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Global Traineeship


Functie omschrijving Global Traineeship

Are you a driven, down-to-earth person and do you want to help well-known companies with their supply chain and sustainability challenges? The 12-month Peterson and Control Union Global Traineeship is a great opportunity for you to show us and yourself what you can do. Learn more about how to apply and discover more about the advantages of the traineeship and the development experience that awaits.

1. Our Traineeship program
The Peterson and Control Union Global Traineeship is a one year program designed to provide you with international work experience and challenging projects. It allows you to gain an understanding of our business activities and to establish a network within the company. You will have the opportunity to work on three different projects by rotating across key areas of our business and gaining practical experience and high level exposure within the following areas:
Commodity Logistics, Energy Logistics, (Sustainability) Certifications, Industrial Inspections, Commodity Inspections, Projects & Solutions, Laboratory services or Collateral Services.
It is an on-the-job training program where we customise each program based on each trainee’s qualifications. This tailor made approach allows you to excel in your area of expertise, while at the same time we unlock your potential by inspiring you to step out of your comfort zone. Each project has a duration of four months and can take place literally anywhere in the world. If you can imagine yourself working in Rotterdam, Mumbai, Aberdeen, Ho Chi Minh or Sao Paolo then you might be who we are looking for.

2. Your learning journey
We think it is important for you to discover where your passions and strengths lie. In addition to the opportunity to explore different areas under the guidance of a line manager, we will also assign you a buddy ((ex)-trainee), a mentor (experienced manager) and a talent manager to support you in your development. Each rotation of the traineeship will start with an orientation period. During this period the trainee will be introduced to the core activities of the division they are working for. Each stage will end with an evaluation and a presentation of the project.
At Peterson and Control Union we do believe in the 70-20-10 learning philosophy, where 70% of learning is derived from ‘on-the-job’ experiences, 20% through relationships and feedback and the remaining 10% is delivered by formal training programmes.
70% on the job experience: The traineeship is built around three different projects of four months each. Not only will your project location change, you will also develop new professional relationships with our teams and have the opportunity to deliver new business activities at each location.. This requires a great amount of flexibility, cultural awareness, adaptability and determination.

20 % through relationships and feedback. We do believe in the power of mentoring as part of the learning experience. That is why every trainee will be assigned to a senior manager. Partnered with the talent manager and paired with previous trainees, we will help you to find your way in our company and fulfil your potential.
10% formal learning. At every start of a new rotation we will organize a two day event to learn more about the company, get to know each other and develop themselves by workshops.

Functie eisen Global Traineeship

Whichever area holds your interest, you will need to demonstrate that you share our values and have your own distinct strengths. Peterson and Control Union have a reputation based on mutual entrepreneurial attitude, winning partnerships, honesty, integrity and cooperation, this is how we wish to continue growing. We are a family company with a long term view aimed at sustainable growth. Our trainees are driven but down-to earth, analytical, tenacious connectors. You will need to have ambition and take responsibility for your own projects, you will be the driving force behind your development. This unique opportunity is for adaptive, internationally oriented developing professionals who embrace big challenges and focus on delivering results. If you can demonstrate us your track record of success in internships and other relevant work experiences as well as impress us with your international experiences and stories, we can offer unique opportunities across our international locations.
To be considered a candidate, you need to possess:

- A bachelor’s or master’s graduate degree;
- Affinity with the supply chain and or sustainability industry;
- Less than three years work experience;
- The ability to express yourself fluently in English;
- The willingness to work at different places worldwide;
- A driven, down-to-earth and adventurous attitude;
- An eagerness to learn.


Since 1920 Peterson operates in many different industries. From agriculture to coal and minerals, from oil and gas to biofuels and biomass. We arrange thorough inspections and coordinate logistics. We can transport your goods safely by sea, on land or by air. We serve our clients with integrity and honesty, using our experience to guarantee high quality service. Together we are One Peterson.

Control Union is a global network of inspection operations and dedicated laboratories. Our speciality? Independent worldwide cargo surveying and super-intending. Through innovative solutions, specialised services and product knowledge, we offer complete packages for logistics, quality and quantity management. From the country of origin to the final destination. And with an open mind towards clients’ demands


If you recognise yourself in the profile, please apply for the traineeship. We have three starting dates: 1st of January, 1st of May and 1st of September. The application date will determine the start date of the traineeship. For more information you can contact Charell Portier+31 223 685117
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