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International Graduate Engineering Program

Who we are

With more than 21,000 skilled employees and a solid presence in Europe, Asia and America, AKKA Group, is the European leader in engineering consultancy and research and development service in the mobility sector.

Why you should join us

Join our International Graduate Engineering Program, a community of technology passionate thinkers and doers to partner with the world’s largest industrial groups to make bold innovation happen. Our cross-sector and cross-disciplinary approach will expand your skills and your horizon to infinity.

As a technology consulting and engineering group at the forefront of the digital and connected world, we support our customer in our digital transformation journey. To meet these ever-changing needs, The AKKAdemy aims to attract the brightest engineering talent and develop tomorrow’s talent that will shape AKKA’s future through market leading expertise.

Joining The AKKAdemy means joining a unique crew of people who are passionate about technology.


  • University degree BSc, MSc.
  • 0-3 years of professional experience.
  • EU Citizenship.
  • Proficient in English.
  • French, German or Dutch is a plus.
  • Geographical mobility.

What is your benefit to participating in this Graduate Program

  • A permanent contract from day one.
  • A career path inside AKKA Group with highly diversified sectors.
  • You will be challenged in order to solve, create and innovate.
  • A competitive salary and compensation package (flights provided)
  • A stimulating, challenging, and fast-evolving technological environment.


  1. STEP 1: 4 weeks in Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 160 hours of learning activities with technical and soft skills development .
  • Blended learning approach (classroom sessions, online learning content, group workshops).
  • A one-month team-assignment, developing an “innovation project” in an international and dynamic environment.
  1. STEP 2: 24 months in France, Belgium or Germany
  • On-the-job training, along with learning platform and online content provided.
  • Working on challenging international projects.
  • Periodic assessment.
  1. STEP 3: Graduation in Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Learning sessions on consulting skills and mindset.
  • Career coaching.
  • Graduation ceremony.

Your Profile 

Typical Fields of Studies (non-exhaustive list):

  1. A) Information Technologies

Software Engineers, Test Engineers, Computer Engineers, Network Engineers, Systems Engineers, AI Engineers, Big Data Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Embedded Software Engineers, Telecommunications, UX/UI Designers, Engineers, App Developers, Cyber Security Engineers, or similar.

With one or more of the following skills (non-exhaustive list):

Programming languages: Java, C, C++, C#, .NET or Python, etc.

Advanced knowledge in: Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, Algorithms, SQL/NoSQL, Operating Systems, and Software Engineering, Machine learning, Linux, CISCO, IVVQ etc.

  1. B) Engineering

Automotive Engineers, Aeronautic/Space Engineers, Mechatronic Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Embedded Systems Engineers, or similar.

With one or more of the following skills (non-exhaustive list):

Programming languages: ADA, VHDL, Verilog etc.

Simulators: Matlab, Simulink, PSpice, GT Power, Dymola, etc.

CAD/CAM/CAE-Tools: CATIA V5, Siemens Step 7, NX, Creo, TIA Portal etc.

Testing-Tools: CANoe / CANape, CANalyzer, INCA, DiagRA, etc.


  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors is an advantage:
  • Automotive, Aeronautics/-space, Railway, Energy, Telecommunications, Life-Sciences.
  • Experience or strong interest in one of the following topics is a plus:
  • Automation, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, IoT, Semantic Web, Robotics, Smart Cities, Autonomous Driving, Computer Vision, Sensors, UAVs, Cyber Security, Big Data, or similar.

Application Process

  • Online Live Interview with a Business Manager.
  • Technical Test.
  • Online Live Interview with a Senior Business Manager.

The starting date is flexible as we have different intakes throughout the year!

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