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Emerging Talent Rotational Program


The Emerging Talent Rotational (ETR) Program allows fresh graduates to experience three rotations in different IT business areas over a 2-year period which includes one full year, and two half year rotations. Each graduate will be partnered with a buddy, rotational manager and a mentor who will be able to help with adapting to MSD and planning their career. Rotations are assigned based on the individual’s development interests and company business needs.
What is the goal of the program?
The goal of the Information Technology division’s ETR Program aims to create a diverse and talented network of IT professionals and future business influencers.

​​​​​​​The program offers participants a path that exposes them to different IT areas and invests in their technical, business, and interpersonal skill development.

Participants emerge with a deep knowledge and understanding of MSD’s business, IT processes, and how to meaningfully engage and positively affect the company. 
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Who can apply for the ETR program?

We are looking for university graduates who meet the following criteria:
  • Finished their university studies within the last 2 years ago
  • Interested in Information Technologies and have a passion for healthcare
  • Earned a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science or similar
  • Outstanding record of achievement and proven interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to build relationships between IT and business professionals across the company
  • Analytical, perceptive and inquisitive about the interrelationships of various components
  • Quick learners and able to learn our complex business environment and new concepts 

If you have all the above and are eager to help drive our company mission and vision, you are the right candidate. 
What is the timeline for applications and interviews?
  • March 18, 2020 is the last day that you can apply for the ETR program. 
  • Personal interviews will take place during April. 
  • Successful candidates for the ETR program will start work July 1, 2020 at MSD Czech Republic in Prague.

How does the interview process work?
  • Use the application form to send your CV and letter expressing interest in the ETR program.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for personal interviews and present a business case study to members of our senior management.
  • The best candidates will receive an offer to join the ETR program and will start on July 1st, 2020.
What areas can I be assigned to for my rotations?
  • Rotations are assigned based on the individual’s development interests and are aligned with current business needs.
  • Successful candidates will be provided with a catalogue of rotation possibilities.
  • They can discuss their interests with the ETR Program Lead.
Examples of areas you may work in:
  • Data Science & Informatics
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis and Technical Analysis
  • Digital Product Development
  • Cyber Security

What do our current ETR participants say about the program?

Being part of ETR program has been a great experience for me so far. I have had the opportunity to work in different divisions with subject matter experts. Each new experience enriched my network and increased my knowledge of information technologies in life-sciences.
Cem Uysal
The ETR Program gives an opportunity to take a leap of faith into something new and challenging. You can deep-dive into self-discovery and find out what you are truly capable of.
Yulia Rebrova
The ETR Program has given me the opportunity to gain a broad range of hands-on experiences while rotating across different company teams and divisions.
Monika Vampolova
The ETR program is great for those who want to try different roles in different teams/divisions. I really enjoy the diversity and dynamics of my work.
Jana Nguyen
If you are looking for diverse experiences, learning opportunities and challenges that will help you grow, the ETR program will be a great fit for you.
Dea Maze

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