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    Graduate Trainee
  • Background
    Business Admin and Others
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    • Date Posted
      January 5, 2017

    IKEA Management Traineeship

    Do you have the drive and ambition to grow with IKEA in order to support our national and global growth? Then the IKEA Store Traineeship might be something for you!

    For different departments (Sales, Logistics, IKEA Food, Customer Relations, Communication & Interior Design) and stores throughout the Netherlands we are looking for Future Leaders who are passionate about people, omnichannel retailing and home furnishing.

    We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. We come from all over the world but we share an inspiring vision: “to create a better everyday life for the many people”.  How we realise this vision is based on our values. These values are the foundation of our work and our inclusive, open and honest culture.

    Working at IKEA means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with 150,000 co-workers and operations in 44 countries, but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it!

    Our high-performing leaders are passionate about leading the business through people. We appreciate people who share their ideas on how we can do things better,  share an entrepreneurial spirit, and love to roll up their sleeves to make IKEA an even better place to work.

    We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities at IKEA. You are encouraged to try different roles, and change between functions and countries several times in your career. You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals.

    To kick start your IKEA career you can join The IKEA Store traineeship. The IKEA Store Traineeship prepares you for a Management Team position in the store, and it does not stop there: the ultimate goal is to successfully deliver future Store and Retail managers to sustain IKEA’s growth, both nationally as well as internationally!

    The IKEA Store Traineeship is a 12-months-program that focuses on your personal development, business expertise and the IKEA culture and concept. During this time you will attend various workshops and learning groups, but even more important: you start as a team manager in one of our stores and get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues on the shop-floor. It’s the perfect chance to get to know all sides of our business.  You will constantly review your progress with your Store Manager to make sure you are building on the skills you have and recognizing the areas you need to work on. A development plan helps you focus your learning and achieve your goals.

    You have a minimum of  0-2 years management experience in a (preferably omnichannel) retail environment.
    You have a strong desire to lead a team in a fast paced, commercial environment.
    You are fully mobile within the Netherlands and have the ambition to work abroad in the future.
    You have a bachelor or master degree and are fluent in spoken and written English.

    Do you recognize yourself in all of the above and do you want to grow with the success of IKEA?
    Apply for this position, by using the following steps:
    • Upload your CV via the application button “op vacature reageren” below.
    • Send a cover letter. Share why you want to work with us and why you want to become a leader.
    Please note that an (online) assessment will be part of the recruitment process


    -Only applications through our website will be considered.
    -If we find a suitable candidate before the mentioned closing date, it may be that we remove the vacancy from our website before the given closing date.
    -The closing date may be extended during our selection process. If you still have not heard from us, we take your application along in the extended selection procedure.
    -Acquisition by third parties is not appreciate
    -A consultation of the Fraud Warning and Incident Registry of the Stichting Fraude Aanpak Detailhandel (FAD) will be part of the application procedure.
    -This position is open at IKEA Netherland BV.


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