European Graduate Program

Develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe.

In this two-year development program, open to European graduates, each of our disciplines offer unique job learning experiences plus personal development through mentorship and soft skills training.

If you’re a highly motivated recent university graduate, demonstrate natural leadership ability and passion to learn within a cutting-edge environment, we are looking for you. A focus on delivering quality work is key as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to adapt to changes in a growing multinational company is important to us. Having an international presence, we are looking for graduates who are willing to travel and have the flexibility to relocate to other countries as part of their career development.

We encourage you to visit our website to search for open positions using the link below:
Search for opportunities with the European Graduate Program.

If you cannot find a currently open position which matches your interests, you can submit your profile applying to the European Graduate Program. You will be able to communicate your areas of interest, as well as availability, location and we will contact you when there is a position matching your profile.
Register in our Talent Pool for the European Graduate Program.


Cargill. European Graduate Program. Commercial.As a commercial graduate you start in a function in either sales or in commodity trading:

  • As a sales employee you provide added value and solutions for our clients. For example you sell flour to animal feed mixers or sunflower oil to fast moving consumer goods producers.
  • As a commodity trader you buy and sell raw food-materials worldwide. You make a daily analysis of the various market and price developments, you assess the risk elements and you take action accordingly.

We’re looking for university graduates in economics, business administration or agricultural science.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: September 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing), John Molson School of Business, University of Concordia. Masters in International Business, Hult International Business School

“As a Junior Analyst, not only can you contribute, you are expected to do so, and challenge the status quo if you see something that can be improved.”  Read more



Cargill. European Graduate Program. Finance.As a Finance Graduate you will be a member of the Accounting team that works closely with the trading/sales/forwarding/logistics/plant teams and you will be heavily involved in the daily business of Cargill. You will handle general accounting and reporting responsibilities such as assistance with preparation of profit and loss close and have responsibility for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and/or Balance Sheet reconciliation. You may participate in special projects related to corporate initiatives. You will gain significant knowledge on local, country and worldwide finance and accounting activities that support our businesses.

We’re looking for University graduates in business administration or economics, preferably in accounting and control or finance.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: January 2007
Location: Singapore
Education: Post Graduate Executive Master of Finance & Control (EMFC)

“The ability to work with a cross-functional and multi-cultural team, the freedom you get in your “license to operate”, you get to see tangible results of your efforts and work done i.e. opportunity to witness your input/work making a difference in the business.”  Read more

 Meet our people Andreea

With Cargill since: Dec 2010
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Education: Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Master degree Corporate finance

“It is with challenges that you become always better and the experience with Cargill is definitely offering that. By receiving progressively more and more responsibilities I grew, I gained confidence both in the quality of my work and myself as a person.”  Read more



Cargill. European Graduate Program. Technical.During your training period as a Technical Graduate you will apply your technical expertise and leadership potential in a hands-on environment. Early on, you will be responsible for a significant part of the production process and for the people that make it happen. You will be expected to contribute to productivity, quality and process improvement. Your success is determined by your capability to develop leadership skills.

We’re looking for University graduates in engineering (mechanical, chemical, process, agricultural, food science).

What our graduates say…
Meet Our People Nonna

With Cargill since: July, 2011
Location: Martorell, Spain
Education: Master Degree of Chemical Engineering, Universitat  Autonoma de Barcelona 

“I enjoy working in a hands-on environment, I’m lucky to see all what I studied in university but in real life, it’s interesting to design an evaporator sitting in front of a computer, but it’s exciting to put it on place and make it run.”  Read more

Meet our people Jurjen

With Cargill since: March 2010
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Education: Masters in Mechanical Engineering

“I chose to join Cargill for its culture and its international environment. I find Cargill employees relaxed and open to interact with, but also focused on the job. In such an environment, it is easy to discuss your ideas and get candid feedback which helps you improve. As it is a big international company, you meet people from different cultures almost every day, which I find very enriching.”  Read more


Supply Chain

Cargill. European Graduate Program. Supply chain.As a Supply Chain Graduate you will become a professional in the logistical part of a production site. You begin as an assistant planner and be in direct contact with clients, suppliers and employees from production and management. You will be responsible for achieving an optimal relationship between production, loading activities and distribution of orders.

We’re looking for University graduates in business administration or economics, preferably with a supply chain focus.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: June 2008
Location: Schiphol, the Netherlands
Education: University – masters degree  industrial engineering & management – supply chain management

“I started my career at Cargill as a supply chain management trainee and got the chance to work in different offices in Cargill. In a timeframe of less than 5 years, I built a very strong network from origin to destination in the supply chain of our commodities. These experiences enriched me personally and gave me a broad vision of the company and have added value to my job today.”  Read more


With Cargill since: May 2007
Location: Schiphol, the Netherlands
Education: Business Administration at the Erasmus University in the direction of Supply Chain Management

“Cargill gives each individual a lot of freedom to learn and explore. At Cargill, the ability to contribute and influence in an early stage of my career is extremely motivating.”  Read more


Technical Commercial Animal Science

cow-lying-downDuring your training period as a Technical Commercial Graduate you will complete your development program with the Cargill Premix and Nutrition (CPN) business unit. You will have the opportunity to perform assignments in various departments, including a short-term assignment abroad. After finishing the program, the aim is to provide you a position within Commercial or Strategic Marketing & Technology.

We are looking for highly motivated recent university graduates in animal sciences/nutrition.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: August 2013
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Education: BSc (Hons), Animal Science, University of Nottingham, UK

“Feeding the world is one of the biggest problems facing the world today; it is one which cannot be tackled by just one nation. I feel I can make an impact on being part of an organization that has influence across the globe in so many areas of food production.”  Read more


With Cargill since: January 2014
Location: Rotterdam (NL) / Kolding (DK)
Education: MSc Animal Sciences (Wageningen University)

“The colleagues I work with are experienced and it is a pleasure to be part of my team. Cargill puts a lot of emphasis on research and development and personal development. For me, these things are an important aspect in my work environment and future career.”  Read more


Human Resources

Cargill. European Graduate Program. Human resources.As an HR Graduate you will be a member of the European HR job family. During the European Graduate Program, you will acquire significant knowledge on HR processes that support our businesses throughout the country, European region and globe. In this position you will handle different HR processes and participate in projects, which may include new corporate HR initiatives.

We’re looking for University graduates in HR, business related areas, or social studies.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: August 2006
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Education: Master in Economics and Master in Human Resources

“From the beginning Cargill supported me in my growth, trusted me and gave me the freedom and responsibility to thrive. The Cargill development philosophy is founded on has allowing every employee to own their development, which to me, is key in a person’s successful career journey.”  Read more


With Cargill since: September 2012
Location: Schiphol, The Netherlands
Education: Erasmus University Rotterdam, MSc. in Work & Organizational Psychology

“From day one at Cargill I was provided numerous opportunities not only to contribute to business continuity, but most importantly, I had a chance to introduce new concepts and ideas and implement continuous improvement practices.”  Read more


Information Technology 

Cargill. European Graduate Program. Information Technology.As an IT Graduate you will become a professional in the European IT job family. During the European Graduate Program you will acquire knowledge on local, European and Global IT activities that support our businesses in a variety of areas including managing our infrastructure, business applications, project management, business relationship management and much more.

We are looking for highly motivated university graduates in IT related areas or in business-related areas with affinity with IT and software systems.

What our graduates say…

With Cargill since: June 2013
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Education: Universidad de Oviedo, Mechanical Engineering

“I started in Cargill two years ago as an IT Management Trainee, as part of the European Graduate Program. I had different assignments within Global IT Organization, and what I liked most from the beginning is that I was given responsibilities from the first day, which helped me to develop myself learning on the job and get to know the organization faster.”  Read more

 Meet our people Carla

With Cargill since: April 2007
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Education: University of Mathematics and Informatics, Bucharest

“The most rewarding thing about my work is the tangible results, having people using and benefitting from tools and data I am contributing in delivering and that I am assisting on.”  Read more

Meet our people Kristiaan

With Cargill since: September 2006
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: Maastricht University (NL) Msc. International Business Studies

“No single day is the same – every day presents new challenges which keeps the job life exciting. It’s very rewarding to work with so many different people in different cultures coming from all over the world and working on projects together.”  Read more