Trainee Program



Nathalie Kosel, Controlling Department trainee

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Nathalie Kosel says...

“Some time before graduation I started planning the first steps of my career. From the very beginning I knew that I wanted to work for an international company whose products inspire me. With HELLA I found a company where those two facts have been successfully combined. However, there were more issues I considered as important when choosing the company I wanted to start my career with. For instance it should be innovative and set up solidly through diverse products and services. Here at HELLA I am inspired by the company’s wide and constantly developing product range. Moreover I liked that I was given the opportunity to get to know six different departments in the field of finance and controlling. This also included a three month stay in Changchun, China. I also highly appreciated the fact that I was in charge of various projects from the very beginning. This, however, was never a problem as working with my colleagues was great from day one.“


Information about the Trainee Program

HELLA puts your career dreams within reach – right now! We offer precision-designed trainee programs to advance your skills. Alongside individually structured employment plans, your specialist training will also include challenging projects in interdisciplinary positions and different departments related to your specific field. Don’t wait! Join HELLA and put the spotlight on your career.

We are currently looking for trainees in the following areas:

  • Production/Industrial Engineering
  • Development – emphasis: quality
  • Development – emphasis: Design & Development (D&D)
  • Product/Project Management
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Finances & Controlling


In our International Trainee Program, you will receive systematic coaching to prepare you for your job as a junior executive within the HELLA Group. A member of the Management assumes direct responsibility for your personal development. During the 18-month professional training program, you will be responsible for your own tasks and projects, and also work in a supporting capacity in day-to-day business operations. Your individually tailored international activities and exposure to various fields will give you a broad overview of our company and in-depth insight into what we do within just a short period of time, providing you with the best possible foundation for the next step in your career at HELLA.

What we offer

  • 18-month trainee program starting at the beginning of each quarter
  • Individually tailored assignments in specific areas and important interdisciplinary roles
  • Opportunity to participate in international cross-division projects
  • Assignment of at least three months to one of our international subsidiaries
  • Direct oversight by upper management
  • Outstanding opportunity for development as a junior executive in the international HELLA Group
  • Extensive, systematic training and education measures tailored to meet your needs
  • Direct coaching by those responsible for your specific field
  • Trainee meetings and other opportunities to meet with others, talk about your experiences, and develop insights, including informal get-togethers with the management


The purpose of our trainee program is to drive your career forward and give you extensive insight into the world of HELLA, so that in the future, you will be able to actively join in shaping our processes and will be ready to take on a position of responsibility.

Sounds interesting? Apply online!

After an initial screening of your application documents and a follow-up review by the specific department where you wish to work, we will invite you to an initial interview with the HR division where you have the opportunity to convince us that you are the right person for the job. The next step is a one-on-one meeting where you can get to know your future mentor face-to-face. If the outcome of both interviews is positive, you will start out in a new position within the world of HELLA with an open-ended contract.

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Sandra Westmöller
Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Development 

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