We are looking for talents to join our mobility journey and grow as an individual.
Next generation Trainee Program at MEKO
MEKO Talent Program is an international leadership development program in which we combine core business work practice with practical and theoretical strategy and give you the opportunity to build an extensive international network with colleagues in Northern Europe.
Accelerate together with MEKO Talent Program
Our program is a unique start to a promising career, and we promise to challenge you and invest in your future – we give you the support and you capture the opportunity.
The program will involve 3-5 top talents spread across our Business Areas in Northern Europe. You will have the opportunity to experience several parts of our organization and work closely with the management team and leaders.
The 15-month long program is divided into three different blocks which are continuously combined with training and assignments at a strategic level. During at least one of the blocks you will work abroad in one of the other markets within MEKO. Your specific program will be adapted to your education, competence, and ambition as well as to where you are aiming in the organization.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about MEKO Talent Program.
What is MEKO Talent Program?
MEKO Talent Program is the next generation Trainee Program. It’s an international leadership development program in which we combine core business work practice with practical and theoretical strategy and give you the opportunity to build an extensive international network with colleagues in Northern Europe.
Why start MEKO Talent Program?
We’re looking for unique talents to join our new Trainee Program and our mobility journey. The right people and expertise are needed in order to ensure a long-term sustainable business and meet the customers’ and surrounding world’s requirements and expectations therefor we start MEKO Talent Program.
Who can apply to MEKO Talent Program?
What you need to qualify:
- University degree or similar in the field of administration, finance, IT, Engineering, Marketing, International Business Management or similar.
- You have a maximum of 2 years’ experience of working in a professional environment.
- You are fluent in at least English and one of Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish.
- Foreign study experience is an advantage.
What qualities do you look for in the candidate?
You are curious, committed, willing to try new things and learn. You have good communication skills and the ambition to develop both yourself and our business. With a flexible approach, you can take on and adapt to new situations and focus on solutions. You can both lead and participate in the implementation and realization of the strategy. Working strategically and doing yourself are equally important to contribute to the business development.
How many trainees will be accepted?
The program will involve 3-5 people.
How long is the Trainee Program?
Do I need to complete any tests or cases to be accepted?
Yes, personality as well as competence is important to us, therefor there will be testing of personality, skills as well as case discussions ongoing during the selection process.
What does the structure of the program look like?
The program is divided into three different blocks which are continuously combined with training and assignments at a strategic level.
What specializations are there to choose from?
Your specific program will be adapted to your education, competence, and ambition as well as to where you are aiming in the organization.
When does the Trainee Program start?
In February 2023.
When is the application period open?
You can apply until September 30th 2022 for MEKO Talent Program 2023.
Where will I be?
You start from one of MEKO’s head offices in the country you applied for. There are trips within the country but also abroad.
Who will be my mentor and supervisor?
Based on your profile, you will be matched with a mentor. Your mentor is a person with a leading role within the Group. A supervisor will be assigned based on your current location. In each block, you will visit different places and gain insight into several parts of the Group, and the supervisor will be an expert in that area.
Do I get a salary if I’m accepted?
Yes, you receive a salary from MEKO and we also pay for the travel and expenses required for you to complete the program.
Will I get a permanent position after the trainee year?
This is a long-term collaboration and after your trainee period you continue your career and development within the country where you start your employment.
Who are MEKO?
MEKO AB (former Mekonomen Group) consists of northern Europe’s leading spare parts distributors; FTZ, Inter-Team, Koivunen, MECA, Mekonomen and Sørensen og Balchen with operation in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden.
We enable mobility – today, tomorrow and in the future.
Under our strong brands and concepts in each market the business focuses on growth, collaboration, synergy extraction and on driving sustainable and digital development. MEKO’s business concept is timeless with stable demand and is based on enabling mobility – today, tomorrow and in the future – as technology develops and vehicles are used in new ways.
MEKO meets the need for services and products for workshops and other companies through market-leading concepts, efficient logistics chain and an extensive distribution network consisting of more than 500 branches and 4,100 workshops. The Group’s concepts are also aimed at vehicle owners, both private individuals and companies, where we meet the need for service and repair of vehicles.
We base our actions on respect, commitment, and customer in focus – that’s how we succeed at MEKO!