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At Trane Technologies, we're committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to be a future leader of the company. A key driver of this commitment is our broad range of developmental programs, which are designed to help you transition from your college career into a mutually-rewarding career with us.

As a participant in one of our many developmental programs, you will be one of a select group of early talent professionals – Trane Technologies interviews thousands of soon-to-be college graduates on campuses worldwide, but accepts only the best for each program. We take a wide variety of attributes into account for each candidate selected, and believe that diversity is a powerful and important part of our company.

Trane Technologies' developmental programs enable you to work with global, cross-functional teams, rotate to different areas of the company in various positions, and gain valuable exposure to one of our company's greatest assets – our vast network of proven successful leaders. You'll also be paired with an advisor/mentor who has a leadership position in your functional area of interest.

Our developmental programs encompass a broad range of functional areas. Select from the list below to learn more about opportunities in the functional area in which you plan to build your career.

Accelerated Development Programs

Trane Technologies' Accelerated Development Programs (ADPs) provide recent college graduates with challenging assignments, training and development opportunities and valuable exposure to our company's senior leaders. Through rotations and experiences in multiple geographic and business locations, our ADPs enable you to build diverse skill sets and a strong foundation for a successful and fulfilling career with Trane Technologies.

These unique programs differentiate us in the industry, and we seek the best of the best to become program members. To be considered for acceptance in one of our ADPs, you must hold a required degree for the specific program, with a 3.0 GPA or higher. You should have a minimum of two leadership experiences, such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position and have at least two related internship experiences or six months of related work experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Trane Technologies Accelerated Development Programs are available in Europe, Asia, Latin America and in the US.

Read all FAQs for the Accelerated Development Program.

Operations

As an Operations Accelerated Development Program participant, you will complete four assignments over a 2.5 year period, including Materials, Procurement/Sourcing, Operational Excellence and Plant Supervision.  Your experiences in the program will be designed to help you develop a sound operations foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • Plant manufacturing
  • Materials management
  • Plant floor supervision
  • Lean/Six Sigma/Operational Excellence
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Sales inventory operations planning

To qualify for the program, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Management or Industrial Distribution, with a 3.0 GPA or higher. You should also have at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, and have two related internships or six months of related manufacturing experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Marketing

As a Marketing Accelerated Development Program participant, you will complete two 12-month assignments – focused on Growth Marketing and Marketing Operations – as well as a 6-month customer facing assignment. Your experiences in the program will be designed to help you develop a sound marketing foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • Market research and segmentation
  • Brand development/management
  • Customer and supplier relations
  • Channel development/management
  • Demand creation and forecasting
  • Tradeshows and promotions

To qualify for the program, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing with a 3.0 GPA or higher, have at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, and have two related internships or six months of related experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Information Technology

As an Information Technology Accelerated Development Program participant, you will complete two 12-month assignments in areas such as Security & Compliance, Infrastructure IT, Enterprise Applications, Data Analytics, Business Transformation or Partnership, as well as a 6-month assignment in an IT specialty area. These experiences are designed to help you develop a sound IT foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • Infrastructure
  • Smart Products
  • Supplier Management
  • Audit
  • Applications

To qualify for the program, you must be pursuing an BS/BA in Management Information Systems (MIS) or Information Technology. You should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, as well as two related internships or six months of related experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Human Resources

As a Human Resources Accelerated Development Program participant, you will complete two 12-month assignments – one each in our HR shared services organization and in a manufacturing plant or field support role – as well as a 6-month assignment in a Corporate Center of Excellence (COE), such as talent acquisition or workforce analytics. Your experiences in the program will be designed to help you develop a sound HR foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • Organization Development
  • Employee relations
  • Talent acquisition
  • Performance management
  • Compensation strategy
  • Talent selection/assessment
  • Communication strategy/planning
  • Change management

To qualify for the program, you must be pursuing a Master's degree in Human Resources with a 3.0 GPA or higher, have at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, and have two related internships or two to five years of work experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Accounting/Finance

As an Accounting/Finance Accelerated Development Program participant, you will rotate through three assignments in plant and sector/corporate roles during a 2.5 year period.  Typical rotations include a 12-month rotation in Cost Accounting or general accounting/record to report, followed by an 8-month rotation in Financial Planning & Analysis, and followed by 12 months in Audit Services. Your experiences in the program will be designed to develop a strong accounting and finance foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • New Product Costing
  • Cost Accounting
  • General Accounting
  • Standard Setting
  • Physical inventory
  • Audit
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Financial analysis
  • Enterprise/sector projects
  • Tax

To qualify for the program, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with a 3.0 GPA or higher, have at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, and have two related manufacturing internships or six months of related experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Engineering

As an Engineering Accelerated Development Program participant, you will complete two 12 month assignments, with an additional 6-month cross-functional assignment at a business unit or manufacturing facility in your region. Your experiences in the program will be designed to help you develop a sound engineering foundation with skills in key areas including:

  • New Product Development
  • Value Analysis/Value Engineering
  • Product, Component and Reliability Testing
  • Engineering OPEX
  • FMEA and DFMEA

 

To qualify for the program, you should hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or higher, have at least two leadership experiences such as a school club officer, sports team captain, resident advisor or similar position, and have two related internships or six months of related experience. You must also be geographically mobile both during and after completion of the program.

Trane® Graduate Training Program – Sales Engineering

The Trane Graduate Training Program – Sales Engineering (GTP) is a 5-month program designed to prepare engineers for a rewarding career in technical sales. The program is geared toward developing sales engineers who will sell Trane's complex heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products and systems to commercial and industrial customers.

Started in 1926 and recognized as the industry's most comprehensive training program, the GTP provides you with intensive technical, business, sales and leadership training, with an emphasis on maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards. As a participant, you will attend lectures and technical presentations; hear about "real world" projects from visiting Trane sales engineers, managers and customers; complete challenging homework assignments; and participate in individual and team projects.

Your 5-month training period will be followed by a 6-month on-the-job training & mentoring period in a pre-determined office location. Sales office pre-assignments are available nationwide and will be confirmed prior to hire.

The overriding philosophy behind the GTP is to develop Trane account managers with the technical, interpersonal and business-related skills to support the company's "One Trane" strategy, which calls for seamless coordination of Trane's equipment, service, parts, controls, contracting and performance contracting sectors to provide one solution for the customer.

Trane strives to promote from within, which enables graduates of the GTP to go on to become successful sales engineers, marketing engineers, sales managers, district managers and executives throughout the company. Virtually all Trane sales managers and district managers are engineers who graduated from this program.

Trane actively recruits graduating engineers from all disciplines for the GTP, and attracts applicants from major universities worldwide. To qualify for consideration you must hold a Bachelor's degree in engineering, be technically competent and have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

For more information contact earlytalentrecruiting@tranetechnologies.com.

Is Technical Sales Right For You?

As talented engineers who enjoy selling, sales engineers are a rare breed. But with technology advancing at such a rapid pace, it's often imperative that the sales professionals behind the products are also accomplished engineers. For those with both skill sets, the rewards can be great.

Trane® relies on a sales staff with technical expertise and applications knowledge, in order to provide our commercial and industrial customers with the best HVAC products and systems. As a Trane sales engineer, you will apply your engineering knowledge to the sale of technical products, fully utilizing your engineering expertise while interacting with people having similar backgrounds -- mechanical contractors, consulting engineers, building owners/developers, industrialists and architects. You'll collaborate with talented professionals to ensure that the HVAC solutions we provide are precisely suited to each of our customers' unique requirements.

As one of our Trane sales engineers recently explained, "Being a sales engineer breaks the mold as far as what people think a typical engineering job is. For someone like me, who enjoys engineering but doesn't want to sit behind a desk eight hours a day, this job is perfect."

Technical Sales Internship Opportunities
If you've thought about sales engineering as a full-time career path post-graduation, the Trane Internship Program may be for you. As a sales intern, you'll have the opportunity to job-shadow some of the industry's best salespeople, and gain hands-on experience with our building solutions from start to finish. You'll do everything from take-offs to customer visits and presentations, which will give you a sense of ownership in the solution and a better understanding of the process. This 12-week, paid internship is a unique and valuable opportunity for you to gain insight into one of the most challenging and dynamic career opportunities available for engineering grads today.

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