Start up! offers far more than an ordinary trainee program. Because it is tailored to suit you, takes your interests and strengths into account, and helps you to plug gaps. Five postings will be waiting for you during the fifteen-to-eighteen month period. All your activities and projects are integrated into the Group's "Compete – Transform – Innovate" strategy.
You spend the familiarization phase in the Headquarters. Here the focus is on the strategy element "Compete". The aim is that you develop your customer, service and market awareness. You will find out how market share is won and new customers are secured.
There is no fixed sequence with the next three modules, "Transform", "Innovate" and "International Project Assignment". In "Transform" you will learn how to drive change. This part of the program deals with, for example, leaner processes and organizational restructuring. You will actively drive change and take responsibility for an idea, product or service.
With "Innovate" you will, of course, get stuck into our innovation areas and into new ideas which will change the market. And learn how to generate enthusiasm for innovation.
Finally, you will pack your bags. We want you to have a global mindset and to develop a sense of inter-cultural differences. So we send you to one of our subsidiaries in Europe which is of particular importance in terms of the Group's strategy.
Your final assignment as a Start up! participant is known as the "Deep Dive." You will again deal with a functional topic, in which you have a special interest. deepen your knowledge and develop your network.