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Every year we offer students and graduates opportunities to work and develop with interesting projects around the world through KONE International Trainee Program (ITP).

Are you a student or recent graduate with a passion for performance, looking for an opportunity to work abroad? If so, look no further and check out our International Trainee positions below! Our trainee program can take you anywhere from China, Belgium, France and to Finland. Most ITP positions require studies in business, engineering, information technology or law but there are also opportunities for students from other disciplines. The application period starts on January 7, 2020 and ends on February 9.

Prerequisites and practical arrangements

Prerequisites for internships

KONE International Trainee Program (ITP) is for university students who are at least halfway through their studies. Good English language skills are essential for an International Trainee. In many cases you should also be familiar with the language of the host country.

In the program you will face interesting challenges and become acquainted with KONE as a global company. ITP is also an excellent stepping-stone to a career at KONE.

Practical arrangements

Internships last from three to six months, and usually begin between April and June. If you are selected for the ITP, we cover your round-trip travel costs to the host country and pay a trainee salary. The local KONE unit will help arrange your accommodations and will assign a contact person to whom you can turn for support. It is the trainee's responsibility to obtain personal insurance as well as residence and work permits (if applicable) before departure.

ITP positions for 2020 are open for application now until February 9th.

Check out the open positions for International Trainee Program 2020

You can apply separately to a maximum of two positions. Complete the online form via "Apply" button on the position detail page. When applying, please include an application letter, CV and your current study transcript in English.

Application process to the KONE International Trainee Program (ITP)


In early January the ITP positions are published on our career site. Link to the open positions can be found from Apply now page. You can apply separately to a maximum of two. Complete the online form and include an application letter, CV and your current study transcript in English.


The application period ends in the beginning of February after which the most suitable candidates are invited first for a video interview. Following teleconference interview rounds are typically organized by the line manager in the hosting unit. The interviews take place during February and March.


The final selections are made by the hosting unit at the end of March and all applicants will be contacted by email or phone.