Volvo Group Management Traineeship in Gent (Oostakker), Belgium

Management Traineeship

Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport and infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society.

Imagine yourself working in a company that really believes that people are its driving force, fostering a culture of energy, passion and respect for the individual.

Imagine yourself working for the Volvo Group, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions with about 100,000 employees, production in 19 countries and sales in about 190 countries. A place where your voice is heard and your ideas matter. Together we move the world.

Information about Volvo Group Management Traineeship:

The Volvo Group Management Traineeship gives you a unique opportunity to gain a holistic view of the Truck Assembly Process and to kick-start your career through different assignments, work in different parts of the organization, networking, and professional and personal development.

The program includes a combination of common and individual graduate activities and day-to-day work at the company and runs for 2 years.


Management Trainee


As Management Trainee you will conduct different (small to large) projects within our production facility in Ghent, from a cross-functional perspective, with an opportunity to get familiar with the company and its different departments (Operations, Logistics, Business Control, …).

Tasks would include:

  • You contribute to continuous improvement of safety, quality, delivery precision, cost efficiency, environmental impact and employee satisfaction within operations. To achieve these goals, a close collaboration with Continuous Improvement teams and cross-functional work over departments is key

  • You develop production means and processes according to the lean concepts (labeling, tooling, handling, storage, …)

  • You investigate new technologies and identify what can be applied

  • As Trainee you follow the production process in different aspects (Operations, Logistics, Safety, Business Control, Engineering, Quality, …)

Overall requirements:

  • Master in Engineering or Master in Business Economics, Master in Safety & Environment Management or another master combined with a huge passion for manufacturing.

  • Valid work-permit for applied country if not citizen

  • Excellent spoken and written Dutch and English (Additional languages are given merit)

  • Maximum of 1 year previous work-experience prior to or after graduation

  • International experience is meriting

Additional requirements:

  • Experience in Production, Logistics, Safety or Quality or Business Controlling is an advantage

Personal profile:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

  • An aptitude for self-development and a holistic view

  • Perseverance, energy and a drive to improve

  • Leadership potential

  • Lean management knowledge is an asset




Gent, Belgium

*Selection procedure will start as from 29/09/2017

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Volvo Trucks




Gent (Oostakker)

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