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Young professionals and graduates

Who we are looking for

Your studies are coming to an end, and you're starting to look to the future? You like working as part of a team, have good communications skills, and are looking to utilise what you have learned within an international business?
Viega offers you the opportunity to join a trainee programme or to launch directly on your chosen career path. You will be given responsibility from the very beginning, working actively on projects and enjoying plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development. 

Working with us, you will successfully take the step from theory into practice, and we can achieve great things together. 

We are particularly interested in graduates in the following subjects:

• Combined engineering and business
• Mechanical engineering
• Economics
• IT
• Business IT 

On this page you will find lots of information about the trainee programme and about the possibilities for direct recruitment. We have someone available to answer any queries you may have at any time.

Trainee

In keeping with our mission to be a leader, and to be a promoter of young people within our business, we are developing our trainees today to become our skilled specialists and managers of tomorrow. 

Viega's trainee programme will provide you with an ideal career start. You will benefit from a comprehensive 'onboarding' process to ease your way into our business. In intensive training-on-the-job phases, you will have the chance right from the start to work independently on exciting and challenging projects, ranging from the creation of ideas to national and international roll-out. You will be constantly backed by mentors from HR as well as from within your own specialist department, providing closely targeted coaching, feedback and project analysis. These ongoing measures will ensure you are thoroughly well prepared for your targeted later role within the company. 

Through the trainee programmes you will also become familiar with all the key contact personnel and interface points within the company, enabling you to build your own personal network. The trainee programme is rounded off by personalised seminars and workshops aimed at enhancing your personal and professional skills and knowledge. 

Viega offers trainee programmes in Digitisation, Finance & Controlling, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing, with content tailored to each individual participant. Consequently, the programmes can vary in duration between 18 and 24 months. They can be started at any time. The trainee programme ends when you take up your targeted post – when that happens, depends on you.

Direct recruitment

Already completed vocational training, and know exactly what you want? 

Our direct recruitment scheme will place you quickly on your chosen career path, as well as providing you with the necessary on-the-job training to ensure you have the best possible development prospects: You will take on challenging tasks and projects right from your very first day, contributing your own ideas and assuming independent responsibility in line with your position. To ensure you receive optimal support in this, when you start with us you will undergo a comprehensive 'onboarding' process, which will help you to build your personal network within the company. 

We will of course also promote your professional and personal development beyond the successful induction phase through the numerous training options offered by the Viega Academy. 

You will as a general rule also be able to take up an attractive position with Viega directly after completing your studies. If you are unable to find a position you consider suitable among the current job vacancy listings, we would be glad to receive a spontaneous application from you.

Insights

My colleagues sent me the employee magazine regularly. By this, I had the feeling to be a part of the team. That was really nice.

Viega supported me through much of my time as a student. Through a co-operation agreement with the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen college, I gained an initial practical insight into the subject of Lean Management while on my bachelors course in combined engineering and business studies. That initial contact led to a six-month internship at the Attendorn-Ennest location, during which I attended a number of workshops in the Viega:fit (Lean Management) department which affirmed my leaning towards the subject. On resuming my studies, I subsequently completed my bachelors degree dissertation – likewise based on Lean Management methodology – at Viega's Elspe plant. My contacts with the company were maintained throughout my postgraduate masters degree studies at the Technical University of Dortmund. I regularly received the "Viega Intern" in-house newspaper, so I was kept up-to-date on all the key happenings, and my already very good impression of the company was strengthened further. 

As I was concluding my studies, I was offered the opportunity to write my masters thesis at the company's main site in Attendorn. Based on the many different insights I had gained at the various company locations, it was clear to me that Viega had to be the top choice for my first career step, and that is what ultimately happened. I initially underwent an attractive 18-month trainee programme in Supply Chain Development & Controlling, which provided me with the opportunity to attend lots of interesting and helpful seminars. I was also able to gather experience of other areas of the business, as well as to spend two weeks at the Viega plant in the USA, which allowed me to gain an overview of Viega's global operation. All those experiences were very useful, and meant that upon completing the trainee programme I was well equipped to assume the role of Lean Management Trainer.

Curious what jobs are waiting for you?

Then take a look at our job portal. Perhaps you will find an appropriate job that suits you. And if not, send us your speculative application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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