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Trainee-Program "Talents national"

Launch your career with the Trainee-Program "Talents national"

Do you want to make a difference in an international company, and become familiar with various areas of responsibility in the process?

The targeted way to professional success with DB Schenker!

Do you want to be a key player in an international company? Do you want to discover how different business areas work? If so, then our national trainee program "Talents national" is the right thing for you!



  • Duration 1.5 - 2 years
  • Start 1st of October each year
  • 3 - 4 modules lasting 6 months each in different (head office) departments or branches in one of the 8 possible specialist areas.


  • Good to very good degree from a university (Bachelor or Master), a cooperative  state university, an university of applied science and arts or participation in the German Foreign Trade and Logistics Academy (DAV)
  • Relevant practical experience through vocational training or internship
  • Mobility
  • Independent and target-oriented
  • Proficient in German with a good knowledge of English
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Work experience abroad
  • Good communication skills

Enlarge imageTrainee Program Process, Schenker Deutschland AG

What you will discover

The trainee program is a widely diversified program in which you will be given a wide variety of tasks in different locations. This will contribute towards preparing you to take on an area of responsibility.

Through our very varied personal development programs and the accompanying target group specific training courses you will have the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills with our support.

Specialist areas

  • Controlling
  • Innovation/Projects
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Land transportation
  • Air- and Ocean Freight
  • Contract Logistics/SCM
  • Fairs/Special transports


  • Takes place on a professional and personal level
  • The mentor supports you personally in your professional development
  • Integrates you within cross-generational networks
  • Fosters cross-positional and inter-generational knowledge transfer
  • Provides you with the opportunity to receive and give feedback
  • Provides support and assistance through the central personal development department
  • The mentor accompanies you along your career path and helps to plan your individual future steps in collaboration with the personal development department.


  • The „DB Schenker Start“ seminar at the beginning of the program as an e-learning form

  • Two trainee seminars per year on personal development complete with evening program with the Board

  • Other specialist and personal development seminars from our further training program, for example:

    • Conflict management
    • Intercultural skills
    • Leadership


On the basis of specialist or non-specialist projects, we offer you the chance to think outside the box, for example by:

  • Planning a trainee excursion
  • Dealing with topics set by the board
  • Realize social projects


  • Global, i.e. Australia, England, Switzerland Holland etc.
  • Not an integral element of the trainee program
Application Process

Our trainee program starts on the 1st of October each year. The currently advertised trainee positions can be found in our job market (Vacancies) under "trainee program".

Enlarge imageApplication Process, Schenker Deutschland AG

Please upload your CV in the first step. In the following form please fill out the required information and then upload your cover letter and certificates.

You are interested in an international Trainee-Program? Than have a look to the related topic.

Last modified: 14.02.2017

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