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At METRO GROUP, we understand that our success relies on the success of our people. We also understand that you may not know exactly what you want your career to look like when you come straight out of college or university.

That's why we have a range of programmes and initiatives for students and graduates that can help you find your passion. By supporting your growth, happiness and success, together we can ensure our business continues to grow and succeed, just like you.

Every year, more and more students and graduates are joining METRO GROUP because we're one of just a few companies in Germany that offer international development and career opportunities from the moment you start your career - in a range of different companies. Join us and you will be in charge of your career from day one.

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320 different learning modules available in our training programme

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60 percent of our trainees advance to a full-time position at one of our sales brands


Are you currently studying at university? Are you looking for an internship, a placement or even a partnership to add another level of experience to your learning? METRO GROUP offers these opportunities and more to students.

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Internship opportunities

Are you keen to gain industry experience while you're studying? Would you like to experience and influence a multifaceted international retail business? That's exactly what’s on offer with a METRO GROUP internship.

Over three months or more, METRO GROUP interns are given the opportunity to actively use their academic knowledge in exciting projects, independently tackle complex tasks and familiarise themselves with the group's corporate and management culture. To qualify, you must be in at least your second semester at university, be a fast learner with plenty of initiative, and have a good command of MS Office and the English language."

Work part-time while you study

We know some people have ambitions to apply their ideas in the workplace while they're still learning at university. That's why, at METRO GROUP, we offer flexible part-time arrangements to passionate, motivated students. While completing your academic studies, you'll work independently on interesting projects and assignments while gaining first-hand retail and wholesale experience. These insights into working life can help you decide what career path you want to pursue.

Academic dissertations

METRO GROUP supports students completing academic dissertations that are linked to the retail or wholesale industry. As a rule, we don't suggest topics, but we are open to all proposals.

Candidates must already have completed an internship in a relevant part of the company. That way you already know how we work and don't have to get used to new processes, but can focus on your dissertation project.


Dual studies

For students studying at a vocational academy or a university of applied sciences, METRO GROUP in Germany offers dual study options. This allows you to combine your theoretical studies with practical, on-the-job experience and gives you a clear advantage right from the start of your career. What's more, you'll earn a training salary for the duration of the traineeship.

Find out more and apply for vocational courses here.

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METRO GROUP introduces a more practical aspect to academia. The retail and wholesale company has established partnerships with selected universities, colleges, universities of applied sciences and student organisations. As well as offering study trips, experts from the Group give talks, company presentations and series of lectures involving different speakers. All of this provides young people with an interesting insight into the fascinating world of retail.

Furthermore, METRO GROUP cooperates with the career network Careerloft and the student organisation Enactus.

Careerloft is an exclusive career network and promotional programme for talented students and graduates that brings together young talents and attractive employers, both online and in their loft in Berlin.

Enactus is the largest international student organisation with 62,000 students at 1,600 universities in 39 countries. Enactus students take an entrepreneurial approach to their projects, apply methods from the real business world and thus improve people's living standards and quality of life in the long term. METRO GROUP, as a partner of Enactus, supports the students in these projects.


If you have recently graduated from university or are about to, take a look at how your career can really take off with the support of METRO GROUP.

For graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit: learn more and develop further with METRO GROUP. In this dynamic work environment, we have all the opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

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28,4 percent part-time employees

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370.000 conducted webinars, workshops and e-learning courses

For graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit: learn more and develop further with METRO GROUP. In this dynamic work environment, we have all the opportunities to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're a business graduate or have majored in another subject, if you're interested in growing in retail or wholesale, we're ready to talk to you. We look for people who can seamlessly combine theory and practice when implementing new procedures, and who can think and act with customers in mind. If you also have the desire to succeed within a team of like-minded people, you're sure to feel at home at METRO GROUP.

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Trainee programmes

If you've recently graduated from college or university, METRO GROUP offers trainee programmes that will help you settle in to your first job and discover new career ambitions. These programmes are designed to prepare you for more senior roles and help you develop broader leadership qualities.

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Learning & Development

Your university studies might be completed, but at METRO GROUP, we believe it's important for all our people to continue learning. That's why we offer a vast selection of learning and development programmes and opportunities.

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Young professionals

Suitably qualified employees are the biggest success factor for all our Group companies. That is why METRO GROUP is on the lookout for people who want to actively shape the company's future. Above all, we are seeking to recruit staff for operational sales roles, information technology, logistics and real estate. For information about the various entry-level opportunities, please check the respective Group company's website. Before you apply, we suggest you find out more about METRO GROUP on our website. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant company.

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