Global IGNITE Graduate Program

Global IGNITE Graduate Program at DENSO

Launch your career on an international stage.

Looking for an excellent entry-level position that offers challenge, variety and a little bit of international flavor? DENSO’s Global IGNITE Graduate Program just might be the right fit for you. Learn more about how you can start an exciting career and experience DENSO culture around the world.

DENSO Graduate Program testimonial: Yuki, Quality Engineer
In the IGNITE Program, I’ve had the opportunity to work in different groups, departments and locations, with so many intelligent people with different backgrounds. They’ve taught me various ways of looking at problems, shared their experiences and mentored me through the two-year program.
–Yuhi, Quality Engineer

About Our Global IGNITE Graduate Program

United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, China…DENSO has facilities in 38 countries and regions around the world. And, we want to send you there!

The IGNITE Graduate Program is a two-year trainee program that gives entry-level candidates a chance to travel and gain a broad view of DENSO’s business and operations at an early stage in their career. Our program includes multiple assignment opportunities throughout your home country, regionally and internationally.

How It Works

During the two-year program, you’ll experience different teams, cultures and projects, while gaining a strong understanding of our company and global operations. Your assignments will be defined based on your specific field and will aim to broaden your technical competence. We’ll provide at least one overseas assignment to expand your understanding of the global marketplace.

We want you to be immersed in our company culture. To accomplish this, we’ll send you on a three-month assignment at our headquarters in Japan. You’ll get the chance to experience our company’s origins first-hand while creating a personal network with colleagues in Japan, who you’ll continue to work with in your future career with our organization.


Our two-year program is designed for those who are just about to complete – or have recently completed – a degree. We’re looking for enthusiastic, energetic fast learners and team players who have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • 0 – 2 years of experience
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Related co-op or internship experience welcome
  • Strong academic performance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated decision-making and leadership skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, with a drive to manage tasks to deadlines
  • Interest in long-term development with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Willingness to relocate internationally and domestically multiple times throughout a two-year duration
DENSO Graduate Program testimonial: Katie Beth, IGNITE Human Resources Specialist
I have grown and been exposed to so much more than I ever imagined. I’ve been involved in important decision-making and attended many events around the U.S., and soon Japan. I’ve interacted with production, engineering, sales and more. The possibilities are endless within DENSO.
–Katie Beth, IGNITE Human Resources Specialist

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