Commercial traineeship

The application for the Commercial traineeship starting in March 2024, will be open from August 28th until October 8th 2023
Trainee - Unleash your Nature

Ready to kick start your career?


As marketeer or “sales tiger’’, you’ll feel completely at home at FrieslandCampina. Where else will you get to work with so many fantastic international B2C ánd B2B brands? Your creativity, innovative spirit and commercial instinct will all be put to good use during the Commercial traineeship. That’s how it works with top brands – they bring out the best in you.

Are you ready to kick start your career? Apply now!

Commercial traineeship

A lot of different marketing departments come together within the Commercial traineeship. You can think of assignments like Shopper Marketing, Business Development or Brand Management. As a commercial trainee you will work with both, international and national clients. FrieslandCampina does not only have iconic B2C brands such as Campina and Chocomel, a big part of our business is in the B2B market. In our Commercial Traineeship our aim is to give you the opportunity to experience both a B2B and B2C assignment. This way you get to experience both sides of the FrieslandCampina business in just two years!

Commercial Trainees

Are we looking for you?

  • Completed a WO Master’s degree
  • A commercial internship at a multinational
  • Affinity with both marketing and sales
  • International focus and mobility
  • Limited working experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Fluent in English (willing to learn Dutch)

Commercial Trainee Maartje

“During the Traineeship we have personal coaching sessions and group trainings to spend time on what and how I want to develop. This gives me the opportunity to reflect for a moment, and to realize what I want to learn, but also what I have learned already. I would say there is large focus on development as a trainee, which is one of the highlights of my traineeship.“

Commercial Trainee Maartje - Collaborative by Nature

Commercial Trainee Jasper

In a company like FrieslandCampina, with globally over 23.000 employees, there will always be a role that matches your interests. During my traineeship I do two rather different assignments, from being a commodity trader in milk powder, to setting up discounts for Campina Botergoud at Albert Heijn.” 

Commercial Trainee Jasper - Passionate by Nature

Examples of assignments


Shopper Marketing- Drinks category
If you get an assignment as shopper marketeer in the drinks category, your responsibility is to ensure that the drinks category grows at Dutch retailers by influencing consumers on the shop floor. You could think of organising sales promotions or coordinating the creation of new POS materials. In this assignment you work together with internal marketing and sales departments of FrieslandCampina and external advertising- and artwork agencies.

Distributor Excellence
In this assignment you could be
working on a digital project in the Sales department (B2B). Besides selling our products to direct customers, we also sell to distributors across the world. Distributors buy many FrieslandCampina products and sell these to their end-customers locally. Over the last 3 years, a digital platform called “Distributor Connect” has been built to improve our way of working with distributors. Distributors can log in to the platform and get direct access to a lot of important information they can directly download and use, which is very efficient for them as well as for FrieslandCampina. In addition to that, we also require the distributor to provide us with relevant information to get useful insights in the business and to have continuous dialogues, in order to improve the business together. 

Are you ready to kickstart your career?

Campus recruiter - Eva van Hoogstraten


The application for the Commercial traineeship starting in September 2023, will be open from February 27th until April 9th 2023.

Do you have questions about the traineeship? Contact me! 

Eva van Hoogstraten