KONE International Trainee Program
Every year we offer students and graduates opportunities to work and develop with interesting projects around the world through KONE ITP. Most ITP positions require studies in business, engineering, information technology or law but there are also opportunities for students from other disciplines.
Prerequisites for internships
KONE International Trainee Program (ITP) is for university students who are at least halfway through their studies. Good English language skills are essential for an International Trainee. In many cases you should also be familiar with the language of the host country.
In the program you will face interesting challenges and become acquainted with KONE as a global company. ITP is also an excellent stepping-stone to a career at KONE.
Internships last from three to six months, and usually begin between April and June. If you are selected for the ITP, we cover your round-trip travel costs to the host country and pay a trainee salary. The local KONE unit will help arrange your accommodations and will assign a contact person to whom you can turn for support. It is the trainee's responsibility to obtain personal insurance as well as residence and work permits (if applicable) before departure.
The application period for ITP positions starts every year in January and is open for a couple of weeks.
Partnerships with educational institutions
We work actively with educational institutions to share and develop competence through research work, traineeships, thesis projects and other business projects. Local KONE units also participate in local career fairs and other student events at our partner schools.
Partnerships with world-class universities
We have formed close relationships with the technology and business faculties of many world-class universities and student organizations. KONE is one of the corporate partners of CEMS (the Global Alliance of in Management Education) which comprises 26 world-class academic institutions. Combining the resources of leading universities and corporations CEMS is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business.
In management development we cooperate with management and business schools to develop strategic thinking among other leadership competencies. For upper-level management development we work together with IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Developing new solutions
KONE Research & Development centers are located in Finland, Italy, Germany, China, India and the United States and have partnerships with top educational institutions around the world. KONE is actively searching for new solutions and applications starting from basic research through to product development and implementation.