Unique model for China
The first group of 20 students at Dragon School in China graduated in 2014. Dragon School is a joint project between Scania and Guangzhou Institute of Technology. The three-year course provides students with a unique educational model for China – a combination of theory and practical work, conducted in Scania dealerships across the country. The aim is to train greater numbers of professional service technicians to meet the needs of Scania’s growing customer base in China.
Scania attracts graduates
Scania´s global Graduate Trainee Programme received nearly 1,000 applications for the 20 available posts during 2014, 40 percent more than in 2013. Most applicants attend leading Swedish technology and engineering schools, such as the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The programme is open to Masters students in engineering, information systems, and business and economics. In 2014, about one-third of the applicants were women; Scania strives to recruit the same share. Selected candidates are offered employment as trainees.