HARTMANN International Graduate Program

You have successfully completed your studies? Now it’s time to get on the fast track of your career with us!

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What will you get?

18-month individual program

Design your own schedule for your 18 months program. You will absolve in general 4 different assignments fitting your target position, including one abroad.

One international assignment

Find the place that could be relevant for your project in one of our 36 subsidiaries around the globe and decide on it for your international assignment. 

Mentoring concept

A personal mentor will coach you and give you valuable feedback in addition to the technical feedback that you get from your manager in the different assignments.

Professional growth

Gain new skills during our various trainings designed for the trainees, soft skill trainings, business trainings, agile method trainings and much more...

Great networking opportunities

Take the opportunity to extend your interdisciplinary network for your future job position by participating in hosted events, such as fire-side chats with Top Management

Strong community

Get to know our trainee community through various events and connect across the group. Take the opportunity to participate in a buddy program and exchange with former trainees. 

Exemplary program roadmap*

*This is not a standard template. The schedule of the individual assignment within the 18-month program, depends on the functional department and
business requirements.

Where could you contribute?*

  • Human resources: Drive our brand and corporate culture and contribute to day-to-day operations in various areas of human resources management (Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, HR Controlling, HR Processes and Systems, People Development, Compensation andBenefits, etc.).
  • Marketing: Design the product life cycle of our various products in the marketing teams of the different divisions as Incontinence Management,Wound Care and Risk Management. Work in product and brand management and launch or relaunch products that meet and exceed the customers needs and expectations.
  • Digital communication: Drive our digital marketing initiatives and participate in various global Hartmann projects in our team responsible for the digital communication and content.
  • Sales: Drive Sales Excellence and work in Cross-functional projects with a focus on improving our sales approach and opportunity management (commercial Management, customer Management, and general Management).
  • Research & development: Drive our innovation in one of our R&D departments and participate in turning ideas into real-life solutions which to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Corporate quality: Drive the improvement of relevant processes and work in our related departments such as process assurance, supplier quality management, global management system, quality control.
  • Supply chain: Drive our global supply chain management organization (e.g. SCM Planning, Logistics Operations, Master Data Management, Order Fulfillment) and gain experience in cross-functional project work in the local companies and the headquarter.
  • Controlling: Join our controlling department and support the teams in the different areas like Shared Services, Supply Chain Controlling, Country Controlling with the possibility to get insights into the divisions and other finance areas.
  • Digital Health: Drive our digital transformation and work in different areas of business development of digital health innovation including business plan development, sales capability building and planning the launch process.
  • Finance: Join our finance department and work on projects in the accounting, treasury and tax area and therefore become a specialists in the corporate finance topics.
  • Procurement: Drive the Global Procurement Organization within HARTMANN and support in negotiations, drafting contracts and different analyses. Knowing the market and researching suppliers focusing on new technologies will help you build up your expertise and your global network in the Purchasing area.

*Non-exhaustive list, other programs may be opened in the future.

Ready to start? Necessary qualification

Educational background

You have completed or are about to complete your master's degree with above-average academic performance in economics, business, engineering, or other related disciplines.

Work experience & ambition

You have gained practical experience through relevant internships or as a working student during your studies and/or relevant extra-curricular commitment.

International mindset

You have developed your open-mindedness through international experiences (internships or a semester abroad) and you have strong desire to work in an international environment.

What to expect from our application process?


1.How do I apply for the HARTMANN International Graduate Program?

Every position we have for the International Graduate Program is advertised on our career page. You can apply by clicking on the button "Apply now" that you find on the respective job advertisement. After creating a profile, you can upload your application documents (Cover letter, CV, Certificates) and we will come back to you within two weeks.

2.How many months in advance should I apply?

Due to different starting dates for our Graduate Programs, not all the positions are posted at the same time. In case your preferred International Graduate Program is currently not available in our job portal, you can follow us on LinkedIn to be aware of all new job postings.

3.Can I apply to several HARTMANN International Graduate Program positions?

Yes, you are allowed to hand in your application for several positions. However, each position is offered in a different area, and you should bring experience and motivation in exactly that field.

4.Can I apply to the HARTMANN International Graduate Program even if I am not living in the hiring country?

Yes, as this is an International Graduate Program, we are looking forward to receiving international applications and recruiting from other countries than Germany as well.

5.Do I need to speak German to apply for the HARTMANN International Graduate Program?

The German language requirements depend on the position. Please look at the respective job advertisement to see if it is required. Please note that English as our business language is always necessary.

6.Does HARTMANN sponsor visas for international students?

All nationalities can apply to the program. However, the candidate is responsible for applying for residence and working visas. HARTMANN supports the upcoming trainee in this regard. Please note that no monetary, but only documentation support is provided by HARTMANN in the visa application /extension process.

7.Would HARTMANN assist in applying for an EU-Blue card for graduates with Non-EU Nationality?

In case of successful recruitment, HARTMANN will support the EU-Blue card application process by providing essential documents. However, it is the responsibility of the graduates to schedule an appointment with the Foreign Employment Office and collect the visa. Note that for the start of the employment, a valid German work and residence permit is mandatory.

8.Is my program already fixed, or can I choose the departments for my assignments within the graduate program?

As the program follows a structured process, the first assignment is set. For the international assignment and the cross-functional assignment, individual wishes can be taken care of. The last assignment is in the ideal case the department where the placement afterward will take place, which is not set from the beginning, but will develop throughout the program.

9.How many rotations will I have and how long do they last?

In most cases, there will be 4 rotations, and each will last about 4-6 months. However, this can vary from department to department and depends also on the start date of the program.

10.Where will I go for my international rotation(s)?

There is no fixed plan for your international rotation(s) when you join the International Graduate Program. Depending on factors such as business needs, available projects, and especially your professional and personal development, the program managers will make sure to find a rotation for you that allows you to learn, develop and contribute in one of our 36 offices worldwide.

11.Is the assignment abroad mandatory?

As this is an International Graduate Program, we offer and like our trainees to take advantage of the international assignment. However, it is not mandatory, and the duration can be set according to personal needs.

12.What is my employment status as a member of the HARTMANN International Graduate Program?

As an international graduate, you are a fully employed employee.

13.Is the HARTMANN International Graduate Program paid?

Yes, the program is paid. Your salary will be comparable to an entry-level position. The compensation and benefits package including components such as pension and health insurance are based on local terms and depend on which country you are hired in. Finally, you will have various health and fitness offers, e.g., yoga during lunch break, cooperation with fitness studios, company doctor, and massage offers.

14.What are the career prospects at HARTMANN after such a program?

Our trainees are the managers of HARTMANNs future and therefore we try to find out throughout the program where your strengths fit best and will place you in a position where you can further develop and take on responsibility.

15.How can I meet and interact with current trainees to get more information about the program?

If you are interested in interacting with current trainees, feel free to reach out to recruiting@hartmann.info. We can then share the contact data with you.

Any more questions?

Any more questions?



If you have any questions, kindly reach out to Julia Schmidt at recruiting@hartmann.info. 

Please note: Due to data protection and legal requirements, we are not allowed to accept any application data (CV, resume) via email.






To apply for the IGP at HARTMANN, please go to the respective job advertisement on the career page and click on the "Apply now" button.


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