European Trainee Program

Program Start Date: September 2018
Duration: 4.5-month program
Contract: permanent contract from the start of the trainee program
Primary locations: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Germany or Poland

NOTE: EU/UK working rights and willingness to relocate are required
NOTE: applications for the start in September 2018 open in September 2017

Kraft Heinz Vision

At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream - it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best - best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. Like our passion for developing great foods, we are also dedicated to the development of great leaders. The Kraft Heinz European Trainee Program (ETP) is a highly competitive development program for candidates seeking an exciting leadership career with Kraft Heinz.

The Kraft Heinz European Trainee Program

  • A 4.5-month journey offering a unique chance to broaden your overall knowledge of how a multifaceted, multinational food company operates.
  • Designed for future leaders who seek a performance based culture that is built on meritocracy: ambitious, hardworking, passionate employees who deliver results will be rewarded.
  • Provides accelerated career opportunities and exposure to aspects of our business normally not seen so early in a career, including high exposure to senior leaders.
  • Provides trainees with business support and mentorship throughout the program.

Your journey at Kraft Heinz

  • During a 6-week functional bootcamp in the UK and the Netherlands you will get a hands-on induction into all the different functions to accrue the experiences you will need to be successful as a future leader within Kraft Heinz (Trainings in People, Legal, Comms, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations and R&D).
  • This is followed by a real business project in one functional area. This project lasts 10 weeks and focuses on the development of key technical, business and leadership skills by completing high level assignments. 
  • After this business project you will have a Field Sales bootcamp in the UK and Italy, where you will learn everything about the importance of sales within 2 weeks. 
  • After 4.5 months you will graduate and you will be placed into your first functional position.
  • Your location will be defined together before the start of the program. Your first role will be determined during the first 4.5 months of the Program. 
  • Your career journey from that point forward is not governed by a set path and not limited to one function or tenure required in role. 
  • Promotions are given to those who deserve, based purely on meritocracy! 

Profile – Basic Qualifications

  • University qualification equivalent to Upper Second-Class Degree in the UK, or a Master degree for Mainland Europe 
  • Recent graduates from any discipline 
  • Max. working experience: 1 year after graduation
  • Good knowledge of English language
  • Ability and willingness to relocate in Europe
  • Impressive extra-curriculars
  • Valid working rights for the UK & EU

What we are looking for in our talent

  • Ownership – Thinks and acts like an owner
  • Intellect – Data driven insights and results. Simplifies and Solves
  • Intensity – Proactive and self-driven to add value
  • Courage – Thinks big and makes bold choices
  • Engagement – Attracts, retains, motivates talent
  • Learning Agility – Potential to work in any function
  • Delivers – Output metrics as the ultimate measure

What we will deliver to you

  • High Accountability – real autonomy
  • Real Meritocracy – the best succeed
  • Goal Setting – rigorous and aligned
  • Careers – promote from within
  • Winning – create a legacy of success

Our offer

  • Permanent contract at the start of the Trainee Program
  • Intensive training and exposure to different Business Units
  • Highly competitive benefits
  • Rewards means different things to different people. At Kraft Heinz we like to offer an outstanding package, based on meritocracy. We take a brave approach to rewarding our people

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