Business & IT- Not just bits and bytes.

Business & IT trainees have the ambition to become a pro-active business partner within the IT department of FrieslandCampina. The IT department is integrated throughout the organization and is the basis of many innovations within FrieslandCampina.
During the Business & IT traineeship you will be working in an international environment. Everybody in the IT department is really approachable and within the way of working there is a lot of freedom and responsibility. This means there are no fixed working hours and work places, room for new ideas and many responsibilities. In the end it is all about your results and additions to the team!

The Business & IT traineeship

A trainee within the IT discipline is seen as linking pin between the IT department and the other departments of FrieslandCampina. Besides working with true IT specialists, you work together with many different people within the rest of the company. Therefore, you get to know the organization very quickly and besides that you build a great network. Within the Business & IT traineeship you get a lot of responsibilities from day one! This is why we are looking for trainees who are proactive and not afraid to make mistakes and ask for help. Of course we do not expect you to know everything!

The traineeship is a two-year program, where you will complete two assignments of one year. The assignments could be an extension of each other or totally different. The first one is assigned to you by us, but during the second assignment you have the opportunity to choose or create your own assignment with our support.

Basic Qualifications
– Completed a WO Master’s degree
– Affinity with IT
– International focus and mobility
– Limited work experience
– Fluent in English (willing to learn Dutch)

Example of assignments

Project Manager:
Together with a team of IT-specialists you ensure the objectives for specific projects are realized. You work closely together with your team, but as a project manager you have the final responsibility! Sometimes the projects are requests from other departments within the company that have a large IT component. But projects can also be initiated by IT, when certain trends or developments are seen in the market that would help FrieslandCampina to be more innovative or efficient. A project manager is the guard of the process and stays in touch with the internal client and all stakeholders. The project manager thinks about the requirements and the purpose of the project and after all, the project manager keeps track of the planning and financials.
Project you could think about are:
1. Bringing systems to the Cloud
2. Cyber Security
3. Implementation of robotics

Client IT Manager:
As Client IT Manager you are an internal account manager for different departments and factories of FrieslandCampina.’ What are the ICT needs of the departments?’ and ‘what is the best way to fulfill these needs?’ are questions you and your team of IT- specialists have to find the answers to. The Client IT Manager is the link between the internal customer and the IT department. In this role you are both an ad-hoc problem solver as a internal consultant who helps their clients with offering innovative IT solutions. As Client IT Manager your results are highly visible and you quickly broaden your network throughout the entire company.

Are we looking for you?

Do you like nothing better than being thrown into the deep end?! And do you have the guts and communication skills to bridge the gap between the IT department of FrieslandCampina and the rest of the organization? Are you curious how the IT processes unfold in a large organization? Can you handle a lot of responsibility and are you able to work independently? Then we encourage you to embark on this challenging adventure as Business & IT trainee at FrieslandCampina! Our ideal Business & IT trainee does not need to have a background in IT, but does need to possess a strong interest in the field.

Do you want to read more about the personal experience of one of our Business & IT trainees? Click here

How to apply?

Check the website and vacancy page of FrieslandCampina to see when you can apply for the next cohort of the Corporate traineeship! Already curious about our selection procedure? Click here!

Do you want to get to know the organization first? Join our Inhouse days! Experience the culture of FrieslandCampina, talk with current trainees and employees and gain more information about the Corporate traineeship!