Careers at V&B
▪ Direct entry to one of nine core areas:
Procurement, Finance/Controlling, Human Resource Management, Engineering, Marketing, Online Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Sales and IT
▪ A 30- or 36-month programme with different operative and strategic practical placements in the respective core area
▪ Individual development support with training sessions and mentoring
▪ Specialist seminars and networking events
▪ Very good degree
▪ First practical experience from internships in the chosen specialisation
▪ Experience abroad from internships or degree course
▪ Very good English, additional languages a plus
▪ Prepared to take on responsibility quickly
▪ Can-do attitude
▪ Ability to work in a team
If you would like to find out more about the Junior Programme at Villeroy & Boch, take a look in our Candidate lounge.
Villeroy & Boch is an international company and this was one important factor my future employer had to meet. I also found the interesting Junior Programme and being able to get to know the two company divisions and the different departments exciting.
Which stations have you already completed during the Junior Programme?
I’m a junior in Marketing at Villeroy & Boch and so far I have completed stations in Product Management for sanitary ceramics, Trade Marketing in the Bathroom and Wellness division as well as Brand Management in Tableware. I’m working in Corporate Marketing at the moment.
What was so appealing about Villeroy & Boch that made you want to apply for the Junior Programme?
Villeroy & Boch is an international company and this was one important factor my future employer had to meet. I also found the Junior Programme interesting and being able to get to know the two company divisions and the different departments exciting. Furthermore, Villeroy & Boch is a world famous brand with a long tradition and German-French roots – that for me stands for quality and style competence.
What does a typical working day of a Junior look like?
As a Junior at Villeroy & Boch you experience the daily business of the respective department as well as project business. You can talk to internal and external colleagues and take on responsibility for important themes, for example by managing projects by yourself. In Product Marketing I was involved in the development of a collection, in Brand Management a communication campaign and its implementation.
What so far has been the greatest professional challenge you have had to overcome at Villeroy & Boch?
One of my greatest challenges was in Product Marketing. Developing a new collection is a huge and extensive undertaking. You follow the entire life cycle of the product, from the idea through to the finished product and marketing. The most important concepts are also presented and approved in large committees.
What did you expect from the Junior Programme? Were your expectations met?
I decided to take part in a Junior Programme because I wanted to get a detailed picture of Marketing and find out for myself what I wanted to do later on in my professional career. I also found it very important to be able to build a network in a company and to understand how a large international company works. My expectations in this respect were even exceeded.
What advice would you give to candidates who are thinking of applying for the Junior Programme?
It's important to be confident and not disguise who you are during the application process. You should be yourself, believe in what you say and are. You should also do some research on the company, the brand and the products beforehand as it will make the upcoming recruiting tasks easier.