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The Pon Management Traineeship is about having the freedom to develop yourself and build your own career. Whilst completing four projects in four different Pon operating companies (in the Netherlands and abroad), in various disciplines (usually in the field of Marketing, Sales, Service and Supply Chain), you will be constantly challenged!
Work at one of 450 branches of 80 Pon companies located in 32 countries
As a Management Trainee you will complete four six months projects at four different Pon companies. The first project is selected for you by the Talent Development Manager. You will be responsible for choosing the next three projects. The third project will be a sales or service assignment. Here you will discover the true roots of Pon and you will have various customer contact experiences. The duration of your internship will be 20 months total.
After your management traineeship
The Management Traineeship is designed to help our future leaders develop their management competencies. Pon aims to prepare trainees for a Management Team position in five to seven years after completing the program. During your final project, you will apply for a challenging first position. Typical roles for a Management Trainee graduate are account manager, product manager, branch manager or team leader in sales, service, marketing or supply chain.
Pon offers you the opportunity to shape your own future. Obviously this requires independence and assertiveness from you as a trainee. You will have obtained an MSc title, preferably in the field of business administration, economics or engineering. Furthermore, your resume and letter of motivation will demonstrate commercial interest, international experience and affinity with our products and services. Extracurricular activities such as board functions, committees and internships are highly valued.
Step 1 (registration 1 Oct. - 23 Oct.)
Motivate the reasons why you want to work for Pon and become the next Management Trainee. We will ask you to complete a personality and intelligence test and submit a video interview.
Step 2 (CV selection 24 Oct. - 27 Oct.
During the interview phase you will have two interviews with local recruiters, MT-members and/or former trainees. The focus in these interviews is on your motivation and competencies.
Step 3 (Interview 28 Oct. - 3 Nov.)
An independent psychological assessment center will assess your intellectual skills and abilities and your identification with the Pon core values and leadership competencies.
Step 4 (Pon 24 10 Nov. - 12 Nov.)
For this selection round you will be invited for an interview with the Talent Development Manager and the HR-director. The focus during this interview will be on your assessment report.
Step 5 ( Final Selection Day 22 Nov. or 23 Nov.)
The selection day takes place in The Netherlands. During this day you are challenged with a variety of assignments and your results will be judged by the Executive Board, Senior Vice Presidents and Managing Directors.
If you are determined to become Pon's next Management Trainee, do not hesitate. Apply for the next selection round. On average fifteen new Management Trainees are hired each year. You must be confident and fluent in both English as well as in the language of the country you have chosen to complete your Management Traineeship. If you accept a job offer within Pon, you may start at any moment within the six months after the final selection day.
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