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InBev - Global Management Trainee Program

Industry Consumer Goods
Functional area
  • Finance & Accounting
  • General Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
Duration 10 months
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Brussels / Belgium
  • Home Country
Language requirements
  • English (Fluent)
  • Home country language (Fluent)
Mentorship program No
Preferred study background No preference - all degree disciplines
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment center
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


InBev global Management Trainee Program

As the world's leading brewer, we're there for the celebrations of more than a billion consumers. InBev runs one of the most challenging management trainee programs around. A program that pushes you to prove yourself earlier, so that you can rise faster. It truly is the opportunity to own your future.

What it's like? - The timeline

The Global Trainee Program is a 10-month training program that lets you get to know our organization from a variety of perspectives and gives you hands-on experience.

1. Global Indusction (10 days)

The first two weeks of your career at InBev are spent with the other successful applicatns at our global headquarters in Belgium. You'll receive an introduction to the company's strategy, structure, mission and principles. There will also be sessions on basic management skills and effective communication. And you'll get to meet previous trainees, our CEO, board members and other senior managers.

2. Field Training (4 months)

Your field training will take place in at least two different front line sales and brewing areas. The aim is to develop your understanding of "real life" operations. You'll learn by doing - getting to know how each department (finance, packaging, field sales, marketing et.) impacts our day-to-day business. At the end of this period, you'll sit in an official brewing exam to ensure you have taken on sufficient knowledge.

3. Zone Headquarters Training (3 weeks)

InBev's global operations are divided into 'Zones'. During the Zone Headquarters' training you will discover how each function within your Zone works, how they interact and what their key programs and projects are. During this phase, you will also start making your choice of the area in which you would like to start your career.

4. Field assignment (5 months)

Field assignments are selected to give you the best coaching and learning opportunities, so during your 5-month assignment in a sales area or a brewery, you'll be integrated into an operations team to perform a specific job or work on a project. You'll also be given, and evaluated on, specific targets. 

In which countries does InBev operate the Trainee Program:

Western Europe: United Kingdom, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium
Central Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania
North America: Canada
Asia Pacific: China, South Korea
Latin America North: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
Latin America South: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

After the program

Fist Position
After the 10-month training program, you'll start you first junior management position in your home country. The next 12-18 months will consolidate your understanding of operations, as well as build legitimacy for your future positions and decisions. The experience of having to produce measurable results will help you evaluate future situations with the eyes of someone who's really seen and experienced things on the front line.


Who we're looking for

Graduates from 2008 and graduates with up to two years experience are invited to apply to InBev's Management Trainee Program. Does this sound like you?

As a management trainee, you will be expected to lead and have an opinion from the day you join the team. You will need to be results oriented and demonstrate passion in the work you do, as well as be able to inspire those around you. You will be given challenges every day, so a disciplined approach for delivering great results is required. Meritocracy and informality at InBev creates an environment where you can ask questions to those around you with ease - so you should be curious and eager to learn from as many people as possible throughout the organization. An ability to comfortably communicate and work in English is also a necessity. If you are looking for a real professional challenge and enjoy working hard for your success, there is no limit to how far you can go with InBev. 

How it works: The selection process

Unusually for a management trainee program, we create a global pool of management trainees. In fact, many of our top executives are involved in the program from the very beginning, visiting countries around the globe to present the company and meet potential candidates. We’re serious about finding the world’s best talent – so you will be competing against candidates not only from your own country, but from the whole continent. If you’re successful you’ll become part of a truly great team.

  • CV assessment  
  • First assessment: language & psychological tests 
  • Second assessment: candidates are invited to a day of interviews, group discussion and a business game 
  • Final interviews with the President and VPs of your Zone 
  • Contract offer