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Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 153,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Cargill has a long, rich heritage, starting with W. W. Cargill's first grain storage facility on the American frontier in 1865. The company has grown to become one of the largest, privately-owned businesses, providing food, agricultural, risk management, financial, and industrial products and services around the globe.
In the 150 years that followed Cargill became a truly worldwide company. In The Netherlands Cargill B.V. was established in Amsterdam in 1959 as a commodity trading operation. Today we are engaged in the production of food ingredients and the processing, distribution and trading of a variety of agricultural products. Herewith an overview of our growth till now:
1959 – Starting trading operations in The Netherlands
1969 – Opening soya plant in Amsterdam
1975 – Acquisition IGMA grain elevation business in Amsterdam
1978 – Opening starches & sweeteners plant Bergen op Zoom
1980 – Opening sunseed/ rapseed plant in Amsterdam
1984 – Acquisition Brinkers refined oil business in Rotterdam
1985 – Acquisition Gerkens® cocoa business in Wormer
1989 – Acquisition Jos Hendrickx-Krijns malt business in Swalmen
2002 – Acquisition Cerestar starches & sweeteners business in Sas van Gent
2006 – Acquisition Degussa food ingredient business in Zaandam
2007 – Acquisition LNB animal nutrition business
2011 – Acquisition Provimi animal nutrition business in Rotterdam/ Velddriel
– Acquisition Royal Nedalco alcohol business in Bergen op Zoom/ Sas van Gent
2013 – Opening central office for NL in Schiphol
Cargill has around 2,300 employees at sites in various locations in The Netherlands - in Amsterdam, Bergen op Zoom, Deventer, Rotterdam and Botlek, Sas van Gent, Schiphol, Swalmen, Velddriel, Wormer and Zaandam.
At Cargill you will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people where you can thrive. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With innovation, creativity, teamwork and diversity as our strengths, we’re transforming entire markets and people’s lives. We can have the same incredible impact on your career. And, with literally dozens of business areas where you can apply your talents, a career with Cargill can take you to places you might have never imagined.
If you’re a highly motivated recent graduate – or you will have graduated by September 2016 – then we’d love to hear from you. Your natural leadership ability, passion to learn in a cutting-edge environment, focus on quality, excellent communication and interpersonal skills will also be key.
Cargill’s European Graduate Programme offers a two year development opportunity as a management trainee on a permanent contract in one of four disciplines: supply chain, commercial (covering sales, shipping, buying, and trading); technical (covering engineering, nutrition, and food production); or finance. We also offer mentorship and soft skills training.