Programme in Detail
The Operations Management Trainee Programme is a unique opportunity for young talents to join the Jerónimo Martins world. We provide a whole year of experiences, learning and growth as well as an opportunity to learn and work with the professionals who contribute to the Group’s success every day.
We make sure that our Trainees are well prepared for their upcoming challenges by providing them information and knowledge, not only about the Group, its Companies and functions, but also about the context in which we operate.
The development programme has been built in such a way as to ensure the balance between the general comprehension of key business concepts relevant to our reality and the development of practical skills through hands-on practical experience on various levels within our organisation.
The programme starts in September every year and consists of the following phases:
Welcome & Store Training
Home Country – 1 Week
OM Trainees are welcomed in their home country (e.g. Trainees from Colombia spend their first week of the programme in Colombia) by local HR teams and are introduced to the basic principles of our stores and our passion for food and service signature DNA.
Corporate & Retail Training
Portugal – 5 Weeks
All Trainees are together during five weeks in the Group’s headquarters in Lisbon. This immersive experience involves workshops, meetings, training sessions and action learning activities, focused on deepening knowledge about our people, ethics, behaviours, as well as our business strategy and prospects.
The Polish Operation
Poland – 1 Week
One week dedicated to getting in touch with the Stores, Logistics and support areas of the Group’s largest company, Biedronka, and our main Specialised Retail format, Hebe.
General Business Training
Portugal, Poland or Colombia – 4.5 Months
As a group, OM Trainees proceed with their training with an emphasis on our Operational Companies as well as technical training that will prepare them for the Individual Function Training challenges.
Individual Functional Training in Store Operations
Portugal, Poland or Colombia – 6 Months
Considering the long-term development goals defined for each OM Trainee, they are assigned to different Stores with a specific training plan that will culminate in the landing position. During this period, OM Trainees are also assigned a business challenge.