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Next Generation Graduate Program

Do you want to collaborate with other trainees in an international, multicultural environment and create a positive impact in your community and the world?

Cargill is a family company committed to providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions, and industrial products to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, sustainable way, and we are looking for future leaders who align with these ideals. If you have an interest in learning, collaborating with like-minded individuals, and delivering high quality services in a supportive and diverse environment, then we want to hear from you!

Our Next Generation Graduate program is a two-year development program for trainees in the EMEA region. The program offers on-the-job experiences, opportunities to collaborate with other trainees, and exceptional personal and professional development. Over the course of the program, you will spend time in your discipline of choice learning key skills from Cargill professionals, as well as having the opportunity to work on a real business challenge with other trainees from across the region. This unique offering will provide you exposure to other businesses, locations and Cargill experts.

Interested? Please submit your application to one of our vacancies below, and we will contact you if there is a position matching your profile. If you cannot find an open position which matches your interests, please register in one of our Talent Pools.

Technical Management Trainee Talent Pool

Commercial Management Trainee Talent Pool

Available Opportunities

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"I highly appreciate that no day is like the other – on the interface between our customers and many other internal departments you are quickly challenged to take over direct responsibility"

-Julia P, Commercial Management Trainee

“Within 2 years of finishing university I have had the opportunity to manage multiple teams in an industrial plant, I am currently running one of the major plant production areas at the Manchester site. Cargill has given me great opportunities early in my career and has continued to develop me by giving me training to help succeed in the roles I have had. Excitingly there is still lots of scope to be involved in major engineering projects and commissioning work in the next few years which will be the next new challenge”

-Hamish L, Technical Management Trainee

  “One thing I really like about the Cargill’s Next Generation Graduate Program is that it encourages you to challenge. Through the challenges along your way, you will be  surrounded by people who seek to inspire each other, by opportunities which lead to impactful results, and you will meet a better yourself at the end of the journey”

 -Yufei W, Commercial/Technical Trainee

“I loved the opportunity to meet and to learn together with colleagues from all around the world. Being able to share this first step on our careers with others was a great way to get started at Cargill. The open and supportive environment really contributed to a very positive experience”

- Patricia C, IT Trainee

Career Areas


As a Commercial Management Trainee you will begin your journey in either a Sales or Commodity Trading team.

In Sales, you will be responsible for providing solutions to our customers. For example, you may sell flour to animal feed mixers, sunflower oil or chocolate powder to global fast moving consumer goods producers or glucose and starches to the biggest players in confectionery or beverage industries.

As a Commodity Trader you buy and sell raw materials worldwide. You will make a daily analysis of the markets and price developments, assess the risk elements and make purchase actions accordingly.

We’re looking for University graduates in Economics, Business Administration, Trade, Agricultural Engineering or Food & Agricultural Business.


As a Finance Management Trainee you will join the finance team working closely with different Cargill businesses in your country as well as collaborating with trading, sales, logistics & transportation and operational teams on site.

You will be responsible for general accounting and reporting such as assistance with the preparation of the P&L statement and balance sheet reconciliation. You may also be involved in special projects related to global or regional finance initiatives.

As part of your Trainee journey, you will rotate between different finance teams such as financial risk management, management information and decision support, and trade product control.

We’re looking for University graduates in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration.

Food Safety Quality and Regulatory

As a Quality Management Trainee you will become a professional in our Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory compliance function. You will be based at either one of our manufacturing facilities or within our Centre of Expertise where you will be involved in the design, verification, education and deployment of key processes supporting the manufacturing of our products.

You will interact closely with internal and external stakeholders and may have the opportunity to lead projects within multi-functional teams. 

We’re looking for University graduates in Food Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology or Quality Management.

Information Technology (IT)

As an IT Management Trainee you will become a professional in the European IT job family. You will acquire knowledge on local, European and Global IT activities that support our businesses in a variety of areas including our infrastructure, business applications, project management, business relationship management and much more. Innovation, Digitalization and Analytics are core competencies for Cargill to be successful in the years to come.

We’re looking for University graduates in IT, software systems or business-related areas who can bring value to our business through digitalization.

Operations / Technical

As a Technical Management Trainee you will apply your technical knowledge and leadership skills in hands-on environment. Early on, you may be responsible for a significant part of the production process and for the people that make it happen. You will be encouraged to contribute to efficiency, quality and process improvement. Your success will be determined by your capability to develop yourself as a technical expert in your field or a future people manager.

We’re looking for University graduates in Engineering, Food, Agricultural, Chemical / Biochemical, Process, Industrial, Production, Mechanical or Electrical.

Supply Chain

As a Supply Chain Management Trainee you will become a professional in the logistical part of a production site. You will begin as an assistant planner and be in direct contact with clients, suppliers production employees and management. You will be responsible for achieving an efficient relationship between production, loading activities and distribution of orders.

We’re looking for University graduates in Business Administration or Economics, preferably with a Supply Chain focus.