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Get the best possible start to your career

Join the AAK Trainee Program

The AAK Trainee Program

Get on the right track—in a real job. The AAK Trainee Program is an advanced dual track acceleration program designed to give you the best possible start to your career. You will be part of the future growth of AAK and play an active role in the business from day one.

You want to be a food industry professional and are ready to stand up to the challenge of your first full-time position when the program starts in September 2018. We offer trainee positions along two career tracks: the commercial and the operations track.


The commercial track

The commercial track focuses on creating value for our customers working with them on co-developing solutions to meet their needs. Curiosity and the will to improve things mixed with disciplined creativity are the driving forces behind customer interaction within AAK—both in Sales and Customer Innovation.

The operations track

The operations track focuses on the continuous improvement of our production facilities ensuring that we are able to meet our customers’ increasing requirements through strong utilization of new technologies and processes. Challenging status quo based on strong technical knowledge is key in continuously improving our production facilities.

Accelerate your learning and development

From day one you will be able to impact the business kick-starting your transition towards becoming an industry professional. Through the program you will gain a solid knowledge of and hands-on experience within the vegetable oil industry.

During the twelve-month program you will experience a mix of on-the-job learning, individual development activities and formal training. You will join your trainee colleagues for the Operational Module, the Commercial Module, two Trainee Sessions as well as for the Trainee Project. The one-month international assignment will expand your horizon and ensure you an international outlook.

Be humble, become international

We’re looking for trainees who are not afraid of taking an active role in creating the future and who have the potential and aspiration to take a leading position in doing so. You are naturally confident in what you do and balance ambitions, humbleness, social skills, personal drive, and gravitas.

Recruitment for the AAK Trainee Program

Recruitment for the 2018 AAK Trainee Program has begun. Deadline for applications varies (up until March 12, 2018) depending on location and role. To view the open positions, please click here 

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What it’s like to be an AAK Trainee

What you will do and learn as an AAK Trainee

To kick-start your transition into a young professional, the AAK Trainee Program is a mix of on-the-job learning, individual development activities, and formal training—working a real job.

From graduate to young professional

Every year, new trainees boost their experiences and kick-start their careers with the AAK Trainee Program. What did former trainees learn? And what are they doing now?