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Opportunities for Students

Get a fresh career start with our trainee program, write your thesis here or gain initial practical experience through an internship or student job.

Career launch programs at VTG

Are you looking to gain initial work experience during or after your studies? At a renowned international company? Would you like to work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? Then you have come to the right place! We offer students exciting prospects in an industry with a bright future.
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Got your university degree lined up? Have you graduated with a very good degree and want to restart your career or continue to develop your skills?

VTG is offering you the opportunity to join as a trainee with a variety of specializations. You choose which of the following areas you would like to specialize in: 

  • Technology
  • Sales
  • Logistics


Your training will have a strong operational, on-the-job emphasis, including stints in selected disciplines within the VTG Group. This intensive program will prepare you personally, professionally and methodologically for challenging activities in the given areas.

What you can expect of us:

  • Flexible start dates with an open-ended employment contract
  • A structured individual development plan built around regular dialogue with the given department and the Human Resources department
  • Deployment in various units within your chosen discipline and at relevant interfaces within the company
  • A stay abroad is an integral part of the program
  • Intensive involvement in day-to-day business and strategic projects
  • Opportunities to focus on specific skills and interests, effectively involving you in shaping your own trainee program
  • Individual care and support through regular feedback meetings and a personal mentor
  • Ability to build a cross-functional and interdepartmental network
  • A broad selection of advanced training and development options


What we expect of you:

  • A (very) good higher education degree (bachelor’s/master’s degree or diploma)
  • A major field of study that is relevant to the discipline you choose
  • Initial practical experience in the form of relevant industrial internships or training
  • Business-fluent spoken and written English


Interested? Then apply for one of our current vacancies or send us an unsolicited application.

Would you like to get to know the world of work hands-on and experience a company from the inside during your studies?

In a team setting, you get to take part in exciting projects at VTG. We give you the chance to put theory into practice, establish new contacts, work independently and contribute your skills and ideas. You can choose between working in wagon leasing, logistics or one of our administrative departments.

Interested? Then please send an unsolicited application.


Looking for an exciting company in which to write your thesis?

At VTG you will find the perfect setting for such a task. With their professional skills and knowledge of the company our staff will help you find an interesting topic. They are also available to answer your questions during the writing process.

Interested? Then please send an unsolicited application.


Want to gain practical experience with an international company while you are still studying?

A student job at VTG lets you get to know a company from the inside during your studies. Your dealings with colleagues and other students will help you establish valuable contacts and build a network within our company. The areas in which you work and the time you devote to your job can be arranged on a flexible basis.

Interested? Then apply for one of our current vacancies or send us an unsolicited application.

What we have to offer

Alongside a varied array of assignments and a great working atmosphere, you will also experience the following benefits:

  • Individual support and focused development
  • A personal mentor
  • Flexible working hours
  • Add-on benefits such as meal subsidies and accident insurance etc.
  • An attractive pay package
  • The option of mobile working arrangements

FAQs for students

The answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the trainee program and the application process are given below.

Our trainee programs have no fixed start dates: Each one is launched flexibly in consultation with the applicant. The trainee program lasts for a total of 18 months.


Yes, you will. Every trainee is accompanied by a mentor throughout the program and, where necessary, even afterwards. Following your selection procedure, this mentor will be nominated by the Human Resources (HR) department in consultation with the HR manager. You will also have regular meetings with the HR manager, and former trainees will likewise be happy to answer any questions you have.

Please submit your application in digital form only by clicking the “Apply now” button in our job ads on the careers page. Your application will then automatically be forwarded to our applicants tool and will reach the person responsible quickly. For technical reasons, we cannot accept applications submitted on paper or by e‑mail.



Trainee program: Cover letter, résumé in tabular form, study report with an up-to-date overview of your grades, internship certificates

Internship: Cover letter stating the timeframe and whether you are applying for a voluntary or compulsory internship, a résumé in tabular form, school and study reports, your study regulations (if you are applying for a compulsory internship)

Thesis: Cover letter stating your focus of interest, the topic and the timeframe, a résumé in tabular form, school and study reports, your study regulations

Student job: Cover letter, résumé in tabular form, study report with an up-to-date overview of your grades, internship certificates

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