Canon Europe

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Company Company Profile

Canon is an industry leader in imaging products and solutions for the digital home and digital office environments.

Canon has been in Europe for more than four decades. Canon Europe Ltd. and Canon Europa NV support Canon offices in 19 countries across Europe, as well as regional centres in Dubai and South Africa.

Canon's success has been built on many factors, not the least being the talent, drive and dedication of our employees in pursuing growth in the spirit of Kyosei - Canon's world-wide corporate philosophy of 'living and working together for the common good'.

The European Trainee Programme is designed to ensure an input of intelligent, young, potential managers into Canon who can work on a Pan-European basis.

Case Studies

  • Name: Sylvain Querne
  • Degree: European business with Technology

What attracted you to Canon?
In the first place it's clearly been the PE Trainee Programme. I discovered the company after I discovered the programme. I was looking for international opportunities in a global company; I obviously made some research about Canon and found out that it had excellent financial results, that it was a leader in most of its businesses, that it was a 100.000 employees company still strongly growing... The trainings were also an important part which motivated my decision.

What attracted you to your function?
Having had in the past B2B experiences it was more logical to continue in this way. CBS also appeared to have more development opportunities, taking into consideration all the different functions, the sales process, the complexity and quantity of our products and solutions... The variety of opportunities motivated my choice.

Training & Profiles

Pan European Trainee Programme
Canon's Pan European Trainee Programme (PETP) will develop young enthusiastic graduates to drive our business forward across Europe.

Trainees will be based in either London or Amsterdam, although there may be assignment opportunities in our National Sales Organisations across Europe.

The programme allows graduates to specialise within a function of our business. They will gain professional development within that function allowing them to develop into high potential Canon employees.

The programme is challenging but will reward with the opportunity to excel and grow in the company.

This year we will be recruiting into three different functions of Canon's business. Each one offers the opportunity of professional development combined with a unique learning experience.

CCI (Canon Consumer Imaging)
CCI incorporates marketing strategies across Europe, involvement in the pricing, product launch and channel marketing issues for Canon Consumer Imaging.

CBS (Canon Business Solutions)
CBS trainees will work on strategies to establish Canon as the recognised number 1 world class provider of innovative print and document solutions.

Human Resources
Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to both the strategic and operational aspects of people management.

Alongside the development within their chosen function all trainees will take part in a general development programme. This will cover a range of business skills, teambuilding activities and a chance to network and socialise as a group.

How can I get selected?
Joining Canon's Pan European Trainee Programme (PETP) is not easy after all we are looking for true business talent. The total intake for this programme this year is just 7.

It is a therefore a very selective high potential programme. We deliberately keep the number of trainees low to ensure that enough resources are invested in each trainee.

The selection procedure varies depending on the profile but in general your first interview will be with Human Resources who will want to learn about you, your career aspirations and desire to join a particular function with Canon.

Selected candidates will be asked to do some psychometric tests online after which a selection will be put forward for an assessment day. This day will allow candidates to meet the line mangers from their chosen function, view the offices and learn more about Canon and the programme.

Offers will be made to the successful candidates shortly afterwards.


Application Procedure