Graduate Engineering Trainee (GET) 2023

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Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose


Join & Grow with us!


Our Graduate Engineering Trainee (GET) development program opens the way to an international career in the Integrated Supply Chain area and prepares you to play key roles at AkzoNobel in managerial or experts’ positions.

Duration of the Program: 24 months. 12 months in Spain, after that 12 months on an European Site to expose the talent to AkzoNobel’s global culture and prepare them for future role throughout the world.

About you


• Fresh Graduate Student  of Bachelor’ or Master’s degree an Engineer (Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial Automation, Process..)

•With maximum one year experience

• High performance student . Exhibit High Initiative & Leadership In Student Organizations/ Extracurricular Activities

• Clear career development in Manufacturing in a multinational company

• Willing to relocate to other countries on completion of the 24 months GET program.

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in diverse, cross-functional teams.

• Big picture / connectedness. Logical thinking. Analytical skills

• Willing to learn & experience different functions/knowledge. Open & proactive to share and exchange.

• Able to interact effectively with customers, community and other AkzoNobel visitors on a regular basis.

• Willing to take responsibility and initiative. Adaptability. Ability to influence and work as part of a team.

• Fluent in English and Spanish.




• Identifies improvement opportunities and designs solutions.

• Actively participates in process optimization and investment projects.

• Tracks and controls project budgets and timelines to ensure project completion within the approved limits codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications.

• Uses of statistical analysis and appropriate business excellence project management processes to identify areas of significant improvement and develops plans to realize the benefits.

• Uses data analysis and problem-solving methodologies to maximize plant and equipment effectiveness to achieve optimum life cycle cost of production equipment.

• Interfaces with offsite functions such as R&D/marketing and central engineering for the industrialization of new products, new raw materials and recipe changes ensuring that changes on site are controlled and managed

We offer


• 2 years Development Program (12 months in one Spanish site and the next 12 months of development in other AkzoNobel's factory in Europe)

• Opportunities to start career in multinational company and in different functional areas, such as Production, Engineering, Quality, Planning, Technological and Procurement.

• Combines on-job training, job assignments, projects, coaching and classroom induction/training to equip with relevant skills

• Mentoring and co-creating a diverse and supportive GET community in the EMEA region.


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 27206