Technologist Program

In this program you will learn how to brew tasty and high quality beer, but also get acquainted with product innovation and process improvement in our brewing and packaging teams. After completing the program, you start as technologist in one of our breweries in the Netherlands.

You will be working with HEINEKEN colleagues that are amongst best in the world in their field of expertise.

The assignments you will be doing during the program have a duration of 6 months. Areas where you will work can be: Packaging, Product development, Brewing, Quality Assurance and Packaging development. 

You could be working on things like:
- Safeguarding product safety and assessing quality risks; 
- Developing new beers or packaging; 
- Tackling day-to-day production issues through thorough analysis and elimination;
-  Coming up with creative solutions for new problems.

After completion of the program, you are equiped to start as a technologist within Brewing, Packaging or in our Technology Expertise teams.

We recruit for the Technologist Program once a year. Interested? keep an eye on our career site and social media. 

A stretching learning journey!

  • Learning philosphy

    Just like all of our employees, learning in the IGP is in line with our learning philosophy;

    70% of learning happens on the job, 20% is through coaching/mentoring, and 10% is by attending formal training.

  • Induction

    Your journey at HEINEKEN starts with an introduction program of one week where you will learn about our organisation, brands and products.

    You also get to meet lots of colleagues and learn about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us!

  • Mentors

    Our leaders within HEINEKEN support the development of our trainees and starting technologists in the role of mentor.

    Everyone gets a mentor assigned for the total duration of the program (and often continues afterwards).

  • Training

    During your traineeship you will be attending different trainings.

    These are aimed at your personal development but also focused on your functional knowledge and skills.

How to become a Technology Trainee

 

  • Graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Food & Beverage technology, Chemical Technology or Biotechnology
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • High learning agility and self-awareness
  • Structured and clear communicator

 

Meet our Management Trainees

Commercial Management Trainees

Bobianne Vlek 
Fai de Swart

Supply Chain Management Trainees

Zhenni Zeng
Teus van Dieren

IT Management Trainees

Kayleigh Vonk
Mark Luijkx