FUTURE TALENT

At Tetra Pak, we take a proactive approach to our future talent. This is more important than ever as our industry faces future skills shortages in science, technology, engineering and maths. We’re tackling the skills gap where it starts: with young people.

​​​​​​​​​Developing the next generation

Our global Future Talent Programme is a strategic long-term approach to harness and develop the next generation of talented employees. It involves establishing partnerships with selected universities, hiring an annual cohort of promising graduates and providing them with globally-structured training and development.
In 2017, we hired 172 graduates; this is our first consistent global commitment to graduate hiring, and we made significant investments into the programme. We are already making good progress against our 2018 goal to hire another 218 graduates – an annual commitment from now on. We are using this programme to continue to strengthen both our national and gender employee diversity.
 
“I was surprised by the genuine appreciation my colleagues have for Tetra Pak and its products and the way they embrace the company values. I was also instantly in love with the cultural diversity I found in my team.” - Lisa Giovetti, Future Talent recruit

“Being part of the Tetra Pak community gives a unique opportunity to not only get insights into the future of the CPG industry but also to use the information to support our customers to grow.” - Meike Behrens, Future Talent recruit

Learning on the job

We believe that learning on the job and from colleagues is the most effective way to develop talent. All our graduate-hires work for us in ‘real jobs’ while undertaking a comprehensive development programme. On completion of the course, we offer employment to all our Future Talent graduates.

Graduates are trained through one of three tracks:

  1. Leadership: a 24-month programme with the aim to develop broad business knowledge in an international environment.
  2. Technical: a 12-month programme with the focus of developing engineering capabilities in an accelerated way. 
  3. Internship: a variable length induction phase with the focus to provide a technical foundation for students before embarking on their project assignment. ​
​“I’m really proud of this programme, and I’m confident we're going to hire 218 brilliant graduates this year – and the year after that! We have really upped our recruitment efforts and – so far – the feedback is really encouraging.” – Gabriele Youd, Director Future Talent & Future Work​​

Our global mentoring programme

Our global mentoring programme is for employees we identify with leadership potential who have been with us between five and ten​​​ years. We specifically focus on employees that we view as representing a minority, for example women or employees from Asia. The programme includes a year of mentoring, where we connect experienced managers with emerging leaders and offer monthly mentoring meetings and job shadowing. We started our fourth programme in January 2018.

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