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Career entrants

Make your mark

Be a go-getter and kick-start your successful future career. As a career entrant, there is a wide range of opportunities available to you at Zeppelin. Right from day one, we will give you the support you need to put bold ideas into practice, try things out, and take on responsibility.


You will make a difference

Zeppelin continuously supports your development and helps you along your career path. As an employee, you will also benefit from our international scope and the various career opportunities offered across the Group. Join one of our six business units and make your mark. 

We offer the following: 

  • Short decision-making channels
  • An open communication culture
  • Rigorous training and continuing education
  • International employment opportunities
  • Group-wide prospects


Our Z NEXT trainee program

Have you recently finished your studies and your career is just getting started? Then take the next step – as a trainee at Zeppelin!

As a trainee, you will be a full-time employee at Zeppelin for 18 months, working across various departments and business units. At least two different business units, an assignment to Zeppelin Holding and an international assignment are included in the program. By working in the various business units and specialist and non-specialist departments, you can gain a wide range of experience and get to know the company from many different perspectives.

At Zeppelin, you will take on challenging tasks from an early stage, and grow with your responsibilities. In this process, a mentor will guide you on your way through the Zeppelin world and support, encourage, and strengthen your personal and professional development.

In addition, we offer you a multifaceted framework program with various training courses (such as agile project management, intercultural training, resilience) that will support you in your professional and personal development.

With us, you can make a difference and do your best every day. Working together, we will fulfill our customer promise: We Create Solutions.


Benefits at a glance

  • At the Welcome Day, we welcome our new trainees and give them the opportunity to get to know each other
  • Individually configurable two to three-month assignments in various business units, including a stay abroad at a Zeppelin branch
  • Support from an experienced mentor for the entire duration of the trainee program
  • Intensive further training program with several training units
  • Several network meetings with all trainees and mentors for mutual exchange and group-wide networking
  • Team building events for personal interaction and communal fun
  • Attractive remuneration
  • Good chance of being hired after completing the trainee program

Where can I find advertised positions and how does the application process for the trainee program work?

  • Towards the beginning of the year, you will find the currently advertised specialist trainee positions in our career portal.
  • Once you have found the right position, you can easily apply via our portal.
  • The next step is an interview to get to know you better.
  • On recruiting day, you will have the opportunity to ultimately win us over and get to know other Zeppelin employees.

What our trainees say about Z NEXT


“I chose the Z NEXT trainee program because it contains everything that makes up a good trainee program. Before my work assignments, I have a say in the choice of departments, get to know the Group from the ground up, can go abroad, and can build up a strong and, above all, international network throughout Zeppelin. I also particularly like the team spirit and the interactions among the trainees.”


“By working in different departments and business units, I’ve gained a comprehensive all-round insight into the different areas of the company and thus got to know the interrelationships and processes of the Group better. In addition, I’ve networked with colleagues across the Group and across departments. We trainees regularly exchange information, give each other tips, and talk about our experiences. This creates a great, friendly community, even across the various trainee cohorts.”


“The Zeppelin Z Next trainee program has proven to be a great opportunity for me so far. With its diverse placements in various business units, the open and cordial nature of the team in the core department, and the interdisciplinary seminars and team-building measures, the program is designed to focus on me and my personal development. The trainee program is rounded off by individual mentoring and a two to three-month stay abroad within the Group. If you’re not afraid of challenges, want to constantly develop yourself, are looking for a multifaceted job with a forward-thinking employer, and don’t want to miss out on fun, then Zeppelin is the right place for you.”