Wageningen University and Research Center (2014), Bsc Economics and Governance

Rotterdam School of Management (2015), Msc Business Administration in Management

Robert joined the Kraft Heinz European Trainee Program in 2016. This 4.5-month Program is for ambitious  and talented individuals who see themselves taking on a leadership-based career within the 5th largest Food and Beverage Company worldwide. This Program involves intense training in diverse functional areas in the UK and the Netherlands (People & Legal, Supply Chain, R&D, Finance, Marketing), Field Sales training in the UK and Italy, and owning an individual project. At the conclusion of the 4.5 months, the trainees are placed into a role where they can add immediate value.

Robert, why did you apply at Kraft Heinz?

I came in contact with Kraft Heinz after an in-house day. During this day I discovered that Kraft Heinz is an ambitious and young company, with a highly driven and motivated team which I wanted to be part of.

I would recommend others to apply for the European Trainee Program, because...

It gives your career a kick start. Being able to meet so many interesting and knowledgeable people in such a short period of time is really extraordinary and will help you a lot in the future. It allows you to progress within the company with a pace you never thought was possible.

My most exciting/fun experience during the Program has been...

Spending the first month of the program with the other trainees in a hotel. Besides being insightful and interesting, work should also be fun! Spending time with like-minded people after work was definitely a lot of fun.

How would you advise students who are thinking about applying?

Make the right decision for you. Working for this company means fun and opportunities, but you will have to work hard for it. This is easy when the company is the right fit, so make sure it is.

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