This is the first edition and includes paid internships and academic training.
CAF Signalling has launched the first edition of its ‘Young Talents’ program aimed at recently graduated engineers. The objective stems from the commitment to promote youth employment, as Spain has an unemployment rate of 37.7% among those under 25 years of age; more than double the Eurozone average, according to the latest Eurostat data.
In collaboration with Fundación Universidad-Empresa, the company has launched this initiative with the idea of attracting young talent with technical profiles; through an attractive academic training plan and paid internships. Due to the very nature of CAF Signalling, it is mainly aimed at telecommunications, computer; and industrial engineers (in the specialties of automation and electronics, electricity and industrial organization).
Over the course of a full year, the people selected will tour all of CAF Signalling’s business areas; so that they can gain in-depth knowledge of both the company and the railway sector. The company will design a specific plan for each of those selected; and they will be assigned a mentor with experience within the company, who will act as a reference person throughout the program and will help and accompany them in their integration.
“The ‘Young Talents’ program responds to our commitment to boost youth employment; as well as innovation thanks to the ideas that new generations can bring. We are currently experiencing a period of growth; and the creation of a pool of young professionals will be one of our pillars for the future,” highlights José Antonio Menéndez, People & Communication Director at CAF Signalling.