Trainee Abroad (full-time)

Africa is the place where the chrysanthemum cuttings of Deliflor Chrysanten start their journey. Our production locations are in Ethiopia and Uganda. This is where the cuttings are taken from the mother plants every day. Our sister company Beekenkamp Plants also uses these sites for producing cuttings. The fresh cuttings are transported to the Netherlands by plane or find their way directly to our clients all over the world. A large team of local staff under Dutch management ensures day after day that the production process is running smoothly and the cuttings are of a high quality. Do you think you would thrive in this close-knit team; would you like to live and work in Africa; and is your focus always on quality? Then perhaps you would be suitable for the following job: 

Trainee Abroad (full-time)
Location: Maasdijk/Ethiopia/Uganda

What will I be doing as a trainee?
You will start in the Netherlands to familiarise yourself with the companies, the people, the quality requirements of our cuttings and all the processes. After this induction period, lasting between a couple months and one year, you will go to our production site in Ethiopia. There you will get to know in detail the different production processes and cultivation technique for the cuttings produced for both Deliflor and Beekenkamp Plants. You will learn more about the different aspects of the quality requirements in terms of uniformity, vigour, diseases and pests. You will also be introduced to how we implement corporate social responsibility at this site. Subject to satisfactory performance, you will move on to the job of production manager.

What are the requirements?
Ability to work and think to higher professional level (Dutch HBO) or university level (Dutch WO), preferably a “green” educational background (horticulture). If you are a recent graduate, we would also like to encourage you to apply. You would like to develop further in the agricultural sector. You are confident about your own abilities, have the ambition to make your mark in a leading company and you like to take on a challenge. Of course you possess enterprising abilities, a high degree of flexibility and a pioneering spirit. Working with a targeted approach, being creative, innovative and stress-resistant, being able to work with others and to work hard are characteristics you recognise in yourself. You also enjoy working with innovations and you would really like to go to Africa. You have experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

What can Deliflor offer you?
A challenging job abroad with a leading and dynamic family business that pays a good salary and also offers excellent secondary employment benefits. You will get plenty of scope to develop under the management of a close-knit team of Dutch and African colleagues. We offer an adventurous working environment with ample opportunities to apply your creativity and your solution-driven approach. And where, of course, you can enjoy African culture and nature.

Would you like to know more?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Arend Hertsenberg, Operations Abroad Manager, or Michelle Dukker, HR officer, tel. +31 (0)174-526200. And of course you will find more information about Deliflor Chrysanten and Beekenkamp Plants on our websites: -

To apply directly, send your CV with a cover letter to
Job interviews may take place online, depending on the coronavirus measures in force.


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