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Jungheinrich International Graduate Programme

Trainee Programme

With Jungheinrich's "JIG" trainee programme, you will be riding the wave of success right from the start: In your home country and abroad, you will master exciting tasks and develop your leadership and management skills. During this time, you will lay the foundation for your career.

What you will do during the trainee programme

  • Develop your personal and professional skills on an exciting, international and challenging path through the programme
  • Improve your leadership and management skills in different departments
  • Focus on your strengths and talents through individual coaching
  • Take on responsibility in several cross-functional projects
  • Take charge of your personalized and structured development and career path through constant exchange with your career sponsor and HR
  • Get to know every facet of the company and business model
  • Build a global network through interdisciplinary events

The trainee programme at a glance

Current positions for graduates

Are you interested in a career outside your home country? Visit the pages of our foreign subsidiaries.

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Meet our current JIG Class

Trainee Stories

Important facts about the trainee programme

Are you interested in learning more about the trainee programme at Jungheinrich? Scroll down and learn about the programme, the supporting roles during your time as a trainee, and the class networking. You will also find everything you need to know about the application process.


Statements from the Board to the trainee programme

JIG Vorstandsporträt Dr. Lars Brzoska

Dr. Lars Brzoska

Chairman of the Board of Management

„We strive for global growth – every day. We therefore need clever and highly motivated people on board who are aiming for an international and challenging career at a global company. The award-winning JIG programme is the perfect place to begin“.


JIG Vorstandsporträt Christian Erlach

Christian Erlach

Member of the Board of Management Sales

„After successfully completing the programme, our trainees know Jungheinrich like the back of their hand. Also the possibility to build a large, company-wide network is a once in a lifetime chance and prepares for all following challenges“.


JIG Vorstandsporträt Dr. Volker Hues

Dr. Volker Hues

Member of the Board of Management Finance

„The programme’s flexibility, structure and projects make it the perfect tool for gaining a deep understanding of Jungheinrich. Trainees develop a wide range of skills to help them cope with the challenges of today, such as digitalisation and Intralogistics 4.0“.



Sabine Neuß

Sabine Neuß

Member of the Board of Management Technics

Designing the future logistics requires highly qualified specialists. During the programme all our trainees learn to challenge themselves on an everyday basis. Working on specific projects and not loosing the bigger picture enables them to position Jungheinrich as an innovative market leader“.


Personal contact

Portrait Editha Schölermann

Editha Schölermann

HR Corporate Development

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

*For easier reading, we generally use the masculine form on our careers website. This implies persons of all genders.

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