PUMA Mitarbeiterin

Dual Students

Get on the Forever Faster Career Lane

Fresh out and can’t wait to rock a career? Choose between seven different studies offered in a dual study program at our PUMA HQ in Herzogenaurach. It’s the best of both worlds: Discover PUMA and get a great education at the same time. Follow in the footsteps of over 20 future champions going through the program right now.

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Chances

So, what’s the deal? Your track to an exciting future is cleared. Are you ready to take the first step? PUMA is more than work. It’s a chance for you to grow into an individual, proud of your abilities and ready to take them further together with others. Do you have the drive to live the PUMA Speed and Spirit? Then get ready to experience these chances.

Get on your mark

This isn’t about a classic 9-to-5. PUMA’s dual study program is unique and exceptional, full of opportunities for you to leave your mark and be you in the most exceptional way.


Round and round

Explore the world from a PUMA perspective! As you change your place of residence and departments, you’ll discover there’s more to your own abilities than you might have previously thought. You’ll become Forever Faster.

Team up

Come together with employees from more than 60 nations. There’s no easier way to meet other mindsets and cultures, and be constantly curious about the world.

Take your position

We’re confident in everything we do – and so will you. You will get your own tasks and projects, taking over more and more responsibility. The result? Presenting in front of your colleagues on a regular basis, growing your confidence and abilities with constructive feedback. In the end, you’ll find solutions – the Forever Faster way.

Come into your own

You’re not into just following a set path, but want to find your own? Be driven to be proactive! You have the possibility to influence your rotation plan and join departments of your interest. Meet and network with peers, colleagues and supervisors as you go.

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Social Gains

WELCOME DAY

Right on the first day, you get the chance to meet up with all new joiners, get to know them and together, you’ll start on your track to a successful career at PUMA.

Buddy Program

Every new Future Champion has one contact person, who’s open to give you the answers and advice you need.

Further Support

You are given a designated HR contact person who supports, helps and develops you.
Every department has trained colleagues who are familiar with the program you are participating in. Think of them as training partners: They’re there to support and develop you.

PUMA Life

You’re about to enter a unique, international and dynamic working environment that is purely PUMA. And because we’re international, you’ll get great networking possibilities within the company.

Get active!

PUMA’s community engagement is strengthened by our “Future Champions Go Social” projects. For instance, in 2017 we educated kindergarten kids on recycling garbage, and activated PUMA employees to take the bike instead of their car to work. 

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Discounts
  • Public transportation ticket for your daily commute
  • Cost for educational books

The World at Your Fingertips

Spend three months in a foreign PUMA location. We’ll cover the costs! Join exciting Marketing projects in Boston, get to know the Retail environment in Japan or learn about Sourcing in Hong Kong or Vietnam.

Round and Round It Goes

Every three months, after coming back from a semester at uni you’ll rotate through to another team within PUMA. Also check out our diverse training, learning and development possibilities to give your career an extra push.

The sky is the limit!

And what’s next? How about exciting job opportunities after your graduation? PUMA has different business areas and different locations around the world ready for you to join the team. 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. Who knows where your path will take you?

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You want to know what you can expect?

Unique and exciting tasks, as PUMA dual students (former and current) can attest to.

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Fields of Study

So, what are your options? With our dual study programs, you have a business basis and depending on your preference, you can choose a major as well! Check out your possibilities:

International Business Administration and Management

Together with the DHBW Stuttgart, we combine broad business management at PUMA on a global level – in both German and English. Right off the bat, you can apply your acquired skills from university in various departments at PUMA and benefit from a blend of interesting theory and in-depth practical experience.

Take the lead

Duration

Three Years

Campus

DHBW Stuttgart

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

  • General business management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • IT
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Intercultural management
  • and many more

Choose Major

Yes

International Experience

Semester Abroad

Experience at PUMA

  • Product Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Sourcing
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Sustainability
Accounting and Controlling

Crunch the numbers in our Accounting and Controlling program in cooperation with the DHBW Mannheim. Focus on finance, more precisely on the accounting, controlling and taxation aspect of PUMA. Combine your theoretical knowledge and in-depth practical experience, and get rolling right away in various Finance departments at PUMA.

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Duration

Three years

Campus

DHBW Mannheim

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

  • German and International Accounting / Controlling Practices
  • General Business Management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • IT
  • Excellent math skills are a prerequisite

Experience at PUMA

  • Accounting
  • Operational / Cost / International Controlling
  • Internal Treasury
  • Internal Audit
  • Insurance
  • Many More
Transport and Logistics

Take the path of your favorite PUMA product. In PUMA’s and DHBW Lörrach’s Logistics program, you’ll learn the ropes of basic business with a focus on forwarding, transport and general logistics. In times of globalization, internationalization of logistics and the liberalization of markets, this field of study becomes more and more important and is facing constant and exciting challenges. Take them head on right away with what you learn at PUMA.

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Duration

Three years

Campus

DHBW Lörrach

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

  • General Business Management
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Transport Business Management
  • Logistics Controlling
  • Transport Policy

International Experience

Visiting different transport and logistics facilities (e.g. seaports, container and air terminals, transport museums, control center of the rail freight transport etc.)

Experience at PUMA

  • Inbound
  • Outbound
  • Export
  • Traffic
  • Customs
  • Retail Logistics
Trade / Textile Management

Enter retail management and product development while getting the basics of business management at PUMA and the DHBW Ravensburg. By combining a variety of different modules, you develop a holistic view on the retail industry and a great product knowledge. The kicker? Immediately putting your skills to the test at various PUMA product departments.

Pick up the Thread

   

Duration

Three years

Campus

DHBW Ravensburg

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

  • General Business Administration
  • Fashion Economics
  • Marketing
  • Textile Technology
  • Soft Skills Courses
  • Many More

International Experience

Semester Abroad

Experience at PUMA

  • Product Management
  • Marketing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Product Development
  • Planning
Human Resources

Focus on what counts: the people. In cooperation with the DHBW Lörrach, PUMA offers a Human Resources Management program offering a basic business administration course with a clear focus on different areas of Human Resources. Find out how to deal with current challenges such as lack of qualified personnel, rising complexity in business requirements and strategic Human Resource Management, and learn broad theory on this topic.

Make the people

   

Duration

Three years

Campus

DHBW Lörrach

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

Business Administration

Economics

Law

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

HR Management

Soft Skills

International Experience

Field trips (international and national) and Semester Abroad if interested

Experience at PUMA

Business Partner Team

HR Development

Talent Management

HR Controlling

Future Champions Program

Payroll

Taxation and Audit

PUMA’s Taxation and Audit program runs in cooperation with the DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen and is a basic business study program with a clear focus on the area of finance, more precisely on the taxation and audit aspect. Get right into the thick of things with your acquired skills in various Finance departments at PUMA, and help keep us on the Forever Faster track.

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Duration

Three years (additional Semester Abroad if interested)

Campus

DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Course content

Various Tax Courses

German and International Accounting / Controlling Practices

General Business Management

Economics

Law

IT

Excellent math skills are prerequisite

Experience at PUMA

Tax Department

Internal Audit

Accounting

Controlling

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Textile Business Economics

Together with the LDT Fachakademie Nagold für Textil und Schuhe, one of Germany’s leading academic institutions for fashion management, PUMA offers a basic business management course with a strong focus on fashion retail management and apparel product development. By combining a variety of different modules, you get a holistic view on the retail industry and great product knowledge. What’s the different to the Trade / Textile Management Course? It focuses even more on the actual product, such as materials, patterns and trims. Naturally, you can test your knowledge immediately in our various departments.

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Duration

30 months

Campus

LDT Fachakademie in Nagold

Degree

Textilbetriebswirt and Industriekaufmann/-frau

Course content

Merchandising

Business Administration

Fashion Economics

Marketing-specific Know-how

Choose Major

Yes

Program Costs Covered

50%

Experience at PUMA

Product Management

Marketing

Visual Merchandising

Retail

Sales

Product Development

Retail

Planning

Allocation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sound good? Can’t wait to find out more? We have some FAQs for your most burning questions:

How does the application process run?
  • Apply via our career homepage.
  • Impress us in the pre-interview.
  • Convince us during the Assessment Center in Herzogenaurach (usually September - November).
  • Accept our offer!
What are the application deadlines?

Our selection procedure normally begins in June for those starting in the following year. Keep an eye on our regular job postings, as sometimes a position might become vacant again!

What documents do you need?

Your application must include your CV, a cover letter and your latest school certificate. If applicable, you can also enclose other attachments like reference letters etc.

How many open positions do you have?

Depending on the needs of our departments, the number of positions we offer you can change from year to year.

How important is a grade average?

In general, grades are important for us since they mirror your school performance and also indicate a tendency on your strengths and fields of interest. However, a convincing application, an impressive performance at your job interview and your above all your personality play a crucial role in our selection process!

Is doing sports a requirement?

Oftentimes, PUMA employees love and enjoy doing sports, and express their passion in their jobs. However, being active in your free time is not a requirement for becoming a part of our company.

Do I need good English skills?

As an international global player, PUMA’s company language is English. So, good English skills are a requirement and are needed on a daily basis.

What does PUMA pay attention to?

Show that you bring Speed and Spirit into your chosen field of study. What gives you the confidence to take the challenge? And what makes you the best choice for PUMA? This is your chance to shine and convince us of your energy, but never forget, just be you! Nothing convinces us more than getting to know you and your motivation to join our brand.

What are my chances of staying on after?

Your chances are defined by your determination and drive! Throughout the three years you spend with us, your performance is our key indicator for us when it comes to keeping you on the team.

What's the PUMA dress code?

At PUMA, every day is Casual Friday. So, you can leave your suit and tie at home, even for interviews. Just one thing is always clear: We wear our PUMA hearts on our sleeves.

How do I get to Herzogenaurach?

If you don’t have a car, you can take one of two bus lines from Erlangen that take you to our headquarters. And because we always think as a team, we have an App for all our employees where people with a car can offer a lift!
 

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