Jana Sipkova’s Trainee Program Experience

After completing my degree in Management and gaining my first work experience in consulting in Prague and Vienna, I was still searching for the ideal career path. The International Management Trainee Program was a great opportunity to step into the world of retail, join a well-known international company and explore my future career options.

Having a basic knowledge of retail (but a great love of food) I appreciated starting the Program off with the store phase. During a challenging couple of months I was able to understand the details of the day-to-day operations and challenges at the stores and to work on my soft skills in a different workplace environment.

Afterwards I joined the marketing team in BILLA Slovakia to work on a project focused on private labels. Not only did I enjoy the particular project and topic but also I gained a deeper insight into the interdependencies and interactions of different departments.

With about six more months to go, I’m excited to see what is in store for me – pun intended! 🙂

About Jana

Current PositionInternational Management Trainee
Home Country Czech Republic
Completion of the Program08/2022