Company’s Long-running Career Development Program Continues to Attract Top University Graduates During Campus Recruitment
22/10/2021 Shanghai, China
Air Products (NYSE:APD), a world-leading industrial gas company serving the China market for over 30 years, has again been rated one of China’s Top 100 Most Attractive Employers by Gen Z natural sciences students in Universum’s 2021 Chinese Student Survey. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has been named to the list.
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Conducted annually since 2006 by Universum, a global talent company specializing in employer branding in China, over 60,000 university students from over 100 universities across the country participated in this year’s survey between November 2020 and April 2021. The results reveal the students’ evolving career aspirations, job preferences and ideal employers to start their careers.
“We feel very honored to be selected again by the young talent in China as an employer of choice,” said Lucy Lv, Asia director, Talent Sourcing, Talent Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships at Air Products. “Our higher purpose includes creating a first-class company where people of diverse backgrounds feel they belong and matter, enjoy coming to work and are proud of what we do. We continue to recruit high-caliber, passionate, committed and creative people to join our company. Our talent development initiatives are aimed at nurturing industry talent with a focus on energy, environment and emerging markets who will innovate solutions for a more sustainable world.”
Air Products’ talent development initiatives include its Career Development Program (CDP). One of the world’s longest-running leadership pipeline programs of its kind, the CDP has over 50 years of success in developing senior executives.
In China, the CDP began in 2004 as a long-term strategic investment to enhance competitiveness. It has successfully developed many senior managers, engineers, and operational and research and development experts. The company recently kicked off this year’s campus recruitment efforts with a series of national on-campus and online talks targeting graduates primarily from bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in engineering, logistics, IT and business. The CDP continues to attract top talent and develop future leaders who will drive innovation and create value for the company and society. Participants develop their skills and interests through a rotation of three different assignments during the first two to three years of employment at Air Products.
As one of the first multinational industrial gas corporations to enter the China market, Air Products now has nearly 4,500 employees, over 95 operating entities and more than 200 production facilities across the country, serving a broad range of industries. The company has also established a number of global and regional capabilities in China, including a technology center, engineering capabilities, a strategic sourcing center, a cryogenic equipment design and manufacturing center, a gasification project execution unit and an IT application solutions center.
In addition to this recognition, this year Air Products also received the “Top Human Resources Management Award” from 51job, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human resources services in China.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale carbon-free hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition.
The Company had fiscal 2020 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $65 billion. More than 19,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit airproducts.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.