GROW offers outstanding graduates and young professionals an exceptional start to a career as a specialist. In 18 months, you will get to know the world of logistics as a trainee and be prepared for a later target position with responsible tasks in our Group. The international program includes an assignment abroad!

Program start in April: application phase from the end of September until the end of November of the previous year
Program start in October: application phase from mid-February to mid-April each year

Our GROW program is designed to help high-flying graduates and young professionals launch an exciting and rewarding career in the world of logistics. As one of the next generation of GROW trainees, you'll have the chance to develop your skills and experience, explore the wide range of opportunities open to you, build your professional network and lay the foundations for a brilliant future ahead.
Stay in Germany or spend time abroad?
The choice is yours. When you apply, you can opt for the regular program, and spend all 18 months based in Germany. If you choose the international program, you will spend three months working on an assignment at one of our locations abroad.
Nine specialist areas to choose from
At the application stage, you can also decide the development path you'd like to take and the kind of role you want to work towards. There are nine specialist areas to choose from and it's simply a case of picking the one that best matches your own talents, interests and ambitions:  Whether Business Development & Strategy, Corporate Functions, Finance, Human Resources, Innovation, IT, Sales, Marketing or Operations - you will find the right area for you. If you want to apply for a specific GROW Trainee position you can include the name of the position in your Motivational Letter. 

  • At least a bachelor's degree
  • Strong English skills; German desireable 
  • A talent for communication
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Eagerness to take on new challenges
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Trainings & Career Coaching
  • Cross divisional program
  • Buddy Program
  • Opportunites to work in different departments
  • Strong Network with over 450 GROW alumni


Onboarding Phase ​​​​​​​
During the first six months of your program you get onboarded and you'll start by tackling a project in your specialist area, with the support and guidance of an experienced project manager. It's during this time, that you'll also complete the first of your training units: basic consulting skills.
Exchange Phase
At this point, you'll explore different parts of the business for six months and get an insight into the Group as a whole (including your 3-month secondment abroad, if you join the international program). You'll also complete your second training unit: process improvement & optimization.
Take Over Phase
In the final six months, you'll start preparing for the role you want at the end of the program, whether that involves developing your technical knowledge, your project management capabilities, or softer skills like leadership and communication.


Our GROW trainee program starts twice a year - on April 1st and October 1st.
We select our trainees (m/f/d) in a multi-stage process. We give you the greatest possible transparency so that you are always aware of where you stand in the process. 
Before you start with the application process you can look through the different job descriptions to decide which would fit you best. If you want to apply for one of the nine specialist areas, you can choose that area later on when you clicked the apply button. If you have already picked out a specific GROW position you would like to appply for please mention the name of the position in your motivational letter. 

The first step to apply successfully is to select a position and click on Apply. Please fill in the application form and upload cover letter, CV, Highschool degree, certificate of studies and, if applicable, internship and work references. We recommend pdf as the preferred file format. As soon as we receive your application, it will automatically be added to our applicant database. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.
Once you have overcome the first hurdle with your application, we will invite you to an online assessment. We will send you an e-mail with a code that identifies you and allows us to evaluate you personally. You should schedule 90 minutes for this test.
Start April 1st: mid-October to the end of December of the previous year
Start October 1st: beginning of March to end of April of a year

Based on the data from the online application and, if applicable, the online assessment, a further selection takes place. Successful applicants are invited to a telephone interview, which lasts about 60 minutes.
After a successful telephone interview, you will be invited to the assessment center which takes place in Bonn. Here, we analyze your strengths and areas for development in order to correctly assess your qualifications for the trainee program. Your travel expenses will of course be covered by us.
Following the assessment center, we will inform you of our decision. The applicants who have successfully completed all steps of the selection process will receive an offer from us.
After signing the employment contract, we welcome you as a GROW trainee. Your first day will either be April 1st or October 1st, depending on your intake date. Your Trainee Program will start with a Kick-off Event where you have the chance to meet other Trainees and start your network.


Sarah, Junior Solutions Designer
"The GROW program gave me an insight into various business units and allowed me to spend time in Costa Rica, where I brushed up on my Spanish skills."
Annemarie, Sales Manager
"During the 18 months, I was challenged in various ways, but also received support so that I could develop and extend my own interests and strengths."

Since 2006, more than 500 talented individuals have joined us through our GROW development program. Perhaps more impressively, now experts in their chosen fields, some 90% of them are still with us today. Wherever your talents and interests lie, you could soon be following in their footsteps. If you would like to learn more, please contact our recruiting team at