A man and a woman are looking at something on a computer.

The Graduate Program – Your leap into working life

Become a digitization expert! With our Graduate Program, you are well prepared for your career start.

Tech or Digital – The decision is yours!

Our Graduate Program is made for ambitious graduates. You have the choice between two development paths: Tech or Digital. In addition to exciting technical training, you can expect practical assignments that are accompanied by experts. In addition, you will be accompanied by a Learn Coach for the entire duration of the program. After completing the program, you'll be ready to hit the ground running at T-Systems.

We answer your questions

Check out our Jobinar where we answer questions about our Graduate Program.

The program at a glance

A man is writing something on a whiteboard. A woman is standing next to him and thinking.

Are you a university graduate with ambitions and a desire to learn? Do you want to start your career, take over responsibility, but also develop and learn more in regards to IT-driven content? Then become part of the T-Systems Graduate Program. Here, theory, practice and personal responsibility are optimally combined.

Our 6 or 9-month Graduate Program starts in May and October 2023. The program is divided into seven phases, with a mix of theory and practice. The onboarding days kick off the program and help you get started. After that, you will go through different learning phases as well as exciting and varied practical assignments according to your chosen track: Digital or Tech. During your entire learning journey, you will be supported by experienced mentors and agile coaches.

Your learning journey

In the Graduate Program you have the choice between two different tracks – Tech or Digital. Here you can find out which one is right for you.

two men sitting on the floor

Tech Track

Are you passionate about IT? Then the Tech Track is just right for you. Within nine months, you will learn everything you need to know as an IT specialist and put your knowledge into practice in projects. You will focus on architecture and consulting, deepen your knowledge of innovative technologies and help shape the digital transformation. In line with your future role, the Learning Journey includes the acquisition of a certification from our partners such as Google, AWS or Microsoft. With the Tech Track, you will successfully start your IT career at T-Systems.

Man and woman write something on postits

Digital Track

Do you want to shape the digital world of tomorrow? Would project management and consulting be right up your alley? Then the Digital Track is the right choice for you. In six months, you'll learn the digital basics and expand your skillset in practice. Act as the link between business and IT. You will manage exciting projects, gather industry-specific know-how and advise our customers. To prove your skills, you will receive a certificate matching your specialization. Now you're ready to hit the ground running at T-Systems.

The process of your Graduate Program

Take a look at the detailed process to get an overview of your time as a graduate at T-Systems. Throughout your learning journey, you will be accompanied by mentors. Both during your time at the company and through group coaching sessions, in which you will receive continuous professional feedback for your optimal development.


Onboarding Days

Starting out in a company as large and complex as T-Systems involves a lot of new impressions and information. That's why we start the Graduate Program with the Onboarding Days. Here you will get to know T-Systems and everything that is relevant for your start. And most importantly, you'll get to know the other graduates and build up your network within the company from day one.

Get some insights from the Onboarding Days in November 2022.

Essentials-Getting started

After that, you start directly with the Essentials, your first learning block on-site and virtually. You will gain initial insights into the topics of digitalization, project management and much more. The Essentials are accompanied by Team Challenges that will help you and your graduate colleagues grow together and show you hands-on what challenges we face as T-Systems but also our customers face.

Assignment 1

You will apply the knowledge you have gained so far in your first assignment at your "home base" and gain an in-depth insight into the topics and projects of your department. You will be assigned your first tasks and responsibilities and learn what it means to work in your future role and what it is like to work in an agile environment.

Refresher (optional)
We are convinced that lifelong learning should be an integral part of your development. That's why it's a good idea to get to know other areas of T-Systems right from the start, to see what other business units are working on and how these different topics play into T-Systems' overall goal. In an optional 2-week internship in another area, you will learn exactly that and be able to further expand your network.


Tracks & In-depth knowledge
While the first training sessions were of a more general nature and mostly took place in the group as a whole, you will now go deeper into your area of expertise according to your track and target unit.

In the digital track, you will receive trainings in project management and complete it with a generally recognized certification (e.g. PRINCE2). In addition to sessions on agile project management and a certification as a SCRUM master, you will also receive trainings in the basics of software development as well as an overview of the processes in IT projects. This prepares you ideally to understand and manage IT-related projects.

The tech track includes trainings in modern software engineering, architecture and programming. Depending on the focus of future role, you will receive trainings in Python, Spring Boot, Terraform and Ansible, for example. In addition, you will receive cloud trainings and complete a certificate on Architecture from our partners Google, AWS or Microsoft.

Assignment 2

Now that you have gained in-depth knowledge and first practical experience, you start your second assignment in your target area. Take on bigger assignments and more responsibility before you finish the program with a graduation week and start in your target role.


Of course, a graduation ceremony is not to be missed. We will celebrate your success with you and your graduate colleagues and set ourselves exciting challenges once again.

Here you can download the procedure.

Your Graduate Salary

With us, you will start with an attractive graduate salary. As a Bachelor's graduate, you can expect a starting salary of around 51,000 euros. With a Master's degree, you will start with an annual salary of approximately 55,000 euros.

From day one, you'll have a permanent employment contract with all the benefits T-Systems has to offer. From company pension plans to employee shares, health checks to individual personal and professional development, everything is included for you!

Sounds exciting? Join us! For our Graduate Program we are looking for IT talents of today and tomorrow with the desire to learn and grow. We are looking forward to your application!

You can get started in these business units

Sounds exciting up to this point, but you don't know which topic is the right one for you? Find out here.

  • Automotive

    A man and a woman get into a car

    For automotive and manufacturing technology enthusiasts

    Are you looking to kick-start your career in the exciting world of automotive and manufacturing technology? Look no further! The Business Area automotive and manufacturing Industries specializes in providing innovative IT and digital solutions to the industry's top players. We offer a dynamic and challenging work environment where you can put your skills to the test and grow professionally. From advising on customer experience to implementing sustainable solutions, there's always something new and exciting to work on. Our focus is not only on a secure and high-performance IT infrastructure, but also on innovative, digital projects that sustainably change our lifestyle and the way we use mobility. We advise, implement and operate our customers in terms of Customer Experience, Software-defined Vehicle, Industry-X, Sustainability & Corporate Efficiency. 

  • Public

    A man and a woman sit in front of a wall full of screens

    Digitization of authorities is boring? Not true

    T-Systems supports federal and state governments, cities and municipalities, security authorities, churches and social institutions, as well as science, teaching and research in their digital transformation. Whether it's new processes in the area of online access law, enabling vaccinations or the disbursement of social benefits – we are there.    

    The Digital Solutions portfolio unit is part of T-Systems and, as a digital enabler, is the unit for digitalization. Our unit's services range from individual services to end-to-end solutions. We provide our customers with expert support at all stages of their transformation. We see ourselves as innovation drivers and make our customers' businesses fit for the digital future. We as the Business Area Publicare responsible for innovation topics for public sector clients. In doing so, we bundle competencies and capacities of industry-specific, vertical solutions for federal, state and local governments. Our customers need a transformation of their current system worlds toward ever greater digitization of their processes. To this end, we advise and support them with services and solutions relating to the design, development, maintenance and operation of software-based solutions for the public sector. State-of-the-art technologies and frameworks such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, self-sovereign identity, IoT and RPA allow us to advise and support customers accordingly.

  • Public Transport

    Transmission mast in front of the Cologne Cathedral and the Deutzer Bridge

    Mobility, Transport & Logistics – we bring you forward!

    The Mobility, Transport & Logistics (MTL) business area digitizes the mobility of people and the transport of goods. Four specialized business units create industry-specific solutions, from packing station software to digital displays of bus and light rail departures to departure information at airports. From the software of toll terminals to the digital waybill, terminal management at international airports to the control system for local transport companies. Thanks to T-Systems software, air passengers find the right gate and bus users the right vehicle.  

    With our solutions, we provide comprehensible information, simplified processes and faster handling. We integrate partner systems and other applications to create a complete solution for our customers. In international teams, we develop new ideas to support our customers and respond to major trends. With T-Systems software, we increase the attractiveness of public transport and thus contribute to the traffic turnaround. Through optimized routes in logistics, we reduce the number of kilometers driven, and through optimized deployment planning, services are set up to meet long-term and short-term demand.  

    Our experts bring more than 20 years of industry experience to the table. More than 40 airports worldwide use T-Systems applications for intelligent airport management. T-Systems software manages one of the world's largest networked vehicle fleets with over 13 million vehicles and supports the transportation of 350 million passengers per year in the Ruhr area.

  • Enterprise Management

    A group of young students are sitting at a table and working together

     Enterprise Content Management –  become a digitization expert

    The digital world is constantly changing, and so are we. 

    As an Enterprise Content Management unit, we are the experts when it comes to digitizing information management in companies. How can work processes be simplified, how can more transparency be created and error rates reduced? We offer companies and organizations of all sizes and in all industries innovative solutions for their digital needs.

    In doing so, we always follow the philosophy to move with current digital transformations as well as to recognize trends and set them ourselves. In our international ECM team, the focus is on connectivity, digital, cloud & infrastructure, and security. Join us and be part of our Expert consulting teams.

  • Smart Solutions

    Interior cockpit of a car and hands typing on a smartphone

    Shape the mobility of the future with us

    In the Autonomous Driving chapter, we support our customers in the implementation of autonomous and highly automated driving. To this end, we develop software solutions for our customers to implement these requirements more efficiently and faster.  

    Mobility of the future means intelligently networked driving. But there is still a long way to go before vehicles can connect with each other or with other mobility services, or even drive completely autonomously. There is probably no more technical challenging project in the automotive industry at present, for which almost all digital technologies have to be integrated and managed. T-Systems is your reliable development and implementation partner here.

  • Cloud

    A man closes a glass door in the data center

    For technology-enthusiastic future designers

    Cloud computing is one of the main areas of expertise for T-Systems in which we stand ahead of our competitors. Using the potential of cloud, we help our customers to tackle their business challenges and expand and adapt rapidly to meet their short-term and long-term strategic goals. Within digital solutions, we focus on application-led philosophy in cloud migration and transformation solutions to fully design a dedicated cloud journey for each customer. This allows our customer to benefit from the full potential of cloud computing and architect and evolve their cloud infrastructure using continuous modernization approach.

    We have deep expertise in main public cloud platforms including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google GCP, as well as Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) hosted within our data centers. As our customers’ needs are expanding, we are working to expand our teams to meet these demands. This has given us the possibility to do active recruiting in many areas of cloud computing, including migrations, transformations, advisory, security, DevTestSecOps, and data.

    T-Systems International is the most reliable technology consulting partner for several industries within Germany and other international locations. We have proven excellent delivery within automotive and public sector in Germany. Some of the biggest players in automotive and manufacturing rely on our services for their day to day operations.

  • Automation

    Two students sit together in front of a laptop in a lecture hall

    Help us equip our customers for the digital future

    The PU Digital is part of T-Systems and, as a digital enabler, is the unit for the topic of digitization. The services provided by our unit range from individual services to end-to-end solutions. We provide our customers with expert support at all stages of their transformation. We see ourselves as innovation drivers and make our customers´ businesses fit for the digital future. 

    At the Digital Enabler, we pursue new and innovative topics (e.g., iBPM, RPA, Machine Learning) as the Emerging Technologies area, are responsible for building the delivery models and generating added value for our customers by leveraging the innovations in digitalization and automation. We work closely with industry sectors to create the ideal combination of industry and technology expertise, thereby offering hyperautomation pipelines adapted to the customer.

Highlights of what awaits you

A permanent position

You’ll be a permanent hire at T-Systems – not only after you complete the program, but as soon as you start your learning journey.

Top-class certification

Upon completing the program, you’ll receive an internationally recognized certificate that matches your qualifications.

Renowned university

Our partnership with RWTH Aachen University enables you to take exclusive courses, gaining the latest insights from science.

New Work at T-Systems

Flexible, activity-based working at our Meet & Connect Hubs. Working from home. Work-life balance. International collaboration. These aren’t just empty buzzwords; we live them at T-Systems every day.

Application process

Here you will find the application process. After just four steps, we'll welcome you to T-Systems.

Online Application

You can apply for the Graduate Program online, directly via the job descriptions. Since T-Systems and our topics are very diverse, we have posted the job descriptions according to our main topics. If you are interested in more than one area, feel free to apply for more than one position!

So that we can get an authentic picture of you right from the start, use the application as a platform for this! For example, we are interested in why you want to work for T-Systems and what drives you. However, a cover letter is not mandatory.

We should also be able to get an overview of your skills. In addition to your professional and educational qualifications, this also includes practical knowledge and international experience that could be relevant to your desired position. 

You can find helpful information for your application in our application tips.

Document Check

As soon as we receive your application, our recruiting team will start looking through your documents. We get an overview of your skills and professional qualifications. A short phone call serves to clarify any open points as well as questions on your side.


The interview is the heart of our recruiting process. Here, we want to get to know you better in a virtual or face-to-face interview and give you the opportunity to get to know T-Systems and your potential future colleagues. We also plan enough time for your questions. If there is a need on your side or ours, there could be a second interview. After the interview, you will receive feedback and the final selection decision.

Welcome to T-Systems

Now you've made it! You are now a T-Systems Graduate and part of the Magenta family. You can look forward to interesting professional challenges.



The next round will start on 15. October 2023. We are looking forward to your application!

Your contact

Do you have questions about the Graduate Program? I’ll be happy to help.

Do you visit t-systems.com outside of Germany? Visit the local website for more information and offers for your country.