Young Potential Program


What are the ingredients of the Management Trainee Program?

Are you ambitious and ready to boost your career? Are you looking for personal growth and challenge? Yes? Then grab your chance to participate in our exciting Management Trainee Program. The goal of our Management Trainee Program is to create and offer the opportunity to young talent to develop themselves along with our company and in our core competencies.

  • The Management Trainee Program lasts 2 years where you will familiarize yourself with the job content in different operational departments (Production, Slicing & Packaging, Quality,…). Every 6 months you will be given a new assignment in another department or plant. Each assignment will be accompanied by a project or process improvement challenge. It is the perfect combination to enlarge your know-how by multiple experiences!
  • You will be assigned to a Mentor and will work with experienced colleagues, who will ensure you receive all the continuous support, training and information about our different activities and business units in order to be successful. But responsibility for the deliverables lies with you off course!

How will you meet this challenge?

You graduate in 2023 and will obtain your Master’s Degree in a technical or scientific field (e.g. bio engineering, civil or industrial engineering, operations management…). You can show proof of excellent study results and extracurricular activities
  • You like a technical and operational challenge and you are fully mobile to work in different business areas and locations in The Netherlands & Belgium
  • You are fluent in Dutch, English and (preferably) French
  • You are a born team player, who reach goals through collaboration and takes accountability
  • You are an analytical problem solver with a hands-on mentality who is eager to get things done

What’s in it for you?

  • We offer you the best start of your career, in an innovative, growing and financial strong company with international appeal
  • You will get responsibilities as of the first assignment and be supported in your growth through an on-the-job training program and mentoring by experienced colleagues
  • You get the chance to participate in in-house and/or external training courses such as project management and leadership skills
  • We offer extensive benefits in terms of a company car, insurance, telecom and flexibility, in addition to a competitive salary

About What's Cooking?

What’s Cooking? (previously known as Ter Beke Group) is a European fresh savoury food group headquartered in Belgium. All over Europe and beyond, we offer a wide range of high-quality and innovative savoury cold cuts and ready-meal food products as well as related services. Day by day, we make sustainable food second nature by increasing the world’s appetite for tasty, convenient meals, crafted with care both for people and planet. Our clients and consumers are always on our hungry minds while we prepare our food products, as is the well-being of the approximately 3,000 dedicated people at our headquarters, our 12 industrial sites in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland, and the UK, and our 7 sales offices. What’s Cooking? is our new name, but our company has been around for 75 years. We’ve been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986 (TERB) and we delivered a 781-million-euro turnover in 2022.

We are in search of zealed talent (just graduated Masters) to provide a pipeline with talented professionals and dedicated leaders, now and in the future. Do you want to know how our Alumni Management Trainees experienced the program? Check out this video and get inspired:

Are you enthusiastic?

You can send your resume and motivation to For more information you can contact Esther (Talent Acquisition Specialist) by phone +31 (0)6 15422186.


Nederland & België




Talent Acquisition Specialist

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