Jacobs Douwe Egberts

7.9 /10 5 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Sectors:
Food and Drink Consumer Products/FMCG Science/Research Manufacturing Chemical Engineering

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About Jacobs Douwe Edgberts

JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.

Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.

The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.

“Everyone deserves the coffee they love.”

Travel: JDE provide awesome opportunities to travel. Last year around half the placement students travelled abroad.

Fantastic perks: 25 days holiday, free hot beverages (not just coffee!) and even Barista training!

Student Charity Committee: Every Friday all the placement students get together for a fun charity meeting. Last year their charity work raised over £30,000 in total.

Culture: At JDE they have a friendly, hands-on environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute and all opinions are valued. There is also a strong mentoring programme and you will be periodically reporting to senior business stakeholders and interacting with other placement students.

Corporate Social Responsibility: From sourcing ingredients responsibly with internationally recognised standards, to partnering directly with suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources, and aiming to make all manufacturing sites landfill free by 2020, at JDE they are driven by their passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts Latest Reviews

  • Food Science Intern

    The relationship I built with my manager was fundamental to the support I felt within the company. On a project level, she would direct and support my work whilst allowing me the freedom to progress....

    8.7/10

    The Role
    8.5
    Organisation
    8.2
    Socialising
    8.0
  • Talent and Learning Executive (HR Intern)

    Working at JDE was crucial to both my professional and personal development. ...

    7.9/10

    The Role
    8.2
    Organisation
    7.2
    Socialising
    7.0
  • Chemistry / Product Development Intern

    The placement at JDE gave me so much experience, not only in the field I applied for, but wider cross category opportunities. The atmosphere and way of working was enjoyable and everyone at the compan...

    8.3/10

    The Role
    7.7
    Organisation
    7.4
    Socialising
    7.8

Facts and Figures

30

Number of Placements Available This Year

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2017] RateMyPlacement Top 50