FKI Logistex starts graduate engineer training program
FKI Logistex announced this week the establishment of its Graduate Engineer Training Program, part of the company’s continued investment in North American material handling engineering and research and development. The one-year program, based on a similar training strategy used by parent company FKI plc in the U.K., introduces mechanical and electrical engineering graduates to various engineering disciplines in material handling.
Participants in the program have the opportunity to work on projects for some of the largest retailers, overnight parcel delivery companies, airports and manufacturers in North America. Learning from FKI Logistex project managers and engineers, the participants gain knowledge and experience in different areas of material handling before choosing a career path within FKI Logistex North America.
Candidates enter the Graduate Engineer Training Program through one of the three divisions of FKI Logistex North America. Each graduate engineer spends six months working on a variety of projects within the division, followed by an additional three months at each of the other two divisions. After completion of the program, each participant is assigned a position within FKI Logistex North America based on career interest, performance and company requirements.
“Our goal is to continually attract top candidates to develop our internal engineering talent pool,” says Tim Fedrigon, vice president, human resources, FKI Logistex North America. “These new recruits bring in fresh ideas while learning from the breadth of experience of our more experienced engineers.”