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Communications Leadership Program

Communications Leadership Program

CLP

United Technologies attracts some of the world’s best and brightest minds, and with our Communications Leadership Program (CLP), we develop those minds to lead through experience. The CLP is a two-year rotational program that challenges and develops each associate’s potential through assignments in a broad range of communications functions.

About Our Program

The CLP recruits self-starters who demonstrate leadership ability, have a strong academic record and look for opportunities in each assignment. Ideal candidates have a strong desire to pursue a career in communications and have aspirations to advance as leaders at UTC.

The CLP recruits annually July through October for cohorts starting the following June.

Communications Leadership Program Duration

3 Rotations (8 months each) 
CLP associates rotate individually through three impactful eight-month assignments in varied communications disciplines throughout UTC.

You will work at three of UTC’s dynamic businesses and operations: 

  • Collins Aerospace
  • Otis 
  • Pratt & Whitney 
  • UTC Climate, Controls & Security 
  • UTC Corporate Headquarters 
  • United Technologies Research Center 
  • United Technologies Digital

Assignments

Enhance and grow your skill sets while you receive leadership development opportunities and mentoring from UTC communications leaders, executives and peers.  

Focus

You will gain foundational experience in a range of Communications disciplines, including:


  • External & Marketing Communications
  • Public Relations 
  • Digital & Social Media 
  • Video Communications 
  • Employee & Executive Communications 
  • Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Skills

You will develop the following critical skills:


  • Internal and external content development and strategy 
  • Social media monitoring and analytics
  • Writing and storytelling with media placement outcome 
  • Digital content creation 
  • Event coordination and management

Where You Will Be

Rotation assignments are based at UTC facilities throughout the United States, primarily in Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina. 

* As of 2018—rotation opportunities are constantly evolving

What Makes a Good Candidate?

We’re looking for applicants with excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong attention to detail, a proactive mindset and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Additional characteristics of a top CLP candidate include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or a related field
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Mobility to travel/live anywhere in the U.S. and possibly abroad
  • 0-2 years of professional experience
  • Experience with social media management platforms, web content management systems, and web analytic tools

CLP candidates should have permanent, unrestricted work authorization in the United States.

UTC also offers internships and co-op opportunities, and each business unit hires interns. Search for internship opportunities.

MEET MEMBERS FROM OUR PROGRAM

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Sara

Communications Specialist, Pratt & Whitney, CLP Alum

Agility. Adaptability. Alignment. These are key competencies CLP graduates walk away understanding. More

During each rotation, the experiences I had directly supporting leadership, collaborating with international colleagues and partnering with agencies helped me build confidence in my skills. I worked on branding and change management projects, helped lay the foundation for a brand ambassador program and executed digital and social media plans. Being an associate in this program was exactly the opportunity I had wanted post-graduation.

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Nate

CLP Associate

Just within the first year of joining, the CLP has provided me opportunities to travel internationally, discover new aspects of communications and learn from some of the most influential minds within the industry. More

Entry-level communication job programs that invest in young professionals to this magnitude and truly value our contributions are rare. I know the foundation I am building will prepare me for a successful career as a marketing communications professional.

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