Trainee program

Start of Trainee Programm 2023

  • The trainee position with a start date of 1 October 2023 is currently advertised until 19 March 2023 - Apply here.

    We look forward to receiving your application! According to our planning, we will move to the next phase of the recruiting process at the end of March or beginning of April 2023.

Me and the trainee programme. Does that fit together?

You want:

Start your career in the energy transition,

Get to know yourself even better and understand what 50Hertz is all about,

Experience yourself in different work environments (content, team, way of working, ...),

Be part of a diverse group of young graduates who want to learn and grow together,

Get the chance to network with professionals inside and outside 50Hertz and build your own network,

Make our programme your programme.

Yes? Congratulations! It's a good match!

Information on the program

Our trainee programme gives you the opportunity to understand 50Hertz in all its complexity before you decide on a specific field of activity with us. 

The 50Hertz trainee programme lasts 24 months. During this time, as a trainee you will take on responsible tasks in various specialist areas of the company within the framework of project assignments lasting several months. In this way, you will get to know 50Hertz and the energy industry from different perspectives. You will work at the headquarters in Berlin as well as in the 50Hertz regional centres, from where our lines, transformer stations and switchgear are managed. In addition, an assignment of several months in other European countries and with a non-governmental organisation are an integral part of the programme. During each project assignment, you will be accompanied by a professional supervisor, from the initial interview to regular feedback and lessons learned.

During the entire programme, you will also be supported by a mentor and the trainee coordination. Your personal mentor is an experienced manager from the company and regularly takes time to exchange ideas with you. You will get to know your mentor during the selection process and complete your first project assignment from October to December in the mentor's department. In this way, you and your mentor can work together right from the start of the programme and thus build up a trusting working relationship.

In addition to the trainee assignments lasting several months, you will gain insights into the work of other selected departments through selected job shadowing. You will also get to know the departments of the company through regular departmental presentations as well as the management and the works council in personal "trainees-on-the-spot" meetings. You will continue to develop your skills in selected training courses; you will regularly take part in excursions and can expand your personal network through various events. Among other things, you can participate in the European trainee network "The NETT" (The Network of European TSO Trainees).

As a trainee at 50Hertz, I can really make a difference!




In the video, our current trainees Elisa and Sebastian give an insight into what the programme means to them.


By the way, we have repeatedly been awarded the "Fair Trainee Programme" seal by the Berlin Trendence Institute.

The current trainee job advertisement

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Title Expertise Location
Application & Project Manager SAP S4 / Hana PM (f/m/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Expert Quality & Technical Integration Engineers Brussels, BE
IT Group Application & Project Manager SAP CPI (f/m/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Product Owner Asset Performance Management & Optimization (f/m/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Ausbildungsplatz zur Elektronikerin (w/m/d) für Betriebstechnik (ganzjährige Bewerbung)
Ausbildungsplatz zur Elektronikerin (w/m/d) für Betriebstechnik (ganzjährige Bewerbung) Technicians Goethestadt Bad Lauchstädt, DE, 06246 +4 more…
Technicians Goethestadt Bad Lauchstädt, DE, 06246 +4 more…
Elektronikerin Betriebstechnik Höchstspannungsnetz (w/m/d)
Elektronikerin Betriebstechnik Höchstspannungsnetz (w/m/d) Technicians Greifswald, DE, 17489 +7 more…
Technicians Greifswald, DE, 17489 +7 more…
Elektromeisterin / Elektrotechnikerin Höchstspannungsnetz (w/m/d)
Elektromeisterin / Elektrotechnikerin Höchstspannungsnetz (w/m/d) Technicians Erfurt-Vieselbach, DE, 99098 +8 more…
Technicians Erfurt-Vieselbach, DE, 99098 +8 more…
High Voltage Technician
High Voltage Technician Technicians Merksem, BE
Technicians Merksem, BE
Spezialistin Betrieb Voice IT Kommunikationstechnik (f/m/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Projektleiterin/Fachgebietsleiterinung Programm-Services/Projekt-Office SuedOstLink+ (m/f/d) Designers Berlin, DE, 10557
Strategic Buyer (Power Grids for the Energy Transition) (f/m/d) Purchase Berlin, DE, 10557
Ingenieurin Hochspannungskabelsysteme (m/f/d)
Ingenieurin Hochspannungskabelsysteme (m/f/d) Technicians Berlin, DE, 10557
Technicians Berlin, DE, 10557
Elektroingenieurin Fachgebietsleitung Umspannwerkstechnik (Höchstspannungsnetz) (m/f/d) Technicians Hamburg, DE, 22117
Data Product Owner (m/f/d)
Data Product Owner (m/f/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Elektroingenieurin für Kabeltechnik Stromnetz Höchstspannung (m/f/d) Technicians Güstrow, DE, 18273
Spezialistin Dokumentenmanagement Infrastrukturprojekte (w/m/d) Corporate Berlin, DE, 10557
Innovation Management (Open Tech Lab) - Intern (f/m/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Spezialistin Betrieb IP Network Services (m/f/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557
Teilprojektleitung Kabel Hochspannungsgleichstrom-Verbindung SuedOstLink+ (w/m/d) Engineers Berlin, DE, 10557
Head of Business Development and M&A
Head of Business Development and M&A Corporate Brussels, BE
Corporate Brussels, BE
Telecom Technician Brussels
Telecom Technician Brussels IT & Data Brussels, BE
IT & Data Brussels, BE
Praktikantin/ Werkstudentin Projektmanagement: Startup Challenge zu Verbraucher-Flexibilität (f/m/d) Corporate Berlin, DE, 10557
Professional Account Manager (KAM)-Niv.2
Professional Account Manager (KAM)-Niv.2 Civil Engineering Brussels, BE
Civil Engineering Brussels, BE
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Ingenieurin Netzwerke IP Central Services (m/f/d) IT & Data Berlin, DE, 10557

Field reports

Stefan - Trainee in the class of 2020/2022

Course of studies: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Power Engineering and Renewable Energies

In our trainee programme, we have the opportunity to get to know the most diverse areas of the company. This provides a good overview, an understanding of the interaction between the divisions and a good network within the company. The climate at 50Hertz is characterized by openness to new things and appreciation, and the high level of identification with the company very quickly creates a feeling of belonging.

Louise - Trainee in the class of 2022/2024

Course of studies: Political science, focus on political economy

During my assignment in strategic grid planning, I was part of the Project Management Office (PMO) and was able to gain an insight into the cooperation structure of the four German transmission system operators. Besides PMO tasks, there was enough time to apply and expand my basic programming skills and to develop a tool for workflow optimisation. At the moment, I am supporting maintenance measures in a regional centre.

Sven - Trainee in the class of 2021/2023

Course of studies: Electrical engineering with a focus on electrical power engineering.

I am currently working at the NGO Agora Energiewende and can perfectly apply the knowledge I gained at 50Hertz here. Especially the contacts made on both sides and the exchange of experiences are proving to be very valuable for me. The next stage in the trainee programme takes me to Brussels, where I will work in one of the 50Hertz group functions. I am looking forward to getting to know the teams and working methods there.

Information on the application process

Procedure of the application process

Timely submission of your application documents is crucial for participation in the selection process. This includes a curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, e.g. school-leaving certificate, evaluations from internships or working student activities.  A letter of motivation is not mandatory, but we would of course like to hear from you what makes a career entry via a trainee programme interesting for you. You can only apply online via the application form, which you can access by clicking on the button "Apply now!

First selection stage: telephone interviews

Trainees are selected in a two-stage selection process. After carefully reviewing the application documents, we invite selected candidates to a telephone interview. By the way, we start this process even before the application deadline. Applicants who successfully complete the telephone interview are invited to the second selection stage.

If your application is not considered in the first selection round, we will inform you by phone or email.

Second selection stage: One-day selection procedure

The second selection stage consists of a one-day virtual selection procedure. As a rule, four to five applicants are invited. Managers from the specialist departments and representatives from the human resources department take part in the selection process. The participants are informed of the results within three days of the selection process. If interested, an individual feedback meeting can be arranged.

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Contact person

Martina Jansen

Human Resources Development | Trainee Coordination

Tel.: +49 (0)30 5150-3171

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the Trainee Programme

What university degree do I need to apply?

The positions are only open to university graduates with a Master's degree or diploma.

When can I apply?

You can apply via the online application form during the period in which the trainee positions are advertised.

What do I do if I want to upload more files than there are upload fields in the application form?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to send us more files than there are upload fields. It is best to send us your documents in one PDF document.

I am currently in the final phase of my studies. Can I still apply?

If you complete your studies by the end of September, you are welcome to apply. In this case, please send us your current transcript of grades and simply submit your degree certificate.

The trainee programme takes place at different locations. Do I have to move?

No, the main location of the trainee programme is the head office in Berlin. Placements outside of Berlin are only temporary and you will be supported by 50Hertz in finding temporary accommodation.

How long does the trainee programme last?

The trainee programme lasts a total of 24 months and starts on 1 October.

How many stations will I go through during the trainee programme?

The training plan is developed individually for each trainee. Each trainee station usually lasts between three and four months, although shorter stations are also possible in individual cases.

Will I be taken on after completing the trainee programme?

We expressly aim to take on a permanent position after successful completion of the trainee programme.