Development in IKEA


IKEA grows when its people grow. We are trying to support everybody's talent and develop it within a given job description and in a form of special smaller projects. In IKEA, there can easily grow a great sales manager from warehouse co-worker or cashier can become a restaurant manager. Reached former education is not that important. What is more important is an effort to constantly learn new things and to take responsibility for my own development.


Learning in IKEA

IKEA has its own system of learning and trainings designed for a specific job position. You will get an introduction training as a new co-worker where you will learn how the company operates, what are the safety and security rules, customer friendly principles and our environmental approach. You will also get a mentor - a colleague who answers all your questions, shows you your department and introduces you to your colleagues. You will pass more trainings according to your training plan then.

Development talk

Development talk is a friendly meeting with your manager at least once a year where you agree together where you would like to go and develop in a coming year. It can also be completely different from your current specialisation. If you have a desire and prerequisites to move further, your manager will help you to choose appropriate procedures and trainings to reach your goal.

Development centre

Development centre is a tool which enables us assess strenghts and weaknesses of a co-worker, his/her abilities and potential in an objective way and gives him/her a feedback important for his/her future career development. Development centre runs one day when participants fulfills different group and individual tasks, solve problems and discuss about them. It is an internal analogy to a well known assessment center used in a selection process of new co-workers.


Possibility to work abroad

Working in IKEA abroad is easier than you can imagine. IKEA is constantly growing and new job opportunities are coming together with new stores. It is only in your hands how you use these opportunities and how your career will look like. Many co-workers worked even in several countries so we have many experiences with a support of our co-workers abroad.

Management Development Program

We prepared a special program for those who want to grow with IKEA. It is designed especially for future managers and focuses on boosting of a professional knowledge, leadership skills and a personal development of each participant.

Find out more from participants themselves in a video.

IKEA Talent Week

IKEA offers different job positions in different organizational units. Once a year in spring, we organize Talent Week where you can find out more about what it is like to work in IKEA and how you can unleash your talent with us.

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