As a trainee at Lantmännen Group, you are offered a unique possibility to grow you career. Over a 15-month period you will try out four different positions across various sectors, countries and functions. Parallel, several training sessions are held within areas such as leadership, personal development and strategic business thinking.
The application period for the coming Graduate Trainee Program will open in November 2019.
We need you talent!
We constantly want to challenge ourselves. That is why we are looking for new talents, who want to be part of a dynamic and global Group with a vision for growth. We offer our trainee program to business-oriented people who share our passion for the future of agriculture, machinery, energy and food – talents who can reimagine the world of grain.
Trainee @ Lantmännen
As a trainee at Lantmännen you are offered a unique start to your career where you will be a part of a dynamic and global Group with a vision for growth - in both existing and new markets. You will join one of our professional teams somewhere in our global organization, either within one of our sectors: Agriculture, Machinery, Energy, Real Estate or Food, or in Group Functions.
Over a 15-month period, you will be given the opportunity to try out four different positions across various sectors, countries and functions – all to gain in-depth insights into our wide range of products and services. Most importantly, you will be part of a global network and share knowledge and experiences with skilled colleagues, as well as the chance to make an impact on society and peoples’ everyday lives. After the program is finished, you will get a permanent position somewhere in our international organization.
Meet Elisabeth Wallin Mononen, SR Vice President & Head of HR and Internal Communication at Lantmännen. Listen to her perspective on why we have invested in the Lantmännen Graduate Trainee Program.
The four assignments in the program are spread across our business areas. The first two positions are decided by the program manager; one based on your educational background, and one pushing you ‘outside your comfort zone’ - giving you the opportunity to try something new.
For the final two positions, you will be given the opportunity to influence what you want to do based on the experience you have gained within the group.
At least one assignment will be abroad – probably in one of Lantmännen’s largest markets as for example: the Nordics, Germany, the UK, Belgium or the US. Positions in Sweden depend on which project you are assigned or choose. Lantmännen has facilities throughout Sweden, although a large part of our businesses is based in Malmö and Stockholm.
Projects greatly vary, with the aim of giving you as a trainee a wide range of knowledge and experience from different sectors and countries.
Previous assignments - examples
Junior Brand Manager
Analysis of the construction equipment markets in the Baltics
Global logistic excellence
Market potential of digital sales platforms in China
New business integration project
Marketing plan - Rustic bread
Reintroduction of fuel-business
Establishment of an agricultural sector in Norway
Project development manager
Cost mapping & analysis
Digital marketing initiative
A number of training sessions are held in parallel with work periods, with input from the entire Group. This training provides a good platform in important areas such as leadership, personal development, and strategic business thinking. And are all designed to give you the right tools for a steep development curve within our group.
Strategic Group Assignment
The trainee program also includes a strategic group assignment, which focuses on Lantmännen’s future development. These strategic projects are often initiated directly by the Group Management team.
- Traceability as a competitive advantage
- Profitability through sustainable development
- Alternative energy sources in machinery
- Product innovation within the agriculture sector
- International growth model
About the recruitment process
Our Graduate Trainee Program starts after the summer every second year - 2018, 2020, 2022 and so on. The application process starts in November the year before and to qualify you need at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably within Business, Engineering or Agriculture.
The recruitment process consists of several steps, such as interviews and tests. One further step of the process is an assessment day at our head office in Stockholm, to which a number of candidates are invited. The purpose with this day is for you, as a candidate, to get to know Lantmännen better, but also for us to get to know you, to be able to evaluate you as a potential future trainee and if there is a match between us.
Here you can learn more about the assessment day:
Meet some of our former trainees
Anna, Joel and Elin share their stories about the trainee programme; the specific projects, what happened after the programme and valuable tips before you apply.
What’s great about the Lantmännen Graduate Trainee Programme? Why should you apply? Listen to Anna, whom today is working within Supply Chain Planning, has to say about her experience.
In the film, Joel has just finished an exciting project within Agriculture and will soon take on the role as Business Developer in Finland. This is his story.
Elin started working at Lantmännen six years ago. After finishing the trainee program, she took on a role as Senior Brand Manager at Lantmännen Cerealia and today she has taken further steps on her journey.
The Trainee Blog
Here you can follow our trainees on their journey through the 15-month Graduate Trainee Program.
Lantmännen's Graduate Trainee Program is certified by TraineeGuiden.