“Step forward!”

Our Logistics management trainee programme

Contract logistics, freight logistics, port logistics – in our “Step forward!” trainee programme, you will experience the entire diversity of our logistics world in 18 months. You will learn and work at different locations for 6 months at a time, be directly involved in exciting projects and be able to take on responsibility in record time. Of course, you can expect regular feedback, individual mentoring and in-depth training. This is how we sustainably promote your professional and personal development and make you fit for a long-term specialist or executive career in logistics at the Rhenus Group.

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Your chance for the perfect career start

  • We will introduce you to all facets of our logistics portfolio in detail – and also to the work of other business units, of course.

  • You can gain valuable experience and broaden your horizons on assignments abroad.

  • Your ideas are in demand – in exciting, multifaceted projects that you can actively drive forward with your commitment.

  • Networking par excellence: As a trainee in the Rhenus Group, you will build up a broad network with strong contacts from day one.


Competence and character: How to convince us

  • Your basis is a Master’s degree with a focus on Logistics, Business Administration or Industrial Engineering.

  • In addition, you have gained initial professional experience in the logistics environment, ideally also internationally.

  • In project work, you act confidently, bring well thought-out proposals to the table and keep a firm eye on the goal.

  • You are friendly and professional in your dealings with both customers and colleagues, and you enjoy demonstrating your communication skills at different locations.

Progress made easy: Your advantages

  • An experienced mentor guarantees that your questions are always heard and a helping hand is quickly provided.

  • In the course of extensive training and events, you can make contacts and further hone your skills.

  • Award-winning fairness: Like all areas of the Rhenus Group, our trainee programme thrives on family-like cohesion.

  • No question goes unheard: Our HR team will accompany you through the programme and always has an open ear for your wishes and concerns.


Award-winning: Fairness of our trainee programmes

Since 2016, we have annually received an award from the trendence Institute for the fairness in our trainee programme. The certification is based on the assessment of performance and framework conditions, mentoring and support, further development options and subsequent career prospects.

This could be your programme

Endless success stories: Here’s how it can go on

As a trainee, you are writing your first chapter of success in the Rhenus Group – but of course your journey is not over yet. Numerous opportunities await your ambitions to hit the next bull’s eye straight away.

For example, you can take the project management career path. 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 handle every project. Managing customer projects and process design are also part of the job. Or you may aspire to an assistant function, e.g. to management. You will be involved in cross-divisional measures and support day-to-day business with entrepreneurial vision, assist with deadlines and prepare draft decisions. 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 manage projects relating to warehouse and material flow planning, evaluate how we can optimise our processes and prepare detailed analyses to increase productivity.

Last but not least, you can let your eyes wander to the top of the career ladder. Here, senior positions await strong leaders – from branch and divisional management to executive management. How far you want to go is up to you.

Experience reports

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Anja Böhmer

After completing her logistics studies, Anja Böhmer started her career as a management trainee in "Step forward!" Logistics and reports in the video about her personal path from trainee to operations manager at the seaport of Hamburg.

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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.