On 1st February, the quick service hamburger restaurant chain Burger King Europe (“Burger King Europe”) opened the application process for its 2014 EMEA Management Trainee Programme. Aimed at graduates from universities across Europe, Burger King Europe are looking to source the best talent by hiring the top 20 applicants to become part of the year-long programme that will offer participants the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
The Management Trainee Program aims to enlighten applicants on the challenges faced by the BURGER KING® restaurant chain and to develop the skills required to overcome them. The successful trainees will have the opportunity to rotate through different departments of Burger King Europe to understand the whole business and achieve a more rounded skill set.
We are looking for the best candidates from the UK and across Europe who have passion for our business and leadership potential,” says José Cil, President of BURGER KING® EMEA. “The Management Trainee Programme will provide participants with opportunities to grow and achieve their personal best in a thriving business environment.
Starting in July, the Programme will include a two month immersion in a BURGER KING® restaurant, one month shadowing Senior Managers, and three months at one of the corporate offices in Europe, before spending the final six months in a designated area of the business. Approximately 80% of the 2013 class of trainees were hired and are currently working for the company.
Leaders of the BURGER KING® business will visit four universities across the UK including: Lancaster, London Business School, Oxford and Cambridge, to give presentations to students about the programme, targeting those who hunger for a challenge, opportunity and development. Applicants will also be approached in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France from the 2nd February to the 6th April.  
The selection process will begin with online tests of logic, English skills and alignment with the BURGER KING® culture. If successful, applicants will have the chance to meet company directors, before their last assessment. This will consist of two stages with the CEO and Vice Presidents of the company overseeing the assessment process.
Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the BURGER KING® family? Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to learn and grow as a leader? If so please visit the Management Trainee website at to apply and for further information on the programme.