Human Resources Emerging Leaders Program

Our eyes are fixed upon the future! Accelerate your career with the Emerging HR Leaders Program!

Why choose Emerging HR Leaders Program?

The Emerging HR Leaders Program (previously known as the HR Management Associate Program) grows the next generation of world-class HR leaders at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Whether it be a full-time or internship position, our HR organization is committed to finding the best talent in the world, and creating a positive, open, and diverse work environment.

In the Program, your development and growth is a high priority and will be continuously fostered through a two-year rotational on-the-job training experience covering every aspect of the 70/20/10 learning model – experiential learning, relationship building, and formal training.

This is a high potential rotational program that provides you with a unique opportunity to drive challenging and compelling HR initiatives for the company. Working with internal and external HR thought leaders, participants use innovative approaches and tools to directly affect our business results.

History and current strategy

Since the origination of the program in 2007, we’ve been dedicated to providing our HR organization with well-trained talent, ready and eager to take on leadership roles. We have provided experiences across 17 countries globally and have had more than 150 individuals graduate from the Program.

Each year we continue to review the quality and structure of our program, putting more rigor into rotations and enhancing the overall development experience of our emerging HR leaders.

We are committed to catering the program experience to each individual and align our pipeline needs to leadership positions in HR hub locations. In addition to selecting rotations that are targeted to each participant’s career interests and development needs, we put rigor into the rotation selection process by ensuring scope, goals, and learning objectives are solidified prior to each rotation.

The program’s development experience includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • 360 and leadership potential assessments
  • access to a dedicated external executive coach
  • robust mentoring program
  • regular, open discussion meetings with Business and HR executives
  • book club where participants share ideas, perspectives and knowledge in a safe environment

We are excited about the program enhancements we have made and will continue to make to further accelerate the development and career progression for all program participants.

Program design and experiences

  • 24-month tailored program
  • Rotations across multiple areas of the HR Organization
  • Rotations assigned by area of needed development and/or business need
  • Competitive compensation packages

  • Dedicated program management
  • Work environment that allows for a wide range of assignments
  • International rotation provided based on strong performance and business needs

  • Each Program participant is assigned a senior HR leader mentor
  • Emerging HR Leaders-exclusive learning curriculum
  • Broad and diverse assessment and development tools
  • Access to an external executive coach for personalized leadership and relationship development

  • Interaction with local country HR teams and business leaders; exposure to applied HR in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Americas
  • Participation in global projects and programs, that provide participants opportunities to grow and develop cultural awareness
  • Opportunity to collaborate with global peers; access to collective mind power of bright, motivated, cross-regional teams

Participant’s profile – what we are looking for? 

  • Drive to contribute and make an impact
  • Proven leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Champion and leader of diversity
  • Strong business acumen and critical analytical thinking skills

  • Ability to act as a change leader, partnering with business leaders to achieve organizational strategies and objectives
  • Self-starter with ability to manage work in multiple areas
  • Effective collaborator in a team environment
  • Prior HR experience

Internship Opportunities

  • Internships last between 10 and 12 weeks depending on your availability as well as business need
  • Internship projects are designed to help you take on work that matters, build your network, and get a sense of what it is like to work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Main objective of the internship program is to make sure you and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are a good match and, if so, prepare you for a full-time position within the company after graduation


Meet some of our Alums and current Program participants