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Edison Engineering Development Program

Are you ready to take the next step after co-ops and graduation? Our Edison program is designed for ambitious individuals like you who crave more than just a job. It’s a unique three-year journey that combines deep industry experience, mentorship from seasoned professionals, and the opportunity to earn your Master’s degree — all while making a real-world impact.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, you’ll explore five different roles across our organization, gaining hands-on experience in multiple product lines and job types. Your work will directly impact millions of customers and yes, you might even have fun along the way!

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Join us as a mechanical, electrical, or software engineer and see leadership development like never before.

Join the Edison Engineering Development Program

Why Edison

We're creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives. You can see it in our products, people, and the way we work.

  • Five unique job experiences in three years
  • Master’s degree paid for by GE Appliances
  • Cutting edge technology, tools and equipment
  • Highly technical, meaningful projects
  • Inclusive culture of continuous, immersive learning
  • Large community of Edisons to journey with you
  • Support from all levels of GE Appliances to help you succeed
  • Live in a great, vibrant city with lots of culture
  • Work with a company that is growing and winning

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More Program Benefits

You'll be a full-time employee and part-time student.

Edison is a 3-year program where you are a paid full-time employee receiving industry-leading development and a part-time student earning your Master’s degree paid for by GE Appliances (2-year program if you already have a Master’s degree).

We help you become your best self.

The rotation-based program provides a broad range of work experiences in multiple product lines to help you learn broadly and deeply. You’ll have opportunities to learn a wide variety of engineering, discover more about yourself, and plan your career path. And you’ll do it within a huge support network of fellow development program members and staff.

We help you get connected.

The program provides a lot of exposure to leaders across the business in virtually every product line and discipline. Leadership seminars, included in the program, provide incredible opportunities for connecting across development programs and leaders across the entire business. All of this happens in a tight-knit community of diverse Edisons and supporting professionals, so you’ll never be alone on the journey. We also have a wide array of employee resource groups to help you connect with more employees and community organizations across the city.

Living In A Great City

Vibrant, inclusive celebrations

Of course, Louisville is already known for Louisville Slugger, horse racing, and Bourbon, but there’s much more to see and do. Louisville’s vibrant celebrations, including the renowned Kentucky Derby, contribute to the city’s allure and sense of community. Louisville hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, catering to diverse interests and ensuring there’s something for everyone on the city’s calendar.

Great access for travel

Louisville sits at the junction of several major roads that put about 50% of the US population within an eight-hour drive. Our international airport offers myriad options too. That’s assuming you want to leave Kentucky, with its amazing network of state and national parks!

Arts & culture

Several arts and music festivals occur throughout the year in Louisville. Locals particularly love the indie music and foodie scene. Louisville has a great international community with annual ethnic festivals and restaurants. The Urban Bourbon Trail represents many of the city’s bars and restaurants. You can see a wide range of architecture throughout the city. Several art and history museums are also in Louisville. GE Appliances also sponsors our professional soccer teams, Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville!

Outdoor activities

The Olmstead Parks in Louisville were designed by the same person who is known for Central Park in New York, the U.S. Capitol Grounds, and the Biltmore Estate. Include The Parklands of Floyds Fork and the rest of Louisville Metro Parks and you have hundreds of miles of trails and thousands of acres of parks for your adventures. And that’s just in Louisville! Kentucky is known for its amazing state parks too. There are endless opportunities for just about any outdoor sport!

A Rich History

The Edison Engineering Development Program was established by General Electric in 1923 and was started at GE Appliances in 1975, named after Thomas Edison. In that same spirit of world class technical talent development, the Applied Engineering Development Program was born at GE Appliances. You know you’ve found a strong engineer when you find a graduate of one of our development programs. Development program members are highly respected team members and are heavily sought after. Always have been. The long history of success is evident in how you see development program members across our business at all levels.

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