Headquartered in Luxembourg, SES is a world-leading satellite operator providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. We own and operate a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites that are complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe. We enable our customers to reach 99% of the world’s population and we are therefore at the heart of the global communications chain.
What can SES offer to students or young graduates that would encourage them to apply for work?
SES is a Luxembourgish company that was established only 29 years ago, and since our first satellite launched in 1988 we have rapidly grown to become a leading global operator with a fleet of over 50 satellites! Our business is unique. We are shaping the media and communication landscape and are constantly moving forward to build great things. We enable communication where it’s needed most by providing communications solutions in critical emergency situations for instance. Our company is touching lives and is making a vital impact. SES is a forward-thinking, innovative company that offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in a variety of functions like telecommunications and space engineering but also administration, human resources, marketing, sales, finance, IT or legal.
Over the years SES, has developed a structured internship programme for students in higher education. Today’s youth are our future workforce and we believe it’s important to interact with students and support them in building their skills and knowledge. By offering internships, we provide opportunities for students to gain their first experiences in the workplace and to benefit from a rich, hands-on experience. Working for SES is a fantastic learning opportunity, as our interns become part of a highly qualified team which is world renowned for its expertise. We also know that students can bring fresh ideas and different perspectives to the table.
What are the career development opportunities offered by SES?
Career advancement is essential to employee motivation and the development of an organisation. Based on the evolution of their skills and competencies – achieved on the job, through projects, work assignments, training - our employees may change position, move department or be promoted. For example, at SES, engineers often move to positions within sales or business development.
In addition to our European offices, SES has offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America. As a global company, we are also committed to continuing to grow our business internationally, and another way to develop and grow within SES is therefore through international mobility. Mobility in our workforce enables us to bring in-house experience and expertise to a specific location. International mobility also fosters networking between different offices within the organisation, as well as with customers and partners in the region. Employees who have been on international assignments will tell you that the opportunity to work in another location is both rewarding and career-enriching. Each employee’s experience is different and they gain unique insight and knowledge that they transfer to their work and share with their colleagues. At the same time, the experience opens new doors and offers exciting opportunities for career advancement and company success.
What does SES expect from a candidate who presents himself/herself at its booth at Unicareers?
As the industry leader, we strive for excellence in the fast-moving business of space technology and our highly talented workforce is our biggest asset. We are looking for bright students who are intellectually curious and eager to learn. SES highly values individuals who think ahead, are perseverant and are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
We are a global company with an international and diverse workforce. Open-mindedness, adaptability and the ability to work with people from all backgrounds are important qualities we look for. The ability to speak multiple languages is also greatly valued.
If you want to know more about who we are and what we do, we will be very happy to welcome you to our booth at Unicareers. Join us and let your career grow via satellite!
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