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KION Group management trainee program continues

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KION GROUP AG, a global provider in logistics and intralogistics, is continuing its world-class management trainee program for graduates with a master’s degree. The next round of the tailored training program in various specialisms starts on October 1, 2021. The traineeships in intralogistics aftersales, project management, research & development, HR management, and mobile automation include a varied 18-month program with a strong international focus within the global KION Group. Participants will quickly assume responsibility in their own specialist area and also get to know the various facets of the multi-brand Group and understand key interfaces within it.

The trainee position in intralogistics aftersales is at KION’s subsidiary Linde Material Handling in the Bavarian city of Aschaffenburg. The project management traineeship is at Dematic, a KION subsidiary and global material handling specialist offering intelligent software, supply chain, and automation solutions, in Heusenstamm near Frankfurt. A further placement in research & development is available in the internal unit of KION’s Chief Technology Officer, the CTO organization in Hamburg. There is a placement in HR management at the KION GROUP AG headquarters in Frankfurt, while the traineeship in the mobile automation unit, which produces automated guided vehicle systems, is also at KION GROUP AG, this time at the site in Aschaffenburg.

The traineeships are divided into four blocks of four to five months with the third block being a five-month placement at a site abroad – pandemic situation permitting. This will give the management trainees the opportunity to quickly get to know other international sites and to broaden their horizons. Joint five-day workshops will be held at the beginning and at the half-way point of the program, focusing on basic KION Group knowledge, methodological training, and networking.

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Anke Groth

“Our management trainee program gives motivated young managers with an international outlook an attractive start to their careers,” says Anke Groth, CFO and Labor Relations Director of the KION Group. “We offer them the perfect environment to unleash their potential and realize their own ideas, while at the same time we are recruiting young people with whom we want to continue our success story and shape the future of intralogistics.” In addition to exceptional career opportunities and varied tasks in a fast-moving, future-focused industry, the management trainees can look forward to working in friendly teams and to attractive remuneration.

The application process is conducted entirely in English and comprises four stages: submission of application documents, a telephone interview, an online test, and an assessment center.