA, it opens up a world of potential career opportunities across Volvo Cars – from autonomous drive to human resources.

When to apply

Applications for 2022 are open from November 1 to December 5, 2021.


graduates have completed the global programme since 2010


are still within the company, more than half are in leadership positions


graduates would recommend the Global Graduate Programme to a friend

A new kind of energy

We're looking for graduates who:

  • truly believe in and are motivated by our company purpose: freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way
  • want to be a part of something bigger and make a difference
  • are team players, energetic and committed to success
  • are challengers, thinkers and doers
  • can manage complex situations and see the bigger picture
  • are humble, self-reflective, open to change and curious to discover opportunities in a constantly changing environment

We want you to have:

  • a Master’s degree, completed when the programme starts
  • maximum 1 year full-time working experience after completing your Master’s degree prior to the start of the programme
  • fluent English language skills

A lot can change in 24 months

You’ll be fast-tracked through the heart of our business. Your recruiting manager will be your sponsor and support you from start to end of the programme. Together you will design a programme around your strengths and ambitions, which consists of:

  • Structured introduction period
  • Functional and cross-functional assignments (4-6 months each)
  • Common graduate module weeks
  • Personal development & Leadership training
  • Competence area deep-dives
  • Product and production knowledge
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Mentorship
  • International experience, depending on the development plan you set with your sponsor
  • Top-management exposure
  • Graduate group projects
  • Graduation ceremony
  • A global network of colleagues and graduates
  • An experience designed around your passion and strengths
  • A lot of FUN!


The Graduate Podcast

This podcast aims to give you an insight to what life can be like as part of Volvo Cars Global Graduate Programme.

The programme gives recent graduates the opportunity to start a career in a global team of more than 40.000 colleagues. As a graduate at Volvo Cars, you are welcome to explore various parts of our organization and to make a difference in areas that matter to you.

The first season of The Graduate Podcast focuses on the recruitment, onboarding and start phase of the programme. Tune in to learn more!

Link: Spotify – Web Player

Meet our Graduates

Read the personal stories of some of our Graduates via the profile pictures below

I wanted to get an understanding of how we go from an idea to a finished car

Elin Franzén

Global Mechanical Engineering Graduate

Tianyi Yang

I am currently residing in Shanghai

Vincent Tollesson

It has given me the flexibility to become a better version of myself.

Andrés Contreras

It is up to you to shape your own future

Nikolaos Tsavalos

Anupama Dhareshwar

Louise Horneman

This is an extremely modern and fast paced global organization

Maike Nienaber

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Answers to frequently asked questions about the Global Graduate Programme.

  Where does the Global Graduate Programme take place?

The job ad describes where the different positions are home-based. If you need to move from a different country, we will of course support with a relocation package.

  How many graduates are hired each year?

The number of Global Graduates varies each year based on the demand of the business. The 2021 programme will accept approximately 50 graduates globally.

  How long does the Global Graduate Programme last?

24 months.

  Can I also apply for the Global Graduate Programme if I come from abroad?

The GGP is open to applicants from all over the world, who fit the graduate profile. You can apply regardless of your citizenship. A potential offer however would always be pending on the approval of the local residence- and work permit.

  Do I have a fixed-term or a permanent contract?

As a Global Graduate you will get a permanent full time employment within Volvo Cars from the very first day.

  How is the Global Graduate Programme compensated?

The Graduates within the programme will receive a salary according to the standard market rate.

  Is there a guarantee of a job at the end?

Since you get a permanent employment during the programme, all functions aim to offer interesting and challenging roles to their graduates upon graduation, providing they have performed well during the Global Graduate Programme.

  Is it necessary to have done an internship at Volvo Cars to apply for the Global Graduate Programme?

No, but it is not a disadvantage if you are already familiar with the company.

  Can I apply to multiple areas of the Global Graduate Programme?

Yes you can, in the job application you will read more about how to do this.

The recruitment process

November 1st – December 5th, 2021:

Online application (CV & Cover Letter) via the Volvo Cars careers site

Early December:

Psychometric & technical assessments (depending on the competence area you apply for) 

Early January:

On-demand video interview with pre-recorded questions

Late January:

Behavioural & technical interviews

Late February- beginning March:

Successful candidates will be notified

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