Avery Dennison - European Graduate Program - Research & Development

Deadline: As soon as possible




  • Netherlands
Willem Einthovenstraat 11, 2342 BG Oegstgeest


Do you want to gain a broad exposure into what it takes to be a member of a product development team at a Fortune 500 company?


Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employed more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries in 2020. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

As an Associate within the R&D stream of our two-year rotational European Graduate Program, you will have the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams, with suppliers and technology partners, to advance the boundaries of specialty materials, coating technologies and label & adhesive technology.

But it is not only about getting a technical expert – you will also get the opportunity to develop the business & leadership skills needed to accelerate your career. Your projects will ensure that you can closely collaborate with other fields like Operations or Marketing and get the full insight into how the different areas work together to deliver world-class products, solutions and services. 

Your tasks may include activities such as:

  • Work on development & design of new products
  • Expand and deepen technical knowledge by supporting, leading and managing R&D projects
  • Development of new sustainable and innovative solutions
  • Complete an assignment involving close collaboration with another function like Operations or Marketing to get a broad understanding of how those functions connect with R&D

While you are on this exciting journey, you will receive plenty of support along the way. Our Mentoring Program, combined with a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, classroom and online training will enable you to build your skills and transition from college to the corporate workplace, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.

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Description of Ideal Candidate

What we expect from you!

  • University Degree (Bachelor / Master) in a relevant Science / Engineering field like Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering etc.
  • First relevant practical experience (e.g. internships, project work), preferably in an international manufacturing environment
  • A good level of English
  • Willingness to relocate into different projects and locations across Europe during the program

We are looking for agile problem-solvers who enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, and who are striving to make a difference by contributing their own strengths and ideas. 

Applying for European Graduate Program means going all out for an exciting, dynamic and multi-faceted opportunity that offers new challenges each day. Ready to take on the challenge? If so, apply online now for the next program start date on 1st of October 2022!

Please be aware that for the European Graduate Program, an unlimited EU Work Permit is required!


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants

We offer:

  • Relocation Support
  • Structured Training Curriculum
  • Mentoring Program
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