Global Player Programm

Global Player Programm

Global Player at Saint-Gobain

As an international company with a presence in over 60 countries, we train a new generation of executives to meet tomorrow's challenges: Global Player!

You will spend 18-24 months preparing yourself comprehensively for your first management position in our Group in the context of three in-house and external project assignments at home and abroad. Your judgement, initiative, team spirit and problem-solving skills will count.

The next application start for our Global Player Program is expected to be in October 2019.

Highlights of the Global Player Program

Global Player Benchmark bei Saint-Gobain

What are the highlights that make the program a benchmark?

Why our program is a best practice:

Because we train global players!

In three demanding projects at home and abroad we ask for your entire know-how. One of the projects will be carried out abroad, another will open up completely new perspectives for you as a project outside your field of expertise. We will prepare you for an initial management position with us for a total of 24 months.

What you learn:

How you as an entrepreneur quickly judge, work on your own initiative and solve problems efficiently and effectively - of course in the interest of your target group.

Who supports you

You get the full program: Mentors from the global management level support you. In addition, a former global player will provide you with tips and tricks.

You make contacts:

Networking at events, so-called fireside chats and speed dating with top executives will help you get to know influential entrepreneurs.

Your target:

To belong to the management level!

And what comes after the program?

Of course, it goes on: with individually tailored training and personnel development, for example at our Saint-Gobain School of Management.

Absolventa Award 2018 Global Player bei Saint-Gobain

Absolventa Award for the Saint-Gobain Trainee Programme

Absolventa GmbH and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich asked the global players at Saint-Gobain about their experiences with the trainee program.

The result: Saint-Gobain trainees are particularly satisfied with the career opportunities the program offers them and appreciate the fairness of the program.

Saint-Gobain has now been honored with the Absolventa "Trainee Award 2018".

Who we are looking for for our program?

Neutrale Person Global Player bei Saint-Gobain

YOU, if you want to go high in your career!

Start your career with us and become a trainee "Global Player" engineer or business economist. Why? Because we provide practical training in companies and do without theory-heavy assessment centers in the recruitment process. You will get to know the global group level as well as the local subsidiaries and help shape them yourself.

What you get from us?

Trust and responsibility! Right from the start, you will independently manage projects with the support of a mentor at the management level. An open-ended employment contract and fair remuneration offer you a solid basis. The performance-related bonus is your track record. After completing the program, you will take on your first leadership role - nationally or internationally.

What do we get from you?

Sound know-how from a very well completed master's degree in engineering, industrial engineering or business administration. In addition, fluent in German and English. Did you already get a taste of life abroad during your studies? Do you also get involved outside the university, are goal-oriented, like to try out new things and are a team player?

We are looking for you!

Application for the Global Player Program

Bewerbung Global Player Saint-Gobain

How do I apply correctly?

The competition's not sleeping!

Apply convincingly, offensively and self-confidently. In short: Apply correctly!

Send us your application documents with cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and references online by form or e-mail. Your qualifications are the most important factor here. With a very good degree, international experience, fluency in English and practical experience, you already have good chances.

Have you cleared the first hurdle? Then we will conduct a detailed telephone interview with you. We already know your qualifications. What matters now is your personality. Do you fit into the company? Are you a team player? How do you react to difficult questions? We'll find out all that over the phone.

The last step is a personal conversation with several discussion partners at management level. Here and in a computer-aided test procedure, we put you and your knowledge through their paces. After detailed feedback, you will find out whether you have made it and whether you have prevailed against the competition.

That's good to know: Further information

Ablauf des Programms


Regardless of which area and company you start in - for optimal integration, we offer an introductory program tailored to your individual needs:

  • Entry with a project task in the major field of study or according to it
  • Personal responsibility and ''learning-by-doing''
  • Trainings and events with other participants in the programme
  • Duration: depending on project 6-9 months

International Challenge

For us, internationality is not just a buzzword, but a lived reality. It is therefore a matter of course for us that you work together with people from different cultural backgrounds on an international project.

  • Takeover of a project on an international scale
  • Getting to know the operational practice in companies abroad
  • Expansion of intercultural competence
  • Duration: 6 months

Expansion of competence

At the end of the program, you will take on a further challenge in the sense of continuous development:

  • Takeover of a project outside the field of expertise
  • Promotion of interdisciplinary thinking
  • Preparation for the target function
  • Duration: depending on project 6-9 months

What we offer, what we demand

We offer you:

  • Assumption of responsible and economically relevant projects
  • Getting to know different areas of the group
  • Individual support during the program by a manager as mentor
  • Personal and professional training and international networking
  • A lively working atmosphere in a value-oriented, diverse company
  • An open-ended employment contract, an attractive remuneration package including performance-related bonus and accommodation at the project location (if relocation is required)

You bring with you:

  • A Master's degree with very good results in the following subjects:
    • Engineering sciences (e.g. materials engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering)
    • Industrial engineering
    • Business administration
  • Fluent in German and English (another language is an advantage)
  • International experience (within the framework of studie
  • Non-university commitment

You are a personality

...which is characterized by commitment and goal orientation?
...who enjoys working in a team with others?
...with initiative and interest in her own development?
...has not only a spatial dimension for mobility?
...which is open-minded and open for everything new?

Then we should get to know each other!


If you have any questions, please contact us:

Viola Neus – Head of Management Development
Saint-Gobain Generaldelegation für Mitteleuropa
Krefelderstraße 195
52070 Aachen
Tel. +49 (0)241 – 40020 230

Download: Application process for the Global Player Program

Videos of our Global Players