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Dual Study Programme - Croatia


Peek & Cloppenburg offers you the chance to combine a business degree with a career in the fashion industry. What are we looking for? You should enjoy fashion and working with people, have a good command of English, be flexible, and possess good communication skills.

Everything at a glance


General university entrance qualification, Matura (equiv. to A-Levels) or foreign equivalent, very good knowledge of English and Croatian


1 August 2024


6 semesters / 3 years


1st year: 1.030 € | 2nd year: 1.130 € | 3rd year: 1.230 €

* All figures are gross monthly salaries, not including sales commissions.



Tuition fees

currently 420 €/month, paid by P&C

Application period

until 30 June 2024

Contents of the Study Programme

Practical Component

In the practical phases, you will get to know P&C's core business – sales. From the very first day, you will be fully immersed in the action and get to know all the processes and structures of a sales outlet. 

What you can expect:

  • You will have a full-time position at P&C with a full-time salary, but you will only work 34 hours per week as you will be excused from work for your distance learning phases. 
  • Your duties will include customer service, product presentation, sales promotion and sales analyses.
  • You will rotate through various departments and do different practical trainings, from decoration to administration to goods handling, thereby getting to know all aspects of the business.
  • Your dual study programme is rounded off by seminars and career events.
  • Step by step, you will be prepared for your career in sales.



Theoretical knowledge will be taught at the SRH Fernhochschule – The Mobile University.

What you can expect:

  • You will attend a study programme in Business Management developed specifically for Peek&Cloppenburg (See curriculum).
  • It is a 100% distance learning programme in English with online lectures.
  • Experienced lecturers from the business world will teach you up-to-date, job-specific and business-related knowledge and skills.
  • Exams will take place online or at the Vienna Study Centre.

Receipt & review of your documents at Peek & Cloppenburg.

You will receive a reply after approx. 10 working days

Virtual group interview with one of our recruiters

Hands-on-day in a store

One-on-one interview with one of our recruiters

Receipt of the contract offer


Upon successful completion of your studies, you will have the opportunity to advance your career and become a department manager and take on responsibility for staff and sales. Afterwards, you can work your way up to General Sales Manager (m/f/x). 
If you show outstanding performance and meet certain criteria, such as a willingness to learn German and the flexibility to relocate, you could also be promoted to Merchandise Controller (m/f/x).


What does a Department Manager in Sales do?
As a department manager, you are responsible for the turnover of the sales area entrusted to you, and thus also for analysing the sales figures in order to determine how to improve your turnover. You will also take on personnel responsibility and lead, but above all motivate your sales team. In addition, you will also help to train P&C's own junior staff. Other duties include ensuring that our customers receive service-oriented advice, maintaining close contact with our purchasing department to coordinate the product range, as well as strategy and system-based control/analysis of the product range, and the management of your sales floor.
What does a Merchandise Controller do? 
As a Merchandise Controller, you are a vital point of contact for your buyer (m/f/x). You will analyse the sales figures and, based on this, derive budgets for the brands and products that lie within your area of responsibility. In other words, you act as a banker for our buyer and give them the money they need to allocate the collections for our sales floors. Other duties include preparing reports, restocking our sales areas, preparing figures for collection meetings, order appointments and budget planning appointments, as well as having a good rapport with our colleagues in sales.

Tips for your Application

Do it right the first time. How it works:

Be well prepared

Familiarise yourself with the company and your future duties at P&C – our website will help you find the necessary information.

Send a personalised application

Write your application documents yourself. Avoid copying text modules or entire texts from the internet. Check your texts to ensure that there are no mistakes.

Being nervous is normal!

Trembling, cracking voice, sweaty palms – all this can happen. The other participants feel the same way. So don't panic if panic sets in.

Be yourself

Be authentic during the job interview, and don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and not dressed up.

Hands-on day

During the hands-on day, you will spend a day in the store and can already try out some tasks, such as advising customers or presenting goods.

Be curious!

Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask colleagues for tips – this will not only help you to cope with the tasks but will also show that you are committed and curious.

Have fun!

Don't view the hands-on day as another test situation, but instead have fun with your new duties – because this is what you will be doing throughout your entire training.

Be honest with yourself!

After the hands-on day, critically reflect on your future profession. Ask yourself whether you enjoyed the tasks in the store and if you can imagine working in this industry.

Frequently asked Questions

Find more information about the apprenticeship and the application process in our FAQ.
How does the dual study programme differ from a conventional degree course?

You will be employed full-time at P&C, but you will only work about 34 hours per week. You will be released from work for your distance learning course to give you enough time to study. However, you will still be paid your salary throughout the year.

What requirements do I need to fulfil as a dual student and which interests should I have?

You should have successfully completed your Matura (equiv. to A-Levels), have a very good command of English and share our enthusiasm for fashion. Sense of style, initiative and commitment, strong communication skills and team orientation are also an advantage.

How many places are available each year?

We offer 11 places in the programme per year.

In which sales outlets can I complete the practical component of my studies?

At the moment, you can only complete the practical part of the dual Bachelor's programme in Warsaw/Bucharest/Zagreb.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the application deadline to start on 1 August 2023 is 30 June 2023.

Will I be taken on after graduation?

Yes, once you have completed your studies, you will have a wide range of opportunities for further career development - something for which you will have been prepared during your studies. In sales, you will take on responsibility for staff and floor space as a department manager in one of our stores. With the right level of performance and personal commitment, you could be on your way to becoming a General Sales Manager. Under certain conditions, you can also become a Merchandise Controller (f/m/x). You get to decide where you want to go in the long term.

I am studying at another university – can I transfer to your programme?

This will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Is it possible to attend a university near me?

Unfortunately, this is not possible, as we want to ensure that all dual students have the same level of knowledge and can exchange information regularly.

Are the tuition fees for the dual study programme covered?

Yes, P&C will pay all your tuition fees.


Sandra Bisevac
Sandra Bisevac

Recruiting and support for dual students (PL, RO, HR) and (deputy) heads of department (HR)

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