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Career Development

Joining Bertelsmann is just the first step


50 countries, eight business divisions and 116,000 employees: Bertelsmann is a multifaceted company that can offer you numerous career and development prospects. Relationships between managers and employees that are based on trust are simply the norm for us.

We encourage our colleagues to engage in regular exchange with one another and to bolster Group-wide networks. Once you start, we provide you with support in reaching your personal and professional goals and overcoming new challenges. Through regular meetings with your manager, you will have the opportunity to chart the steps to further develop your skills and bring your personal interests and strengths to the forefront. With innovative learning opportunities and our worldwide network, we support you in realizing your individual potential.

Learn and grow to meet your potential

Bertelsmann University

With the Bertelsmann University’s wide range of innovative learning opportunities, Bertelsmann helps you develop both personally and professionally, worldwide and at all levels.

The use of an incredibly varied array of learning formats, such as boot camps, workshops, conferences and online training courses, allows you to access trending topics, knowledge and skills relevant to your job and Group-wide international communities. Working in cooperation with well-respected business schools like Harvard Business School in Boston and INSEAD in Fontainebleau near Paris, as well as innovative online platforms like Udacity and from LinkedIn, we are able to create creative and customized learning experiences. This means you can gain precisely the skills you need for your work – now and in future.

Plan a career that is tailored to you

Talent Management

Bertelsmann offers a number of different talent pools that foster the exchange between and development of executives and prospective managers across all divisions worldwide, and likewise strengthens their access to Group-wide networks.

As a participant in these pools, you’ll receive support for your own personal development and advice on the next career steps to take. To start, we create an employee profile based on a personality assessment and an in-depth interview, which can then be used for further career planning. Should you switch to another division, role or country, you’ll receive advice and support from your pool manager. Furthermore, at various events you’ll have the opportunity to discuss strategic issues relevant to the Group with top management. In addition to building up their personal networks, people often come away from these meetings with ideas for cross-divisional collaborations and synergies.

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Internal Mobility

The way in which colleagues from different divisions share knowledge and experience is an important contributing factor to Bertelsmann’s success as an internationally active company.

To facilitate this dialog in our decentralized corporate structure, we help you develop your career through various programs and networks. On our internal job board you’ll not only find current job listings, but also information on switching divisions and first-hand reports of doing so. We also promote cross-divisional exchange through the Bertelsmann Exchange Initiative: We enable you to gain new professional experiences in a different position within the Bertelsmann Group for up to three months. Once you return to your own division, you can then apply this experience so that Bertelsmann benefits from this exchange between companies in a variety of ways

Master Your Data Skills

Udacity Data Science Scholarship. Powered by Bertelsmann.

Udacity Data Science Scholarship. Powered by Bertelsmann.

Data is everywhere – and the amount of collected information continues to grow. The ability to analyze data and derive the right business decisions from it is crucial for every companies’ future competitive advantage. This is where you come into play: take your data skills to the next level!

Together with Udacity, we offer 15.000 scholarships in the field of Data Science. As a basis for making business decisions, you will learn to gather, structure and analyze large datasets with the help of Machine Learning, Deep Learning or Text Analytics.

This scholarship program starts with the three-month Challenge Course “Intro to Descriptive Statistics.” The best 10 percent of all scholarship holders can then choose between three complete Nanodegree programs: Data Foundations, Business Analyst or Data Analyst.

The program is open to both Bertelsmann employees and external applicants. The whole program takes place online, thus offering flexibility to the participants.

Are you interested and ready for shaping the future with us?

Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2018

Join Our International Networking Extravaganza in Berlin!

Are you ambitious and have an enquiring mind? You want to seize the opportunity to meet top executives from all parts of the Bertelsmann universe and take the first step towards a promising future? Then put your entrepreneurial talents to the test during our “Talent Meets Bertelsmann” networking event!

This high-caliber event takes place once again this summer. Exceptional students from all over the world are invited to our prestigious venue at “Unter den Linden 1” in Berlin. Working with experienced entrepreneurs, you will develop creative solutions to real business challenges in the media and service industries, and then present your ideas to members of Bertelsmann’s Executive Board. The top three teams win attractive prizes. Afterwards, you’ll become part of the unique “Talent Meets Bertelsmann” community that already includes more than 600 outstanding members.

Applying for „Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2018“ will be possible this spring. Please find out more at the event page.

Help us shape tomorrow’s media world.

The Bertelsmann Divisions

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Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 116,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.0 billion in the 2016 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

Discover the variety of creative products and services at Bertelsmann.

Freedom to grow: our corporate culture.

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Bertelsmann Essentials
The Bertelsmann Essentials convey the goals and basic values for all our employees, executives and shareholders.

Leadership values
Bertelsmann was one of the first companies in Germany to recognize the value of a partnership approach and to implement structures that facilitate an equal dialogue between company executives and employees.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate responsibility has a long-standing tradition at Bertelsmann and is inextricably linked with the company’s history.

Since the 1960s, Bertelsmann has been expanding and developing its businesses across countries and continents. We now operate in many different cultural and linguistic contexts.

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Kick-start your career!

We work in a dynamic and highly competitive environment. Across Bertelsmann’s numerous divisions, we offer a wide range of different services. Our employees are given the freedom to develop their talents and fulfill their potential. We strive to provide an environment that promotes creativity and job satisfaction.

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Career accelerator

You would like to know more about career opportunities with Bertelsmann? Ask Nico Rose!

Nico Rose, Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition