Work at Ferrero

Be a part of a growing family

Ferrero has always been guided by the entrepreneurial spirit of a small family business. Our values have helped us achieve great success. We apply these same values to our rapidly growing global business today.

When you join Ferrero, you will have the opportunity to build on tradition while applying constant innovation to help strengthen our business for the future.

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Ferrero Thinking

Always evolving, always Ferrero

As our business continues to grow globally, it’s important that one thing remains unchanged: our values. The same values that have helped us achieve an 11% share of the worldwide chocolate confectionary market, with a turnover of 8.4 billion Euros in 2014/3. In staying true to our beliefs, we are able to create a culture for even greater success.

Loyalty and Trust

Our constant attention towards consumers’ needs is at the foundation of our company policy, inspired by maximum transparency and excellence in quality. Our loyalty towards consumers and the trust they place in our products through their everyday purchases are at the core of the long-lasting relation that we enjoy with them. Our Company practices are based on a mutual trust between colleagues, full dedication and transparency towards the Group, as well as towards all civil society stakeholders with whom we interact daily.  

Respect and Responsibility

Based on our respect of the principle of equality of treatment, we promote the professional and personal development of our human resources. This also reinforces our strong ties with the local Communities in the territories where we operate. We are committed to avoiding any form of discrimination in our employment practices, in all the Companies of our Group, starting from the initial moment of recruitment. The primary goal of our employment strategy is to establish long-lasting relations, inspired by the principles of professional growth and recognition of merit. We guarantee our employees the freedom to belong to Trade Unions and we recognize the role of Unions in contractual matters. The protection of human health and the respect for the environment are at the core of our operational practices. We manage our facilities through the use of sustainable resources, such as water, energy, raw and other materials, including the use of renewable resources. We strive for a reduction in our environmental impact in all forms, in particular by reducing emissions, eliminating waste and correctly managing waste products. We support the protection of human dignity, as well as the absolute and unconditional respect of human rights, wherever the Ferrero Group companies operate. We support the abolition of the exploitation of child labour and of forced and coercive labour, within our sphere of influence and along the entire production chain, through specific legal means and close relations with local Communities.

Integrity and Sobriety

Our communications with consumers, including advertising, respect the values of human dignity, family and children, in line with our moral and ethical principles. They are based on advising the proper use of our products and inspired by the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Our advocacy practices towards International, National and Local Institutions are based on solid scientific knowledge and always inspired by intellectual and behavioral integrity, as well as transparency.

Passion for research and innovation

Our goal is to create unique products, developing innovative research and production processes as well as using our own technologies. For us, the aspects that make this journey interesting are the passion for research, the desire to break down pre-existing paradigms, and the exploration of new places far from the traditional fenced-in disciplines. We apply consolidated quality and traceability procedures, in order to preserve the organoleptic and nutritional characteristics of our raw materials. A fundamental element of our success is the careful selection of the highest quality raw materials, sourced with full respect for a strict ethical code concerning their origin, harvesting and manufacturing. Within the global context of growing attention to themes such as nutrition and physical activity, we focus our research strategy and our production investments on the creation of high quality products, carefully developed in terms of their nutritional value and portioning, so that they can be integrated into a balanced diet, with particular attention to the needs of children and families.

Entrepreneurship

This entrepreneurship can be linked to the word “initiative”, a value which in itself embodies the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship, that impulse to act on one’s own initiative in order to maximize results. The difference between a brilliant strategy and success lies in the ability to establish a clear vision, in being proactive with your investments, in being timely with your undertakings, in being excellent in your execution. The Ferrero Group has seen such success because of its solid and deeply rooted culture of “learning by doing”. A crucial element of sustainability in Ferrero’s model is the accumulation of technical skills and knowledge of products, markets, and consumers over time that guide us from “creating value” to strengthening the “value of creation”. A great collective entity animated by a trust in progress and by the ability to envision a tomorrow that is better than today. This is because the world will always be conquered by those that desire success and affirmation, and those that have the determination to continuously seek excellence.

Work. Create. Donate - The Ferrero Foundation

We identify ourselves with the motto: “Work, create, donate”, conceived and introduced by Michele Ferrero at the very beginning of his business pursuits. In essence, we favor the “ethics of doing” over the “practice of appearing”. This same philosophy has inspired, and still inspires: the Ferrero Foundation, devoted to maintaining the Group’s relations with its retirees through social and cultural programs, as well as to strengthening ties with the local communities in which we operate; the “Progetto Imprenditoriale Michele Ferrero”, based on investments and use of the deriving resources to improve the living conditions of the communities of developing countries, with particular attention to children; the whole Ferrero Group constantly engaged in social responsibility activities, as an integral part of our own way of being and of operating, since the very beginning.

Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics is designed to help reduce any uncertainties with regards to behavior, as well as give everyone who works with our company an understanding of our underlying values.

Why join?

A rewarding career with global opportunities.

Ferrero has come a long way since Pietro and Piera’s small bakery in Alba. Today we are a global organization that welcomes a diverse range of talented new people into our extended family.

Our continued growth in new markets presents exciting challenges, alongside significant opportunities for career development.

As part of our team, you will be offered attractive benefits and performance-related rewards. Rewards and benefits

Ferrero’s Learning Lab means that, wherever you join us, you will have access to world-class training opportunities, including:

Welcome to Ferrero

At Ferrero, we are proud of our distinctive culture, so we make sure that everyone who joins us has the opportunity to learn about what makes us so special – and so successful.

Ferrero Leaders

We want our business to be guided by outstanding leaders. At Ferrero, we offer unique global leadership training that supports you in the development of the skills you need to help Ferrero thrive now, as well as the entrepreneurial skills you will need to help secure our future.

Ferrero Know-how Academies

Since our foundation, we have built up a wealth of experience and insight as a business, and we want our people to benefit from this organizational wisdom, in order to forge more successful careers. That is the purpose of our global Know-how Academies.

Ferrero local training

We also deliver a wide range of training and development in each local market to help ensure you have the tools and opportunities you need to learn and grow.

Internships

Internships at Ferrero

We look for people, not just skills. We invest heavily in our interns and apprentices, recruiting from universities, business schools, engineering schools and food science programs.

Application process and dates

From January to June, we offer 6 month internships at our headquarters in Rouen, or with our sales force in regions throughout France. We also offer 9 week internships in Sales and Merchandising, from mid-June to mid-August.

You can see our offers of internships on JobTeaser. You can also send us your CV & accompanying letter to: stages.fr@ferrero.com. 

The selection process includes a telephone interview with a member of our HR team and then a face-to-face meeting with the hiring manager.

Benefits and pay

As an intern or apprentice you will receive the same benefits as employees, including Social Services, Concierge Services, and access to our sports gym facilities. Salaries range between €904 and €1,356 per month.

Our partnership with schools

To help us recruit fresh talent, we have developed strong links with Neoma Business School, Audencia Nantes, ESCP Europe, ESSEC, Rouen University and the Polytechnical Institute Lasalle in Beauvais.

These links enable us to deliver the following:

  • Privileged presence at business forums on site at our partner schools.
  • In-class presentations by Ferrero professionals.
  • Marketing and Trade Marketing case studies (Nutella, Kinder Bueno, Mon Chéri).
  • Pre-recruitment days for young graduates.
  • Participation in end of year juries.
  • Presence on partner schools’ job boards via JobTeaser.
  • Feeling Competition (scroll down to learn more)

Feeling competition

Created in partnership with Audencia Nantes and Neoma Business School, the Feeling competition challenges teams of students to devise ways to help children and young people with difficulties in the fields of education, culture or with access to recreational activities.

Every year, Ferrero finances two projects with a grant of up to €5,000 for the winning group.

This initiative has enabled Ferrero to forge lasting relationships with students, leading to the recruitment of young graduates who share our social commitment.

Click here to discover more information about the recent winners of the Feeling contest.

Key Dates for our Feeling competition

  • September/October: Presentation by Ferrero and official launch of the Feeling competition.
  • November: Submission of students’ projects.
  • November/December: Jury selection of the five best projects submitted.
  • January: Presentation of the five teams and selection of the winning team.
  • January to June: Implementation of the winning project.

Ferrero facts

Interesting facts about Ferrero