Applications open for the ATEC Graduate Integration Program

Applications are open for the CIEQ – ATEC Business Integration Course for Staff. Intended for people up to 30 years old, with higher qualifications in the areas of Industrial, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Computer Engineering or similar Engineering; the program lasts for 12 months and will largely take place at the premises of Volkswagen Autoeuropa, a partner in this edition.

Among other advantages, it provides personalized training and practical training in an industrial environment at a leading company. Additional information and registration are here.

About to enter its 11th edition, the Corporate Integration Course for Managers (CIEQ) is a trainee program aimed at integrating young graduates into the job market. It is based on the existence of a match between the candidate’s training area and the needs of the companies that are part of the program. It also depends on approval in the three selection phases – psychometric tests, job-focused assessment, and interview – at the end of which 12 finalists will be selected.

The CIEQ Program is based on three fundamental pillars:

  • Promotion of the professional integration of qualified young people with higher education, preferably in industrial organizations, in a structured way and with personalized training follow-up;
  • Appreciation of practical experience, providing participants with work experience in their training area;
  • Reinforcement of the adoption of behaviors related to knowing how to be in the performance of the function, taking into account the demands of the labor market and the organizational framework in which they are inserted;

It is distributed between 178 hours of Formal Learning, 357 hours of Informal Learning, and 1248 hours of Practical Training in a Workplace Context.

Formal Learning encompasses behavioral and other transversal themes. Informal Learning, on the other hand, refers to learning moments based on sharing good practices, networking, and project development. The Practical Training in a Work Context corresponds to the internship in partner companies, for this edition, Volkswagen Autoeuropa.

In addition to official qualifications, candidates must be responsible, honest, innovative, and demonstrate team spirit and a strong sense of commitment. On the side of ATEC and its partner for this edition, there is the guarantee of personalized monitoring by tutors, practical training in an industrial environment, teambuilding sessions, coaching, and mentoring, among other initiatives. Social support, a training grant, and the possibility of joining the company are also guaranteed.

Complete Program | Testimonials | Candidaturas


  • Applications | Online from July to October
  • Beginning | October 2023
  • Duration | 12 months
  • Where | Volkswagen Autoeuropa
  • For whom | Graduates in Engineering aged up to 30 years


  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Integrated Master’s qualifications in the areas of Engineering: Industrial, Mechanical or similar; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  • Age, between 22 and 30 years old;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Digital skills;
  • Knowledge of spoken and written English.

About ATEC

ATEC is a non-profit association that directs its intervention in the field of professional training of a technical nature with a strong practical component, valuing “know-how”. The activity is based on two areas: professional qualification of young people and training for people working in different sectors of activity, which can either consist of a training offer promoted by ATEC, or specific training required by client companies. Headquartered in Palmela in the Volkswagen Autoeuropa Industrial Park, it has a Unit in Matosinhos.

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