' Cooper Standard – Operations Trainee Program Europe

Operations Trainee Program (Europe)

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We are looking for recent university graduates who want to be part of our European Operations Trainee Program. This dynamic two-year program is designed to provide you with access to all operation functions in the manufacturing value chain. In this unique program, you will learn world-class engineering and operations processes, tools and systems. Cross-functional and other European rotations will complement your journey. This Operations Trainee Program will prepare you for an exciting and challenging career with Cooper Standard.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field including business degrees, Master's degree preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Authorization to work in European Community is strongly preferred
  • Able and willing to travel during the program both in your home country and within Europe
  • Internships in manufacturing or additional work experience preferred
  • International work experience with a global company is a plus


  • Permanent contract from the start
  • Attractive benefits and compensation package
  • Relocation benefits and support during your rotations
  • Detailed rotation plan and external soft skill training program
  • World-class operations working environment
  • After successful program completion you will be placed in a permanent role
  • Strong European support network of leaders and other trainees

Your Strengths

  • Analytical thinking, working with processes, puzzles
  • Curiosity and solving problems in a team setting
  • Being hands-on and having an optimistic outlook
  • Interested in travel, other languages and cultures

For more information on the European Trainee Program please contact