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Functional Trainee Program FTP - Corporate Communication (m/f/d)

Our key objective in Corporate Communication is to manage the reputation of our company internally and externally.

Are you currently in the home stretch of your academic career and ready for the next challenge? Do you have a passion for sports and want to build your career in a global company? Is your number one goal to work in Communication/PR?


If you can answer all three questions with “YES”, then you should apply for the Corporate Comms functional trainee program starting 1st of October 2019! We offer an exciting 18-month program with an assignment abroad and rotations in some of the following areas in our headquarters in Herzogenaurach and Portland:

  • Public Relations (PR adidas, PR Reebok)
  • Corporate Communication (External & Internal Communication)
  • Content Strategy & Content Creation 


Your Profile

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree with a strong academic record in communications, media, or other relevant subject
  • International mindset/experience
  • Relevant practical experience of up to 18 months from various work placements (with companies, editorial offices, agencies, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • German language skills are a plus
  • True affinity/passion for sport and interest in the sporting goods industry
  • Living the 3 Cs
    • Creativity
    • Confidence
    • Collaboration
  • Complex thinking ability and creative problem solving    
  • Strong customer focus and mindset
  • Energetic team player & creator


You can apply for the functional training program regardless of your citizenship. If you will make it to the final round and receive an offer, the offer would be pending on the approval of the residence and work permit for Germany. We will support you in obtaining those.


How to apply?

Please impress us with your CV, university transcripts and relevant job references in English and a video (max. 90 seconds). In this video be creative and show us your passion for the functional trainee program in Corporate Communications and why you want to be a part of adidas. Please submit your application by February 17th, 2019 (no cover letter necessary). Please include the link to the video in your CV. You can for example upload your video on YouTube, Dropbox or similar.


Application/Selection Process

  • Online application until February 17th, 2019 including CV, link to your video, university transcripts and relevant job references in English
    (you will receive feedback on your application latest 2-3 weeks after the application deadline had passed)
  • Phone-/Video Interview
  • Assessment Center
    (the assessment centers will take place during April and May)
  • The decision on who will join our FTP program will be made within 3-4 days after the Assessment Center took place


This exciting program will start on October 1st, 2019!


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions:

Location:  Herzogenaurach
Country:  Germany
Team:  Marketing & Communications
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Graduate
Number:  189268
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