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    During our unique 18-month program, you will grow into your future role & become an expert in your field.

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    Enjoy holistic on-the-job training, individual development plans, networking events & exciting tasks from the first day. 

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    job rotation & internationality

    With a job rotation abroad, you will have an opportunity to gain international experience and further build your area of expertise.



Months of Gaining first-hand experience


Program Phases to build up your strengths


Months of being abroad and  personal growth



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overview & program benefits

BeCeome part of #teamdelfort

Take your unique skill set to the next level! Trainees receive a comprehensive overview of the paper industry and a deep-dive into their desired area of expertise. 

Choose which function within our company you want to explore, and we will give you the tools to do it. You will finish the program fully prepared, with the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career. 

We invite you to broaden your horizon and build a foundation for a successful career at delfort.


  • Experience a dynamic working environment
  • Enjoy a culture of creativity and collaboration
  • Grow with an individual development plan
  • Connect with other trainees at networking events
  • Gain international experience 

duration & phases

PROGRAM length: 18 months

Acquire the necessary skill set to succeed within your selected area of expertise, conduct a job rotation abroad and receive comprehensive training possibilities and coaching from your manager.

Once you’ve been introduced to our creative and collaborative culture during an onboarding phase, you will be ready to carry out tasks and manage projects independently. Of course, you can count on professional coaching from your manager throughout the program.

The program is divided into four steps: 

Step 1: Onboarding and Introduction: 1 month
Step 2: Home Country Phase: 10-12 months
Step 3: Job Rotation: 4-6 months
Step 4: Transition into New Role within Delfort: 1 month

Gain international work experience through a job rotation to one or more of our delfort sites abroad!

delfort has offices around the globe in North America, Asia and Europe.
For a full list of locations click here.

Job rotations last from 4 – 6 months. 

The trainee program is kicked off and concluded with a special event for all program participants. We invite you to broaden your horizon and build a foundation for a successful career at delfort!

requirements & application

The objective of the trainee program is to learn how to creatively and effectively master challenges in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the paper and printing industry. Therefore, you should be able to work independently and flexibly. Furthermore, in order to become part of our international trainee program, you should fulfill the following requirements:

  • University degree – Bachelor or Master,
  • Fluency in English,
  • The knowledge of additional foreign languages is an advantage,
  • Be willing to travel internationally,
  • Professional experience in your chosen area is a plus, and
  • Be ready to go the extra mile!

At delfort, we value diversity and promote equal opportunities for all people, regardless of cultural background, ideology, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. We value and encourage everyone’s development and knowledge so that we can join our efforts together to build a better future.

What we need from you 

  • A one-page motivation letter (in English) telling us about yourself, your interest in delfort and why you want to join our Trainee Program, 
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English),
  • University certificates, and
  • Details of any previous internship or work experience.

Successful applications will be followed by an interview and online assessment. 

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to delfort!

In the spotlight

meet past trainees

Lucie Parobok

Primary Work Location: Czech Republic
Job Rotation: Austria 
Trainee Department: Production & Quality

"The delfort international trainee program is a great opportunity to meet and network with experts in the paper industry while learning valuable skills for your future. During my time in the program, I got to know the company as a whole. For me, it was very interesting to see how things work in paper mills and to learn about the processes behind making innovative and sustainable papers. This program was a unique chance to work internationally and the experience really broadened my horizons."

Current Position at delfort: Process Engineer

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Sáng Ngô Đình

Primary Work Location: Vietnam
Job Rotation: Austria and Finland
Trainee Department: Production and Lean Management 

"Exploring new things with warm colleagues in a dynamic environment! That is what I think about when looking back on my time as one of the talents of the trainee program at delfort. The warmth of my colleagues in an international environment, together with a spirit of open communication and discussion, will benefit your development during the beginning of your career path. Furthermore, the job rotation part of the program allowed me to not only gain insights into many areas, but also build a network of connections to experts in different fields. That benefit was really important to my job as Process/Project Engineer at the WVN location."

Current Position at delfort: Lean & Process Manager

Read more about Sáng's experience

Katrin Hoos, our trainee in the field of Corporate HR

Katrin Hoos

Primary Work Location: Austria
Job Rotation: Czech Republic
Trainee Department: Human Resources 

"The international trainee program was a great way for me to start my career within the corporate HR department at delfort. My contact with international colleagues has enriched my work and has helped me to understand and live the delfort guiding principle of creative collaboration every day. As one of the past participants, I am very proud to be mentoring the new program now and I look forward to working with future delfort talents!”

Current Position in delfort: Corporate HR Manager

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Josefiina Järä

Primary Work Location: Finland
Job Rotations: Germany and Bulgaria
Trainee Department: Technical Customer Service

"The opportunity to be a delfort trainee gave me more than I could have ever imagined. I was able to collaborate internationally with customers and colleagues from different mills. I had time to learn from the best and grow into the job position. I’ve improved processes, updated and created instructions and guidelines, and learned to properly utilize various databases. Most importantly, I immediately felt I was part of delfort family."

Current Position at delfort: Production Controller

Read more about Josefiina's experience