Sustainability: Employee well-being:
Recruitment

TI employees share a passion for discovery and a will to win. Every day, we work with some of the world's most dynamic technologies that help people learn, grow, connect and discover. We continually seek diverse and innovative thinkers to join our team – people who are inspired to create game-changing technologies that better our world.

Our future depends on recruiting and retaining the best talent. Our strategy is to recruit locally, particularly for entry-level positions, and then train employees for more advanced or senior roles. In major locations, we predominantly hire TI managers from the local community.

We offer an inspiring work environment, a competitive compensation package, a comprehensive package of benefits, extensive professional development programs, and unique resources to manage work and life.

Hiring top talent is everyone's responsibility at our company. We involve employees in recruitment events, career fairs, information sessions and tech talks, and university programs. We also pay referral bonuses, encouraging employees to refer candidates and track their referrals online. See more about our hiring practices on our careers website.

Future workforce development

As technology becomes more complex, the development of our future workforce remains a critical priority for our company. To build our pipeline of qualified candidates and strengthen the communities where we operate, we actively partner with universities worldwide and also invest in K-12 education with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Student programs

Student programs, including internships, new college graduate development and diversity recruitment, help us identify and develop top engineering students.

Internships

Our long-standing internship programs provide paid opportunities for college students to gain valuable experiences in our business units, manufacturing sites, or R&D labs. Internships typically last for three months during the summer or may be offered over several semesters. The program allows students to:

  • Test their career choices and refine their goals
  • Work with industry experts and begin building a professional network
  • Gain real-world experiences on the job
  • Increase their marketability upon graduation
  • Earn money to help pay for college

Once students are accepted into the program, we introduce a variety of activities and communications designed to welcome them and keep them engaged throughout their experience with TI. For example, in the U.S., students receive "Intern Insider" communications and access to an intern collaboration site. We also invite them to join the TI Interns and Recent College Grads Facebook group. 

In India, we developed an internship program called UnnaTI, derived from the Hindi word "unnathi," which means progress. We provide interns with an UnnaTI welcome kit that consists of a backpack, intern and mentor handbooks, and other resources. 

Our summer intern exchange program connects students with company leaders at social gatherings, community service events, field trips and other networking activities. When students return to campus, they receive a monthly "College CommuniTI" newsletter that provides updates on our university programs, how we are engineering change, as well as various events and activities.

New college graduates

For new college graduates, there are two ways to join the company: as a direct business hire or in one of our global rotation programs. Both provide challenging work assignments, along with the opportunity to grow technically and from a business perspective. Building up its workforce through our new college graduate program is one of TI China’s business priorities.

Diversity recruitment

In the U.S., women, African-Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in engineering degree programs and employment compared to their overall representation in the U.S. population. To encourage diverse students and new graduates to consider joining TI, we

  • Actively engage student groups on campus and participate in national and regional diversity conferences
  • Advertise  in diverse student association publications
  • Host information sessions, technical talks and networking events
  • Provide scholarships and/or sponsor various diversity events

Our University Recruiting team and members of our TI Diversity Network initiatives support our recruitment activities. 

We also have formed strategic partnerships with several associations, such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. Each year, we partner with these associations to:

  • Provide financial support to their student development programs, scholarships and other initiatives
  • Support their university chapters by offering informational sessions and workshops
  • Advertise with and contribute to their national publications
  • Participate in their national and regional conventions

We support numerous other national associations that help diverse students and professionals excel, such as Great Minds in STEM, the National Black MBA Association, and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. We also engage with RecruitMilitary to increase our outreach to veteran talent through the organization’s conferences and online forums.