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 exist to develop, produce and deliver breakthrough, sustainable solutions for our customers and society as a whole. Our offering encompasses well-known 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. Given that 60 percent of our products are in the buildings, infrastructure and transportation end-user segments, AkzoNobel will have an important influence on the ongoing process of urban transformation. As a responsible company, it’s therefore our intention to use our expertise so that city life becomes more energizing, inspiring and vibrant for people across the world. We want to go beyond the purely functional aspects by helping cities and their citizens to connect on an emotional level. In this way we are helping cities across the world 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, including iconic structures such as World Cup and Olympic arenas. In the Netherlands, our paint systems have been applied to important buildings such as the Rijksmuseum and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the railway station in Rotterdam and the Binnenhof in The Hague. In terms of Transportation our coatings and chemicals provide protection and aesthetics for leading automotive brands and countless airplanes, ships and trains. We are also integral to parts manufacturing and assembly. Across the Consumer segment our specialty chemicals are key functional and aesthetic ingredients for millions of items including electronics, digital devices, furniture, domestic appliances, food and beverage, personal care and cleaning. For Industry we supply core products for oil and gas, metals and mining, electricity/utilities, agriculture, chemical manufacturing and pulp and paper.
This proven track record makes AkzoNobel the place to apply the expertise gained during your education. And from the moment you start to work at our company, you will encounter a working environment that challenges you to come up with ideas that energize cities around the globe and make a contribution to a more sustainable world. If you’ve studied Chemical Engineering, you will find opportunities as a Process Engineer in Production, Engineering or Research. If you’ve studied Chemistry, there are opportunities as a Researcher in Research, Development and Innovation. If you’ve studied Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, there are opportunities as a Plant Engineer or Maintenance Engineer. If you’ve studied Economics with a specialization in finance or supply chain, you will find opportunities in control and accounting, internal control, tax, logistics and operations. If you’ve studied Business Administration, there are opportunities in business, planning or sourcing analysis, and marketing and sales. You’ll soon be integral to an organization that builds successful customer relationships via excellence and an ability to deliver on promises. We succeed through collaboration, but entrepreneurialism and new thinking are encouraged. AkzoNobel is a dynamic, ‘open platform’ where you can maximize your abilities, explore your boundaries, and shape your own career. Obviously, with a presence in more than 80 countries, there may be scope for travel within our multinational, multicultural organization.
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 get to know you. We could meet during one of our in-house events or even at the annual business course the AkzoNobel Masterclass. We are also at company and job fairs. Visit www.akzonobel.nl/careers to learn more about these activities and our application procedure. AkzoNobel Where Your Ideas Go Far.