Outgrow yourself.

Young Professionals

You have just successfully completed your studies - or are about to do so? Are you now looking for a challenge that matches your skills and allows you to grow professionally?

Then you will find the best options to build a solid foundation for your career at HeidelbergCement. Whether you are interested in one of our trainee programs or direct entry, we offer you attractive career options and long-term prospects in a DAX-40 company that is a leader in its industry.

Direct Entry

If you already have very specific ideas about what you want to do professionally after graduation, a direct entry could be the right path for you.

Admittedly, it is quite a challenge to take on responsibility immediately. However, even a direct entry at HeidelbergCement is not a jump into cold water - experienced colleagues are there to support you and help make your onboarding a success.

Current trainee offers

Trainee Programs

A 12- to 18-month on-the-job training program and extensive development measures are fixed components of our trainee programs. In addition, there are specialist training courses in finance, corporate management and cement production, as well as seminars.

We attach great importance to exchanges with managers and sharing experiences with other trainees. During the entire trainee period, you will be supervised by experienced specialists from the respective departments and by employees from the HR department . You will also have a mentor at your side.

Finance

Reliable figures are the basis for business decisions. That's why the Finance trainee program focuses on controlling, monitoring and evaluating all flows of money and goods.

Our 12-month trainee program takes you through the various finance areas at national and international level. In addition to the training location at our headquarters in Heidelberg, you will also get to know our controlling in the operational units and our HeidelbergCement Shared Service Center in Leimen intensively.

Afterwards, you can expect a challenging position with interesting tasks and good development opportunities in our Group.

Duration

12 months: orientation, specialization and project phase

Target group

Qualified university graduates in economics with a focus on finance or engineering

Main focus

Finance & controlling

Location

Main locations is our headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany

What we offer
  • Personal onboarding at the training location

  • Operational training in a cement plant

  • Involvement in ongoing projects and support in day-to-day business right from the start

  • "Echt.Anders.Wochen" with further insights into other HeidelbergCement business units

  • Further education & development: communication of technical topics during practical training with a plant controller, e.g. in a cement plant

  • Training in Health & Safety

  • Support through mentoring

  • Permanent employment contract right from the start as well as excellent opportunities for development through continuous training after the trainee program

Program
Any questions?

Miriam Braun
HR Business Partner
Tel.: +49 6221 481 39881
miriam.braun@heidelbergcement.com

Current job offers

Human Resources

Did you gain your first experience in Human Resources during your studies and are you now looking for an entry-level position in a multinational company? Do you want to make a difference, develop yourself further and face challenges from which you can grow? As a trainee in Human Resources, you will work in a key department at HeidelbergCement. The selection and development of our employees is particularly important to us, because it is our employees who ensure that we not only remain one of the largest building materials companies in the world, but are also pioneers on the way to climate neutrality in our industry.

Duration

12 months: orientation, specialization and project phase

Target group

Master's degree in human resources, psychology, economics or similar

Main focus

Applicant management / recruiting, talent management, learning

Location

Heidelberg

What we offer
  • Personal onboarding at the training location

  • Individual program with focus on HR operations

  • Training "on the job" and also individual training opportunities

  • "Echt.Anders.Wochen" with further insights into other HeidelbergCement business units

  • Introduction in other departments, like Purchasing, Engineering and Finance

  • Support the HR Business Partners with strategic and operational HR work

  • Support through mentoring

  • Permanent employment contract right from the start as well as excellent opportunities for development through continuous training after the trainee program

Program
Any questions?

Anja Hildenbrand
Head of HR Advisory & Services

Jutta Hupperts
Talent Acquisition & HR Services Expert

RecruitingGHR.DEUShared@heidelbergcement.com

Current job offers

Technology

Our efforts focus on innovative, state-of-the-art building materials and extremely efficient, resource-saving and environmentally friendly production processes. Following the technical trainee program, you will take on a challenging position in the area of production, maintenance or process engineering in our group.

Duration

15 months: orientation, specialization & project phase

Target group

Qualified graduates in the fields of raw materials engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics or chemical engineering

Main focus

Maintenance, production & processes, quality

Location

Mainly at one of our cement plant locations

What we offer
  • Personal onboarding at the training location

  • Operational training in a cement plant

  • Involvement in ongoing projects and support in day-to-day business right from the start

  • "Echt.Anders.Wochen" with further insights into other HeidelbergCement business units

  • Further education & development: technical training units in cooperation with the HC Technology Center as well as additional intensive e-learning courses to learn about the technology in a cement plant, joining audit teams in Germany and abroad

  • Training in Health & Safety

  • Support through mentoring

  • Permanent employment contract right from the start as well as excellent opportunities for development through continuous training after the trainee program

Program
Any questions?

Marion Kinscher
HR Business Partner
Tel.: +49 6221 481 13393
marion.kinscher@heidelbergcement.com

Current job offers

X.PLORE

Would you like to broaden your horizons and gain further experience? Would you like to move something together as a team, rethink the old and combine it with the new? Are you passionate about taking responsibility? Is it important to you to break down silos and reduce blind spots?.

Then let us be part of your visions. Become part of HeidelbergCement as an X.PLORE trainee and help us shape the future together! Because all of that is X.PLORE. And even more..

Duration

18 months with 4 project assignments of 4 months eachp>

Target group

Qualified graduates in business administration, industrial engineering or civil engineering

Main focus

Digitization or sales or building material technology

Location

Main locations is our headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany

What we offer
  • Intensive onboarding in the "basecamp": kick-off events, project management, "Echt.Anders.Wochen" with insights into the operational work of HeidelbergCement

  • Trainings & development: learning transfer week & training modules between project assignments (e.g. change management)

  • Networking with other X.PLORERs through different projects (e.g. social project, trainee day)

  • Personal and individual mentoring & buddying with former X.PLORE trainees

  • Further education & development: communication of technical topics during practical training with a plant controller, e.g. in a cement plant

  • Personal and individual mentoring & buddying with former X.PLORE trainees

  • Social project: organisation and participation in a social project

Program
Any questions?

Heike Gaude
HR Expert
Tel.: +49 6221 481 32047
heike.gaude@heidelbergcement.com

Current job offers

Application process

Trainee Program X.PLORE

Traineeprogramm X.PLORE

Traineeprogramm X.PLORE - EN

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