The Trading Academy is a great opportunity to meet other young colleagues and learn directly from management. The active sessions with people from various cultures and areas of the business helped me to think outside the box and apply better practices in my day-to-day work.
The Trading Academy is an important step in the career development of a junior trader at LDC. The course gives you a unique opportunity to learn from inspiring senior leaders and understand the company’s trading DNA. It’s also a chance to meet your peers from all over the world – LDC’s next generation!
LDC is committed to supporting the growth of employees at all levels, but that is especially the case among the next generation. Programs like the Trading Academy help to build great interpersonal skills and support overall career evolution at the company.
Wilton, CT, US
With LDC’s global reach, programs like the Trading Academy enable young talents to understand the larger implications of business decisions at an early stage, while encouraging entrepreneurship and personal development. With myriad platforms spread across multiple countries, one always find the “right” place and role in the company.
The Academy dares us to be open to change. It helped me improve how I analyze day-to-day situations, reminding me to always seek the bigger picture, work with my peers and be ready to learn something new. The market is alive, like our company, people, and business… So we can´t be static!
Juma Martins Nascimento
Junior Coffee Trader
São Paulo, Brazil
I especially enjoyed the part of the course focused on understanding why, how and what we act on in different types of market structure we are faced with in our day-to-day.
The Trading Academy was a great opportunity to learn the basics of trading and share experiences with other colleagues working in different platforms around the world. The courses were led by our senior leaders, which showed the company’s commitment to the next generation.
The Academy provided insight into how we place sustainability at the forefront of daily business decisions and highlighted LDC’s commitments to fair labor practices, product traceability, supply chain transparency, and partnerships with farmers and suppliers.
LDC’s Graduate Program gave me the opportunity to work in many different areas of the business and further develop my negotiation and problem-solving skills. If you have a thirst for knowledge, this is an amazing opportunity to dream bigger and better define your future career.
Internal Control Supervisor
Memphis, TN, US
I joined LDC as an Industrial Trainee on the Oilseeds Platform, based in Goiás, Brazil. Through the Graduate Program, I was able to learn more about the Platforms, identify what was the best fit for me within the business and meet colleagues from across the company, including our CEO, who were always willing to explain their area of expertise.
Lincoln Gonzaga Machado Pena
Operations Processes Coordinator
It was an amazing experience to see how much senior management really believes in us. Being exposed to these leaders throughout the entire Graduate Program was very conducive to our development, as well as the level of independence and autonomy we were given to solve each challenging project.
Heloá donda Fernandes da Silva
The Graduate Program’s rotation across different areas of the business provided me with the opportunity to develop my skills on-the-job. Most of my knowledge about the industry was obtained through the different roles I took on during the program, which, alongside the mentoring program, helped me define my career goals and concentrate on how to achieve them.
São Paulo, Brazil
When you learn about the different areas of the business in LDC’s Graduate Program, you start to understand your own importance and the impact of your work, enabling you to identify where you want to go and what you want to achieve. It was through this understanding, and with the help of my managers, that I am able to develop myself and create a solid foundation to build on for the rest of my career.
Logistic Planning Coordinator
São Paulo, Brazil
My experience with LDC’s Graduate Program has taught me to always be humble and curious to learn. The management aspect of the program showed me that, even though LDC is always looking to increase production, sustainability remains the top priority in every step of the value chain.
Rodrigo Manzini Dreibi
Regional Agricultural Manager
The Graduate Program helped me become more confident, autonomous, and resilient, which are qualities I intend to put to work for the rest of my career. The program was adaptable to my learning needs, and everyone was very responsive and willing to teach me something new.