Dein Einstieg als Trainee

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  • Handel

In diesen Unternehmensbereichen möglich:

  • Einkauf
  • Verkauf
  • Human Ressources
  • Controlling
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Projektmanagement
  • PR
  • Logistik
  • Management
  • Business Development
  • Innovation
  • Kunden Management
  • Service- und Projektmanagement
  • Infrastruce Management
  • Sales & Customer Experience
  • Produktion
  • Betriebsorganisation
  • Kundendienst
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Wiener Neudorf
  • Wien

Gesuchte Studienrichtung(en):

  • Betriebswirtschaft
  • Rechtswissenschaften

REWE International AG International Management Trainee Program

In the context of our trainee program, university graduates have the opportunity to start their careers in an individualized way in a diverse working environment of our central departments with a total of about 5,500 employees.

The program is designed to meet the specific interests of our trainees and provides optimal preparation for a career within the company: from young professional to manager is not only your goal, it is also ours. The necessary basic knowledge is imparted through active participation in a wide range of specialist departments and stores. From the very beginning, you will take on responsible tasks and will be directly involved in the daily business. This will give you a comprehensive insight into processes and our corporate structures. You will find more information about the program on our homepage under „Einstieg & Perspektiven > Perspektiven > Traineeprogramme”.

TraineeNet Exzellentes Traineeprogramm GOLDWith its premiere in 2016, TraineeNet established the TraineeNet Award to compare the many different trainee programs and to determine and measure their quality. In 2019, the TraineeNet Award 2019/2020 was awarded to REWE International AG for a “real & fair trainee program”.

Deine Aufgaben

Your Tasks

During the first six months you will be posted in one of our stores in your country of employment, receiving extensive basic training to handle your first management responsibilities. Throughout the next four months, you will get to know our international business and take on project-related activities in one of our other European operational business units. The subsequent two-month job rotation in the central division of your country of employment will give you further insights and an active role in two selected departments. Another exciting project on a comprehensive topic then awaits you for the next three months in our Austrian or German headquarters. In the last month of your program you will get to know the local interfaces and contacts regarding your future position within REWE International.

During the Trainee Program, you will benefit from a personal mentor, group-wide networking, and professional exchange with managers. Furthermore, you will receive special professional and personal development training courses and coaching.

Why should trainees choose our program?

It’s actually quite simple: Because we put people and their talents and interests first! As a consequence, there are no pre-set stations in the central rotation, nor is the target position of our trainees predefined. We trust that our trainees, based on their strengths and interests, will find their perfect entry position and will be able to develop optimally!

Der Ablauf

The Process

The International Management Trainee Program is based on the principle of getting to know retail „from scratch“ and giving the trainee the widest possible impression of REWE International. The program focuses on the areas of sales, foreign countries, headquarters and project work. It consists of a total of five training blocks, which are accompanied by in-depth training or coaching sessions. Regular feedback meetings with Strategic HRM RIAG (AUT) provide you individual support, and you will benefit from a personal mentor during the whole program. Below you will find a short overview.


The program starts in the home country (to complete the store module in the local language). During this training module, the trainees receive a comprehensive insight into the processes of a store in their home country and learn about the challenges of sales. The trainees pass through all areas and actively participate in shaping the daily business at the point of sale. Towards the end of the store module, the trainees independently take on management tasks and relieve the store manager of his or her duties.


In this phase of the trainee program, the trainees have the opportunity to work on a project-related task at one of our European foreign subsidiaries and thus become familiar with the country-specific conditions and processes. Projects are reported to the central strategic HRM according to the needs of the countries and are selected and chosen here. All projects are reported to Strategic HRM RIAG (AUT) and then selected in coordination with the trainees.

PHASE 3: ROTATION I – in depth rotation in two departments

The subsequent two-month in-depth job rotation in the central department of the respective home country provides the trainees with an insight into and involvement in two selected departments (one month each) and allows them to meet new contact persons. A rotation period lasts 1 month, in order to take away as much knowledge and experience as possible from one department – after one month the trainee switches to another department.


In this phase, the trainee works independently on a project at the corporate headquarters or supports a team in project implementation. Thereby, the trainee gains a deeper understanding of the interrelationships in a retail company. The project is carried out in interdisciplinary areas that deal with strategy, business development or development & consulting.

PHASE 5: ROTATION II – short rotation

The final quick rotation allows the trainees to get to know other relevant areas of the central departments for the future position in the company. The rotation is tailored to the trainee’s needs. The objective of Central Rotation II is to get to know interface departments that are relevant and helpful for the selected target position. In contrast to Rotation I, quicker rotations are planned here. The duration of the rotations can vary from ½ day to max. 5 days per department. The final position is defined during this phase at the latest.

Diese Profile suchen wir:

What we are looking for:

Are you ready to meet new challenges, do you have ambitious goals and are you looking forward to a career in retail? Are you full of energy and enthusiasm? We are looking for university graduates who have already gained practical experience through internships or student jobs and our candidates should also have an affinity for the retail business.  A hands on-mentality is not just a buzzword for us – it is part of our daily business.



University degree (Bachelor or Master) in economics or law



Retail is a very dynamic business, so we are looking for personalities who can meet these requirements. In addition to strong analytical skills and a high level of commitment and flexibility, creativity, social skills and management potential are qualities that you ideally bring with you. Let our exciting projects challenge you!

We value employees who are self-reliant and have an entrepreneurial spirit. At the same time, we expect them to show appreciation and treat people with respect.


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Around 5,500 employees260 job profiles – a „Great Place to Work„. REWE International AG operates around 2,570 stores through the retail brands BILLA, MERKUR, PENNY, BIPA and ADEG. It is market leader in Austrian food retail, and – with more than 44,700 employees – one of Austria’s biggest employers. From its headquarters in Wiener Neudorf, REWE International AG not only manages its Austrian business, but also the international food retail affairs of REWE Group (Organisational Unit Retail International). Strengthen our team as a management trainee.