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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.

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The program at a glance

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The Graduate Program in brief

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. A Welcome Week kicks off the program and helps 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 Graduate Salary

You start with us with an attractive graduate salary. With a bachelor's degree, you start with an annual salary of approximately 51,000€. With a master's degree, your annual salary will be around 55,000€. 

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!

Your learning journey

Tech Track

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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.

Here you find all vacant positions for the Tech Track.

Digital Track

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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.

Here you find all vacant positions for the Digital Track.

The Graduate Program in Detail

Onboarding Week

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 a Welcome Week. Here you will get to know T-Systems and everything that is important 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 Welcome Week November 2022.

Digital Essentials

After that, you start directly with the Digital 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 Digital 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.

Internship (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.

Graduation Week

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.

Your Buddy

During the entire learning journey you will be accompanied by a mentor and benefit from the experience and knowledge of our experts from science and business. Your mentor will help you grow into your role, not only in technical questions, but also personally!

Learn Coaches

Experienced Learn Coaches support you throughout your learning journey. In individual and group coaching sessions, you will receive regular professional feedback for your optimal development. With their guidance, you will experience the agile approach to your personal learning journey.

Here you can download the procedure.

Our Application Process

In the following you will find out how our application process works:

1. 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.  

2. 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. 

3. Interview

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.

4. 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.

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.

Get some insights into the Welcome Week of our Graduate Program


Apply now for the Graduate Program. The start date of the program will be 15.05.2023.

Not the right date? The next round will start on 15. October 2023.

Your contact

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

TSI Graduate Programm Ansprechpartner Philip Maas

Philip Maas

Squad Lead Recruiting: Campus & Graduate Talent Recruiting

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