At a glance
Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology and healthcare solutions. In 2019 Medtronic strived to become a destination of choice for early career talent.
Medtronic needed to pivot their approach to early careers hiring to bring new skills and perspectives into the company and increase diversity. Technical skills at Medtronic were hard to find and highly sought after by the competitor hiring community. In May 2022 they partnered with AMS and together established an industry leading intern hiring function to ensure Medtronic could fill skills gaps, increase diversity, and grow their own talent. Medtronic and AMS now deliver over 250 intern hires annually in a consistent and cohesive way in 27 countries.
Previous hiring processes for EMEA early careers intern positions were inconsistent and often disparate, delivered locally on the ground by hiring managers and in-country HR (Human Resources) teams or local agencies. This resulted in candidates having a dissimilar experience in their recruitment journey with often unstructured assessment – all leading to potential biased hiring decisions.
Early careers within Medtronic is defined as intern hiring, anyone below 30 years old – typically people leaving full higher education – often people who have never worked in a professional environment or with limited exposure (max 5 years professional experience). As a result, clear candidate communications, a learning experience along the way and an inclusive approach was essential.
Hiring manager and candidate satisfaction for the project was imperative because the project was firmly on the horizon of the C-suite, it was key that senior stakeholders were on board and bought in with the project.
Operating in 27 countries within EMEA – Medtronic had the task to join up efforts to create a consistent approach to attraction, assessment, selection and onboarding.
With your customer focus and incredible sense of execution you are making miracles...You are demonstrating case by case that this model is working. Thank you!
Audrey Amiot, Early Careers EMEA Lead, Medtronic