Axel Johnson is a family business founded in 1873, that builds and develops businesses in trade and services. The group comprises the wholly-owned Axel Johnson International, AxSol, KICKS, Martin & Servera, Novax and Åhléns, as well as the part-owned Axfood and Dustin. We are also part-owners of Skincity and Mitt Liv. Through our operations, we meet over one and a half million customers every day, making us one of the largest trade and service companies in the Nordic region.

We believe that by combining a long-term perspective with an impatience and eagerness to change we create opportunities for our people and businesses to grow and develop. At Axel Johnson, we believe in the ability of individuals to change companies, and in the ability of companies to be a positive force for change in the communities of which we are a part.

We understand the importance of innovation in achieving success, which is why we have the following goal: “In ten years, at least 50 percent of Axel Johnson’s revenue will derive from activities that do not form part of our business at present.”

We have now recruited our first group of trainees to join us in the mission of achieving our bold 10/50-goal. Axplore is Axel Johnson’s new group common trainee program, offering a unique opportunity to explore several of the companies within our group by taking part in exciting business development projects. In return, we believe that you will bring in new perspectives, knowledge and energy to our group and question our existing way of doing things, pushing us as an organization to meet the demands of tomorrow. Innovative. Forward-looking. Value-driven.

What we offer you
As an Axplore trainee, we offer you an exciting opportunity to be part of, and co-create, our first group common trainee program. The program is designed to challenge and support you as a person to reach your full potential and contribute with real value in building and developing our businesses.

It also gives you a chance to become a part of one of Sweden’s largest and most influential corporate groups.

• The program runs for 18 months, starting in September, and is held in Stockholm.
• During the program you will take part in different projects in 3 of the companies within Axel Johnson
• You will be offered a permanent employment at one of the companies within Axel Johnson (in the first edition of Axplore, participating companies are Dustin, Axel Johnson International, KICKS, Novax, Axfood and Martin & Servera)
• You will be offered your own mentor and buddy
• You will mentor persons from our companies’ management teams
• You will get the opportunity to work with some of the most skilled people in the industry, in a fast-moving environment where innovation and intrapreneurship is present at all times
• Market competitive compensation and benefits

Who are we looking for?
As an Axplore trainee, you are a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate in Business, Economics, Engineering or equivalent. You are an EU citizen or have a Swedish work permit.

As a person we see that you:
…have a curious mindset, and a genuine interest to build and develop businesses
…seek to explore new ideas, and bring positive change to our business
…take ownership, are committed and have strong integrity
…have strong communication skills
…share our values and want to join us on our journey to create inclusive and learning organizations

At Axel Johnson we believe that diversity makes our operations better. Through diversity, we renew our businesses in smarter ways and understand our customers better. We want to attract the best skills and recruit from the entire talent pool. We believe this leads to new solutions, better decision-making and thus better operations and society. We encourage all applicants to apply, regardless of background, and will strive for a heterogeneous group when looking for our future trainees.

Sounds interesting?
If this sounds like an adventure for you, please get in touch. We are looking forward to learning more about you!


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