We have known engineering and technical talents are getting harder to come by. Well one engineering firm seems to have found the answer — hire “fresh outs” – these are fresh graduates out of college.

Partly for new talent and also for ability to transform certain stale organizational cultures.

“Efficiencies gained
Schlumberger’s fresh-outs-only policy is part of a longstanding recruiting strategy.

“The idea is that our industry is unique and the company has its own culture,” Hood says. “We develop new hires and they progress into other responsibilities. We give employees the opportunity to have a diverse career without leaving the company.”

New hires undergo a three- to five-year field engineer training program, with three promotions typically occurring during that time. The training program represents a substantial investment for the company.”

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