Our Trainee Programme

You will experience the entire diversity of logistics and work at different locations for 6 months at a time. You are involved in projects and can take on responsibility in record time.

Info about the programme
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Things to know about the Logistics Programme

On the point

Logistics moves our lives - and our future anyway. What could be more logical than to start a trainee programme in this exciting field? What will you encounter in the process? Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics - in day-to-day operations and in strategic business, with varied and challenging projects. Over a period of 18 (to 24) months, no facet of the logistics industry will remain hidden from you.

You decide which business areas and projects should form the core of your programme. Together with us, you can define the contents individually and find out where your strengths come into their own. As a trainee at Rhenus, you will be shaping the logistics of the future "along the way" - the perfect basis for a far-reaching career.

Your benefits

When choosing your projects, your wishes are taken into account and individually planned.

Our mentors will guide you through the programme and provide you with advice and support.

In the course of our trainings you can further refine your professional and personal skills.

Your ideas are required: you work on a wide range of projects and actively drive them forward.

And furthermore

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A strong community

From the joint kick-off event to the trainee annual event: you are connected with the junior staff from other departments right from the start - exciting insights are guaranteed.

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Support by the HR team

No question is left unanswered: our HR team will guide you through the programme and always has an open ear for your wishes and concerns.

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Rhenus from A to Z

In the course of the trainee programme, you will pass through several departments in our widely diversified company. Thus you build up an effective network.

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Optionally abroad

You can gain valuable experience and expand your horizons during optional assignments abroad.

These could be your trainee stations

Location: Wilhelmshaven

Project 1: Business Unit Ports

  • Development of optimisation potentials for a more efficient handling of bulk goods.
  • Implementation of a new terminal management system, including training of operational colleagues.
  • Addressing the issue of green logistics, such as reducing CO2 emissions.

Location: Gießen

Project 2: Business Unit Warehousing Solutions

  • Digitalisation of returns management and process optimisation of incoming and outgoing goods.
  • Support in the implementation of innovative technologies such as driverless transport systems or pic-by-voice.
  • Development and introduction of a dashboard for live monitoring of the operational performance indicators.

Location: Hilden

Project 3: Business Unit Road Freight

  • Introduction of a new app to optimise the transshipment warehouses and the training of operational colleagues.
  • Examination of possible applications for local and long-distance transport.
  • Supporting the rollout of a central transport management system on site.

What do our alumni say?



After graduating, Moana Geissler started her career as a Management Trainee in "Step forward! Logistics and reports in the video about her personal path from trainee to Head of Field Operations at Rhenus Home Delivery.


Jonas von Frieling

Jonas von Frieling also found a career at Rhenus after completing his studies through the management trainee programme "Step forward! Logistics  and reports in the video about the opportunities he received afterwards.

Slash I chose the program because it gave me the chance to get to know the many aspects of logistics within Rhenus - both nationally and internationally. I particularly like the fact that the projects can be individually organized and tailored to me.
VIENNA BRINKMANN | Customer Solutions Manager Control Tower Europe | Rhenus Air & Ocean
Alumni Trainee Programme Logistics "Step forward!"


  • In this case, you will plan, manage and implement varied projects for our business units.
  • In close cooperation with the operational (management) level, you will manage every project.
  • The management of customer projects and process design are also part of this.


Assistant function

  • You aspire to an assistant function, e.g. for the management.
  • You will be involved in cross-divisional measures and support day-to-day business with entrepreneurial vision, accompany appointments and prepare draft decisions.



Quality Management

  • Your skills and talents are also in demand in quality management.
  • You can apply what you have learned to the development and expansion of our quality management system.
  • You will lead projects around warehouse and material flow planning, evaluate how we can optimise our processes and create detailed analyses to increase productivity.


No suitable trainee programme?
Then maybe in our business fields

No suitable trainee programme?

Do you already know exactly where you want your logistics career to go? Then our trainee programmes in the business units are right for you. Air & Ocean, Automotive or Road Freight? You decide in which area you would like to help shape the logistics of tomorrow.
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