European Management/ Manufacturing Trainee Programme - Sappi



Location (s):

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom


Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in over 150 countries. These feature in applications ranging from textiles to healthcare, graphic papers and packaging.


Our European Management Trainee Programme is designed to offer an international business experience in an exciting and future-focused sector.

What is our Program all about?

With our two year European Management / Manufacturing Trainee Program we want to develop Sappi’s future leaders. It consists of two or more multidisciplinary assignments which can be situated in different locations in Europe.

In this program you will participate together with other trainees in several workshops. These workshops aim at enhancing your personal and interpersonal skills as well as giving you some foundational insights into how to lead people. You will get presentations by business directors and they will provide you with case studies to develop your Sappi Business knowledge. Visits to our Mills, Sales Offices, customers and suppliers also form an important part of our trainee program. To support you, you will be coached by your assignment managers.

Different from an internship or apprenticeship program, as a management/manufacturing trainee in Sappi, you are an integral part of a team/department managing your own projects and receiving accordingly an attractive remuneration package.

And.. our trainees have a lot of fun!

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Who can join our Program?

We welcome graduates with one or multiple Master Degrees/PHD in multiple relevant disciplines being General Business, Economics, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering,… preferably with an international experience or studied in multiple countries.

• you have a maximum of two years’ working experience • you speak and write fluent English and speak at least one other European language, Dutch, German and/or Finnish • you have strong interpersonal skills and a talent for leadership • you are driven and have a hands-on personality • you have a large capacity to adapt quickly and are looking for new challenges • you are flexible, mobile and willing to travel and work abroad (European Countries) • working in a multicultural environment attracts you.

And of course we count on your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn all about Sappi!


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

What do we offer?

An attractive remuneration package and interesting European career opportunities are offered. Development will be on top of your agenda! If you are interested in joining our program, please send us your letter of motivation and full CV in English via e-mail to Your application is welcome throughout the year.

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