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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.

Job search

Have we awoken your interest? Find your trainee entry in Germany now.

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

We offer local internship for 3-6 months along with management trainee programs for fresh graduates 

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


You can submit your application for the trainee program at Deutsche Telekom throughout the year. To be on the safe side, we suggest that you submit your application at least four months before your planned starting date. 

Online application

The application for the trainee program is made online, directly via the job description. The application should be as carefully prepared as possible so that we can form the most authentic impression of you right from the very start. For instance, we are interested to learn why you would like to work for Deutsche Telekom and what you expect from us. 

We would also like to learn about your skills. This includes your qualification, practical knowledge, and international experiences that could be relevant for your desired position at Deutsche Telekom. Are you involved in social projects or have you even done some of your own projects? Then you must tell us more about them! This helps us immensely to gain an insight into your personality.
As an alternative to a conventional application, you can tell our recruiting team more about yourself as part of an exposé. This is an opportunity for you to make us curious with interesting facts that you couldn’t include in your CV. 
Important: The exposé is entirely voluntary.

Document check

Once we have received your application, our recruiting team will begin to view your documents. We gain an insight into your skills and professional qualifications. However, we believe it is very important to learn more about your personality.

We require around two weeks for this process. You will then receive a response from our recruiting team.

Hiring day

Hiring day is the core of our recruiting process. In a single day, you will decide on your future at Deutsche Telekom.

Welcome to the magenta side

All done! As a trainee, you are now part of Deutsche Telekom and can get ready for interesting professional challenges. Of course, the decision as to which quarter you will join us is as individual as the trainee program itself.


Your contact

Do you have questions regarding the trainee program in Germany?

I am happy to help.

Nadine Rohland, Recruiter Trainee Program Start up!

Nadine Rohland

Recruiter Trainee Program Start up!

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