Management Trainee Program

Fair pay & a good chance of employment

The Management Trainee Program has a gross annual salary of 52,500 euros and aims to help participants achieve subsequent employment in a management field.

The application process starts again in July 2024.

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The Management Trainee Program offers:

  • Maximum flexibility: Help to design a diverse trainee program that is tailored to your specific needs and can be adapted as required. You will spend your first trainee cycle in your mentor’s specialist field – all further cycles will be planned individually and each cycle lasts 2-3 months
  • Mentoring: A mentor from the senior management team will support you throughout the program and beyond
  • Fascinating foreign postings: You must complete one cycle at one of our businesses abroad (Vienna, London, Madrid, Bangkok)
  • High level of responsibility: Tackle challenging tasks independently: together, we will help you develop as a professional and an individual
  • Diversity: Gain wide-ranging insights into a modern media company and take on exciting projects that present constantly evolving challenges
  • Large network: Become part of a company-wide network that will open up opportunities both for your day-to-day work and your future career (fireside evenings, networking events, etc.)
  • Further development: Opportunities for further development, a family atmosphere, mentoring: during your Burda traineeship, you will have opportunities for both personal and professional development, become part of a very special corporate culture and receive regular feedback from professional mentors

Important information for applicants



  • Completed Master’s degree or equivalent qualification with good or excellent grades
  • Interest in the media and technology sector and the digital transformation of companies
  • Internships or working student roles in various companies or foundation of a start-up
  • Fluent written and spoken German
Selection process

Selection process

  • Places are advertised twice a year (June and December). Candidates are selected in September/October and March/April
  • Initial selection takes place once the application documents have been reviewed
  • Candidates are then invited to a time-shifted video application
  • An online test is then used to decide who makes it through to the next round
  • The remaining candidates are then invited to a 2-day virtual assessment centre
  • Participants can arrange their start dates with their departments

Exemplary Path of

a Trainee

Quotes about our

Trainee Program

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Christina Zehnder
Recruiting Consultant

I joined Burda in Munich back in 2005 and am still experiencing new things all the time. The company’s versatility and innovative strength are truly impressive. I am given the freedom to focus my recruiting work as I wish and to pursue my personal development. At the moment, I am responsible for the entire trainee selection process and support candidates as they attend the Assessment Center, where authenticity and variety prove particularly valuable.

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