Early Career Development


Our Early Career Development programs are designed to guide and support the most promising college graduates right from the start.

DuPont’s global reach and diverse businesses give you the chance to start your career in a high-energy environment where leadership roles and training can boost your personal and professional growth. 

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“My biggest learning thus far has been how to adapt and learn in a science-based innovation company as someone without a science background.”

"Arianna Fanning, Management Leadership Development Program participant Wilmington, DE"

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Rotational Programs

We offer rotational programs across six business areas, where you’ll gain invaluable experience on a diverse range of assignments over several years. 

Each program is designed to help you advance your career as you work closely with a range of managers invested in your development. After completing one of these programs, you will have the tools to make an informed decision on a career path that’s right for you. 

Engineering Field Program

The DuPont Field Engineering Program recruits newly graduated, top-performing engineers to start on a successful long-term career. The program empowers recent graduates to gain a broad perspective and valuable experience at various DuPont sites. 

The program requires a minimum of two assignments of two to three years each, allowing engineers to train, develop, and grow professionally while making meaningful contributions to DuPont’s bottom line.  

Early Career Development assignments for engineers typically fall within three areas:

- Production/Plant
- Design 
- Research & Development

Manufacturing Technical/Process Engineering (Production)

You’ll provide technical support to a production area. This may include improving a manufacturing process by increasing product yield, quality, or equipment utilization, or aiding in short-term process or product development programs.

Project & Design (Design)

During the Project & Design assignment, you’ll implement capital projects to improve current facilities or build new ones. Your responsibilities will include reviewing basic data, developing project justification and scopes, coordinating design, and managing project construction.

Engineering Consulting (Design)

You’ll provide engineering consulting and support services to DuPont businesses globally, in support of top-line growth and asset-effectiveness improvement programs. You'll use detailed problem analysis to address complex technical problems, make recommendations, and implement innovative and cost-effective solutions. Your responsibilities will include developing program proposals, managing budgets, executing programs, and documenting results.

 Research & Development

You’ll apply engineering principles to fundamental research on new processes and products, as well as work to improve and diversify our existing product lines. You’ll use laboratory, pilot plant, or full-scale production tests to drive advances in process technology and products.

Finance Field Program

Our finance organization is widely recognized as a corporate leader. This program offers you a best-in-class experience, flexibility, and training through rotational assignments during the first five to six years of your career.

Assignments in the Finance Field Program may include a variety of controllership accounting roles, tax, credit, treasury or business analysis positions. You’ll be able to explore career directions based on your strengths and interests. Tenure in each assignment, while in the program, empowers you to take full responsibility for the work and gain a deeper understanding of each aspect of finance. 

The Finance Field Program is dedicated to developing successful professionals and future leaders through challenging assignments, personalized career paths, and mentoring from experienced finance professionals.

Most initial assignments are in Wilmington, Delaware, with occasional opportunities for relocation. Secondary assignments depend on individual skill, interest, and business need. Finance has a presence in every DuPont plant site, business unit, function, and major subsidiary in the US and around the world.

Supply Chain and Global Procurement Development Program

Few international programs rival our Supply Chain & Global Procurement Program. The program requires a commitment of three to five years and will give you two to three assignments in different locations or business units. During your program, you’ll work with a variety of different teams and managers. 

Opportunities include buying and implementing various commodity supply strategies, optimizing logistics networks, scheduling our assets, and continuously improving supply chain policies, processes, and systems, and more.

We're looking for talented, business-minded college students who are geographically flexible throughout the U.S. for the duration of the program. Rotation locations include Wilmington, Delaware, Richmond, Virginia, various Midwest locations, and more.

As a program member, you’ll be exposed to the following roles: 

Supply Chain

- Asset Scheduler
- Materials Planner

Global Procurement

- Buyer
- Improvement Leader
- Logistics Operations

Management Leadership Development Program

If you're ambitious, driven, and highly motivated to inspire positive sustainable change, our MLDP program is for you. The program is designed to accelerate leadership development and prepare you to become a general manager. Assignments are real roles, not just projects, based on current business needs. You’ll be given opportunities to drive visible business results, experience multi-functional environments, and learn about DuPont markets, products, and strategies.

As an MLDP participant, you’ll complete 2–3 high-impact assignments, each lasting approximately 18–24 months.

Your roles may include:

- Strategic marketing and execution
- Business strategy and planning
- Product innovation
- Commercialization and management
- Sales effectiveness
- Business development 

Program Benefits: 

Lead Now

- Accelerated development means our businesses give you challenging roles, allowing you to deliver an impact on the business from day one.

Tailored Development

- DuPont is full of incredible opportunities all over the world. You’re empowered to decide where you want to go and how you want to get there.

Senior Mentorship

- You will be given assigned a senior mentor to provide valuable insights and experience, guiding you through the program.

Information Technology & Digital Transformation Program

Our future-focused technology program offers assignments in either Strategy & Digital Innovation, Enterprise Solutions, Enterprise Services, or Cyber Security.

During the program, you’ll be given the opportunity to: 

- Gain exposure to specific preventive cyber security techniques including vulnerability discovery and remediation
- Learn service management including ITIL processes and how DuPont uses these processes in daily operations
- Build, test and deliver the latest solutions using technologies and techniques such as machine learning, IoT, forecasting, and visualization
- Develop an understanding of core program management and solution delivery programs—how we build, deploy, run, and support a wide range of technology platforms



Additional Development Programs

We’re preparing the next generation of talented thinkers and creative doers.

Your development and personal goals are a top priority. Which is why we’ve created career-defining programs like our Accelerated Leadership Development Program and our Targeted Development program. You’ll be able to keep learning with courses at DuPont University, as well as collaborate with leading research institutions and professional organizations. 

It’s your time

Ready to get your start? Find your first full-time job at DuPont.

If you’re smart, motivated, and anxious to contribute, we’d love to hear from you.

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