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Trainee Programme

Responsibility from day one


What we offer:
Seminars, individual mentoring and support, responsibility from the beginning, above-average salary and a variety of employee benefits.

Entry requirements:
  • Very high German language skills, in speech and writing, any other CEE languages are a plus
  • Successful master-degree of a university or university of applied sciences
  • Well-developed communication & social skills

Starting dates:
1st of April and 1st of October.

18 months
Number of positions available/year:

Application period:
3-4 months before

Focus on purchasing
Focus on sales

Contact person:
Paulina Wiedl
Corinna Gerl

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for the two specialisations?

For the trainee programme with the focus on buying you should fulfil the in the “short info” mentioned conditions, have a sense for style, trends and negotiation skills. You should be open-minded and someone who likes to analyse numbers. As a trainee in the area of sales you should be assertive, an entrepreneur and a leader. You should also love to work in teams. For both areas of specialisation it is important that you are stress-resistant.

Which fields of study are you targeting with this programme?

We preferably give our traineeships to graduates of economic studies or similar. But also trainees from very different fields of study have started their career with us.

Do I have to apply for a specialisation?

Yes, because we want to get a feeling for what you are most interested in and what your strengths are. It is important that you put your desired field of specialisation in the subject line of your cover letter.

Can I change the specialisation during the course of the trainee programme?

No, a change of specialisation is generally not planned. In exceptional cases it might however happen that we discover that your strengths lie in another field of specialisation. Then an individual solution can be discussed with the HR department.

Is a placement abroad possible?

Yes, in exceptional cases. A placement abroad in one of our stores is possible if you speak the local language. After having finished your programme you can however start in any of our stores. Should you plan to do a placement abroad during your programme we are happy to support you with language classes and intercultural trainings.

Is there a mentoring programme for the trainees?

Yes there is. An experienced colleague, who is already having a successful career at P&C, will be your personal mentor who is there to support and guide you.

Can I influence my location of work?

Generally speaking you should be flexible as a trainee – also depending your location of work. We cannot always guarantee you the fulfill your wish concerning location. But we will try to consider your preferences whenever possible.

Why should I choose the trainee programme over a direct-entry opportunity?

The direct-entries are for experienced professionals. Over the course of the trainee programme graduates are taught the necessary skills and knowledge needed for a specialised career or a leadership position. The trainee programme helps you to gain the practical experience you need for such positions.

Graduate Jobs and Trainee Programme at Peek & Cloppenburg

Whether a newcomer or an expert in the making, if you want to work in the fashion industry, Peek & Cloppenburg is the place for you. As an international fashion company, we have numerous graduate jobs that will make your dream career in the fashion industry a reality. We offer graduate jobs in various departments of the company; they and our trainee programme share the goal of providing you with as comprehensive an insight into the world of fashion as possible. With our jobs in the field of fashion management, you can apply the theory you have learned while also benefitting from the unique opportunity to push the boundaries of your current abilities.

Your Path to Fashion Success

A trainee programme that’s worthwhile! By participating in the trainee programme, you will quickly advance your career in fashion management. Afterwards, a position as Retail Buyer or Store Manager at P&C awaits you. Your salary will be above average. And thanks to the clear structure of the programme, reliable positions to aim for and individual support, nothing is standing in the way of your path to a successful career in the fashion industry.

Welcome to Peek & Cloppenburg

Here at Peek & Cloppenburg we know that what really counts are the people who work in our company. Their ideas and their engagement are what make our success possible. That’s why we offer graduates a trainee programme to kick-start the careers of 6 to 8 talented individuals every year.
Over the course of 18 months you will learn everything you need to know for your career in sales or purchasing in the fashion industry.
You will gain exciting insights into all of the most important departments in the company, take responsibility at an early stage and put what you have studied into practice. We also offer you a diverse supporting programme with many interesting seminars, great opportunities for vocational training, personal mentoring, the possibility to share your ideas with top management and chances to network in the world of fashion.