AkzoNobel is a major industrial company – a leading supplier of paints and coatings and a key global producer of specialty chemicals. Our business is based on three core principles – Safety, Integrity and Sustainability – and we deliver breakthrough, sustainable solutions for our customers and society.
We produce brands such as Flexa, Sikkens and Alabastine and Jozo salt.
All our beliefs and activities come together in our Human Cities initiative. By the 2050s, more than 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. With 60 percent of our products in the buildings, infrastructure and transportation end-user segments, AkzoNobel can play an important role in this transformation.
As a responsible company, it is our intention to make city life more energizing, inspiring and vibrant. Transcending the purely functional we will help cities and their citizens to connect on an emotional level. We are already helping cities worldwide to focus on issues including color, heritage, transport, sport, education, and sustainability.
AkzoNobel serves four significant end-user segments:
For Buildings & Infrastructure we supply products for construction, decoration, protection, renovation and maintenance.
Across Transportation our coatings and chemicals provide protection and aesthetics for automotive brands and countless airplanes, ships and trains.
In the Consumer segment our specialty chemicals are key functional and finishing elements for millions of products including cutting-edge mobile devices.
For Industry we supply core products for oil and gas, metals and mining, electricity/utilities, agriculture, chemical manufacturing and pulp and paper.
Where your ideas go far
All of this makes AkzoNobel a great place to work.
If you've studied Economics, with a specialization in finance or supply chain, you'll find opportunities in control and accounting, internal control, tax, logistics and operations.
If you've studied Business Administration, there are opportunities in business analysis, planning, sourcing analysis, marketing and sales.
You will be part of a dynamic and innovative organization that allows you to shape your own career.
Every year, AkzoNobel welcomes many bachelor and masters students in the Netherlands for graduation internships and starting positions.
If your skills and ambition match our vision we’d like to meet you at one of our in-house events, at the annual AkzoNobel Masterclass, or at company and job fairs.
Visit www.akzonobel.nl/careers to learn more about these activities and our application procedure.
Where Your Ideas Go Far
1. Create your profile in the ‘Akzo Nobel Career Center’. This is a password protected account that you set up. Your profile includes your contact information, application letter, list of grades, passport photo, and résumé. You can return and update your profile at any time.
2. The recruiter evaluates whether there are possibilities in line with your education, experience and wishes, and might invite you for a capacity & personality test, followed by a first selection interview at Akzo Nobel’s headquarters.
3. If there is a match, interested business units and/or staff departments may invite you for a series of follow-up interviews.
4. An assessment center may be part of the selection procedure.