MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING Graduate Traineeship at Perfetti Van Melle

Perfetti Van Melle is a privately owned company, producing and distributing candies and chewing gums in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Employing over 18.000 people and operating 35 companies throughout the world, Perfetti Van Melle has a true global reach: it is present in the Asia Pacific Region, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas
The industrial adventure of Perfetti Van Melle began many years ago, but it was in March 2001 that the current Group was set up through the merger of Perfetti Spa and Van Melle N.V. In July 2006 the Group acquired the Spanish company Chupa Chups S.A., famous all over the world for its lollypops.

Our brands convey the passion we have for our products. We continuously explore new ways of doing things and innovative ideas that will inspire and delight our consumers worldwide. Our global brands Mentos, Chupa Chups, Alpenliebe gratify, refresh, inspire consumers of all ages around the globe. Other brands are extremely popular in regional markets with innovative tastes that match local preferences.

Position: Graduate Trainee

Job description

For our International Graduate Traineeship we are looking for fresh young talents who are eager to continue this success in the area of Manufacturing & Engineeringduring a 2 year program.

Your start at Perfetti Van Melle
During your first year you will start off as a traineeat our factory in Breda, the Netherlands. In this period you will get the chance to get to know the business thoroughly. You will work on various assignments lasting from 3 to 6 months in the areas of Maintenance & Engineering projects & EHS, Indirect Manufacturing, Planning Manufacturing and General M&E Management. You will be guided, coached and developed to become a potential leader in the future.

Once you successfully finish your first year you will be offered a permanent contract with us. In your second year you will work on further developing and mastering your newly gained skills whilst working in a junior position. During this year you will get the chance to work on challenging projects, show ownership and take your work to a new level.

The next steps
After your first 2 years in the Netherlands you will hit the ground running at our Nigerian subsidiary based in Agbara, outside of Lagos. You will be guided by experienced professionals with knowledge of the business, the company and the country. You can expect challenging assignments around efficiency and effectiveness in the different production processes, economies of scale, engineering improvements and much more.

Desired Skills and Experience

What we are looking for?
Ideal candidates are Nigerians living in Europe with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or similar and have less than 2 years’ work experience. To be successful in this program candidates must be ambitious, able to adapt easily to different cultures, have perseverance and an international mindset.


How to Apply

All qualified candidates should click here to apply online.