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At Grede, we recognize that our employees are our most important asset. Grede’s early career talent development strategy, Grow with Grede, is designed to find and develop top talent through four programs.

Grede Grads

A key component of Grede’s early career talent development strategy is Grede Grads, our post-graduate rotational development program. The two-year program allows recent college graduates to gain in-depth knowledge of Grede manufacturing processes from 
high-potential leaders.

The rotations span various locations and functions, including our plants and corporate office. Following the initial onboarding rotation, each of the subsequent rotations will include formal training requirements, on-the-job training (OJT), mentorship and a capstone project. The focus area for rotations two through four are determined based on the grad’s interests and the needs of the business. Each grad will have a program mentor and a local functional manager.

Grads are expected to relocate at least once while in the program and have no more than two rotations at any one location. After completing the program, Grede Grads will have the knowledge and experience to transition into a management position within the organization.

To apply for our Grede Grad program, click here.

Co-ops and Internships

Grede’s co-ops and internships allow students to gain on-the-job experience in an environment outside of the classroom. It’s an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge, enhance their critical thinking, and test-drive their careers.

The primary difference between co-ops and internships is the time invested in each program. Internships are brief work experience programs that last for about one semester. Many internships are completed in the summer but can be any break between scheduled semesters longer than one month. Co-ops usually last longer, with responsibilities increasing as your education progresses and flexibility in working hours depending on classload.


The duration of our co-ops and internships will align with the university’s requirements and expectations for students. Following graduation, successful co-ops and internships may have opportunities to join the Grede Grads rotational program or be considered for direct hire.

To apply for a co-op or internship, click here.

Military Transition Program

Grede greatly appreciates the dedication and service of those who have served in the armed forces and values the leadership development and work ethic provided through this service. Through Grow with Grede, we partner with programs seeking opportunities for those servicemen and servicewomen who are transitioning back to civilian life or looking for their next career opportunity.


Career Development Program

Grow with Grede provides the tools to succeed not only for those early in their careers but also for those who are more experienced and want to pursue the next step. Grede’s learning and development opportunities and Tuition Assistance Program encourage employees to continue their education and training to determine the best career path for professional development.

Interested in growing with Grede?

To apply for an internship, co-op, or Grede Grad position, visit our Careers page. If you have questions or need more information, complete the form below.

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