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Our International Graduate Programs for Early Careers

Whether you want to get a first taste of working life in a unique fast-paced environment or kick-start your career in consumer goods, our Lindt & Sprüngli International Graduate Programs offer a unique chance to grow your talents and shape the Lindt & Sprüngli of tomorrow. 

Discover the The Lindt & Sprüngli International Graduate Programs

The Lindt & Sprüngli International Graduate Programs are 18- or 24-month programs designed to introduce you to Lindt & Sprüngli, offer valuable insights into a career in consumer goods and, upon successful completion, candidates are given a permanent placement in one of our Lindt & Sprüngli affiliates around the world.
Depending on your area of interest and current studies, you can choose from five different graduate programs: International Finance & Controlling, International Marketing, International Operations, International Packaging and International Direct-to-Consumer (D2C). During the program the graduates will live and work in three different countries for a period of six or eight months each.
All programs aim to expose you to different divisions within your department, teach you the key skills of your chosen field and give you valuable insights into different markets. From the outset, you will be treated as an important member of the Lindt & Sprüngli team, taking active part in local and international projects, and will receive mentorship from the international team at headquarters as well as a local leader in the respective subsidiaries to grow you into a thriving young professional. Interested? Get more insights below.

What You Need

Besides passion for what we do, all programs require a university degree, geographic flexibility during and after the program and the ability to speak English and another European language fluently.

What We Offer

  • The chance to work at three of our subsidiaries around the world for a period of 6-8 months each
  •  Housing
  •  A local salary
  • Compensation of your relocation costs
  • The opportunity to hone your technical and personal skills, grow a global network, and become exposed to a fast-paced working environment

Where we are

Browse our locations to see where you could be based.

How To Apply

So, you want to join Lindt & Sprüngli? This is what you can expect from the application process. First, from the five different programs explained above, choose the one that is right for you. Since you can only apply to one program at a time, make sure it’s the right one. Where you go after successfully completing the program is more flexible but for now, pick what interests you most. Also, selection criteria vary from program to program, so make sure you’ve read the requirements specific to your chosen program.
Now that you’ve chosen which program to apply for, it’s time to fill out the online form, which includes your CV and cover letter. Just click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. We read every cover letter, so make sure it accurately reflects you while keeping it concise and free of typos.

What to Expect After Submitting Your Application

We screen applications on a rolling basis, which means the earlier you apply, the better. If we find the right candidates, we close the application portal. If we like your profile, you will be invited to participate in a virtual interview with HR and a potential mentor from the specific department. Our advice: we want to get to know you, so just be you. This is also a chance for you to get to know us and understand the program better. We’re happy to answer all your questions. 
Once you pass this round, you will be asked for another interview (either virtual or in-person in Kilchberg, Switzerland). Here, you will have the chance to meet the senior leader of the program. Depending on your program, the agenda will include a form of practical test, such as a case study, presentation or group exercise. We might set up further video interviews with leaders based in different foreign subsidiaries. This way, you can get a feel for the different cultures at the subsidiaries we might send you to. If you successfully pass these rounds, you will receive an offer to join our program. 
Ready? We look forward to hearing from you!