3,000 HOURS OF TRAINING, 2,600 HOURS OF WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD: GEICO TO REPEAT THEIR GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN 2016.

It’s possible to apply via the Politecnico di Milano’s Career Service, LinkedIn or by emailing hr@geicotaikisha.com

Milan, xx November 2015. Geico, a world leader in vehicle-painting plants, is continuing its commitment to youth employment with J-Next in 2016 as well. This programme was set up in 2013 and every year oversees the hiring and training of recent engineering graduates at the company.

After an initial screening, the young candidates are invited to send in a video CV in order to evaluate their competencies and studies undertaken. Those who pass this second stage are contacted to take part in an assessment day at Geico’s headquarters. Finally, the chosen youngsters are then taken on board, initially on a six-month paid internship. This period is geared to lead into full-time employment on a 12-month contractual basis, during which time the individuals will be sent to the company’s different locations abroad to complete their skill-set. Geico is investing in the comprehensive training of its young employees, offering them a helping hand in their development through ad-hoc courses, like management courses, internal Masters programmes, IT training and language courses.

The project is open to graduates from the Faculty of Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. They can send in their CV through the university’s Career Service or any young Italian engineer can apply through LinkedIn or by emailing hr@geicotaikisha.com.

“Thanks to the J-Next programme, over these years we’ve offered recent graduates over 3,000 hours of training and 2,600 hours of work experience at our foreign plants in China, Brazil and Russia. We’re convinced that offering opportunities to young people is one of our responsibilities. Young people have a crucial role at Geico: they contribute fresh and sparkling ideas, helping us to continually innovate our process. For this reason, we dedicate time and space for young employees to bring their innovative ideas directly to the company’s managers.” Ali Reza Arabnia, President and CEO of Geico Taikisha.