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AkzoNobel | Masterclass 2017


AkzoNobel Masterclass 2017

It is with pleasure that we invite you to apply for the AkzoNobel Masterclass, which will be held on Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

About AkzoNobel and the Masterclass

If you are not familiar with our company and/or our annual business course yet, please find some background information here:

AkzoNobel is a global organization with a portfolio of paints, coatings and chemicals that is essential to daily life. Brand names you may know include Jozo table salt, Flexa, Sikkens and Hammerite paints, and Alabastine filler.

Every year we offer a wide range of attractive job opportunities to talented and ambitious Master’s students keen to work in a dynamic international environment. If that sounds appealing to you and if you are interested in getting to know our culture and way of working, we would be delighted if you apply to participate in our annual business course, the AkzoNobel Masterclass 2017.

As a leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index we are renowned for our commitment to sustainability, safety and integrity. During the Masterclass you will discover how all those elements come together in countless AkzoNobel products that touch your life 24/7. You will also encounter our forward-thinking Human Cities Initiative. This company-wide program is an active expression of our ability to provide essential protection, essential ingredients and essential color for everyday life. And it embodies our commitment to improving, energizing and regenerating urban communities around the world.

You’ll get a deeper sense of all this by working on a challenging business case, which is the central theme of the two days. And you’ll gain a valuable understanding of how you yourself could contribute if you consider a career at AkzoNobel.

Your profile

  • At AkzoNobel we are always looking for people with the potential to embody our company values. So as well as being highly proficient in your field of study, it’s important that you are able to display a customer focused spirit, a passion for excellence and the determination to deliver on commitments as we ‘win together as a team.’
  • To apply you should be:
    -A Master student studying at a university in the Netherlands
    – Graduating no later than December 2018
    – Studying for instance Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Technology, Industrial Engineering & Management, Economics, Finance, Business Administration (for example Supply Chain and Logistics) or International Business

Your application

You can apply now. But be quick, the deadline for registrations is Sunday, April 2, next. You are required to upload your list of grades, CV and motivation letter.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure is comprised of three rounds:

Round 1: Selection, based on your online application – your list of grades, CV and motivation letter. Our recruiters will evaluate all applications in week 14. During the same week, an e-mail will be sent informing you if you have made it through to round 2.

Round 2: Cognitive assessment in the form of three online tests and a personality questionnaire. If you passed the first round, in week 14 you will receive an email with a link that gives you access to these tests. If you complete them successfully, you will be invited for round 3. You will be informed about the result on Friday, April 14 at the latest.

Round 3: Interview with one of our recruiters. This will take place at our Arnhem site on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25.

You will know by Thursday, April 27 at the latest if you have been selected to participate in the AkzoNobel Masterclass.

Good luck and we hope that we will be welcoming you to our head office in Amsterdam on Monday, May 8, 2017!

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