“Step forward!”

Our Sales trainee programme

In our Sales trainee programme “Step forward!”, you will experience the entire diversity of our sales world in 18 months. You will learn and work at different locations for 6 months at a time, are directly involved in exciting topics and can 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 sales career in the Rhenus Group.

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Your chance for the perfect career start

  • Our sales world has the most diverse fields of activity in store for you – in the course of our trainee programme, we will turn you into a sales professional.
  • From day one, you will be part of our team and will be able to take on responsibility directly, whether in day-to-day business or in your first exchange with customers.
  • Thanks to valuable insights into our business units, you will gain an overview of the entire Rhenus Group.
  • Networking is also on the agenda; you will be networked at a company-wide level from an early stage.

Competence and character: How to convince us

  • Parallel to your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, you have gained initial sales experience that you can now deepen.

  • Your heart beats for sales, but logistics has also aroused your interest – practical experience in this sector is a plus.

  • With communication expertise and a winning manner, you skilfully make new contacts and quickly convince even sceptics of your ideas.

  • You enjoy demonstrating your stamina in longer-term projects – including relocation.

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 directly land the next bull’s eye.

As an assistant to sales management or in sales management, you will help to develop effective strategies and prepare structured decision-making documents. The complete reporting of sales measures and process optimisation are also on your agenda. Alternatively, you can progress in the direction of business development. In this specialist area, you will create innovative concepts for demanding customer projects. Your input is also required for customised logistics offers or for all aspects of complex services and logistics chains. Your communication skills will come into play in contract negotiations with customers and suppliers.
Or you can become a junior key account manager and act as the main contact for key accounts, which will include negotiating prices. You will advise on our wide range of options, routinely select products and services and continuously develop customer relationships. With you, increasing order numbers are guaranteed.

Our project business in the sales sector covers a wide range of projects, including sustainable sales strategies for new products or locations. As a sales trainee, you will also be welcome at this planning and implementation level.

Finally, there is the exciting field of outside sales, where you can apply your expertise in market research and in identifying, contacting and acquiring new customers.

SlashMaria Gatsios
Slash For me, the trainee programme was speed dating with the sales world, where I found my professional future in my last trainee station.
Maria Gatsios | International Key Account Manager | Rhenus Warehousing Solutions
Former sales trainee “Step forward!”