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We passionately shape the future of transportation and welcome equally ambitious new colleagues who want to join us in shaping the road ahead.

Our trainee program offers high-grade prospects for young professionals. Our Global Champion trainee program offers young professionals an exceptional opportunity to develop in an international, challenging, cross-brand environment. If you are ready to break new ground with enthusiasm and extraordinary performance, then our trainee program is exactly the right choice for you.

Global Champion Trainee Program

The trainee program lays the foundation to become tomorrow’s experts or managers of TRATON.

  1. You should have a master’s degree and outstanding academic performance. We expect our trainees to be cooperative and team-focused, to have excellent communication skills and a results-oriented working style.


    If your dedication and academic knowledge are also above average, if you are fluent in English, and if you have already spent time abroad and are internationally minded—then you could be one of our next trainees.

  2. In addition to cross-brand TRATON projects, our Trainees also have the unique opportunity to experience the special characteristics of the various brands as they participate in cross-brand rotations to one or several of the TRATON brands: Scania, MAN, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, or RIO.


    You will experience 15 months fully packed with valuable learning experiences and challenging, real business projects in close cooperation with highly experienced international colleagues.


    Your trainee program starts directly with our cross-brand On-Boarding week, during which you make direct contact with the trainees of all TRATON brands and get a first comprehensive introduction to your TRATON journey. After starting the program you have the possibility to proactively plan your rotations in consultation with your direct manager. The first stage of the program is normally within your home department, followed by three rotations in other departments and brands of the TRATON GROUP. Additionally, the program offers the opportunity to spend time in dealerships.


    After successfully completing the trainee program and demonstrating excellent performance, you have the chance to participate in an extra three-month project module. This offers you the opportunity to work on a real business project in a cross-brand team and present the results to members of the Truck Board.


    You will have a mentor from your home department and from the Corporate Human Resources team throughout the entire program. Once you have finished the program, you will have an excellent network, which will be very valuable for any future function within the TRATON GROUP.



Direct Entry

Working with us requires professional experience, familiarity with an international working environment, mostly managerial experience and conduct. Therefore: If you want to join us directly after graduating with an outstanding result, our Global Champion Trainee Program might be the best choice for you.

What it takes

  1. Apply for a job

    Search for a position that matches your skills and your qualifications and apply through our online recruitment tool.

  2. Pre-selection

    Our HR consultant will review your application documents carefully. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible and will let you know if your profile seems to be a good fit.

  3. Phone interview

    If your profile meets our requirements, you will be invited to a phone interview with our HR department so that we can get a better idea of your experience.

  4. Face-to-face interview

    If your phone interview is successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview with the Head of the Business Unit and our HR consultant. Here you will have the chance to get to know us and show your full potential. In order to have a more in-depth discussion and get to know each other better, this may be followed by meetings with other partners and peers.

    After the face-to-face interview we will discuss what we think of you—as will you—and will let you know the outcome as soon as possible.

  5. Contract offer

    We will, of course, discuss your contract and related conditions in depth and will clarify any unanswered questions.

  6. Onboarding

    During your onboarding on your first working day, you will get a good and comprehensive information packet in order to become a full member of the TRATON team as soon as possible.

    Your business unit will welcome you within your department and take care of introductions.

It is in all parties’ interest to keep the recruitment process as fast as possible.  We involve our business units closely in the process to evaluate your application comprehensively.

Nevertheless you may have to wait some time to get final feedback on your application. Your interest in our company matters to us!

How to do it

It is important for us to get to know the real you. In the context of applications and recruitment processes, there are a lot of myths about how organizations process your application. We want you to concentrate on what really matters: you and your career.

Prepare a good first impression

  • We appreciate comprehensive application documents
  • Get in touch with us first if you have any questions or concerns
  • Have a realistic idea of the position and knowledge of the company
  • Have clear expectations about your future work and career

Convince us of your profile

  • Demonstrate your interest and open-mindedness
  • Be prepared to prove your language skills
  • Demonstrate integrity—be aware of your strengths and be able to disclose and handle your weaknesses
  • Attitude counts—we expect you to have a desire to perform and concrete examples to support this