Appetite for learning

At METRO GROUP, identifying, developing and retaining talented, dedicated employees are crucial to our long-term staff growth strategy.

We use modern, standardised methods to spot talented individuals and create structured appraisals to further develop their skills. Employees receive extensive support and are prepared for future challenges with the help of target group-specific learning paths with innovative learning solutions.

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23,8 hours of individual training on average per year

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Trainee programme

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University and college graduates looking to start their first job need look no further than METRO GROUP. Our trainee programmes are designed to support your skills development so you're prepared to tackle challenging roles as they come your way. And your development doesn't stop once you've completed the programme either. Individual development opportunities become available as you gain more experience, so if you have sound skills in a specific field, team spirit and leadership qualities, you'll also have excellent career prospects with us.

A clear career plan

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Defining your career goals - and then ensuring you reach them - is as important to us as it is to you. So every year, METRO GROUP conducts structured performance evaluations and appraisals with executives and professionals in key positions. Our aim is to assess your individual achievements and skills using defined leadership parameters, and then structure your development plans according to your results and ambitions. This means we can identify people's goals from day one, and then support them as they strive to achieve them.

Ongoing staff development

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We grow our people to grow our business. That's why we are creating an inclusive working environment in which people are fully engaged. We want our people to strive to do their best, so we are strengthening our leadership capabilities and building common ground for open minds - and bigger, more courageous hearts.

Our ongoing executive and staff development plan includes a joint vision for everyone at METRO GROUP. We are constantly looking for new ways, concepts and tools to help develop talent and leaders through our courses around the world. For example, our Development Centres help people identify individual strengths and new areas of learning, provide recommendations for further development and foster an open feedback culture. They are just one example of the ways in which we're supporting our people to set new goals and then achieve them.

Management training

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METRO GROUP believes that our employees have the potential to become leaders. That's why we invest in your future and nurture a sustainable leadership culture.

We want to ensure that professionals within METRO GROUP stay up to date with the latest business management approaches and methods. We therefore offer the retail group's current and future executives additional training and development opportunities.

We offer a range of workshops to strengthen every manager and every employee to be an authentic leader, a person with absolute personal responsibility. In this way, we support individuals and teams in gaining self-confidence as well as a sense of connection and closeness, in order to cultivate mutual appreciation and trust. We also encourage peer coaching as well as open communication through giving and receiving feedback.

International Induction Training

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METRO GROUP executives profit from a specially developed training: our International Induction Programme "Connect". It provides managers right from the start with fundamental information about our corporate strategy and the Group companies' concepts. In addition, the programme serves as a platform to exchange knowledge and to build international networks among colleagues. But most importantly, the programme is designed to direct our mindset to what is at the core of our business: the customer.


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