Recent graduates – Part of the team, right from the start

Are you fresh out of college and looking for the perfect way to start your career?

Apply for our trainee program and we’ll prepare you for global tasks.


The application process for the next Global Graduate Program will start in January 2020.

The Schunk Global Graduate Program is for above-average university graduates from various disciplines, which have already gained some practical and international experience and are willing to take an independent and global approach to their work.
As a trainee, you develop into a highly qualified junior employee for global tasks while getting a comprehensive overview of international structures and processes in the Schunk Group. You are placed in various Schunk companies throughout the world, and interesting projects allow you to put the knowledge you acquired during your studies into practice while constantly building on your skills. International cooperation and practical placements in different countries foster your network and intercultural competence. An overview of our international locations can be found here.

Progress of the Global Graduate Program

Progress of the Global Graduate Program

The program is set up to last 16 months.

The individual stations at which you are employed are tailored to your needs and our requirements. You are involved in strategic projects, carry out operational activities and intensively prepare yourself for your future career. You and all the trainees regularly take part in joint training modules and network events where you can exchange ideas with executives and colleagues, and thus build up your personal network. At the beginning of the program, you will receive an indefinite contract. After completion, we will continue to offer you interesting development and training opportunities in the Schunk Group.

Experiences & Application

“Analyzing the business and problem-solving at different companies has been challenging and rewarding.”


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“I work with many people from different countries and cultures – it’s an exciting experience”

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“I recommend the program to all graduates who enjoy working on different kinds of projects in an international setting.”


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Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application!

The application process for the next Global Graduate Program will start in January 2020.

Apply in English only via our online application portal. After a pre-selection, all candidates will be invited to an interview. Then there will be an online test, and finally the selection process takes place. If you correspond with this profile and are open to trying something new, are business-minded and quickly want to assume professional responsibility, then the Schunk Global Graduate Program can offer you challenging prospects.

You should have the following:

  • An above-average degree (master’s or diploma)
  • Some international and practical experience, for example through an international semester or an internship
  • Very good English skills (at least C1 level according to CEFR)
  • Ability to independently learn how to handle complex tasks
  • Willingness to work abroad
  • A high level of initiative and commitment
  • Efficient and goal-oriented approach
  • Outstanding ability to communicate and work in teams