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Functional Trainee Program FTP - Human Resources (m/f/d)


As we know that long term success is built by each and every employee in our company, 
we created a People Strategy that puts the employee at the heart of everything we do. One of our key targets is to create moments that matter for our people.


Be part of a team that thinks Human Resources with the employee in mind and heart; a team that strives to attract and retain the best people to work at adidas.
We do this through sophisticated personnel marketing and recruitment activities. We work to keep our team strong and competitive through high-level training, development and personnel services and strive for new ways to keep our employees fresh, motivated, and active.


Our HR trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience and a deep insight into the daily business of HR Management as well as various projects. Throughout the 18 months program they will be able to rotate through HR areas such as:

  • Rewards
  • Talent
  • Strategy
  • HR Management
  • Talent Acquisition


We offer you a unique platform to start your career coached by experienced mentors and managers.


Your Profile

  • University degree (Bachelor/Master) with a strong academic record, preferably with specialization in Human Resources, Psychology or Organisational Development
  • International mindset/experience
  • Passionate about people topics
  • Practical experience (up to 18 months)
  • True affinity/passion for sport and interest in the sporting goods industry
  • Digital mindset
  • Living our 3 Cs
    • Creativity
    • Confidence
    • Collaboration
  • Complex thinking ability and creative problem solving
  • Strong customer focus and mindset                                           
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written/verbally)
  • Energetic team player & creator


You can apply for the FTP 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 Human Resources 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:  Human Resources
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Graduate
Number:  189289
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