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Human Resources Graduate Program Member - USA

Date: Apr 18, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

The Global Graduate Program is an established team of graduates within our businesses that play a vital part in our future talent planning process. You are provided the opportunity to participate in a rotational program with your global peers to develop exposure to various sectors of our global company alongside various leadership to guide you down a path to a successful career through a continuous learning journey. As part of this, the program has been designed to provide you rotational placements and core modules of training, growing and developing to become GKN Aerospace’s future management, leader’s innovators and more. This is a 24 month program to begin in September 2021.
Being part of a GKN Aerospace graduate community, we will also provide support and networking and you will have the chance to participate in additional activities outside of your role; supporting local community initiatives, representing your company at corporate shows or leading STEM events; you are given the encouragement and time to participate throughout each placement.


Job Responsibilities

Throughout your graduate journey, we give you the opportunity to test and grow your technical and personal skills. We provide support and mentoring as you work on real projects, solving real problems and delivering real change. We aim to match your capabilities and aspirations to our strategic and operational needs – ensuring a thriving business for us and fulfilling career for you.
During your placements across our businesses you will be working as part of a global graduate team, giving you the opportunity to experience different cultures and work with a diverse range of people.  Whether you envisage a career as an engineer innovating to overcome technical challenges or as an executive helping to lead the business, choosing GKN Aerospace means you are joining a global engineering network with wide-ranging opportunities.
The precise nature of your role will be defined by your skills as well as the needs of the business but your duties and responsibilities will include:
•    Working on projects and supporting a team to find the best solutions
•    Understanding of laws pertaining to HR. 
•    Becoming an expert in the HRIS (Human Resources Information System)
•    Building knowledge of all componenets of Human Resources-Rewards, Compensation, Recruitment, Generalist duties, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Learning & Development.
•    Analyzing HR data to enfore HR metrics and KPIs.
•    Being a champion of employee engagement.
•    Understanding the process of integrating employees cultures and how a global business operates.  
•    Helping to maintain performance within your team and for GKN as a company
•    Building relationships both within GKN and with our external partners, collaborating across functions, segments and teams to deliver excellence

We are committed to your continued development and success so, throughout these roles, you will also be part of a structured Graduate Development Program. The program includes five face-to-face weeks of development training including a global onboarding when you start giving you the chance to meet your global peers from day one. 
Required Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or a technical related field. 
•    A valid US Passport or the ability to obtain one.
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements and/or SSA requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience in a Manufacturing environment is preferred.
•    Enthusiasm for working in the Aerospace & Manufacturing Sector. 


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth