Start as a Pon Management Trainee and enjoy the freedom to build your own career!
We move you to a better world. With this promise, and our unique products, services and solutions, Pon proves that great, innovative entrepreneurship can go hand in hand with caring about people and the environment.
We can only do that if we attract top talent with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Talents like you! The Pon Management Traineeship is therefore more than just a journey through our 80 companies: it is a program that motivates you to make a positive difference together with us.
What will you be doing
As a Management Trainee you will complete three projects of six months and a Customer Experience assignment of two months at four different Pon companies. The duration of your Traineeship will be 20 months total.
The first project will be selected for you by your Talent Development Manager. You will be in the lead for choosing the next three projects. We challenge you to explore Pon to the full extent, by doing projects in different business groups (Automotive, Bike, Equipment & Power Systems and Agricultural Products & Services), various functional areas (such as Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, and so on) and in both the Netherlands and abroad.
During your Customer Experience assignment, you will discover the true roots of Pon and have direct contact with various customers.
Throughout your traineeship there will be a strong focus on your personal development: you will have access to an external coach, participate in three training weeks and have various colleagues (the Talent Development Manager, a senior mentor, project sponsors and of course the trainee (alumni) community) to support you along the way.
After your management traineeship
The Management Traineeship is designed to develop our future leaders’ competencies. Pon aims to prepare trainees for a Management Team or other key position within five to seven years after completing the program. During your final project you will apply for your first position. Typical roles for a Management Trainee after the program include Marketing Manager, Proposition Marketeer, Team Lead Inside Sales, (Digital) Project Manager, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Customer Success Manager and much more.
Wat vragen we van jou
You will have the opportunity to shape your own future, which is why the following is required:
- You show autonomy, ownership, flexibility, and (above all) entrepreneurship
- You easily connect and enjoy working with people with diverse backgrounds and all layers of the organization (from workshop to boardroom).
- You are interested in the mobility industry and driven to make a positive difference together.
- A university Master's degree (completed before October 2023)
- Fluency in English and Dutch
- And last but not least, humor, enthusiasm and having fun is very important (it’s in our Pon DNA)!
Wat bieden wij
You will work for one of the largest Dutch family-owned businesses. You will also get the freedom to build your own career (but really!). During your traineeship we offer:
- A proven program to become a future leader at Pon
- Unique and extensive support to develop yourself (talent development manager, senior mentor, coach and training)
- Learning on the job; four field projects in various disciplines and Pon companies, both national as international
- An entrepreneurial culture that enables you to experiment, innovate and really make an impact
And of course you will get a laptop, smartphone and a nice car!
Over de organisatie
Pon is a family business with over 16,000 employees worldwide, operating from hundreds of locations in more than 65 countries. With brands such as Volkswagen, Gazelle, Caterpillar, Cervélo, Porsche, Greenwheels and Urban Arrow, Pon has a strong position in the field of mobility. Pon is actively looking for new business models, with corporate startups such as Revolt, Shuttel and Lease a Bike. In addition, Pon develops new technology-driven propositions, such as connected cars, connected bicycles and last-mile solutions.
Interested in learning more? Check out our corporate movie and website.
In need of further information? Please check our website jobsatpon.com/traineeship or feel free to contact Danique or Kristel, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Application process and instructions
We welcome applications between March 23rd and April 23rd 2023. The first step of the application process requires uploading your resume. Shortly after uploading your resume you will receive an email with further instructions about your pre-assessment and your video interview, as well as detailed information concerning the rest of the process.
You will have to complete all these components before April 24th, so make sure to upload your resume a few days before the deadline, to build in enough time to make the pre-assessment.
All steps and important dates
Our selection procedure consists of 5 steps:
- Apply and pre-assessment: March 23 - April 23
- Assessment: April 27 - May 1
- Interviews (online): May 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12
- The Game is (P)on (live): May 16
- Final Selection Days (live): May 23 or 24
We kindly ask you to block the dates of the selection procedure in your calendar as we want to ensure a short and smooth selection process. Please note that if you accept a job offer within Pon, you may start at any moment between July - October 2023.
Good luck and hope to see you in the next round!