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Young Graduate Engineer

Young Graduate Engineer

Belgium Oudegem Production | Supply Chain & Logistics | Technical & Engineering

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VPK Group produces cardboard packaging and paper based on recycled fibers. This sustainable packaging is developed tailored to the customer. In this way we strive for optimal logistics for our customers. Our corporate culture is characterized by a unique set of 4 strong values: Ownership, Trust, Care & Beyond. They determine our moral compass and shape our daily activities.

VPK Group is a Belgian, growing group with more than 70 branches in more than 20 countries worldwide. The head office is in Aalst. Internationally, the group has about 6400 employees.

VPK Paper is a separate business unit within VPK Group. This business unit manufactures some 530,000 tons of paper for packaging purposes each year from 100% recycled paper and cardboard and has 3 paper machines in Oudegem (Dendermonde).


Do you have an engineering degree and are you looking for your first experience in line with your studies? Then VPK Group is the right place for you, because we offer you the opportunity to build up professional experience with guidance, growth possibilities and, in the long term, various national and international opportunities.

Your trajectory as Young Graduate Engineer looks as follows:

Feet in the pulp!

During one year you get to know our production site VPK Paper. This from the departments maintenance, production and engineering.

Within each department you will get a specific assignment. The assignment is meant to get to know each other and the company better. During the assignment you will keep direct contact with the departmental manager.

Coaching, training and feedback!

During the traineeship, there is plenty of room for personal development. You will be supported in the development of your own talents and you will receive coaching from a department manager. In addition, a personal development plan will be drawn up at the start. The development points agreed together will be evaluated on a regular basis by your contact person at the HR department. There is also room for various courses so that you can deepen your content and personal development.

What about after 1 year!

After the first year, during which you have carried out various assignments in different departments, we evaluate together with the various departments and HR in which department you want to land. There are various possibilities for you to move on, depending on your studies and the experience you have gained during the traineeship


  • You are graduates as engineer
  • You find it important to work in a sustainable company
  • You are result-oriented and pragmatic
  • You have an affinity/interest in production processes and the technical and practical challenges involved


VPK Paper offers you a job with independence, exciting and varied responsibilities in a rapidly growing multinational. You will be working in a company on a human scale where the employee, safety and a positive group atmosphere are central. You can count on thorough training and an attractive salary package.


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