Management Trainee

Become a management trainee at the KION Group

Are you ready to take your first step on the career ladder – preferably with a company that can help you get ahead? One that offers you the opportunity to take on responsibility and realize your own ideas? Find out everything you need to know about the management trainee program within the KION Group.

Working for KION

We, the KION Group, are a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions around the world. Speaking of worldwide: Are you eager to be involved in global projects? We optimize logistics solutions, information systems, and material handling systems in over 100 countries for customers who appreciate innovation. Are you ambitious, know what you are capable of, and want to achieve a lot? Every one of our around 40,000 employees has the chance to realize their career goals with us – you can take the first step on our management trainee program.

The management trainee program

At the heart of the program is your target function, where you will quickly assume responsibility within the KION Group. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the Group’s many different activities. You will also quickly get to know all the important interfaces within the KION Group that ensure cross-functional collaboration based on partnership and trust.

Over the program’s 18 months, you will get to know several of the company’s locations. You will spend five months at one of our international locations; after all, what would a global management trainee program be without the opportunity to broaden your horizons?

From the outset, you will have the opportunity to play an important role within the KION Group and be a member of an effective and friendly team. In addition to a multifaceted job, you can look forward to exciting career opportunities and above-market remuneration. We look forward to getting to know you and the ideas that motivate you.

Your sections

Start

The program starts every year on October 1st with a joint Welcome Day.

Base Camp Part I

5 days

Focus on your development

You will get to know us and the other trainees in a one-week base camp. There, you will be working together to complete various training modules.

1

Section 1

5 months

Starting in your home base

During the first five months, you will learn all about your specialist function in detail.

2

Section 2

4 months

Your cross-functional section

In the next step, you will become familiar with the most important interfaces within your area and take on interdisciplinary tasks.

Base Camp Part II

5 days

Focus on your development

During the 5-day base camp, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of individual subjects in a number of trainings together with your fellow trainees.

3

Section 3

5 months

Your international section

The international orientation of the program is completed by a 5-month assignment at one of our international locations.

4

Section 4

4 months

Return to your home base

During the program’s final four months, you will have the opportunity to put the many new skills and tasks you have learned to good use in your target function.

Finish

After 18 months of the trainee program you are ready to start successfully in your target function.

Your application

Will you be a good fit? Let's find out! Do you want to actively play a role in driving the Internet of Things forward, rather than merely going with the flow?

We keep the world moving. Join us!

We want to attract and develop highly talented people worldwide and prepare them for challenging responsibilities in the KION Group. Show us what you can do! Find out about the individual steps of the selection process and what is particularly important to us. The entire selection process is conducted in English.

The selection process will close at the beginning of May 2022 with the assessment center taking place end of May.

Application process

Step 1: Submit your application documents and video recording

Please use our application form to submit your entire set of documents, including your cover letter and résumé in English as well as references and certificates.

Afterwards, please submit your video recording through our platform.

We look forward to getting to know you during a video interview.

If the chemistry is right, and we mutually agree that you are suitable for the management trainee program, you will be asked to prove your cognitive skills.

You have almost made it. In the final round of the selection process, the assessment center is your chance to shine by demonstrating additional competencies.

Congratulations! You will receive your employment contract and start the management trainee program on October 1, 2022.

Trainees with a US home base can start as early as June 1, 2022.

Trainees report on their start

Young, above-average graduates who have a great deal of energy and aspire to an international career — our management trainees.

What we offer

  • In addition to a multifaceted job, you can look forward to exciting career opportunities and above-market remuneration.
  • You will quickly get to know all the important interfaces that ensure cross-functional collaboration based on partnership and trust.
  • The global orientation of the program is complemented by a 5-month assignment at one of our international locations.
  • From the start, we will assign you tasks for which you will have individual responsibility, giving you the opportunity to contribute your own ideas.
  • Your mentor, one of our KION executives, will support you along your journey and will drive your personal development.
Contact person

Timo Schwarz

Director Talent Attraction & Retention - Corporate Human Resources