You get a lot of freedom as an intern to take your own decisions and responsibility.
My name is Yfke Donders and since the beginning of August I am the intern of the Bakery department of Albert Heijn. Currently I am studying the master Management, Economics and consumer studies at the University of Wageningen. In my free time I love to play hockey, spend time with friends, and I am a big fan of cooking and baking.
In which department are you working during your internship?
In my opinion, I am working in the best department of Albert Heijn, where you as an intern, have to organize a lot of quality based tasting sessions for bread, fresh pastry and other patisserie products. Besides that, I have several other tasks which I complete every week. For example, reviewing product proposals from suppliers and also keeping in contact with them. I also answer ad hoc questions related to developments within the bakery team as well as making internal and external economic analyses. What I think is most exciting so far is that I learn so much in practice. Every day I learn something new, but I am also applying obtained knowledge from my study into practice.
“What I think is most exciting so far is that I learn so much in practice. Every day I learn something new, but I am also applying obtained knowledge from my study into practice.”
Why did you choose Ahold Delhaize?
When I saw the vacancy of the matching day for a Merchandising & Sourcing Intern position, I immediately became enthusiastic. Moreover, working for a company as Albert Heijn is extremely varied. The reason for this, is the dynamic work field which makes that your work day is never the same. There is a really informal working atmosphere at the headquarters of Albert Heijn where you can really be yourself and where you get a lot of freedom as an intern to take your own decisions and responsibility. I still have a few months to go in which I am focusing on new product development as well as on my own research project. Moreover, Christmas is a really important and busy period for the bakery department. Therefore, I am very excited for what the next upcoming months will bring.
“There is a really informal working atmosphere at the headquarters of Albert Heijn where you really be yourself and where you get a lot of freedom as an intern to take your own decisions and responsibility.”
If you have any questions regarding my position as an intern of the Bakery department of Albert Heijn, please do not hesitate to contact me via LinkedIn or take look at the career website of Ahold Delhaize
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