Brewing Innovation Trainee (BIT)

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What is it? 

Our Brewing Innovation Trainee will start together with all other Supply Management Trainees & Global Management Trainees; though, has a specific passion for brewing. Hence, if you are interested in a career in brewing, process engineering, product/process innovation & technology development, etc., this is a perfect start.

  • During this 14-months brewing traineeship, you will discover the brewing world and gain hands-on experience in all brewing-related processes for different kinds of new products & technologies developed in Z/GITEC (Zone/Global Innovation & Technology Center).
  • You will also take the lead in special assignments and side-projects in the Pilot Brewery on various aspects in quality, safety, efficiency, communication, etc.
  • After successfully completing the program, most of the trainees typically take up their first role in one of our Breweries

What does it include? 

In the first 2 months, you and the other Supply Management Trainees will receive a general overview of the way of working in some of our Belgian breweries and will be able to work on short-term assignments in these breweries. This introduction period will be followed by a 12-month hands-on brewing training and working experience, together with the technicians and management team of the Research Pilot Brewery in Leuven.

  • You won’t just be observing, but you’ll get hands-on experience and learn how to brew, including the creation of brew recipes, milling of raw materials, initiating tank cleaning, performing quality checks, etc.
  • You will have the opportunity to get insights in other brewery processes like filtration, blending, dealcoholizing, packaging, etc.
  • You will be able to turn the obtained theoretical knowledge into practice within our Pilot Brewery, which will provide a huge learning potential beneficial throughout your further career within the Supply organization of AB InBev.
  • You’ll also be able to build your leadership, project and general management skills.
  • You’ll get more insights into the technical & practical challenges of our business and will have the opportunity to improve or solve them.

Who are we looking for? 

Ambitious. Curious. Impactful. Supportive. You see challenges as opportunities waiting to be explored. You want to learn, grow and adapt. To drive change and deliver results to help us create a future with more cheers.

The following characteristics describe you

  • Innovative
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • Result-driven
  • Flexible and communicative
  • Hands-on and interested in doing practical operations (milling, brewing, cleaning of tanks, …)
  • Creative in defining solution pathways/improvements for various types of problems
  • Analytical and a problem-solver
  • Able to present learnings in an understandable and structured way
  • Able to potentially lead a team and projects on zone/global level

To be eligible 

You’ll need to have graduated before August 2024 with a Masters (or equivalent) degree in:

  • Bio Engineering – Ideally with option Brewing and/or Brewing courses
  • Food/Bio Science – Ideally with option Brewing and/or Brewing courses
  • Engineering Technology – Ideally with option Brewing and/or Brewing courses
  • You should be fluent in English (written and spoken). Knowledgeable in speaking and understanding Dutch and/or French is an additional benefit as you will be going to some of our Belgian breweries in the first 2 months of the general SMT program.
  • You should also have no more than 2 years of professional experience (internships/volunteers/student jobs not included).

Please note you will need a valid visa/work permit for Belgium. You may also be expected to travel in your country of application as well as within Europe during and after the 14-month program.

What can you expect from us:

In this role, you’ll have the potential to accelerate your career. In just one year you will acquire a deep and detailed understanding of different operational processes supporting our Western European business. We know how important it is to have a strong community around you. You’ll get the support and coaching you need to succeed, with teammates supporting you to achieve your goals. You will get to be creative and curious, working with international teams, dreaming of ways we can make things better, together. Building a global network within AB InBev with control over your career and where it takes you.

If this sounds like the incredible opportunity you’ve been waiting for, apply today.

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