Dear Reader,

Thank you for perusing my blog. The purpose of which is to chronicle my journey through Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Global Management Trainee Program. Sounds like a mouthful, but here it is broken down…

I just started work at AB InBev as a member of the 2010 GMTP. I graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania this past May, and after thoroughly enjoying my senior year, was lucky to have landed my dream job working for the biggest and best beer company in the world.

I moved to St. Louis to begin the training process and it’s been non-stop since day one. The program includes 5 weeks here at the North American HQ along with the other North American Zone trainees (14 total), a week of which with the 130 or so international trainees from other geographical zones. Then we all ship off to regional offices in different cities for field training. The active locations include Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, and Denver (where I’ll be positioned), where we will spend about four months training, two of which at a brewery and two at a regional distributor/sales office, going through training in both the supply and commercial sides of the business. After that we reunite for another few weeks in St. Louis with the Canadian trainees, followed by another four months at yet another field location (brewery or sales office) before we are placed in our first permanent position.

I’ll attempt to keep this blog updated with my progress through the program, random beer facts, funny anecdotes, and whatever runs through my mind at the current moment (as you’ve witnessed if you’ve already read a post or two). So feel free to subscribe (click the box in the upper right corner of the blog), leave comments with any observations or queries, or reach out to me via e-mail (jd.whittington4@gmail.com). Fantastic

Cheers,

JDW

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