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Bertelsmann Future Leaders

Graduate Program

Are you a Future Leader?

The world has changed a lot in recent years: globalization and connectivity, neo-ecology, digital health and individualization. At Bertelsmann, we embrace change and are always on the lookout for new talent with fresh ideas and leadership potential. We are looking for Future Leaders.

But you don’t have to be a Future Leader yet! With our graduate program, we will guide you along your career journey and help you in becoming the Future Leader you are meant to be.

Join our graduate program starting in September each year and you will

  • Get to know your fellow program participants and Bertelsmann during onboarding
  • Change locations and teams every three to four months
  • Regularly attend trainings and events

After our graduate program you will be ready to take on a leadership role – as an expert or manager.

How you’ll become a Future Leader

  1. Discover the world of Bertelsmann and choose stations that interest you
  2. Complete rotations abroad in Europe
  3. Experience a large career network and events
  4. Provide and receive support within the trainee community
  5. Grow through trainings and career coaching
  6. Benefit from excellent career prospects and an attractive salary

Data Science, Creative Management Business?

To succeed in an ever-changing business and media world, we need three kinds of Future Leaders: we’re counting on experts who can turn data into insights and recommendations for action. We’re also looking for creative minds with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences who can bring new perspectives and fresh, innovative approaches to the table. And we highly depend on entrepreneurs to develop and implement new business concepts with their imaginative and future-oriented mindset.

That’s why the Future Leaders Graduate Program has three tracks:

„The age of prefabricated careers straight off the drawing board is over. If you are looking for the freedom to create your career, you’ll find it here.“
Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer at Bertelsmann

What our Graduate Program is all about

Your application

The application process

  1. 1.
    Apply online
  2. 2.
    Take part in an online test
  3. 3.
    Prove your potential in interviews and an assessment center
  4. 4.
    Start as a Future Leaders Trainee

Our current Future Leader



Do you have questions about the Bertelsmann Future Leaders Graduate Program?

Get in contact with Steffi Heldberg (s.heldberg(at), she is happy to help!

Please note that we cannot consider applications by mail, fax or e-mail.

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