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Partners: Royal Wagenborg Belsimpel Quatronic Accenture
Partners: CAPE Thales

At FrieslandCampina we share the passion to get more out of milk together with 24,000 employees. Our shareholders, 19,000 farmers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, supply more than 10 billion kilograms of milk per year to FrieslandCampina. The products of FrieslandCampina are part of more than 30 iconic brands in more than 100 countries worldwide. Every day we reach millions of people. With sales of 12.1 billion euros, we belong to one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. Our long-term vision is focused on generating profits in order to create extra value for our member dairy farmers. FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in countries around the world. In addition, products are supplied to professional customers. FrieslandCampina does not only have iconic B2C brands, a big part of our business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.


Why should you start your career at FrieslandCampina as a Technology or Supply Chain & Operations trainee?

Every hour our 60 factories process 1.2 million liters of milk. In our plants, safety and continuous improvement are of paramount importance. We carry hundreds of technical and product innovations, with a value of more than half a billion euros per year. To contribute to a better world, we reduce our CO2 emissions by using green energy through, for example, reducing the water and energy usage in factories. 

Do you have a passion for plants and would you consider working with a company that really dominates the entire chain, from grass to glass? You start in a two-year trainee program, where you will be assigned to two jobs of one year within your field. With your interdisciplinary trainee group you follow several trainings and participate in other activities that will boost your personal and professional growth. 


Corporate Traineeship Supply Chain / Operations - Assignments

Continuous Improvement Project Manager
In a role as continuous improvement manager you will think about improvements of processes in and around the plants of FrieslandCampina. Your goal is to streamline and improve productions from a number of different perspectives.

Team Leader Packaging
As team leader packaging you are responsible for the production of the packaging department. Safety, quality and costs are very important. To make sure the production is realized on time, you tell the operators and mechanics what they have to do. You must set priorities, take decisions very quickly and have to be able to communicate very clear. During the day you have contact with other departments (processing and logistics) in order to make the whole process as smooth as possible.


Corporate Traineeship Technology - Assignments

Sustainability Assignment
Almost all sustainable initiatives require development of technology and the implementation of it. First of all, in factories, you can think of implementing energy savings or finding more sustainable energy sources. Furthermore, on a farm level, there are a lot of opportunities to generate and store energy. Your role as technology trainee can be to develop new technologies (eg. separation of manure) or manage projects like the installation of solar panels on rooftops of farms.

Process Technologist – On Site
On site you work with mechanics, quality officers, operators and many other stakeholders to get the most out of your plant. You are responsible for troubleshooting, for example how to deal with fouling of membranes, moreover improvement projects, like reducing energy or material use, and additionally you are giving input for strategic decisions which involve technology. Decisions regarding matching plant capacity to customer demand for example.

Ready to kick start your career at FrieslandCampina?

FrieslandCampina’s Corporate Traineeship is a two-year program starting every March and September. As management trainee you are ambitious, think and act beyond boundaries and strive to develop yourself within your discipline or even broader. Our ‘fast track’ program for future leaders stimulates personal and professional development with lots of potential to grow in a short time. You’re in charge of your future career, we facilitate where we can.

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