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Start up! trainee program - your career booster

The individual program of Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany in which you actively shape your project assignments according to your interests.

The flexible start for your career

With our individual trainee program, you can find exactly the field that suits you. In just 18 months, you will get to know our corporate group in Germany in up to five project assignments (including one assignment abroad), you will network within our community and work in challenging projects.

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The choice is yours

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As a trainee with us, you can choose to focus on one of the following:

  • Group Development/M&A
  • Finance and Controlling
  • Data Security, Law and Compliance
  • Public and Regulatory Affairs
  • Network Technology 
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Internet of Things, Cloud Solutions, Big Data
  • Corporate Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Sales and Services
  • Inhouse-Consulting

Trainee program schedule

Schematic representation trainee program procedure

Our 18-month trainee program begins every three months, giving you flexibility over when to start. Within a short period of time, you will get to know our working world and develop your own ideas and projects in the trainee community. Regular discussions about knowledge and experiences as well as individual training sessions and workshops give you room to develop personally. You will gain new impressions and perspectives during your three-month foreign placement in one of our subsidiaries in Europe or worldwide. After completing the trainee program, you are ready to take on a position of responsibility within the Group. 

Our infographic shows you the program's schedule in detail.

Tasks and requirements

Are Technology and innovative IT solutions what you're passionate about? Are you full of drive? Do you like to be challenged, are you curious and do you have the courage to think differently and set things in motion? Great, then we offer exciting topics in fields such as Smart City, Internet of Things (IoT) and IT Security, which will have a lasting influence in the digital future.

We welcome international applicants who speak fluent English and B1-level German.

Application process

Schematic representation trainee program application process

You can apply for our trainee program in Germany online at any time. Make us curious!

Document check

After receipt of your application, we will take a detailed look at your documents. We will gain an overview of your abilities and qualifications. Above all, though, we would like to find out more about your personality.

Online game and group assessment center

We will invite you to a group assessment center in Bonn. Prior to this, we ask you to take part in an online game. This is a part of the selection process. Thanks to this online game, the selection process in Bonn is reduced to half a day. The game runs through very specific career situations. We are interested to find out how team-spirited and creative you are.

Expert interview

After the assessment center, there will be an interview with employees from each specialist area to which you have applied. Directly after this interview, you will find out if you can start as a trainee with us.


Your contact

Do you have questions regarding the trainee program in Germany?

I am happy to help.

Fiona Fürstmann, Recruiterin Traineeprogramm Start up!

Fiona Fürstmann

Recruiter Trainee Program Start up!

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