We initiated our trainee program to give young, highly-motivated university graduates an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in an international environment.
The trainees get to know the company at various sites and also receive training in selected areas. This combination of work and training optimally prepares them for their future positions within the company. In addition, they also have the chance to ideally develop their personal expertise and skills in order to subsequently play a role in shaping the future of AGRANA.
Our trainee programs start at regular intervals, depending on the needs of our business divisions and the various specialist departments. New trainee programs are announced directly on our website under the section on current vacancies as soon as the program starts. We therefore advise you to keep an eye on our current vacancies or, in the meantime, to apply for an internship or directly for one of the vacant positions.
Due to the fact that our trainee programs are extremely carefully tailored to our business needs, AGRANA received certification as part of the TraineeNet Awards for relevant and fair trainee programs in 2018.
This certification involved assessing whether the trainee program complied with the defined requirements (academic degree, job rotation, a fair salary and talent promotion). Our trainee programs included an in-depth concept within HR and the relevant specialist departments during the course of which the best qualified trainees were selected on the basis of an assessment centre. Our trainee programs also include internal mentoring with AGRANA mentors, project work, job rotations within the AGRANA group and intensive training modules. Our past trainee programs started with a joint kick-off event at which the trainees had an opportunity to meet members of AGRANA’s Management Board and various general managers.
The primary intention behind our trainee programs is to offer our trainees a good start and development opportunities in order to invest in AGRANA’s future.
For a successful start at AGRANA you are required to show great personal commitment and motivation. As AGRANA is a typical business-to-business enterprise, it is important that employees have a clear and high market and customer orientation. AGRANA is operating in a highly international field, with customers, suppliers and employees from all over the world. Therefore it is necessary that a new employee has the ability to work in an intercultural context and shows a high degree of tolerance. Having an excellent command in English is also very important. Of course, qualities as the ability to work in teams, flexibility, openness and willingness to learn are an advantage.
Each position requires different personality, level of experience and qualifications. All these factors play a role when decisions concerning a job opening are made. Therefore, there is no standard answer possible. However, we ensure that age, gender, looks or religious beliefs do not play any role in the selection process.
In general all job openings at AGRANA are posted as transparency is very important for us. Even though your unsolicited application will be considered for any vacancies, we highly recommend you to apply for a specific open position to show us your clear professional interest on available positions. If you are not sure whether an open job matches your profile or not we would appreciate to help you.