Emirati Nationals Graduate Trainee (Industrial Engineers)

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: AkzoNobel

Job Purpose
The AkzoNobel Emirati Graduate Trainee program is designed to give Emirati graduates the opportunity to rapidly develop within the organization. The graduate program provides the trainees a 1.5 year on-the-job training across diverse assignments in different functions and they are rotated within sub-functions for enhanced exposure. At the end of the graduate training program, based on readiness and performance, job holder will be assigned a final role in discussion with the line manager and inline with business needs and recruitment plans. 

  • Embark on a journey of growth as the trainees undergo an intensive 18 months structured learning curriculum and gain valuable work experience from exciting cross-functional job rotations.
  • Opportunity to gain a regional exposure and best practices within the Paints & Coatings industry.
  • Opportunity to work along subject matter experts to learn about our business operations.
  • Extensive technical and professional development opportunities that will prepare the trainee for diverse career opportunities.
  • The program offers wide-ranging networking and coaching prospects.
  • Each graduate trainee is assigned a mentor and regular progress review meetings are held for alignment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understanding our business, who are we, what drives our economic engine, what are we passionate about.
  • Use statistical analysis and appropriate business excellence project management processes to identify areas of significant improvement and develops plans to realize the benefits
  • Generate and utilise charts and graphs to identify and analyse losses to prioritize opportunities for improvement
  • Prepare periodic and ad-hoc reports and market research. 
  • Gain experience on master data management and ERP systems i.e. CRM and SAP.

Role Requirements

  • UAE National with Kholasat al Qaid / Family Book
  • Industrial Engineering Degree, preferably fresh graduate or max of 1 to 2 years’ experience
  • Strong English & Arabic communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Willingness to learn & grow and ability to adopt to AkzoNobel’s working environment.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • A reasonable understanding of diversity and readiness to work in inclusive and diverse teams
  • Willingness to accept work assignments in other locations and countries is a plus.