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International Management Trainee

Company Description

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 109 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employing approximately 23,500 people and global sales approximately €7.7 bn.

At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.
We strongly believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organisation.

Vacancy Description

Have you got global ambitions?

Explore our world with the Ardagh Group International Management Trainee Programme.

We are looking for adventurous, proactive, ambitious, dynamic people to become the future leaders of our company. If you are a fresh-thinker who thrives on change and challenge, and has the desire to lead and manage others, find out more about how this opportunity could be right for you!

Now in its fourth year, the Ardagh Group IMTP is a unique opportunity for fresh-thinkers from technical and engineering backgrounds with the desire to lead and manage others.

Trainees spend 24 months working in both our Glass and Metal divisions, in various departments and functions of the business across numerous different countries.

The Challenge

  • A 24 month international program
  • Work in various divisions, departments and functions of the company
  • Undertake various strategic business assignments and projects
  • Develop your all-round business acumen and long-term career potential
  • Work across many different countries, experiencing many different cultures

The Reward

  • Intensive on-the-job leadership and management development
  • International travel and all-round international business experience
  • Work in a challenging, operational and technical environment
  • Excellent future career opportunities after completion of the programme
  • Competitive salary and total benefits package

Person Specification

Qualifications:  MSc Graduates with Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Process Engineering Backgrounds

Languages:  Fluent English with 1 other Ardagh Group Language spoken fluently, and willingness to learn additional languages

Work Experience: Must be able to evidence having worked alongside studies to gain real-world business understanding

Cultural: Must have lived, worked and or / studied in a country other than their home country / culture

Further Requirements: Must be willing and able to travel; to relocate to a new country every 6 months with as little as 1 months’ notice. Must be able to live and travel freely across the EU at short notice.

Key Behavioral Competencies

Must be an all-round Excellent Communicator.

Must exhibit a willingness and ability to:

  • Develop Team Relationships
  • Innovate and Continuously Improve
  • Understand Customer Needs and Develop Customer Solutions
  • Build Relationships, Influence and Persuade, Support Others and Understand the Organisation
  • Deal with Ambiguity and Uncertainty, Adapt to Change and Manage Change
  • Value People, Build Trust and Loyalty, Create Positive Personal Impact, and Rise to the Challenge
  • Set Goals, Focus on Priorities and Mobilise People

Our Vision and Values

The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world’s leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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