In MYTILINEOS, we firmly believe that people are the key of success that builds strong foundations for a dynamic future.
With this in mind, we are implementing for the third consecutive year in Aluminium of Greece, the Metallurgy Business Unit of MYTILINEOS, the 12-month paid internship programme “ENGINEERS IN ACTION”. The programme offers to 10 young graduate engineers the opportunity to work in the EU's leading vertically integrated alumina and aluminium production and trading plant, and to gain qualifications that will enable them to become the driving force that will shape the future.
The programme, which takes place at the Aluminium of Greece plant in Agios Nikolaos, Viotia, offers the following:
The programme’s objective is for participants to gain hands on work experience, unique expertise and to develop skills that, once they have successfully completed the programme, will offer them the opportunity to move from their 12-month internship to a full-time job, either in MYTILINEOS or in another company.
The two previous annual cycles of the programme were fully successful, as all engineers who participated were able to find employment within less than three months after completing the programme, while some of them joined directly the Metallurgy Business Unit of MYTILINEOS, filling available vacancies. In MYTILINEOS, we demonstrate in a tangible way our commitment to the efforts to combat youth unemployment and to curb brain drain – the phenomenon of young, qualified scientists leaving Greece to work abroad – which in recent years has reached alarming proportions.
This year’s cycle of the programme follows on from the successful completion of the programmes “Engineers in Action I” and “Engineers in Action II” which took place in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, respectively. MYTILINEOS invested more than €400,000 to support the implementation of these programmes, which attracted 900 applications made by engineers from various regions in Greece. Since the launch of the programme’s first cycle in 2015, a total of 21 talented young engineers have been able to work, collaborate, develop creative ideas and innovate, exceeding in many cases the expectations and the evaluation criteria set by MYTILINEOS.