AKKAdemy

Passionate about technologies? Join the like-minded!

Big Goals – Big Talent

Our mission: Attract “digital natives” to help us shape the future

To keep pace with this fast-changing world, we set up an International Graduate Program, providing young talents with the opportunity to build a successful career and acquire a lifelong set of consulting skills.

Our promise: Career acceleration through combining theoretical training with practical experience

In an international and professional environment, you will be mentored applying the latest in-class and on-the-job training methods created to supplement your academic background.

Our spirit: Touch Tomorrow Today

Every day, we dream, we experiment, we challenge and have fun while doing it.

‘’ AKKAdemy allowed me to meet a lot of people from all over the world. We worked together to accomplish something collectively, learning from each other while striving to create. Like during the Robot Race, when Developers implemented the code while Electronics and Mechanical Engineers did their parts, and finally, we saw the robot walking. In the end, everyone was happy with a huge smile on our faces! ‘’

Stefano

Software Developer from Italy

The AKKAdemy is currently offering two graduate programs

Engineer

A 13-month training program for graduate engineers. After completing 4-weeks in Geneva, graduates spend one year working on a project matching their skill set in Germany, Belgium, France or Netherlands

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A one-year training for Graduate Business Managers in Geneva to prepare them to join one of our global offices

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‘’ Joining AKKA Technologies through the AKKAdemy has been a huge step in my career. It allowed me to quickly develop a comprehensive knowledge of all the business sectors, build global connections and understand how consulting engineering firms operate. Being part of the AKKAdemy, you will have access to a huge network of opportunities and challenges, which is great for the professional development of those who are up for an adventure. ‘’

Dimitrios

Graduate Business Manager from Greece

Graduate program for engineers: key steps

Step one: four weeks of learning experience in Geneva

During your time in Geneva, you will acquire the skills needed for being a successful consultant alongside other new starters. At AKKA we value innovation, hence we will take you through the process of bringing an innovative idea to life. You will have a chance of pitching your own innovation project to the board and if proves valuable for the business, it could be developed further into a product. You will get a chance of meeting key industry stakeholders, who will provide you with an invaluable insight into their sectors. Alongside this, we will help to develop your soft skills like agility, communication, presentation, language mastering and similar. Some technical aspects will be introduced during this time as well, and those, who are required a certain level of foreign language skills will be provided with lessons by qualified teachers. Would you like to learn more about what's going on in Geneva? Follow the link below.

Step two: on-the-job experience

Over half of your learning journey will be based around developing skills through on-the-job experiences you will gain at AKKA entities in Germany, Belgium or France. You will have a chance to acquire new skills, or improve existing ones, as well as, try yourself in an entirely different field. During the entire 12 months, you will have access to our sophisticated online learning platform with over 2500 high-quality courses. Moreover, to improve your language skills even further, unlimited language live sessions will be available to you at a time most convenient for you. Follow the link below to learn how our graduate engineers are spending their time in destination countries.

Step three: graduation and progress into the Group

You will get a chance to come back to Geneva and reunite with your 'wave', the graduate consultants you've started your journey with who have by then been spread out across our French, Belgian and German markets. All of you will undertake your final activities to finalize your training, and receive the AKKAdemy Graduation Certificates. Click on the link below to see some highlights from Step three.

Key figures

4

weeks of onboarding training in Geneva

20+

participant nationalities

4

destination countries

2500+

high quality online courses

12

months of unlimited language live sessions

10+

industrial sectors

What competences are required for a consultant?

‘’ Joining the AKKAdemy means fully embracing unlimited opportunities worldwide and kicking off your career in the digital space. It requires courage, flexibility, ambition, as well as true passion for technologies. Joining the AKKAdemy also means working as ONE team globally, sharing experience and expertise, to support the growth of AKKA Technologies and your own professional and personal development. ‘’

Arnaud Lemercier

Managing Director

What would you recommend to a consultant?

‘’ Professional competences aside, it is the attitude that makes an international consultant successful. To achieve a certain level of excellence in this sector you need to be agile, open-minded, curious and passionate. These are precisely the qualities we are aiming to enhance during the Graduate Engineering Program at the AKKAdemy! ‘’

Thibaut Yven

Head of Learning Experience

Current hiring priorities

Java Software Developer

Designing and development of critical applications developed in Java. Participating in the different phases of the development lifecycle (architecture, design, implementation, testing and validation). Ensuring that the design is in line with the specifications of the client.

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Embedded Software Developer

Analyzing the technical specifications of the system and its interfaces, defining the software architecture and the different application modules, realizing the application software development and/or system middleware, following the evolutions of the system and adapting the design according to the improvements.

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System Engineer

Writing technical specifications of the system and its interfaces, defining the software and/or hardware architecture, supporting the hardware and software development of the system, following the evolutions of the system and adapting the design according to the requirements.

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Hardware Engineer

Designing & testing electronic assemblies, leading new design concepts through feasibility, prototyping, development and into manufacture. Testing and debugging designs to ensure correct operation under all operating conditions.

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Software Test Engineer

Analyzing the hardware and software functional requirements of the system and defining the test strategy. Establishing test specifications and ensuring vertical and horizontal traceability. Performing electronic and/or software tests, manual and automated, on test benches or simulators.

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Application Engineer

Application and validation of electronic functions, supporting functional development, participating in the acceptance of vehicle commissioning, implementation of record management, responsible for creating and maintaining label responsibility in the project.

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Graduate Business Manager

Engaging with prospective candidates and driving recruitment days and job fairs in the target international engineering schools, managing and coaching your teams of graduate engineers here at The AKKAdemy, ensuring follow ups during the secondment period, collaborating and building relationships with internal customers.

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How the AKKAdemy contributes to the business?

— Marie G., Business Manager, Paris

I truly believe the AKKAdemy can provide talented people with the knowledge and skillsets we might have difficulties identifying and hiring in France. This is a great opportunity for us to act fast when we have unexpected demands from our clients, being able to train our AKKAdemicians fast on new technologies and obtaining quick results.

— Erkan B., Business Line Director Digital, Brussels

Our AKKAdemy hires the best talents all over Europe. This provides us with a diversity of various cultures that enrich our AKKA Group. We have the privilege to fit our consultants into our client’s needs and thus create success stories together. As graduates have a habit for learning, they seek continuous learning and innovation opportunities in their working environment. To my opinion, they create TOMORROW’S new jobs!

— Zivorad K., Head of Software Development, Stuttgart

The AKKAdemy provided us with highly-motivated trainees with good industry knowledge and passion for technologies. This innovative approach to graduate recruitment helped us to integrate international trainees into our business extremely fast and the local team is excited to be constantly welcoming colleagues of multiple cultures. Finally, it also became refreshing to discuss topics such as sports during lunch breaks or outside working hours!

— Tetiana H., Technology Consultant, Wolfsburg

The cooperation with the AKKAdemy has always been fast and easy. For me, personally, supervising the AKKAdemicians is the first experience leading a team, in my case of highly motivated intelligent young people. I definitely enjoy supporting them on their journey in Germany, transferring my knowledge about our customers, tools and business processes and plainly sharing my excitement about the automotive industry.