Oliver Pyttel’s Trainee Program Experience

“For me, being an International Management Trainee at REWE International, is the perfect opportunity to start my future career in the management of an international and well-known company. As my previous profession in the aviation sector has been completely different from working in the office and especially in the retail industry, I strongly believe this traineeship is the best way to discover the company from bottom to top. While working in different stores of the various brands of REWE in Austria for my first six months, I got an extensive insight into the daily business and challenges at the point of sale. Due to the close work with area and store managers I could gather first leadership experiences. Furthermore, this time gave me a hands-on view on the operation and tasks of a store, which was very interesting. Overall, the transformation process to BILLA Plus was definitely the highlight of my store phase.

I am convinced this time set an excellent basis for the following steps of my traineeship. As I am interested in strategy topics, I got the unique chance to accomplish my headquarter project in the inhouse consulting department of REWE International. There, I am working with experienced colleagues for an exciting project regarding the future of BILLA. I am very happy to use this time to learn and develop myself to work successfully in the management.

Having around nine months to go, I am looking forward to the next challenges waiting for me, especially during the international project abroad. Thinking ahead, I really like that my future job after the program is not prescribed yet. So, I can pursue my interests and use the different phases to find the perfect position for my future within the company.”