Trainee Poultry Nutrition

As a trainee you will have unlimited access to the world of animal nutrition. You will spend two years working in several disciplines and gain practical experience in an international environment. This traineeship will prepare you for an interesting career within poultry nutrition and product management.

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Trainee Poultry Nutrition

What are your responsibilities?

As a trainee, you follow a two-year program in which you rapidly get to know several departments within De Heus. The program is based on a series of modules ranging from 3 to 6 months. They include in depth activities in animal nutrition, research & development, international product management, formulations, market analysis and project management. Next to the content modules you will receive additional courses to support your personal and professional development throughout the two years.

The content of this traineeship will be focused on a future position at the Global Poultry department.

During the traineeship you will combine the knowledge you acquired at the university with practical working experience. This will give you more in-depth understanding of poultry nutrition and insight into the different poultry markets where De Heus is active. You will gain skills in formulating recipes, market analysis, product management and the production processes in the animal feed industry.

We will evaluate your progress after each module. You will finish your traineeship at the end of the two years with a specific assignment as a preparation for your next job within De Heus.

What do we expect from you?

The traineeship is intended for ambitious commercial candidates who would like to explore the world in poultry nutrition. Besides a master’s degree, you need to have very good analytical skills to structure and solve complex nutritional subjects, have a pro-active way of working and eager to learn. You will maintain and expand your professional network of contacts in a natural way. Affection for numbers, commercial feeling and good communication skills are considered as an advantage. You need to be fluent in English, both spoken and written.

What do we offer?

Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international team with engaged and inspired colleagues from various cultural backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to truly make an impact and contribute to realizing our strategy.

Our employees are the driving force behind the progress of our fast-growing, highly ambitious organization. We invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunity to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world. 

We offer you a full-time employment contract, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is ample room for entrepreneurship and new initiatives. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.

Would you like to work in an international environment and does this opportunity appeal to you? Then apply directly by clicking on the job application button below.

Would you like to know more about this interesting position? Please contact Celine Chang, Group Manager Support Poultry, e-mail For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Lucas Ligtenberg, Manager Talent Acquisition & Recruitment, e-mail:

An assessment is part of this recruitment procedure.