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PUMA Apprenticeships

Play with the Greats

How about the chance to get up close and personal with PUMA? Know about the newest kicks and hot styles, long before anyone else by joining us at our headquarters in Herzogenaurach as apprentice. There’s three different apprenticeship programs for you to choose from to become one of our Future Champions.

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Chances

One thing is for sure: No matter your choice of program, the education we offer is your best way to become as driven as Usain Bolt, a team player like Marco Reus, as vibrant as Rihanna and all of that while still being uniquely you. The only difference? Learning all you need to achieve your goals. This is how you can get there:

Become one of the greats

At PUMA you don’t only get to play with them, but a kick-start job to become one of them right after school.  Our apprenticeship program offers the unique and exceptional opportunity to leave your mark and be more.


Do your thing

Get a peek into PUMA’s doings as you switch through all relevant corporate functions. Who knows what hidden talents you might find? We know of at least this one: The ability to do your thing, even when circumstances change.

Play worldwide

Dream of seeing the world? Meet the world at PUMA when you get in touch with employees from more than 60 nations. Some cultures might not be as different as you first thought.

Rock the stage

Develop your own Speed and Spirit and become PUMA. With your own tasks and smaller projects, you’ll be taking over more and more responsibility and you’ll find yourself presenting in front of your colleagues. Be confident in your skills, keep an open ear for constructive feedback, improve your time management skills and you’ll be on the best track to become Forever Faster.

Express your Energy

Be proactive and influence your rotation plan. That’s how you can check out departments of your interest and become a part of the squad.

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Welcome Day

Meet up with everyone else who’s new to the team on your first day. Together, you’ll take your first steps within PUMA with all important aspects for a successful start.

Buddy Program

This could be your first job and for sure it’s your first time at PUMA. For any questions you have (or if you just need some advice), you can turn to your assigned contact person.

Further Support

HR doesn’t just manage your application and payrolls. Your designated HR contact person is your support, help and chance to develop yourself. 
Every department has trained colleagues, who know and understand the program you’re participating in. They’re your additional support and chance for development. 

They see you rollin'

Get the full picture as you rotate through the PUMA team every three months.

PUMA Life

Experience our Speed and Spirit, and become a part of it. It’s unique, international and dynamic. The best place to meet and stay in contact with the most amazing people.

Get active!

Transfer your positive energy to others in our “Future Champions Go Social” projects, a part of our Community Engagement efforts. Help kids and do something for the environment, like we did in 2017.

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Additional Benefits

Take it further

Follow your interests! Check out our diverse training, learning and development possibilities and become even faster.

The sky is the limit!

After three years it doesn’t have to be over. PUMA has exciting job opportunities after your graduation in different business areas and even different locations around the world. For instance: Project Manager in IT, Product Line Manager in one of our Business Units, Business Process Manager, Manager Retail Logistics, Field Account Manager and many more.

Additional Benefits

  • Discounts
  • Cost for educational books
  • Ticket for public transportation
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What are you going to do?

Well, according to other PUMA apprentices: Exciting and unique tasks.

Tell me yours

Fields of Study

Industrial Clerk (Industriekaufmann/frau)

Get an insight into all of PUMA’s economic aspects as well as internal processes as an Industrial Clerk. From Sales and Product Management, to Marketing and Finance to Logistics, you’re behind the scenes of PUMA in a variety of departments. All while learning heaps, receiving immediate responsibilities and taking part in the daily excitement.

   

Duration

 Three years

Entry requirement

  • German higher education entrance qualification (Fach-/Abitur)
    OR
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife)
  • excellent German skills needed

Rotation period

 Every 2-3 months

School

 Once / Twice a week in Herzogenaurach

Tasks

 Administrative, organizational and supportive operations Smaller, independent projects

IT Specialist (Fachinformatiker)

Get an insight into all of PUMA’s economic aspects as well as internal processes as an Industrial Clerk. From Sales and Product Management, to Marketing and Finance to Logistics, you’re behind the scenes of PUMA in a variety of departments. All while learning heaps, receiving immediate responsibilities and taking part in the daily excitement.

   

 Duration

 Three years

Entry requirement

  • German higher education entrance qualification (Fach-/Abitur)
    OR
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife)
  • excellent German skills needed

 Rotation period

 Every 2-3 month

 School

 Block: every 6 weeks for 2.3 weeks in Erlangen

Retail Sales Manager (Einzelhandelskaufmann/ frau)

Share your passion for PUMA with our customers in our Outlets and Concept Store. Get a feel for their preferred styles and offer them advice on how to bring them on point. Gather an in-depth insight into daily workflows and procedures like sales, and put PUMA merchandise in the right light while becoming familiar with the theory and practice of the retail business. Well-experienced trainers are there to guide you through your apprenticeship. And guess what? You’ll always stay updated and informed about upcoming styles and collections.

   

Duration

 Three years

Entry requirement

  • Intermediate school leaving certificate (Mittlere Reife)
    OR
  • Lower school leaving certificate
  • excellent German skills needed

Rotation period

 Every 2-3 month

School

 Once / Twice a week in Herzogenaurach and other locations with PUMA Outlets

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t wait to get started, but you got a few unanswered questions? Check out our FAQs:

How does the application process run?

1. Apply directly on our career homepage

2. Leave an impression on us in the pre-interview

3. Come to the one-day Assessment Center in Herzogenaurach, usually held in September to November and convince us you’ve got our Speed and Spirit

4. Accept our offer!

What are the application deadlines?

Usually, we start the selection procedure in June to get you onboard in the following year. But if you check in on our regular job postings, you might find a position become vacant again.

What documents do you need?

To get a picture of your hard facts, we’ll need your CV, a cover letter and your latest school certificate. If you have any other documents like reference letters or similar, send them right along!

How many open positions do you have?

It depends on what our departments need, but for example, in 2018 we filled 10 apprentice positions.

How important is a grade average?

We always want to get a feeling for anyone applying to PUMA. That’s why we consider grades as an important indicator for your school performance. They also give a tendency on your strengths and fields of interest. However, if you convince us of your drive in your application and follow up with an impressive performance at your job interview, then you’re on the best track. Above all, your personality is what counts!

While many of us combine our passion for sports with our jobs, we don’t make it a rule for anyone applying to PUMA.

Do I need good English skills?

Since PUMA plays on a global scale, we have made English our company language. To give yourself an easier time hanging out and working with our international colleagues good English skills are a requirement.

What does PUMA pay attention to?

Let us know what about this apprenticeship motivates you! And, while you’re at it, convince us of your Speed and Spirit. What makes you Forever Faster? Take the stage in your application, but most of all, just be true to yourself. Because that is who we want to see.

What are my chances of staying on after?

Be driven! Your performance in these three years are defining for when we decide that you well and truly belong to PUMA.

What's the PUMA dress code?

Here’s a question for you: What’s your style? If you don’t feel like a suit and tie person, then leave them at home (if you even have them). Our favorite style is the PUMA style.

How do I get to Herzogenaurach?

Without a car, the best way to PUMA is with one of the two bus lines from Erlangen. Or hitch a ride with another employee with our special App, where people with a car offer a lift!


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