A modern trainee programme – with two specialised trainee tracks
We have in ESS-FOOD had trainees for more than 20 years and decided that it was time to give our take on how a modern trainee programme should look like. We have the knowledge from the industry, we have trainees that have been with us for decades and the abilities to create the best possible programme for young and ambitious candidates.
We have therefore introduced EFIT – a programme with two tracks specialised within the area that make most sense for you and your specific profile.
The Shipping Trainee track
The Shipping Trainee track is focused on logistics and distribution and will take you through all relevant aspects of the shipping area within the two years. Your main task would be to ensure that products are distributed from A to B and you will work with our people and offices all over the world.
As Shipping Trainee, it is mandatory that you follow the Business School’s Shipping and Freight Forwarding track as well as the EFIT-Programme.
The Sales Trainee track
The Sales Trainee track is focused on purchasing and sales and will give you all relevant competencies and to make you succeed in the trading industry. You will quickly get responsibility for a market and help increasing the business succeeding within that specific area.
As Sales Trainee you will only follow the EFIT-Programme with extra focus on sale.
No matter what track suits you best you will join our team in one of our offices either in central Copenhagen, Aalborg or Aarhus.
Sebastian Myrthue, previous Sales Trainee
Your development - our priority
The EFIT-Programme offers a steep learning curve – with huge possibility for responsibility and development. During the programme, you will attend regular trainings, seminars and workshops with your fellow trainees and improve your abilities within areas including teamwork, communication, negotiation, logistics, and business acumen.
Our highest priority is your development and that you will get all necessary support and guidance throughout the two years. We aim to develop the best possible trainees in the industry – and are fully aware that it requires our full attention.
Therefore, to foster your talent as you go through the programme, you will be supported in achieving professional and personal development by getting assigned a manager, a supervisor, and a buddy. The manager will have the overall responsibility for your development, the supervisor will guide you in your day-to-day projects and the buddy will make you thrive in our social environment.
We have offices in several parts of the world including Barcelona, Shanghai, Dubai, New Jersey, and Buenos Aires. Our stakeholders are likewise located all over the world – meaning you will gain all possible perspectives and insights from the international trading industry. The daily business will include contact with both colleagues, partners, customers, and suppliers from all over the globe.
Further, to provide you with even more international experiences, we will include you in international business trips and company visits. By doing so, you will be exposed to different cultures and international ways of doing business. Lastly, our sales trainees will also be stationed abroad for a period in one of our international offices.
Two years, four modules
The programme is divided into four modules over two years – with focus on providing you with the best possible tools and learnings that are relevant in the trading industry.
Good opportunities for permanent employment
By taking you through four modules – all with different focus – we aim at accelerating your development and career by providing you with all tools and insights you need to succeed. After finalising your traineeship, there are good opportunities for permanent employment.
What do you bring to the table?
- You have passed an admission-granting education, e.g. EUX Business, HHX or EUS or maybe you have a Bachelor’s degree (or are about to finish your degree)
- Relevant work experience from leisure work is appreciated
- You have excellent Danish and English skills and if you speak a 3rd language it will be an advantage
It is also important that you
- are business oriented and have an international and enthusiastic mindset
- have an "I can do" attitude and drive towards results
- have excellent stakeholder management skills and understand that by working together and utilizing core strengths across departments and teams, we can strengthen the way we meet customer and supplier needs - now and in the future