One big family
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative founded on the deep knowledge our farmers have aquired over generations. We make farming thrive and work together to take responsibility from field to fork.
Our journey as a Group started 100 years ago, when Swedish farmers came together to create new ways of working with grain. Ever since, Lantmännen has been all about developing profitable and sustainable businesses from grain – a tiny product with huge potential. Today, we are a global and growing Group with operations across the entire value chain – from field to fork.
We want to constantly challenge ourselves. That is why we are looking for new talents who want to be part of a dynamic and global Group with a vision for growth. We offer the programme to business-oriented people who share our passion for the future of agriculture, machinery, energy and food – talents who can reimagine the world of grain.
Meet Elisabeth Wallin Mononen, SR Vice President & Head of HR and Internal Communication at Lantmännen. Listen to her perspective on why we have invested in the Lantmännen Graduate Trainee Program.
As a trainee at Lantmännen you are offered a unique start to your career where you will be a part of a dynamic and global Group with a vision for growth in both existing and new markets. You will join one of our professional teams somewhere in our global organization, either within one of our main sectors: Agriculture, Machinery, Energy or Food, or in group functions. Over a 15-month period, you will be given the opportunity to try out four different positions across various sectors, countries and professions – all to achieve in-depth insight into our wide range of products and services.
Most importantly, you will be part of a global network and share knowledge with skilled colleagues, as well as the chance to make an impact on society and peoples’ everyday lives. After the program is finished, you will get a permanent position somewhere in our international organization.
The four positions in the program are spread across all our business areas. The first two positions are decided by the program manager; one based on your educational background, and one pushing you ‘outside your comfort zone’.
The final two positions are chosen in dialogue with the program manager, where you will be given the opportunity to influence what you want to do based on the experience you have gained within the group.
At least one assignment will be abroad – probably in one of Lantmännen’s largest markets: Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Poland, The Netherlands, the Baltics, Russia or the US.
Assignments in Sweden depend on which project you are assigned to or choose. Lantmännen has facilities throughout Sweden, from Kiruna in the north to Ystad in the south. A large part of our businesses is based in Malmö and Stockholm.
Projects greatly vary, with the aim of giving you as a trainee a wide range of knowledge in our different business areas.
A number of training sessions are held in parallel with work periods, with input from the entire Group. This training provides a good platform in important areas such as leadership, personal development, and strategic business thinking, all designed to give you the right tools for a steep development curve within our group.
The trainee program also includes a strategic group assignment that runs throughout the entire trainee program, with a focus on Lantmännen’s future development. Strategic projects are initiated directly by the Group Management team.
Our Graduate Trainee Program starts after the summer every two years. 2018, 2020, 2022 and so on. The application process starts in October the previous year and ends at the end of January. To qualify you need at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably specialising in Business, Engineering or Agriculture.
As an initial step of the recruitment process, 70 shortlisted candidates are invited to an assessment day at our Head Office in Stockholm. This day aims to help you to get to know us better and for us to evaluate you as a potential future trainees. Hopefully we will become a match.
Anna, Joel and Elin share their stories about the trainee programme; the specific projects, what happened after the programme and valuable tips before you apply.
What’s great about the Lantmännen Graduate Trainee Programme? Why should you apply? Listen to Anna’s story.
Joel is just finishing an exciting project within Agriculture and will soon take on the role as Business Developer in Finland. This is his story.
Elin started working at Lantmännen six years ago. Today she is Senior Brand Manager at Lantmännen Cerealia. Listen to her story.
As a summer intern you will join one of our professional teams somewhere within our international Group, either at corporate functions or in one of our five sectors: Agriculture, Energy, Food, Swecon or Real Estate. With support from your mentor, you will head a case with great value for our business.