In the Americas
ICL Americas offers Co-op and Internship opportunities to university students providing real-world experiences in various fields including engineering, manufacturing and supply chain. Students gain knowledge firsthand through on-the-job training and meaningful projects that have a real impact to the company. In addition, they will be assigned a project to address a business need within the area they are working. At the end of their term, they will have the opportunity to present on this project along with their other responsibilities to various members of leadership.
Within the US, Co-op students take a semester off school and work full-time for approximately 8 months. At certain locations, Engineering Co-op’s are provided the unique opportunity to work at two different plants during their co-op period – giving them greater exposure and experiences to our business which they can then apply to their coursework when they return to school. Interns usually work at one company location for a 3 month period. The internships usually take place from the end of May until the beginning of August.
The success of our Co-op and Intern program is evident in the number of these students that have been offered full-time positions with the company upon their graduation. Hear from some of these students below:
In Israel, ICL promotes skills among high school students in collaboration with industrial schools that operate under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The Company employs around 60 11th and 12th grade students from four high schools in Israel’s Negev region.
The students study four days a week in their schools and work for two days a week in an ICL facility. In their schools, the students study a trade and are granted a certificate in one of the following fields: electronics, welding, mechanics machining and autotronics (automotive electronics).
Each student that works for ICL in Israel is assigned a mentor who is an employee of the Company. The mentor provides the student with professional instruction and practical training – as a continuation of the student’s schooling, or in terms of helping the student acquire the tools required to cope with adult life, including assuming responsibility, developing a work ethic, dealing with authority, integrating into society and making correct life decisions. ICL views this program with great importance in terms of its contribution to the community and for creating skilled workers that can join the Company.