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Graduate Apprentice Program 2024

The Role:

You will own initiatives, brainstorm ideas, rollout projects, develop metrics, measure success, and continuously improve programs sought at supporting GM’s sustainability strategy and industry leading ESG standards. The role involves balancing several initiatives and projects, therefore time management is key in pivoting between tasks and priorities. You will work to connect GM’s Zero/Zero/Zero mission to our ESG reporting and sustainability strategy by working closely with the ESG reporting and disclosure team, and our internal multi-functional partners. A key component of this role is to develop collaborative relationships within Sustainable Workplaces and ensure alignment with various business units such as Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, Communications, Legal, Controllership, Engineering, and Design. ESG reporting and sustainability strategy is the focus of the role but social responsibility, equity, and the human element must also be incorporated into the overall plan to ensure a broad approach.

This role will provide the opportunity to work with various internal business units and teams as well as external partners to represent General Motors on key stakeholder engagements. These reports, statements, policies, and disclosures inform investors, employees and our customers about the company’s progress, risk management, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work will include performing benchmarking and analysis of ratings, rankings, and reports as well as collaboration with the Sustainable Workplaces communications team on showcasing GM’s sustainability efforts.

The Ideal Candidate: This role is for a dreamer, an innovator, and someone that is excited by unprecedented solutions! Someone who is an executor and can develop sound business plans and metrics, and also strives to implement and is results-focused. A self-starter who can use existing networks and frameworks, and turn them into innovative initiatives with real impact. Success looks like turning lofty ambitions into reality; turning novel concepts into actual projects, and all while elevating the entire GM network of partners and suppliers!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate opportunities to support and enhance ESG reporting and sustainable strategy initiatives and procedures
  • Provide benchmarking and a roadmap strategy to address ESG reporting opportunities
  • Investigate and support the creation and submission of ESG ratings, rankings, and frameworks
  • Support the development of, and provide insight into, GM’s 2024+ corporate sustainability disclosures including the sustainability report
  • Drive collaboration with multi-functional working groups to ensure new disclosures are accurate and completed on time
  • Analyze sustainability metrics and data, and provide recommendations and continuous improvements based on robust methodology and trends

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability
  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program
  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada, and for 16-month term (4 consecutive semesters) starting May 2024
  • Experience in sustainability projects, employee engagement, and/or consulting
  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US
  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed
  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Solid understanding of Workiva

Compensation : The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant might be paid in accordance with applicable provincial laws. The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, or Nova Scotia. 

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.  We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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