WE HIRE PEOPLE,
NOT ONLY DEGREES.

Being a Management Trainee at Jerónimo Martins can be the ride of a lifetime. We firmly believe that it is a great way for young graduates to start their professional journey. It means building a career and acquiring knowledge and competences through a unique blend of on-the-job experience and a dedicated training programme.

We hire people, not only degrees.

The programme offers the possibility of an accelerated career development in the Food Distribution business, to graduates from various areas of expertise – ranging from Business, Management, Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology to Arts and Humanities.
Because we hire people and the potential they can bring to the table. Not specific degrees.

5 things that make this programme unique

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Exposure to a wide range of functional areas across different businesses.

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Deep understanding of one of the world’s fastest and most dynamic industries.

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Early stage responsibility.

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Accelerated leadership skills development.

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Meaningful relations and key learning moments with Senior Managers.

5 things that make this programme unique

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Exposure to a wide range of functional areas across different businesses.

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Deep understanding of one of the world’s fastest and most dynamic industries.

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Early stage responsibility.

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Leadership skills development acceleration.

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Meaningful relations and key learning moments with Senior Managers.

3 KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

HIRE

the most promising graduates.

ACCELERATE

their development from day 1.

PREPARE

them to reach high in the long term.

89000
Employees at Jerónimo Martins
29
Years the Management Trainee Programme is running
600
Management Trainees who started their career with us
220
Years of company history

The programme has 29 years of history. Over the years, most than 600 graduates in Portugal, Poland and most recently in Colombia, started their careers as Management Trainees at the Jerónimo Martins Group. Many of them reached top management positions. In other words, what the programme is today, reflects years of experience in developing graduate talent and shaping the careers of future business leaders.

PROGRAMME IN DETAIL

The Management Trainee Programme is a unique opportunity to join the world of Jerónimo Martins.

We provide a whole year of learning and growth as well as an opportunity to learn and work with our professionals who contribute to the Group’s success every day.

The programme has been built to ensure the balance between the general comprehension of key business concepts and the development of practical skills through hands-on experience.

We make sure our Management Trainees are well prepared for their future challenges.

The programme lasts one year

Your development is planned long term.

General Business Training

As a group, Management Trainees are introduced to the principles of our business and get to know about our Companies and their respective functions within the Group.
The highlight is set on training in Operations (Stores) and Logistics. Management Trainees not only deepen technical knowledge, essential for the industry, but also have the opportunity to live and breathe our core-business. This allows Management Trainees to be able to start defining their personal vision of career development within the Group.

Individual Function Training

Considering the long term development goals defined for each Management Trainee, after a few months, they are assigned to specific departments/roles and foster growth in a more individual manner, by developing skills specific to the business and functional area in which they work. Upon completion of the individual training, Management Trainees may continue in the same functional area or change, depending on the defined goals and their individual performance, as well as on the business’ needs.

After the Programme

Upon the termination of their programme, Management Trainees formally enter their first functions with real responsibility for results.
First they explore their assigned functional area and acquire knowledge and skills specific to that area.
At the same time, however, due to a gradual development of their leadership capacity, they are expected to demonstrate the highest levels of performance and potential in order to be seen as good candidates to formally be appointed as managers and continue their growth in the Group in the long term.

Means of Development

We believe Management Trainees can help us lead the way through the uncertainty that fast markets dwell.
That’s why we make a big investment in enriching their skills throughout a variety of learning systems.
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING: Learning by exposure to different roles. Our Trainees value the training in the stores and the understanding of the business from a shop-floor perspective acquired in the beginning of the programme.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

CLASSROOM TRAINING: We ensure that Trainees are provided with all the relevant knowledge that will be required from them in later stages of their development. Trainees go through a multitude of master classes with inside trainers, thereby gaining not only specific industry-related knowledge, but also soft-skills required in today’s workplace.

CLASSROOM TRAINING

WORKSHOPS: Our Managers (including top executives) and functional experts deliver a series of exclusive presentations and workshops allowing Trainees to broaden their horizons and participate in challenging discussions about the future of our business.

WORKSHOPS

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES: Trainees go through a selection of individual and team assignments in which they tackle the emerging business challenges, provide insight into defined topics or perform assessments of particular aspects of our organisation.

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

CAREER COUNSELLING: Trainees not only receive regular and individual feedback to build their self-awareness, but are also accompanied by our Human Resources team in the process of defining their career goals and how to achieve them.

CAREER COUNSELLING

FUNCTION ASSIGNMENT: We make sure that our Trainees are assigned to future-oriented functions, high-performing teams and Managers. On many occasions, Trainees are working with former fellow Trainees who might have joined the Company many years ago, but never lost the Trainee spirit and understand what it takes to succeed.

FUNCTION ASSIGNMENT

FOLLOW-UP MONITORING: Focus on development is not limited to the length of the programme and goes well beyond it. Development of Management Trainees is seen from a long-term perspective. Regular follow-up meetings are held to ensure the optimal development of Trainees and the best allocation of their potential within our organisation.

FOLLOW-UP MONITORING

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SEE HOW IT FEELS LIKE

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We offer the best candidates the possibility of an accelerated career development. We value the following characteristics.

Solid academic background

A relevant Master’s Degree from a renowned university, in any field of expertise ranging from Business, Science, Technology, Engineering to Arts and Humanities. The ability to demonstrate a solid academic track-record is a must.

Proactive attitude

We seek people that were active while studying, through internship programmes, voluntary work or engagement in various organisations. The candidates must not have more than 2 years of professional experience following their graduation.

International experience

The best candidates have built their intercultural competence through an international student exchange (e.g. Erasmus) or work-and-travel experience outside their home country.

Command of English

Being an international Group, we expect our candidates to be able to use English at an advanced level. The minimum requirement is B2 (European scale) that guarantees a working proficiency in English. The final phases of the recruitment process are conducted entirely in English.

Drive

Dynamism, curiosity and ability to swiftly learn every single day, by participating in challenging projects, to make tough choices and to take responsible decisions. Skill in influencing others, coupled with the ability to inspire. Eagerness to always reach for more, resilience and a passion for achievement.

Adaptability

The best candidates think of their careers in the long term, understanding that flexibility is one of the forces driving today’s working environment and are therefore able to work across different functions, with different people and locations.

Geographic Mobility

Considering the geographically dispersed structure of our business, the candidates are expected to be mobile country-wide and among countries to meet their development challenges during the programme as well as upon its completion.

Availability

Our full-time programme is available to graduates with a master’s degree completed or nearing completion.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Learn about our recruitment process, one of the most demanding in the market.
Applications are open until February, 28th.

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What are the main challenges of the programme?

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"Running a store this early in your career is a unique opportunity to lead teams and be responsible for a huge volume of sales. It is a chance to know what you are made of."

Francisco Brites
Management Trainee 2014

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