A total of 12 recent graduates have started the second Ferrovial Services International Graduate Programme. The initiative is being run under the slogan ‘Turn your passion into your career’, and seeks to incorporate young professionals with international backgrounds and outstanding potential, in order to support the Ferrovial Services strategy. The new graduates underwent an exhaustive selection process and hail from three different countries: Spain, United Kingdom and Portugal.
Mentoring and International experience through the International Graduate Programme
Over the next two years these young people will have the opportunity to get familiar with a range of divisions at the company via six-month national and international rotations. They will also undergo a training and mentoring programme in order to drive their professional development, as well as gain international experience in some of the countries where Ferrovial Services operates.
They will have opportunities to work on standout projects, such as the energy efficiency contract at Torrejon de Ardoz, the waste treatment plant in Fuenlabrada and at the Granada High-Performance Centre. There will also be rotations to corporate areas such as the Environment Competence Centre and the Ferrovial Services Spain Strategy Division.
According to Alejandro Serrano, Head of Talent at Ferrovial Services, “those taking part in our International Graduate Programme are important for the Ferrovial Services strategy, based on their solid training, international backgrounds, motivation and enthusiasm. All have been subject to a demanding selection process and our expectations for them are very high”.
Meanwhile, Agustin Lorenzo Lantaron, Energy Maintenance Manager at Torrejon de Ardoz, said “the International Graduate Programme offers multiple benefits for the company’s development. It allows far more complete development of our future middle management and support personnel at Ferrovial Services, providing them with a global understanding of our business, while building up internal contacts and making them familiar with day-to-day operations at the company’s key management positions. The know-how generated by the graduates will help them to contribute new ideas that will drive internal synergies, inter-departmental partnership and, in short, improve the company’s functioning and competitiveness”.
The next challenges facing the graduates
Having joined the company, the 12 graduates took part in an induction programme at the Ferrovial Summa University. This gave them 360º overview of the business, with the support of some of the company’s key executives who shared their experience and expectations. This immersive course also provided training on how to cope in an international environment.
The first edition of this innovative programme was run in 2014, when a total of 14 young people of six different nationalities joined the company. Last year’s graduates have now rotated through a number of divisions and worked on several contracts, such as the Telefonica DPC, the Toledo Ecopark and urban cleaning in Barcelona.
You can find out more about the International Graduate programme here