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European Graduate Program - Operations / Manufacturing



Champ-sur-Drac, France
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer. Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

Are you ready for the challenge of solving complex technical problems within manufacturing in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? Do you thrive being exposed to diverse assignments in different teams across Europe?

In this position, you will be based in our production site in Champ-sur-Drac - and get the chance to rotate to an assignment in one of our other production sites across Europe in your second year. You will be empowered to take responsibility fast - and encouraged to dive into all aspects of our operations, from day-to-day activities to strategic manufacturing projects. But it will not only be about becoming a technical expert. To really drive a sustainable continuous improvement in the sites, you will need to demonstrate your communication and leadership skills to make an impact.

Your tasks may include activities such as:

  • Support of local & European continuous improvement and optimization projects in areas such as Process Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, Enterprise Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing For Future / Digital Transformation and Environment Health & Safety
  • Involvement in project work such as new equipment installation / machine modifications
  • Manufacturing key projects and Teamleader roles can be considered for the second rotation

While you are on this exciting journey, you will receive plenty of support along the way. Our Mentoring and Training Program, combined with on-the-job learning, will enable you to build your skills and transition from college to the corporate workplace, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.

Wondering what your career path will look like after completion of the program?

We are committed to your career long-term. Having successfully completed your rotations, you will have the opportunity to build your career your way. Grow vertically, change roles, try new things - we will support you in this process of finding the right permanent role, balancing your talents with our organizational needs.

More details about the program as well as the application process can be found here.


We are looking for agile problem-solvers who enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment. And who are striving to make a difference by contributing their own strengths and ideas.

What we also expect you to have:

  • University Degree (Bachelor / Master) in a relevant Engineering field
  • First relevant practical experience (e.g. internships, project work), preferably in an international manufacturing environment
  • A good level of English
  • Willingness to relocate to different projects and locations across Europe during the program

Applying for the European Graduate Program means going all out for an exciting, dynamic and multi-faceted opportunity to learn and grow. Ready to take on the challenge? Apply online now for the next program start date on 1st of October 2024!


  • Only applications in English can be considered
  • For the European Graduate Program - Operations / Manufacturing, an unlimited EU Work Permit is required

Additional Information

Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone - just click here to get to know us better: Life at Avery Dennison

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive Total Rewards
  • Relocation Support
  • A structured Training and Mentoring program to support your development
  • Team-oriented and highly international environment, in which you get responsibility and the possibility to test your talents
  • A strong commitment to workplace diversity and sustainability - please click on the following links to learn more! Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Sustainability


Note: We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates using their personal email addresses.