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AkzoNobel is a major industrial company – a leading supplier of paints and coatings and a key global producer of specialty chemicals. Our business is based on three core principles – Safety, Integrity and Sustainability – and we deliver breakthrough, sustainable solutions for our customers and society. We produce brands such as Flexa, Sikkens and Alabastine and Jozo salt.

Human Cities

All our beliefs and activities come together in our Human Cities initiative. By the 2050s, more than 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. With 60 percent of our products in the buildings, infrastructure and transportation end-user segments, AkzoNobel can play an important role in this transformation. 

As a responsible company it is our intention to make city life more energizing, inspiring and vibrant. Transcending the purely functional we will help cities and their citizens to connect on an emotional level. We are already helping cities worldwide to focus on issues including color, heritage, transport, sport, education, and sustainability.

End-user segments

AkzoNobel serves four significant end-user segments:

For Buildings & Infrastructure we supply products for construction, decoration, protection, renovation and maintenance.

Across Transportation our coatings and chemicals provide protection and aesthetics for automotive brands and countless airplanes, ships and trains.

In the Consumer segment our specialty chemicals are key functional and finishing elements for millions of products including cutting-edge mobile devices.

For Industry we supply core products for oil and gas, metals and mining, electricity/utilities, agriculture, chemical manufacturing and pulp and paper.

Where your ideas go far

All of this makes AkzoNobel a great place to work. If you’ve studied Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, there are opportunities as a Plant Engineer or Maintenance Engineer. You will be part of a dynamic and innovative organization that allows you to shape your own career.

Let’s meet

Every year, AkzoNobel welcomes many bachelor and masters students in the Netherlands for graduation internships and starting positions. If your skills and ambition match our vision we’d like to meet you at one of our in-house events, at the annual AkzoNobel Masterclass, or at company and job fairs. Visit to learn more about these activities and our application procedure.

AkzoNobel Where Your Ideas Go Far

Application procedure

Application procedure

•       Go to or

•       Create your personal profile and set alerts for the functional areas of your interest

•       Apply via our website

•       Add your CV, cover letter and list of grades


Steps in the procedure

1. Selection on CV and motivation by Recruiter and hiring manager

2. First interview with Recruiter and hiring manager

3. Second interview with colleagues from the department

4. Occasionally online assessment and personality questionnaire

5. Offer to the best matching candidate

6. Contract and onboarding

Company overview:
Head office: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Number of countries with own offices: 80
Number of own offices worldwide: 650
Number of employees worldwide: 46.000
Number of employees the Netherlands: 5.000
Starting graduates in the Netherlands per year: 30-50
Number of internships in the Netherlands per year: 100
Net sales worldwide 2016: EUR 14.2 billion
Net income worldwide 2016: EUR 1.5 billion