At Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland we believe in nurturing talent to help solidify our talent pipeline into the future. We do this by recruiting the best and brightest across the Island of Ireland.

Our Management Trainee Programme targets newly qualified students and offers them a 22 month placement in one of our five functions. The aim of the programme is to give trainees an in depth look at their chosen field and provides the ideal start to their fledgling careers.

Take a look below at what some of our past and present Management Trainees had to say about their experience on the programme.

Applications for the 2017 Management Trainee Programme are now closed. We will be accepting applications for our 2018 programme in October 2017. 


What is the Management Trainee Programme?

Our Management Trainee Programme attracts, recruits, develops and engages talented graduates for critical leadership positions in our future business. We focus on fast-track, structured development, looking to sustain high levels of performance and maximise potential.

Operating in 28 countries, Coca‑Cola HBC brings enjoyment to 585 million people through its market-leading brands. This means we can offer international experience and fast-paced development to our young future leaders. From day one, you'll discover a culture where people are truly dedicated to living our values and to achieving their full potential.

Our management trainee programme is an important part of our talent development strategy. We have been recruiting and developing graduates for many years through independent cross-country initiatives, as well as tailor-made programmes.

We take a strategic approach – this programme is a long-term investment to strengthen our company talent pool for the future.

What Do We Offer?

What we offer

  • A focus on your needs – we’ve taken into account the characteristics, values and job expectations of graduates today
  • Meaningful opportunities – we align your development with business needs to prepare you for specific leadership positions and career paths
  • Accelerated development – rotational assignments provide accelerated learning, new perspectives and the opportunity to gain knowledge from across the company
  • Contact with senior management – senior managers help to identify and develop trainees and will stay in touch
  • Mentoring – a senior manager provides advice on how to develop your professional profile and career
  • Measurable progress – we use a thorough set of performance indicators to track progress and to measure the success of the overall programme.



We are excepting applications for our 2017 Management Trainee Programme now, with the application process closing on the 31st of January 2017. 

If you would like to apply, click on the 'search and apply for jobs' tab above or click the link below. 


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Everyday is a new opportunity to learn from the best people in the industry Ellen Quinn, Commercial Management Trainee
Ellen's story so far

Commercial Management Trainee
Huntstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Favourite Coca‑Cola Hellenic Product: Deep River Rock Sugar Free Lemon & Lime


2014 was the first year of the Island of Ireland Management Trainee program and I joined as one of two Commercial graduates.

Before beginning this program, I had just graduated from University of Limerick with a 1st Class Hons in Business & Marketing. I worked part-time for four years through college as part of the Front Office team in a 4 Star Hotel managing sales, reservations, online bookings, customer complaints & rooming schedules. I also spent two summers working in the States in Maryland and Chicago.

Coming into Coca‑Cola, I wasn’t sure what to expect other than knowing we would complete several rotations within Commercial over a 22 month period. During this time we would be exposed to day-to-day tasks and Business Improvement projects. We were told to expect a fast-paced working environment…and a lot of acronyms!

"Everyday is a new opportunity to learn from the best in people in the industry"

So far, 14 months into the program, I have worked as part of the Field Sales team, the Supermarkets Channel Marketing team and the RED team [Right Execution Daily] and will be moving into Key Accounts in the coming weeks. I have worked on two Business Improvement Projects which have been a huge success, one of which concluded with presentation to our General Manager, the Senior Management Team and the Group Commercial RED Manager.

Complimentary to these roles, all Management Trainees complete multiple Learning & Development courses which are executed to an incredibly high standard. Some of the most beneficial have been Project Management, Passion to Lead, Leadership Pipeline, Presentation Skills and Microsoft Excel. The courses were very interactive; an advantage in itself as it gave us all a chance to meet people from many different areas of the business.