Commercial Trainee

You have successfully graduated and now you’re ready  to practice what you have learned. Take the next step – with us. At Eastman, we offer an exciting Commercial Traineeship program that enables you to accelerate your career and your personal development as part of an international team.

The Traineeship

Through structured learning, hands-on projects, continuous feedback and supportive colleagues, the Eastman Commercial Traineeship will give you the chance to grow and have an impact on multiple business areas.

 For a period of 24 months, you will have the opportunity to enroll in 4 different assignments in the following business areas:

Right from the start you will be doing exciting work such as catalyzing the transformation from a linear to a circular economy, researching competitive landscape or playing a vital role in the digitalization journey of a Fortune 500 company.  You will receive training, coaching and mentoring to help you become a fully equipped professional. Depending on complexity and length of the projects, you will be responsible for 3 to 4 projects in different departments and locations over the 2 years. 


Eastman Chemical BV

14,500 people around the world. 240 in Rotterdam (EMEA Head Office).

The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Switzerland.

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Business Consultancy

Business Control

Business Development

Circular business


Commodity trading



Financial Control

Financial Economics


Growth Marketing

Import / Export




Strategic Management

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management


Trade Finance







What it takes

To be selected for the traineeship, you must meet the following requirements.

To successfully enroll in this program, you need to demonstrate the following behaviors

What to expect

In addition to a great international learning experience in a global matrix organization, we offer you a competitive salary and great benefits. Furthermore, you will receive guidance from a personal mentor from the company and a professional coach to define your personal learning goals and drive your personal development. You will participate in an intensive onboarding and development program to accelerate your career growth. The program also includes approximately 10 days a year with classroom training to develop your hard-, soft- and cultural skills.

If you have questions about this program, please send an email to, Talent Acquisition Partner.
Send your application via the apply button below including a motivation letter that shows your enthusiasm.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

About Eastman

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit .

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