The HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme

Are you a graduate and ready to really Go Places? Are you prepared to work in three different countries in the HEINEKEN world over three years? 

Our International Graduate Programme will provide you with a truly global experience, designed for our fully internationally mobile leaders of tomorrow that will add value to our business from day 1. Your journey will begin with the first of three one-year assignments, exploring our operating companies, different cultures and experiencing different challenges within a specific function. 

You need to be learning agile, self-sufficient, open to feedback, humble but also adventurous enough to take ownership wherever you are, standing true to our HEINEKEN values with a passion for quality, enjoyment of life and respect for people and our planet. 

The application process for the 'International Graduate Programme - September 2019' will open on the 7th of November 2018. Please, see the selection process timeline below:

  • 7th of November 2018 – 10th of February 2019: Send in your application with your resume and show us what you are made of.
  • 11th of February 2019 – 20th of February 2019: Be invited to the Take Off. In addition to completing various online assessments, you will learn more about the HEINEKEN story, discover our unique culture and hear from International Graduates about their adventures!
  • 11th of March 2019 – 29th of March 2019: Meet some of our great employees in a digital face-to-face interview.
  • 6th of May 2019 – 17th of May 2019: Be invited to our Assessment Centre at the home of HEINEKEN, Amsterdam.

Click below to apply for one of our IGP tracks 👇

A stretching learning journey!

  • Learning philosophy

    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.

  • Introduction

    We will begin the journey in our Head Office in Amsterdam where you will learn about the HEINEKEN company and spend a day on self-awareness.

    A great backpack of knowledge to take with you on your first assignment!

  • Mentors

    Our Leadership teams commit themselves to supporting the IGs throughout the programme; Each IG is assigned to a Senior Manager that acts as their mentor.

    In the past this has proven to be long-term valuable relationships!

  • Face to face trainings

    You are invited to several face-to-face trainings back in Amsterdam.

    The trainings are focused on equipping you to be successful during your assignments as well as after the programme! In between the face-to-face trainings, there will be mid-interventions that will help you embed the learnings.

How to become an International Graduate in 3 steps


  • Graduated – preferably a Masters degree
  • ≤ 2 years of professional working experience
  • Fluent in English
  • A desire to live and work abroad
  • To have proven leadership skills 
  • High self-awareness


Start your journey with the Take Off

Take Off

In addition to completing various online assessments, the Take Off allows candidates to learn more about the HEINEKEN story, discover our unique culture and hear from International Graduates about their adventures!

IGP Induction Week 2018 Aftermovie

The International Graduates begin the journey at our Head Office in Amsterdam where they are introduced to the HEINEKEN history, products and different Functions, and start meeting the people that make the company great!