RTL Group’s Digital Trainee Programme

Programs, Full Time, Fixed-term contract, Business Development, Controlling, Digital, RTL Group S.A., Luxemburg, luxembourg

Your challenge:

Here at RTL Group, we’re looking for bright minds — people who are passionate about the digital media business and dream of joining the ranks of RTL Group’s Digital Experts.

SMART START is an intensive, international, 18-month rotation programme that focuses on RTL Group’s digital businesses. A unique development opportunity, the programme will give you valuable international work experience as well as a chance to shape RTL Group’s digital future.

First, you’ll spend up to four months at our Corporate Headquarters in Luxembourg. Here, we’ll familiarise you with the Group’s strategy. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with senior management, and get a taste for the thrills, chills and challenges of working in a fast-paced media environment. During this introductory phase, you’ll join our strategy team and actively contribute to their digital projects and initiatives.

Next up on the agenda? International rotations. In this phase, you’ll complete three to four rotations of up to six months each in RTL Group business units outside of Luxembourg.

Each business unit will identify one or more strategically important and challenging projects for you to participate in, such as Marketing, Sales, Business Development or Strategy, taking into account your profile, expectations and aspirations.

Detailed information about the Digital Trainee Programme can be found on our website under Careers / Jobs worldwide / Trainee Programme :

Your profile:

- Master’s degree in Business Administration, ideally with a focus on Digitalisation, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Data Science, Media Management, Finance or Economics.

- Practical experience of up to two years, ideally in a digital start-up company, digital agency or consulting firm with a focus on media.

- Critical thinkers with excellent analytical and conceptual skills.

- Ambitious, with an entrepreneurial mindset; you enjoy experimenting and thinking outside of the box.

- Passionate about new media/digital business innovation and trends.

- Proven organisational skills with the ability to deliver high quality work.

- Team players who easily fit into a multicultural environment and value diversity.

- Excellent written and verbal English skills. Any other foreign language is a big plus (especially German and/or French).

- Geographically flexible, as travel is required and projects may entail a cross-business unit scope.

About our company:

RTL Group is a leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 57 television channels and 31 radio stations, content production throughout the world and rapidly growing digital video businesses. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content production arm, FremantleMedia, is one of the largest international creators, producers and distributors of multi-genre content outside the US. With operations in 30 countries, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network is responsible for more than 12,500 hours of programming a year and distributes over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the on-demand services of its broadcasters, the multi-platform networks BroadbandTV, StyleHaul, Divimove, United Screens and FremantleMedia’s 296 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns the advanced video ad serving platform SpotX. For more information, please visit and follow RTL Group on Twitter @rtlgroup.

RTL Group – Entertain. Inform. Engage.

We Offer:

- A multicultural working environment with more than 12 000 employees from 57 nationalities working in 30 different countries worldwide.

- The opportunity to dive into the diverse and dynamic challenges that come with being a global leader across broadcast, content and digital.

- A chance to make your mark by shaping the digital future. 

- A competitive compensation and benefits package including accommodation (when outside of your country of residence) for the duration of the programme.

- An opportunity to live, work, learn – and make an impact – in several exciting and attractive countries.

- Access to trainings and social events.

In a nutshell, we offer an engaging and stimulating work in a fascinating, rapidly changing industry - be a part of this journey!

Ready to apply?

The application process consists of 3 steps:

•  1: Online application

Please submit your CV and cover letter below. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself, and your interest in RTL Group and the Smart Start Digital Trainee programme.

•  2 : Video Interview

The Top 20 candidates will be asked to provide further details about themselves, their motivations and interests. This interview will be conducted via an online interview tool.

•  3 : Assessment Center

The all-day Assessment Center interview will take place at our headquarters in Luxembourg in early June. It will include interviews, individual tasks and team exercises.

Submit application to:
RTL Group Corporate HR Laetitia Valappia 43 Boulevard Pierre Frieden L-1543 Luxemburg


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