About the Graduate Program

Discover Perfetti Van Melle

We are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum. We create imaginative products and brands that are enjoyed in over 150 countries. Employing over 17,000 people and operating 35 companies throughout the world, Perfetti Van Melle has a true global reach.  Find out more at Perfetti Van Melle

What is Career Kitchen?

Career Kitchen is Perfetti Van Melle’s new graduate program.

A great way to kick-start your career and get your foot in the door, the program offers extra-curricular internships in a variety of company departments. To join our program you’ll be evaluated on attitude as much as ability and once onboard we’ll expect you to perform with distinction, as this is your opportunity to show your potential as a future Perfetti Van Melle employee and leader.

We are a global company and we are looking for..

In addition to a relevant university degree and excellent academic results, we’re looking for people with a drive to excel, that are self-motivated and proactive, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and that use their love of learning and strong analytical aptitude to ask the right questions and generate innovative ideas and solutions.
We’re a global company and look for internationally minded and mobile people to join our group. For this reason, strong English skills are essential. Any additional language is a plus.


Opportunities available

Opportunities are available across the company in different functions:

  • Marketing, Trade Marketing, Sales and Business Development
  • Manufacturing & Engineering, Supply Chain
  • Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory Affairs
  • Research & Development
  • Finance & Analytics, Sales Analyst
  • Information Technology

Training program

Participating in Career Kitchen you’ll be assigned challenging and meaningful projects and given the opportunity to translate your academic knowledge into practical real-work skills.
A company tutor will guide you on your learning path, offering on-the-job training and support while encouraging an enterprising spirit.
To leverage your skills and experience, you’ll also receive leadership training and participate in PVM’s Training Academy.


And at the end of the program?

An internship in Perfetti Van Melle, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors​ of confectionery, means working alongside experts of the industry in a business driven environment.
During your experience, you’ll see how to translate strategic objectives into new products, process and procedures and understand how PVM creates value through its people.
Our collaborative culture and belief in our people means we want to hear your opinion and have you share your ideas. You’ll learn how asking questions, speaking up and listening to others generates real change and innovation.
Ultimately, landing an internship in Perfetti Van Melle offers the opportunity to gain invaluable skills that will set you up for professional success and, potentially, a future in our company.

Application process and practicalities

  • Applications will be accepted until September 30th.
  • To apply: register online – upload your CV – complete the quiz and test your Perfettitude!
  • Chosen candidates will be invited for an interview, asked to complete an online evaluation.
  • Interns will be onboard early November 2017.
  • Opportunities will be at our Milan based companies, Perfetti Van Melle Italia, Perfetti Van Melle SpA and Gum Base Co.

Opportunities are available in different functions

A Career in Perfetti Van Melle?

At the end of your internship, you may be invited to join our team. As a Perfetti Van Melle employee, we’ll help you further explore your strengths and abilities and develop your own unique career path. Through job rotation, international projects and assignments, a dedicated training program and a culture that fosters ongoing learning and development you will be given the support and opportunities to achieve your goals and fulfill your potential. Of course, it’s up to you to embrace the opportunities offered and determine the impact you will make.

Join us. Unwrap your potential in Perfetti Van Melle!