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Working at Bertelsmann

Join us in shaping the media world of tomorrow

Bertelsmann is an international company that operates successfully in the media, services and education sectors. The core values of creativity and entrepreneurship determine our daily actions, and our corporate culture is based on partnership and collaboration.

We offer you a wide range of entry-level job opportunities and excellent career prospects in an attractive working environment. With us, you can further develop your skills and career in the way that suits you best. Through individual training and development, we enable you to make independent decisions and take responsibility – for your tasks and your individual career.


The Bertelsmann Group

First-class media and innovative services

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company with more than 80,000 employees that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the entertainment group RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato Group, Bertelsmann Marketing Services, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds.

The company generated revenues of €20.2 billion in the 2023 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. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

Corporate Culture

Characterized by trust and respect

As an international media company, we want to contribute to society through creative content. Our goal is to create a fair and motivating working environment. At the same time, we strive for top positions in our markets to grow and ensure the continuity of our company.

Sense of Purpose und Essentials

To Empower. To Create. To Inspire. That is the goal of our work at Bertelsmann, with which we help shape your and our future, as well as society. In doing so, the way we work and interact with each other is of utmost importance.

Creativity and entrepreneurship determine our daily actions. Through their interplay, they reinforce each other and thus form the cornerstones of our corporate culture, in which colleagues, management and shareholders work together as partners.

We live diversity

Appreciating each other is important to us - we value our similarities as much as our differences. The diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees provide the creative breeding ground on which innovation can flourish. Our inclusive work environment allows our employees to be themselves, challenge the old and try the new.

Joint efforts for a better future

We take responsibility for our employees, society and the environment - with the aim of creating a better future. That is why we are implementing an ambitious program worldwide. This involves topics such as healthy and inspiring working conditions, further training and engagement at our locations, and climate neutrality by 2030.

Corporate Responsibility

Career Development

Your entry is only the first step

With more than 80,000 employees in seven divisions and about 50 countries, Bertelsmann is a diverse group that offers you exciting development and career prospects. Once you have joined us, we will support you in pursuing your personal and professional goals. In regular meetings, you and your manager will determine how you can further develop your skills and make the best use of your personal interests and strengths.

Plan your career individually

As a member of one of our talent pools, you will not only benefit from the opportunity to get to know the Group better in all its diversity and to discuss strategic topics at various events, but also from being able to expand your professional network. Above all, we will support you in your personal and professional development and help you to shape your own advancement. In order to provide you with the best possible support and transparency regarding your strengths, areas of development and goals, we conduct a personality assessment and an in-depth interview. This then provides the basis for all further discussions about your further development and career.

Discover our different divisions

We also support your development and career by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience across divisions through various programs and initiatives. For example, the Bertelsmann Exchange Initiative gives you the opportunity to spend three months getting to know another division.

Bertelsmann University

Bertelsmann University offers you relevant learning content and innovative learning formats to develop your skills and prepare you for future challenges. In addition to gaining critical skills, you will learn to think more innovatively, imaginatively and critically, to challenge conventions and discover new opportunities.

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