Early careers


You're ready for the next step. We'll help you shape a career that works for you.


Whether you’re starting out in the world of work with an internship or apprenticeship, or applying for graduate roles, we can help you build an exciting future. Holcim is dedicated to supporting our students, graduates and early career talents in shaping a career that works for them. At Holcim, you’ll find a high-performing, inclusive culture with the support you need to learn, grow and thrive.

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Students and interns

An exciting career at Holcim doesn’t have to wait until you’ve finished university. We offer a variety of technical and business apprenticeships in different locations. Combining classroom and onsite learning helps you develop the skills you need to kick-start your career.

Meet Julie
“The most interesting aspect of my job is taking a basic problem, in my case the issue of mineral waste, and finding the right solutions. My role requires both a hands-on approach and careful analysis.”
Julie Berguerre, Customer Solutions and Technical Centre Intern, Holcim Switzerland
Meet Juan
My journey at Holcim so far has been full of adventure. No two days are the same. This means I learn something new every day, from small things like finding out the name of a part, to discovering whole processes like how we power the plant for cement production.”
Juan Sebastián Blacio Santos, Operations Intern, Geocycle


When you join a Holcim graduate scheme, you’ll receive the practical experience and structured development you need to start building your career.

Meet Shakira

“The best way to learn is to become passionate about what you do. Holcim helps us acquire knowledge to strengthen our technical and soft skills. We can all learn from each other so I encourage you to develop your curiosity, ask questions and show interest in your colleague’s work.”
Shakira Chávez, H&S Technician and former H&S Intern, Holcim Ecuador

Your early career

At Holcim, we’re dedicated to helping people find their spark and shape a career that works for them. We have multiple initiatives in place to support our early talent.

Early Careers Leadership Program

This six-month leadership program enables our early career leaders to gain experience, improve their business skills, increase their exposure to senior management, build their global network and grow as leaders. The program is fully online and is structured around insights from renowned international experts.

Testimonials from ECLP participants
Meet Olivia

“The Holcim ECLP program provided a chance to network with peers globally, while developing both leadership and business skills. The program culminated with the opportunity to apply the skills gained throughout to work on a project to develop a sustainable product or solution in a market.”
Olivia Matthews, Area Manager Aggregates, Eastern Canada

Meet Chinedu

“The ECLP program was a fantastic experience for me. Reflecting on the core of leadership, understanding how to nurture and sustain a high performing team are great takeaways. The program gave me a chance to network with other great minds leveraging on the strength of diversity.”
Chinedu Richard, Head of Finance Performance, Planning & Analysis, Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria

Meet Nadja

“The ECLP program has helped me to empower myself and has strengthened me as a person. Getting a deeper knowledge of the business in all areas and putting me a step closer to soon be 'a leader of tomorrow'. Everything is constantly changing and sharing knowledge and networking is more important than ever.”
Nadja Schäfer, Geocycle Sales & Waste Stream Manager, Switzerland

One Young World

Holcim is proud to participate in the annual One Young World Summit, which brings together the brightest young leaders to accelerate social impact.

We are committed to building progress for people and the planet by enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improved living standards. To make this possible, we believe in developing the next generation of leaders to build the world of tomorrow.

Discover One Young World

5 reasons to build progress with Holcim

1. Be part of building the change you want to see in the world

Develop your skills and use them to make a real difference by helping us build a world that’s greener and smarter for all.

2. Join a company at the cutting-edge of innovation

With six Research and Development centers across the globe, we are embracing innovation to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.

3. Gain real, hands-on experience in a diverse organization
Be a part of our team of 70,000 employees across 60 countries and take the opportunity to experience a variety of local and international projects. Making connections with different people, places, partners and functions will help you grow and shape your career.
4. Develop your skills with world-class learning programs

We know that learning is a life-long occupation. Throughout your career at Holcim you’ll have access to world-class learning and development programs to help you develop the skills you need to thrive.
Find out more about our learning and development programs

5. Build your career with a global leader
Join an industry leader and build your career with a company that puts sustainability and innovation at the core of its strategy.