You've already achieved a lot – that's a good start. Now is the ideal time to kick-start your long-term career with Daimler, with CAReer, our international trainee program. You get to know the company inside out. And you quickly learn where you can really make a difference.
Welcome to the real business world. CAReer offers challenging project assignments. Their aim: to provide you with the best possible preparation for a position as a manager or specialist with Daimler. You spend 15 to 18 months working in different divisions and departments – worldwide – while already benefiting from a permanent contract of employment. Right from the start you take on responsibility, solve problems and work on innovations. This allows you to get to know our corporate structures, our strategies and our products quickly and in great detail. CAReer also enables you to lay the foundations for your own personal network within Daimler: during three intensive training courses you meet managers from different countries as well as other international CAReer trainees.
The CAReer trainee program lasts between 15 and 18 months, from the date you join until you take up your entry position. It comprises at least three project assignments, supplemented by a number of training modules. At the end of the program, you are ideally placed to meet demanding challenges within the company – both at professional and at personal level.
Three to four coordinated projects in a variety of functional and business fields in Germany and abroad: You gain practical experience, develop your skills – and get to know colleagues from other countries and cultures.
You start off with an assignment in the function for which you originally applied. This is followed by a 'cross-unit' assignment, where you work in a different business unit and learn to think – and act – in an interdisciplinary way. Your international assignment allows you to gather cross-cultural experience and to get to know Daimler from a global perspective. Where appropriate, there may be a fourth project in your functional chain.
In addition to the practical experience during the project assignments there are national and international trainings. These are ideal for acquiring important methodological and cross-cultural skills. The three training modules are supplemented by a production and/or a dealership assignment.
Enjoy best opportunities for networking as you get to know people more closely during the 'Getting Started' module, during work and discussion in the international module 'Crossing Borders' and during the 'Keep Moving' module which takes place after the end of the program. All of these provide a chance to exchange views with managers and colleagues. You are able to intensify your contacts, hone your interpersonal skills – and develop further as an individual. The focus always remains on three aspects: leading yourself, leading the business and leading others. For your professional and personal goals.