Are you a driven, down-to-earth person and do you want to help well-known companies with their supply chain and sustainability challenges? The 12-month Peterson and Control Union Global Graduate Development Programme is a great opportunity for you to show us and yourself what you can do. Learn more about how to apply for the start in May 2022 and discover more about the advantages of the programme and the development experience that awaits.
Our Global Graduate Development Program
The Peterson and Control Union Global Graduate Development Programme is a one-year programme designed to provide you with international work experience and challenging projects. It allows you to gain an understanding of our business activities and to establish a network within the company. You will have the opportunity to work on a strategic project and to rotate across key areas of our business at the same time. You will be gaining practical experience and high level exposure within the following areas:
Commodity Logistics, Energy Logistics, (Sustainability) Certifications, Industrial Inspections, Commodity Inspections, Projects & Solutions, Laboratory Services or Collateral Services.
It is an on-the-job training program, where we customise each program based on the qualifications of each trainee. This tailor-made approach allows you to excel in your area of expertise, while at the same time we unlock your potential by inspiring you to step out of your comfort zone. Each project lasts four months and can involve travelling to any of our global locations including Rotterdam, Mumbai, Aberdeen, Ho Chi Minh City or São Paulo.
Your learning journey
We think it is important for you to discover where your passions and strengths lie. In addition to the opportunity to explore different areas under the guidance of a line manager, we will also assign you a 'buddy' (normally a former trainee who has been through the process, a mentor (who will be an experienced manager) and a talent manager to support you in your development. Each rotation of the programme will start with an orientation period and during this period the trainee will be introduced to the core activities of the division they are working for. Each stage will end with an evaluation and a presentation of the project.
At Peterson and Control Union we firmly believe in the 70-20-10 learning philosophy in order to build and develop your skills and knowledge.
70% on the job experience
The traineeship is built around three different projects of four months each. Not only will your project location change, you will also develop new professional relationships with our teams and have the opportunity to deliver new business activities at each location. This requires flexibility, cultural awareness, adaptability and determination.
20% learning through relationships and feedback
We believe the power of mentoring is part of the learning experience. That is why every trainee will be assigned to a senior manager. Partnered with the talent manager and paired with previous trainees, we will help you to find your way in our company and fulfil your potential.
10% formal learning
At every start of a new rotation, we will organise a two-day event so you learn more about the company, get to know other trainees and develop through workshops and training.
Our ideal candidate
Whichever area holds your interest, you will need to demonstrate that you share our values and have your own distinct strengths.
Peterson and Control Union have a reputation based on mutual entrepreneurial attitude, winning partnerships, honesty, integrity and cooperation; this is how we wish to continue growing.
We are a global, family company with a long-term view aimed at sustainable growth. Our trainees are driven but down-to-earth, analytical and tenacious connectors. You will need to have ambition and take responsibility for your own projects; you will be the driving force behind your development.
This opportunity is for adaptive, internationally-orientated developing professionals who embrace big challenges and focus on delivering results. If you can demonstrate to us your track record of success in internships and other relevant work experiences as well as impress us with your international experiences and stories, we can offer unique opportunities across our international locations.
To be considered a candidate, you need to possess:
- A bachelor’s or master’s graduate degree;
- Affinity with the supply chain and/or sustainability industry;
- Less than five years work experience;
- The ability to express yourself fluently in English;
- The willingness to work at different places worldwide, during and after the programme;
- A driven, down-to-earth and adventurous attitude;
- An eagerness to learn.
If you recognise yourself in the profile, please apply for the traineeship. We have three starting dates: 1st of January, 1st of June and 1st of September. We now hire for the start in June 2022. The final deadline for your application is the 1st of May 2022, but we will start your application process once we receive your application. So don't wait too long!
For more information you can contact: