Make It Program

Make It Program

Engineers, will you step up to the challenge?

We are looking for talented Engineers! Join Prysmian Group and be a part of the world's leading manufacturer of energy and telecom cables and systems.

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2021 Make It Program Brochure

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Manufacturing is our passion

Which is why we’re the world’s leading designer and producer of energy and communications cables. Our engineers make a difference every day by pushing the frontiers of project delivery and innovation to create something extraordinary. But we’re always looking for the engineers of tomorrow.

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What is the Make It Program?

Our Make It manufacturing program is unique. You'll be highly visible from day one, and along with a competitive salary package, customized to best suit your needs, you'll have the opportunity to partner, and learn from, a highly skilled mentor, as well as the chance to shape the future from day one in a challenging role at one of our largest facilities. Over 4 years, you'll expand your knowledge and develop your skills, as part of a comprehensive career program, designed to immerse you in the business from day one.

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Selection Process

The application process begins on February 1, 2020. To apply, visit our Corporate Careers page.

The best candidates will be interviewed by our recruitment partner HAYS.

If your interview meets our criteria, you’ll be invited to take an online assessment by our recruitment partner Gartner - CEB is now Gartner.

The best performers will be invited to a final interview with a selection of managers from the business, country and group level.

The selected applicants will receive a job offer with competitive compensation.

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Program Details

As part of the Make It training program, you will spend a week in the Milan HQ for an introduction to the Group’s strategy, markets and culture, followed by a week spent at our state of the art Manufacturing Academy based in Mudanya, Turkey.  In Turkey, you will be exposed to our products and technologies, manufacturing processes, in an “in-plant” experience. You will benefit from an unparalleled insight into the Manufacturing world of Prysmian Group along with a network of your new colleagues.

Three months local onboarding which includes on the job training in your role and a job rotation phase giving exposure to different parts of the business, creating a better understanding of the local business and key departments/people you will work with.

During this phase, you will meet and work closely with an existing expert in the business and learn from their experience. This person will be your mentor and assist you in adapting to your new environment and to help you reach your development goals. Our mentoring program is designed to support and encourage your learning, maximize your potential, develop your skills, improve your performance and help you become the person you want to be.  They can support you throughout your career with Prysmian.  

During the first 4 years of your employment, you will spend time honing your skills. You will undertake 3 sessions of Manufacturing Fundamentals training that will provide give you with a dive deep into the main topics of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Processes and Machinery.  This training will follow the Manufacturing Fundamentals training package provided by our academy and facilitated by experts from within Prysmian, partnering universities and consultants who are experts in their fields. In the 4thyear you will undertake Lean Six Sigma (LSS) which includes specific project requirements. The 4 years of training will allow you to strengthen your skills and build a strong manufacturing community with your new colleagues, meet technical experts from with Prysmian and outside, combining classroom theory with practical hands-on experience in our module based program as well as raise your group exposure and potentially lead to more advanced training opportunities depending on your performances.

Your career development will depend on your P3 and P4 outcomes. Prysmian People Performance (P3) is our employee performance appraisal system.  P3 is a tool for the motivation and engagement of employees, obtained via the appraisal and improvement of an individual’s performance.  This requires the allocation of clear objectives agreed with management and the provision of constant feedback about the work performed and results obtained.  You’ll receive a P3 from your first year of employment.  P4 is the next step in the process of Prysmian People Performance Potential (P4) and is aimed at identifying and further developing your career path and future job succession within the Group.

  • Year 1: 2 weeks training (1 week induction in Milan, Italy HQ and 1 week Manufacturing Academy in Mudanya Turkey studying Manufacturing Fundamentals 1

  • Year 2: 1 week training in Mudanya Turkey - Manufacturing Fundamentals 2

  • Year 3: 1 week training in Mudanya Turkey - Manufacturing Fundamentals 3

  • Year 4: 2 separate weeks on-location plant  training for Lean Six Sigma (LSS), including project work benchmarking technologies and processes in our major factories

A competitive salary package, customized for you.

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“I may have been working here for a long time, but there’s always something new to learn. Now, as plant manager, I’m drawing on a different set of skills as I work closely with our teams and share my knowledge with the next generation of engineers.”


Echo Shen

Plant Manager

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What we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 3-7 years of experience in a factory role such as process, maintenance, planning, quality, product development, production management or production engineering

  • Fluency in the English language

  • Strong people and leadership skills

  • A hands-on approach and can-do attitude

  • A passion for operations 

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Key Roles

In this role, you’ll be responsible for analyzing engineering data to help develop and implement production process improvements and innovations.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating projects to meet tight deadlines within approved budgets and analyzing product specifications, drawings, and engineering data.

  • Recommending strategies to minimize risks, costs and waste, while increasing yield and productivity.

  • Improving the quality and consistency of the final product.

In this role, you’ll help us assess, maintain and upgrade our equipment to ensure it is a fit for purpose and current processes.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Developing a ‘critical equipment list’ based on business risk assessment, while planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and managing maintenance activities and upgrades.

  • Managing the installation and initialization of new operations equipment.

In this role, you’ll work closely with sales, purchasing and manufacturing to bring ideas to life across the business.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Developing sales and operations plans and managing priorities and timelines whilst optimizing service levels and costs.

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of operating procedures and utilization of space, while planning the timely purchase of raw materials and finished goods, to meet schedules and comply with stock policies and requirements.

In this role, you’ll hold our reputation in your hands. You will need to ensure our products are the best they can be, while maintaining profitability and customer expectations.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Working with operations departments to develop and implement quality standards for our raw materials, in-process products and finished products.

  • Focus on profitability, improving products and meeting set KPIs without compromising quality, while liaising with external parties, such as customers, suppliers and certification bodies.

In this role, you’ll help to optimize existing products and develop new products based on customer needs and emerging technologies.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Assessing the performance of existing lines, identifying potential areas of improvement and working with internal departments to make it happen.

  • Liaising with R&D and the manufacturing departments to assess the practicalities of bringing new ideas to life and set best practice guidelines.

As a Production Engineer, you’ll plan and monitor all activities within an assigned area.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Maximizing the use of the organization’s resources and meeting established production specifications and schedules; volume, cost and wastage targets; and quality standards;

  • Developing and implementing manufacturing schedules and procedures and allocating labor and capital resources to maximize productivity.

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