BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

Can you help us build and maintain diverse yet complementary teams?

The success of our business is up to people, and we rely on the Human Resources team to attract the best talents, keep them motivated and support their development. This plays an important role in shaping and maintaining the culture of our organization. Are you keen to learn how to manage people with diverse skills, goals and interests while staying focused on our ambitions as a business? Then you fit right in our graduate trainee program where you choose departments according to your interests – also your step abroad in one of our 150 affiliates. Apart from that, you are part of an international trainee network working together on cross-functional projects and being supported by development measures such as trainings and mentoring. This way, you are prepared for an international management career at Beiersdorf!

Kwesi Ofosu, Graduate Trainee

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Are you ready for our trainee program?

We are looking for:

  • Graduates in Psychology, Sociology or Business administration with a major in Human Resource Management and an outstanding GPA
  • Min. 6 months of practical experience through appropriate internships
  • Min. 6 months of experience abroad gained within your studies or internships
  • Fluency in English, basic knowledge of German is recommendable


  • Social & intercultural skills enabling you to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong analytical skillset
  • Enthusiasm for brands and consumer goods
  • Ambition for an international career
  • Desire to take over managerial responsibilities

Steps of the BEYOND BORDERS Human Resources program

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Human Resources Business Partner (4 months)

    Our Business Partners support and consult managers, as well as employees, on HR-related topics working closely with different HR experts. For your first step you will gain operative HR experience including recruitment, succession planning, development of employees and operating with work council.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Center of Excellence (4 months)

    At our Center of Excellences (CoE) you will get to know how strategic HR works and how Headquarter departments such as CoE Development, CoE Compensation & Benefits or HR Systems, Planning & Reporting develop and steer global strategic HR processes and tools.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    International posting (6 months)

    Your time at one of our affiliates will open up new perspectives on HR. Working on local HR topics will sharpen your awareness of cultural differences – an essential skill for leading people in a global company such as Beiersdorf. On top of that, you will get insights on how global processes are rolled out locally.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    Partnerships are everything in HR. During this flexible final assignment, you will literally go beyond HR borders and acquire a better understanding of the needs of your future partners such as in Marketing, Sales, Finance or Supply Chain Management. This way, you will expand and round up your business understanding to prepare for your career ahead.

  • Human Resources Business Partner (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Human Resources Business Partner (4 months)

    Our Business Partners support and consult managers, as well as employees, on HR-related topics working closely with different HR experts. For your first step you will gain operative HR experience including recruitment, succession planning, development of employees and operating with work council.

  • Center of Excellence (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Center of Excellence (4 months)

    At our Center of Excellences (CoE) you will get to know how strategic HR works and how Headquarter departments such as CoE Development, CoE Compensation & Benefits or HR Systems, Planning & Reporting develop and steer global strategic HR processes and tools.

  • International posting (6 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    International posting (6 months)

    Your time at one of our affiliates will open up new perspectives on HR. Working on local HR topics will sharpen your awareness of cultural differences – an essential skill for leading people in a global company such as Beiersdorf. On top of that, you will get insights on how global processes are rolled out locally.

  • Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    BEYOND BORDERS – Human Resources

    Cross-functional assignment (4 months)

    Partnerships are everything in HR. During this flexible final assignment, you will literally go beyond HR borders and acquire a better understanding of the needs of your future partners such as in Marketing, Sales, Finance or Supply Chain Management. This way, you will expand and round up your business understanding to prepare for your career ahead.