Cloetta works with trainee programmes/internships in Sweden and the Netherlands.
In Sweden, Afrodite and Filippa recently received diplomas for their Open Innovation Training Programme at the Skåne Food Innovation Network. Afrodite conducted a strategic project on Cloetta’s possibilities to open concept stores and Filippa developed a decision model within licensing which helps to determine how our brands can be used by external parties. Both have been employed by Cloetta. About every other year, Cloetta Sweden takes in trainees in cooperation with the Skåne Food Innovation Network. The next trainee programme is scheduled to start in 2016.
Cloetta Netherlands works closely with internships. The students are offered the opportunity to gain insight into the company and grocery retail. Cloetta sees this cooperation as a win-win situation since students gain a very good understanding of what the post in question involves while they can deliver added value to the company with their innovative approach.
Right now there are eight trainees working at the office in Oosterhout within Customer Marketing, Marketing, Sales, HR, Procurement and Innovation. The trainee periods range from 5-9 months. Cloetta continues to monitor the trainees after their studies and they are always one step ahead when vacancies occur. There are already a number of students who started their career at Cloetta after completing their studies.
”You are given a lot of freedom at Cloetta and there is scope for your ideas and initiatives that are really appreciated, you really are part of the team,” says Aafke, trainee Brand Management & Red Band Venco 2014, who having completed her internship successfully started to work as a junior product manager.
”Doing an internship at Cloetta is a real challenge! You are given a lot of responsibility and opportunities to learn and therefore you can show what you can do,” says Britt, trainee HR 2015, who after her internship returned to Cloetta for a summer job.
Depending on current positions we cooperate with various colleges and universities in the Netherlands, including Avans, Fontys, Tilburg University, Erasmus University and Wageningen University. We want to offer students opportunities and hope to also create awareness of Cloetta by offering internships.