Management Trainee Programme

Kraft Heinz
UK, Europe & Middle East
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
08 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Full Time

At Kraft Heinz, to be the best food company, growing a better world is more than a dream - it is our global vision to be the best, we want the best - best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. Like our passion for developing great foods, we are also dedicated to the development of great leaders.

The Kraft Heinz European Trainee Programme (ETP) is a highly competitive development programme for candidates seeking an exciting leadership career with Kraft Heinz.

The Kraft Heinz European Trainee Programme:

  • A four and a half-month journey offering a unique chance to broaden your overall knowledge of how a multifaceted, multinational food company operates
  • Designed for future leaders who seek a performance based culture that is built on meritocracy: ambitious, hardworking, passionate employees who deliver results will be rewarded
  • Provides accelerated career opportunities and exposure to aspects of our business normally not seen so early in a career, including high exposure to senior leaders
  • Provides trainees with business support and mentorship throughout the programme


  • Functional bootcamp (six weeks)
  • Business project (10 weeks)
  • Field sales bootcamp (two weeks)
  • Leadership and graduation (one week)
  • During a six-week functional bootcamp in the UK and the Netherlands, you will get a hands-on induction into all the different functions to accrue the experiences you will need to be successful as a future leader within Kraft Heinz (training in people, legal, comms, sales, marketing, finance, operations and R&D)
  • This is followed by a real business project in one functional area. The project focuses on the development of key technical, business and leadership skills by completing high level assignments
  • After this bootcamp, you start in field sales bootcamp in the UK, where you will learn everything about the importance of sales
  • After four and a half months you will graduate and you will be placed into your first functional position
  • Your location will be defined together before the start of the programme. Your first role will be determined during the first four and a half months of the programme
  • Your career journey from that point forward is not governed by a set path and not limited to one function or tenure required in role
  • Promotions are given to those who deserve, based purely on meritocracy

About You

  • University qualification equivalent to upper second-class degree in the UK, or a master degree for mainland Europe
  • Recent graduates from any discipline
  • Maximum working experience: one-year after graduation
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • EU/UK working rights and willingness to relocate are required
  • Impressive extra-curriculars
  • Valid working rights for the UK and EU
  • Ownership – thinks and acts like an owner
  • Intellect – data driven insights and results. Simplifies and Solves
  • Intensity – proactive and self-driven to add value
  • Courage – thinks big and makes bold choices
  • Engagement – attracts, retains, motivates talent
  • Learning agility – potential to work in any function
  • Delivers – output metrics as the ultimate measure


  • Permanent contract at the start of the trainee programme
  • Intensive training and exposure to different business units
  • Highly competitive benefits
  • Outstanding package, based on meritocracy. We take a brave approach to rewarding our people

Programme starting: September 2018.