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Talents@DB Schenker

Move ahead with us in the world of logistics!

Would you like to gain an in-depth view of our activities in Malaysia? Would you like to meet key customers from the high tech industry in the USA? On our program Talents@DB Schenker you will discover the entire world of logistics.


The Talents@DB Schenker Trainee Program commences with an induction week in which you will meet the other trainees and gain an initial insight into our company. Over this 18 month period you will work in every important business area in our company. Furthermore, phases abroad will offer you the opportunity to get an overview of our international company culture.

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For our trainee program Talents@DB Schenker we are searching for motivated and dedicated graduates. Your qualifications, professional experience to date and your personality play a key role in the selection process. Concrete requirements are: 

  • A good to very good degree, preferably with a major in logistics
  • Initial professional experience through Internships and/or previous  experience in the logistics sector
  • Advanced English skills and basic German. 
  • Other  languages are of benefit
  • Good interpersonal and intercultural skills (internships abroad, etc)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and independence
  • Advanced analytical skills and conceptualized style of thinking     
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Proficient in MS-Office
What you will discover

You will gain an insight into our international company culture and into the business departments: Air and Ocean Freight, Land Transport, Key Account Management/Sales, Contract Logistics/SCM, Finance, HR and IT. You will be working in our head office in Essen, Germany as well as our subsidiaries worldwide. This will offer you an overview of the industry’s complexity and give you the opportunity to build your own network in our company.
During the on-the-job phases you will be introduced to our wide range of business activities whilst being given the opportunity having the chance to gain international and professional experiences. In between the on-the-job phases you will be offered the opportunity to participate in further trainings (off-the-job training) to strengthen e.g. your project management and presentation skills amongst other things. Several workshops will familiarize you with our logistics processes and methods.
Before starting the program, you will have already choosen your target department in which you will be working for the first six months. Afterwards you will get to know our other business units as well.


Two of our current trainees have written about their time abroad. Read about their tasks and the experience they gained along the way.

Katja’s experience in Singapore
(October – December 2011)

Tasks and projects:

  • Development of a customer loyalty strategy in order to
    target regional customers in the Asia Pacific area   
  • Analysis of the Aerospace area through reports, staff
    satisfaction surveys and IT-tools
  • Creation of a document draft to be used in the process
    description for the implementation in the Aerospace area. 

Personal experiences:
"Working abroad has offered me a good insight into the different sectors of industry. From the first day on my colleagues gave me the support and help I needed, both for professional challenges and in terms of my private life. I got to know my colleagues better during a team event and I now feel like an integrated member of the team. I look forward to seeing what awaits me in Singapore!"

Florian’s experience in San Francisco
(April – September 2011)

Tasks and projects:

  • Support in the maintenance and implementation of key
  • Preparation of and participation in customer meetings
  • Analysis of a global transport project
  • Preparation and drafting of KPI Reports
  • Development of a SharePoint Platform
  • Support in the analysis and optimization of local operative
  • Preparation of rates for sea-freight tenders

Personal experiences:
"Whilst in the USA I participated in the Intersolar fair in North America and gained an impressive amount of operative air freight expertise. Through the international aspect of my work I had the opportunity to meet people from Singapore and the USA. Due to the proximity to Silicon Valley I was also able to considerably expand my knowledge of the electronic industry. Furthermore, I got the chance to analyze highly complex air freight rates which taught me a lot. In retrospect I can say that it was a great period of my life and that I gained an in-depth insight into the logistics industry.

Application Process

Our multi-stage application process consists of an online test, a telephone interview and an assessment center. Take a look at the following illustration to find out more about the individual steps.

Enlarge imageTalents@DB Schenker Logistics: Application process, DB Schenker

Are you interested in being part of our trainee program in the logistics sector? Then take your first step towards an international management career and send us your complete application portfolio (including a cover letter, CV, a transcript of records or university diploma, a copy of your A-level certificates and, if available, internship and work references) in English by e-mail to: talents2017@deutschebahn.com

Last modified: 26.10.2016

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