Let's find your thing!
Joining the Lantmännen Graduate Trainee program, you will get a unique opportunity to explore our broad and international business across various sectors and functions. During the program you will try out four different positions and find what really sparks you.
The application for the coming Graduate Trainee Program, starting end of August 2022, is now closed.
Stretch your mind
We grow by always challenging each other and finding different approaches. Share your ideas with colleagues to develop, explore and to discover your potential. Together, we find new ways to reimagine the world of grain!
Go full circle
Everything we do is connected. And we are passionate about the opportunities to work together to find new solutions and to grow our sustainable business. Here, you can make an impact and influence our road ahead.
Make your mark
With businesses all over the globe and throughout the entire value chain, you can expand your network, discover new perspectives and find your special place in our broad group - from field to fork.
About the program
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.
As a Graduate Trainee in our 15-month program, you will join one of our sectors that will be your home turf and where you will do two out of four assignments, but also join two other teams in other sectors to broaden your experience.
The program consists of four assignments, of which you spend two in your home sector in accordance with the chosen sector track. The other two assignments you spend in other sectors, business areas and functions.
Projects and positions vary – aiming to widen your knowledge, competencies and experiences from our broad business. Our aim is also that at least one of the positions will have an international focus or be abroad.
Trainings are held in parallel with assignments, to provide a good platform and tools in important areas such as leadership, personal development, and strategic business thinking.
There will also be three gatherings, called Pulses, where you will do study visits to further explore our business, share your experiences and learnings with the other Graduate Trainees, reflect and recharge.
The Gradute Trainee Program also includes a Strategic Group Assignment, which focuses on specific areas regarding Lantmännen’s future development. These strategic projects are often initiated directly by the Group Management team.
The program will also allow you to grow your network with skilled colleagues. It’s a chance to make a real impact, both in our Group – but also on society and peoples’ everyday lives.
The Lantmännen Graduate Trainee Program 2022–2023 comprises nine different sector tracks, each with a home location.
In order to qualify, you need a Bachelor or Master degree with a maximum of three years’ of post-academic work experience, preferably with a specialization in Business, Engineering or Agriculture. Below you can see the sector tracks we offered for the 2022-2023 program.
Agriculture sector, Malmö - agroeconomic track
For this track we are looking for a graduate with agricultural and business competencies as well as Swedish and English language skills, whom will focus on our overall agricultural business and dive deeper into different areas such as the grain market, plant breeding, feed business et cetera.
Agriculture sector, Malmö - finance and/or supply track
For this track in the agriculture sector we are looking for a candidate with industrial engineering or engineering studies, probably with finance, logistics and/or supply chain as specialisation. It is a plus if you have some experience from or knowledge about agriculture or digitalisation and Swedish and English is required.
Energy sector, Aspen, Hindås/Gothenburg - commercial & business track
Have you studied chemical engineering or business management, are fluent in English and Swedish and are interested in value streams, process development and project management. Then this track at Lantmännen Aspen in the energy sector is the right one for you to grow and develop within. French or German language skills are also meritorious.
Energy sector, Biorefineries, Norrköping or Lidköping - operations engineering track
To the energy sector and Lantmännen BioRefineries, we are looking for an industrial engineering or engineering graduate that is interested in exploring operations and product engineering on a deeper level. We also see that you speak English and Swedish. Since we have sites both in Lidköping and Norrköping, both locations are possible.
Food sector, Cerealia, Stockholm - finance track
Food sector, Cerealia, Helsinki - operations track
Lantmännen Cerealia in Finland working with brand such as GoGreen, AXA and Koulunäkki, is also offering a track within operations. Here we see that you have a background within engineering and areas such as supply chain, planning and logistics or operations. Finnish language skills is also required.
Group Functions, Stockholm - finance track
For Lantmännen Group Finance we are looking for a graduate trainee with a finance and accounting or economics background and we also see that you speak English and Swedish. And if you have knowledge about taxonomy or working capital that is meritorious for this track.
Group Functions, Malmö or Stockholm - IT Project management track
If you as a graduate with a degree from industrial engineering, innovation or business is interested in driving projects and digitalisation, then you have come to the right place - Lantmännen Group IT. You speak Swedish and English and having competencies within information technology/computer science is an extra plus for this track.
Swecon, Ratingen/Düsseldorf - commercial & operations track
The focus for this sector track is on Swecons journey within future solutions and digitalisation of e.g. process optimization and commercial applications to further grow our business. We see that you have a background in engineering, industrial engineering or business and that you are fluent in German.
Meet some of our former trainees
Linnea, Mikkel, Robert and Sofia share their experiences from being part of the Graduate Trainee Program.
How I went full circle
Since joining the Graduate Trainee Program, Linnea has contributed to our sustainable business in many ways. Learn more about her work from field to fork.
How I found my thing
Meet Mikkel. Through the Program, he has found his true passion – working with sustainable development – a future job and a job for the future. Watch the film to get his full story.
How I made my mark
Learn more about how Robert has fast tracked from Project Leader to Manager Digital Solutions. And it all started with the Graduate Trainee Program.
How I stretched my mind
This is Sofia. Throughout the Graduate Trainee Program, she explored her competencies - leading to new experiences and growth. Listen to her story.
The recruitment process
Our Graduate Trainee Program starts after the summer every second year - 2022, 2024 and so on. The application process for the coming program opens in the late autumn the year before. In order to qualify you need at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably within Business, Industrial Engineering, Engineering or Agriculture.
The application for the program starting end of August 2022, has now closed.
Tests and phone interviews
After the application has closed, the process will move on to digital assessment tests and phone interviews, which are the next steps in the recruitment.
After tests and phone interviews, further assessment will take place. Based on a combined evaluation, a number of candidates will be invited to in-depth interviews.
Finalizing the recruitment
Further interviews with sector track representatives will be conducted, as well as an overall evaluation of the different parts of your application and assessment steps. The recruitment process will then be finalized and candidates will be offered to join the Graduate Trainee Program.
To meet the people on site, and to listen to their work and understand the value each and every part contributes to within a full value chain company like Lantmännen is the best part of the Graduate Trainee Program.
During my assignments, I have met many great leaders and I have had the opportunity to both see them "in action", but also hear them discuss and reason about their leadership. It has made me realize what I appreciate about good leadership.
As a Graduate Trainee at Lantmännen, I got to do several interesting things – from working with Organic Grain and Transfer Pricing, to exploring Marketing at Unibake Belgium to learning more about Public and Regulatory Affairs. After the program I got the amazing opportunity to develop further in the role as Project Manager at Lantmännen Unibake in Copenhagen.
Here, one of Lantmännen's former trainees share her experiences from the program and also some information about what to think about, what qualifications you need et cetera.
As a former trainee I was intrigued to try out exciting positions within Lantmännen's grain value chain, both in Sweden, internationally and within B2B and B2C. I have now taken on a role, pushing me outside my comfort zone, but with the confidence of managers and supportive colleagues; "You can do this!"
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