International Graduate Program

For a perfect start at Infineon

What is the International Graduate Program all about?

The International Graduate Program (IGP) at Infineon gives you full insight into how we come up with innovations. Over the course of 18 months, you have at least three different assignments – one of them abroad. By working in different departments, you can get an idea of what suits you best. The program can be started in different locations. How about Munich, Singapore or Los Angeles? From the beginning, you’ll have a chance to roll up your sleeves and take on challenging tasks. The focus is on developing your skills, which is why a defined roadmap is drawn up at the beginning.

We are looking for talent in a number of areas. For example, you can join us as an electrical engineer in product marketing, as a psychologist in human resources, or as a computer scientist in our corporate supply chain. The IGP is flexible too: it’s not about special career paths, but about filling key positions. From day one, you will be employed at Infineon on a permanent basis.

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The application process was well structured and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Sabrina Ascherle IGP in Villach (Austria)

How did you first hear about the IGP at Infineon?

I found out about the IGP at the Infineon homepage and decided to apply right away. A couple weeks later I was invited to take part in an hour-long telephone interview. It went really well, I thought. Not too long after that I got another invitation – this time to attend a recruiting day in Villach, Austria. It was so exciting. There were five candidates, including myself. After a presentation about the program and introductions, we went to work on solving a case study. We had lots of interviews with different managers who shared details about their daily tasks. Two weeks later I got an official offer for a placement within the IGP. The application process was well structured and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

What made you ultimately want to join the program?

Aside from the great opportunity to learn on the job, the program gives me access to the big global IGP network. That is a huge benefit for me, because I have the possibility to get first-hand information about several divisions and to learn from different teams. My home department is in Villach, Austria, and my assignments will be in Munich and Los Angeles. I’m looking forward to what’s ahead!

I have learned a lot about various job roles, Infineon sites, etc. by engaging with other IGP members during global and regional networking events.

Arushi Jain IGP in Munich (Germany)

What are you working on at the moment?

My home base is at Campeon, Infineon’s campus in Munich. However, I am currently on my international assignment in Milpitas, California, where I am working in the radar application engineering team. This experience is giving me great insight into the role of a field application engineer – as well as the chance to experience a new country, a new culture, and also understand how the semiconductor industry works in another part of the world. This is the last leg of my IGP experience. What I have come to realize is that even though all departments and teams have their own ways of doing things, the essence of the company culture is still very much the same wherever you go.

What have you liked most about the IGP?

The IGP experience is really enriching. I have learned a lot about various job roles, Infineon sites, etc. by engaging with other IGP members during global and regional networking events. The IGP community is very supportive and encouraging. We spend a lot of time together, even outside of work, and plan fun activities to keep the community alive. Also, having a mentor from upper management, hand-picked for me, has been really helpful to get additional guidance on career development.

We have formed an IGP community – both online and offline – to share updates with each other, not only about work, but also about life and what’s going on in different parts of the world.

Alex Yuan Former IGP in Singapore

How has the IGP network been part of your experience as an IGP alumnus?

The IGP network is still quite strong. We have formed an IGP community – both online and offline – to share updates with each other, not only about work, but also about life and what’s going on in different parts of the world. A lot of us take time to catch up with one another while on business trips, and some of us talk on the phone regularly. The IGP is a great starting point for cross-functional collaboration, which is beneficial for keeping the bigger picture in mind.

What’s happened since you finished the IGP?

In March 2018 I completed the IGP in Corporate Supply Chain Management. I am now responsible for introducing new products in Division Supply and Production Management. The major challenge of this position is to team up efficiently and communicate accurately with multiple stakeholders to deliver the right product to the right market from the right factory for maximized profit. With the end-to-end understanding of Infineon supply chain and cross-functional knowledge gained from the IGP assignments, I am able to achieve amazing results and often even exceed the project team’s expectations.

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Requirements at a glance

Curious

You are an open-minded team player. You have extraordinary networking skills and love to work with people from a number of departments.

Proactive and ambitious

You are highly motivated and dedicated to achieving your goals.

Flexible and open to change

You are interested in a broad range of topics and you like to learn. If necessary you aren’t afraid to change your approach.

The International Graduate Program

Program structure and requirements

Duration: 18 months

  • At least three different assignments – one of them abroad for 4 to 6 months
  • Work on challenging topics in international, cross-functional and interdepartmental project teams
  • Individual supervision in buddy and mentoring programs
  • International network with regularly scheduled regional and global meetings, both virtual and in person

What background and skills do you need?

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree corresponding to the specific IGP position (such as electrical engineering, IT or business)
  • Relevant internships and/or other practical experience
  • International/intercultural experience gained during studies or internships
  • Structured analytical thinking and highly developed social skills
  • Extracurricular or volunteer activities
  • Passion for semiconductor technology, products and applications
  • Fluency in English

The application process

Future IGP trainees are selected in a multi-stage process based on personality, specialized knowledge and potential.

IGPs at Infineon: What makes this a dream start to your professional career?

  • Flexibility: the goal of the program is to fill key positions rather than focus on special career paths
  • Rotation: get to know Infineon from a broad perspective to find out what you like most and where you best fit in
  • International assignment: great opportunity to broaden your horizon and gain intercultural experience
  • Quick and challenging career start: take responsibility for projects from day one
  • Networking: opportunities abound within and outside your department
  • Global IGP community: become acquainted with different departments and cultures while building a network that can last a lifetime
  • Conferences: every six months benefit from the opportunity to gain exposure to Infineon sites, managers and training – and to have fun
  • High visibility: meet with Infineon’s top managers
  • Development: learn new skills in training sessions and participate in special events and workshops

Every day, Infineon contributes to making the world easier, safer and greener. In fact, Infineon is one of the most sustainable companies in the world. Products that matter are changing the world for good!

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