European Graduate Program | Avery Dennison

European Graduate Program

Are you looking for an opportunity to start your career with a global market leader that has innovation in its DNA and is dedicated to creating a more sustainable world? Do you thrive on ideas and making a visible impact? Are you eager to test your talents in a fast-paced and multicultural environment? Join our two-year rotational European Graduate Program, which starts annually in September/ October! 

As part of this program, you will put your skills into practice working on challenging, multi-faceted assignments within your area of expertise, often even in two different European countries. While you are on this exciting journey, you will receive plenty of support along the way. Our Mentoring Program, combined with a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, classroom and online training will enable you to build your skills and transition from college to the corporate workplace, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.

The European Graduate Program is offered in several different functions including Operations, Supply Chain, Data Science (Operations & SC), Research & Development, Commercial (Marketing & Sales) and Finance. Your tasks will vary depending on which stream you decide to apply for. But no matter which path you choose - you can be sure to be exposed to assignments with real, hands-on responsibilities integral to our business. Your energy and drive, as well as your technical, communication and leadership skills, will ensure that you are able to make your mark and contribute to our ambition to define and deliver world-class processes, products and services.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Find out more about the program and the application process below!

"Exposure and flexibility are the two words I’d use to describe the ECP program."


Fabrizio Marongiu, ECP Associate Operations

How it will look — learn more about
the functions offered.

Operations

Are you ready for the challenge of solving complex technical problems within manufacturing in a fast paced and dynamic environment? Do you thrive being exposed to diverse assignments in different teams across Europe?


 

Commercial (Sales & Marketing)

Do you want to kickstart your career in Sales or Marketing? And get an insight into how both fields operate before planning your next step? Being part of the commercial stream, you will get the chance to rotate between both functions and will help you to develop all the commercial skills and techniques needed to succeed!


 

Research & Development

Do you want to gain a broad exposure into what it takes to be a member of a product development team at a Fortune 500 company? Would you like to not only get a Technical Expert, but also a full insight into how the different areas work together to deliver world-class products, solutions and services?

Data Science — Operations & SC 

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your data science skills to use to solve concrete real world problems? Are you eager to drive exploration into machine learning, big data and automation in a company that is just starting on its journey of Industry 4.0?


 

Supply Chain  

Would you like to make a genuine impact on the supply chain operations of a global leader? And at the same time be exposed to different areas of Supply Chain as you begin to solve complex supply and demand issues in operations?


 

Finance

Are you seeking an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of how the different Finance teams operate and are connected with each other? The mix of business diagnostics and projects on European Level within our Finance stream will provide exposure to different fields and career progression options, giving you optimal opportunity to discover your niche!

Key Dates and Application Process.

Program Start Dates:
We have one start date per year for all Associates within the European Graduate Program, which is depending on the function as follows:

Finance: 1st September 2021 
All other functions: 1st October 2021 

The Recruitment Process:
The recruitment process is kicked off every year in November, the deadline to submit applications is usually in January/February. As soon as the process is started, all open positions will be published on our website on the career pages.

Still a while to go until then and you do not want to miss this opportunity? Then join our ‘Early Careers’ Talent Community to receive an information once the positions are opened!

Application Process:

  • Visit our career pages and search for the ‘European Graduate Program’
  • Review the job descriptions and requirements of the different streams and apply online for the stream you are most interested in 
  • Participate in our Online Assessment (logical/numerical)
  • Participate in a video interview
  • Attend our annual Assessment Center taking place around March/April
  • Decisions will be made immediately following our Assessment Center.

Contact Us.

If there are still questions left unanswered after reading our FAQs page then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!
 
Please send a message to: campusrecruitment@eu.averydennison.com A member from our Talent Acquisition team would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Testimonials from our current and former Graduate Associates.

“The ECP Commercial program gives me the opportunity to work on a range of different marketing and sales projects and interact with colleagues from various functions. This allows me to develop important multidisciplinary skills and experiences. I also get to be part of a great team of colleagues who continuously provide me with support and guidance throughout the beginning of my career!”

Natalia Karavassilis, ECP Associate Commercial

“Working with the Product Management team gives me the opportunity to work with various business functions. I have learnt how crucial these inter-departmental interactions are for ensuring that our business runs smoothly and efficiently. It also gave me the opportunity to meet many different people across the company and build my network. My colleagues and teammates have been very supportive since day one — no matter what their position in the company, everyone is willing to help and discuss new ideas you may bring in."

Zuzanna Kokot, ECP Associate Commercial

“The early career program is a great start for my development and my career. I’m given the responsibility for projects that have an impact on the company which makes sure you start learning from the very first moment. This very real work can put you out of your comfort zone but makes you learn hands-on. Avery Dennison has an open culture in a fast-paced environment which is great to work in and is something that makes me want to continue working here."

Hidde Van Der Horst, ECP Associate R&D

“The Early Career Program in Avery Dennison is a great experience in the european market. The knowledge to be acquired and the goals to be achieved are unique. Through a rotational two year program, Avery Dennison prepares its future leaders in a truly multicultural and multinational environment. From the very first interaction it is clear that Avery Dennison is an anthropocentric company which puts the safety and wellbeing of its employees as its first priority and subsequently I feel honoured and privileged to be a part of the team.”

Ioannis Feslioglou, ECP Associate Operations

“I could never have imagined to have such an importance from day one. Since the beginning I have been involved in several key projects for the company giving me the opportunity to constantly learn from high experienced leaders in the manufacturing industry. It’s just two year that I am working for Avery Dennison and I already had the chance to visit five different production plants around Europe building a strong network of relationships that will be crucial for my career development.”

Davide Monguzzi, ECP Associate Operations

“Exposure and flexibility are the two words I’d use to describe the ECP program. Since day one, I have been involved in large projects and day-to-day tasks which allow me to co-operate with all the departments of the company, giving me the chance to build a solid network and learn fast. Now, at the end of my first rotation, I can’t wait to start a new position in a different country, accept new challenges and enlarge my network even further. As a young graduate, this is one of the best chances to build a solid basement to your future career (and to learn a new language too, as I did with French!).”

Fabrizio Marongiu, ECP Associate Operations

“The Early Career Program is a fantastic opportunity to learn and discover different sides of the company. It is a chance to visualize what could be your career. Within the supply chain departments, I had the opportunity to experience the local and central businesses. As a young professional, to my opinion, the most satisfying of this program is the trust that the company gave me. It allowed me to take initiatives, to fail and to succeed. On top, I would like to add a particular point at the excellent atmosphere that you can find in this program and the great support from the hierarchy.”

Quentin Polet, ECP Associate Supply Chain

“The Avery Dennison Graduate Program provides a learning environment linking you to numerous functions and regions across the business. These platforms have allowed me to grow my network throughout Europe. Further, by engaging with multiple functions I have broadened both my technical and business knowledge. The program has exposed me to a diverse range of operations, people and working cultures. I look forward to applying these learnings and contributing to the results of the business.”

Alexander Stephanou, ECP Associate Operations