University graduates

Yesterday you were still on campus, today you’re already in good company

If you’re a university graduate, we can offer you an innovative environment in which you’ll develop your skills and further your career. Whether you wish to take part in a trainee program, start working straight away, or complete a doctoral program, we’ll be by your side right from the start.

No doubt you’ll receive plenty of good advice before you launch your career. But how can you make sure that you settle into working life at thyssenkrupp as quickly as possible? We answer this question here in the form of five tips to get you off to a good start.

Your degree – our suggestions for getting started with us

If you’d like to find out about the entry opportunities and career paths that your degree qualifies you for, you’re in the right place. Suggestions for a perfect start at thyssenkrupp are just a mouse-click away.

Your way to thyssenkrupp

Direct entry

Discover the many facets of an international technology group and play a key role in exciting projects from your very first day. How? It’s easy: Simply select your subject area from the entry positions on our online job board and apply for a future rich in variety and excellent prospects.

It goes without saying that we give new employees a detailed and systematic introduction to our company’s products, processes, and structures. In so doing, we help you to fulfill your potential and integrate into our team. In short, direct entry is a tailor-made start for talented people who know exactly what they want.

Trainee programs

There are many options open to you if you’re fresh out of university. Our trainee programs are among the most interesting and exciting of these. These programs intensively prepare you for future responsibilities and workplaces. Our wide-ranging programs allow you to see the bigger picture. By working in a series of different locations in the Group, you’ll get to know other divisions. This will enable you to broaden your expertise and lay the foundation for your personal network.

If we’ve piqued your interest, then launch your career with us as a trainee.

You can find more information about the Group trainee program an job openings here:

Group Trainee Program Global Job Board

In-house consulting

A career with TKMC - exciting challenges in in-house consulting

thyssenkrupp Management Consulting (TKMC) is the in-house management consulting service for the thyssenkrupp Group.

Together with our clients, upper-level executives from various divisions of the company, we are shaping the future of a successful, highly diversified technology group. We combine a high level of consulting expertise with sound knowledge about the Group and work in all internal divisions, all around the world.

Our dynamic team features a good mix of recent university graduates, young professionals and experienced experts from top external management consulting firms. We encourage our employees and give them the qualifications they need to move into a responsible leadership role within the Group later on in their careers.

Help shape a young consulting firm as it grows and lay the foundations for more attractive opportunities to develop within the thyssenkrupp Group.

More information about TKMC and current vacancies can be found here.
Your career contact: Anne Kaltenstein |

Tips for getting started with us

Useful info for newbies

At last we’re ready to get started: thyssenkrupp is delighted that you’ve accepted the Group’s offer of employment. Welcome on board! We look forward to working with you. And we’d like to make the transition to the new world of work as smooth as possible by sharing a few tips with you. What applies to top politicians also applies to you: in the first 100 days, you’ll lay the foundation for your future professional success. We hope that the tips will help you to learn about our corporate culture and settle in well. And remember, there’s no need to be nervous: we were all once newbies here. 

We’ve no doubt that these tips will help you perfectly apply your skills and expertise in your work with us. And we're sure that your team can hardly wait to get to know you. So accept invitations (e.g. to lunch) as often as you can. Get to know how your team ticks and maintain an open attitude.

Five tips to ease your transition

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