Preparing for a leadership position
Jinjuta first joined AkzoNobel in January 2019 as part of the first wave of the Graduate Engineer Trainee program. The program prepares high potential candidates for leadership roles. It combines on-the-job training, assignments, projects and classroom training. Senior leaders are also on hand to provide mentoring and coaching throughout their projects.
“As Graduate Engineer Trainees, we all get different assigned projects to work on and rotate every six months,” she says. “After completing the challenging, but also very fun, 18-month program, I’ve now transitioned into a leadership role as Production Supervisor. I was part of the transfer of water-based production to the Chonburi site as a team leader, which was a great learning experience for me as a person.