We want you!

Whether as an apprentice or as a dual student combining study with work, an exciting world awaits you with us. We welcome your ideas; you can take on responsibility; combine theory and practice in the ideal environment; make a difference as part of a team. So why not come on board and help shape the digital world of tomorrow. And get your own career on the path to success too.

We...

...connect millions of people with our mobile brands and offer our customers mobile freedom in the digital world. Plus, as a leading telecommunications provider, we’re playing a vital part in shaping digitalization in Germany. Our fixed and mobile networks form the backbone for the digital transformation of business and society. And our around 8,500 employees in Germany help drive the transformation day in, day out – in our own company too.

You...

…will soon have your degree and are ready to take the next step. Do you want to gain as much work experience as possible and lay the foundation for your future career? Then you’ve come to the right place. We offer 4 apprenticeship programs and 9 dual study programs at many different locations throughout Germany. Get off to the right start for you! Find out more about our apprenticeship programs (traineeships) Find out more about our dual study programs

Our Young Talents Program

Over the three years of your apprenticeship or dual study program, you’ll get an intensive insight into the world of Telefónica. Your time with us begins with an onboarding program for you to get to know the company, our products and your colleagues. The structures at Telefónica allow you to quickly develop new skills and take on responsibility in cross-functional teams. The rotation in the various specialist departments provides insights into different fields of work, expands your know-how and opens up opportunities for development. And in both the apprenticeship and dual study program, the theoretical content combines perfectly with the practical phases in the company.

Why Telefónica?

We make digitalization a real-world experience! Because we connect the most people in Germany through mobile technology and, as a system-critical infrastructure company, we’re playing a vital part in driving the digital transformation in this country. No two days are alike with us. Inspired by the opportunities that digitalization creates for all our lives, we develop smart solutions for our customers and together get the results out onto the streets. We’re all about the team! We have flat hierarchies, informal interaction across all levels, and everyone is an equal member of the team. No one is delegated with making coffee. We entrust responsibility and support working autonomously, but we also encourage people to have their say and contribute new ideas. We won’t throw you in at the deep end! Your supervisor/mentor will be by your side throughout your apprenticeship or dual study program. You will have a personal buddy, someone with a wealth of experience, available for support, especially in the early days. Plus, we have a big Young Talents Community, where you can compare notes with other apprentices and dual students at any time.
It’s not just mobile freedom we love! Our passion for freedom is not just reflected in our mobile products but also in the way we work. With us there’s no silo mentality –you’re free to contribute your skills in all kinds of ways, gain new perspectives across the departments and make a real impact. We also allow you a flexible work/life balance – the freedom to “work hard, live hard”. Together we make a difference! Because we take our responsibility as part of society seriously and we want to make the opportunities of the digital transformation available to all, with us you can do your bit too. Social engagement is firmly anchored in our corporate culture and is supported by numerous activities by our staff. Be it our International Volunteering Day, our Xmas Campaign or the O2 Tower Run for a good cause – together we make a difference!

What else you can expect at Telefónica...

Development

Ongoing development is a big part of our people policy. We offer you relevant practical trainings over and above your apprenticeship or dual study program.

Communication

It goes without saying that we give you a smartphone (incl. contract) and friends and family discounts on top. And you’ll get a comprehensive O2 tariff package for personal use too.

Remuneration

Attractive pay and many additional benefits await you, including an employee savings scheme and monthly travel allowance.

Dynamic environment

There’s never a dull moment with us! No day is like the other. We give you the chance to take on responsibility and keep pushing yourself with new tasks and challenges.

Health & fitness

Supporting the wellbeing of our staff is more important than ever. Which is why we offer a range of health and fitness activities for you to choose from to head off any stress.

Hiring

Once you’ve successfully completed your apprenticeship or dual study program, you have a very good chance of being taken on by us.

Start your apprenticeship

The move from school to working life is a big step. We’ll show you which path you can take with us. You decide the direction.
IT Specialist – System Integration IT specialists in system integration are professionals in complex IT systems. During your apprenticeship you will learn to integrate and operate hardware and software systems. In addition to technical know-how, you will add business-administration and organisational skills to your repertoire. You will become an all-round talent for the needs of our internal staff and external customers: analysing information and communication problems, planning and implementing solutions; advising, supporting and training customers. You’ll take on responsibility and work independently. Come on board. Apply now
IT Specialist – Application Development Training to become an IT specialist in application development is all about developing software. You’ll learn to plan, design and program various programs and applications, working with different programming languages and development tools and always with our customer in mind. You will develop user-friendly tools and pass on your knowledge to the users. Become part of our expert team. Apply now
Business Specialist – Retail You love your mobile phone. You’re persuasive. Selling is your thing. Bingo! But business specialists in retail can do a whole lot more. During your apprenticeship you’ll learn how to cater to the individual needs of the customers. You won’t just sell products and services, you’ll also be advising and dealing with complaints. And not only that: marketing, accounting and HR are also part of your job. If you want to become an expert contact for our team and our customers, you’ve come to the right place. Apply now
Business / Service Specialist - Dialogue Marketing Business specialists in dialogue marketing are masters of communication: dealing with customer requests, advising, presenting products and services, sales – variety is the name of the game. You’ll learn how to use rhetorical tools and conversation techniques to communicate confidently and competently with our customers. Your team and you will prepare projects and document the results. A job that never gets boring. Sound good? Apply now: Business Specialist - Dialogue Marketing Apply now: Service Specialist - Dialogue Marketing

Start your dual study program

If you want to not only learn but also do, and gather practical experience, then our career-integrated degrees offer you the ideal conditions.
Dual study program Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Digital Business Management We live and work in a world that is increasingly influenced by digitalization and even we, a telecommunications provider, are dealing with new digital challenges on a daily basis. Our Digital Business Management degree lasts for three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our offices in Munich or Hamburg and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. During your practical phases you will get to know a variety of business processes. You will actively collaborate on projects around digital transformation and be given responsibility early on. Possible areas you might work in include our Technology department, Online Marketing or Online Sales. But in addition, you can also go your own way and choose other areas that fit in with your course and your interests. We’ll support you. And you’ll deepen your know-how in the theoretical phases of the program at the DHBW Mannheim. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration - Digital Commerce Management The customer is king. Who doesn't know this saying. But at a time when digitization is making its way into many areas, commerce must also take advantage of the opportunities it offers. The customer is not just king. Shopping should be an experience. Faster, better and more individual. Both stationary and online. The "Digital Commerce Management" degree program lasts three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our location in Düsseldorf, Munich or Hamburg and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. During your practical phases, you will gain exciting insights into digital business processes in our retail sector and shape the shopping experiences of the future with us. You will actively work on varied topics and projects from different areas and take on responsibility. You will deepen your know-how during the theory phases at the DHBW Mannheim. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Service Management - Media, Sales & Communication Do you have a particular interest in the business administration background of marketing, communication and the media world? And would you like to combine it with your passion for the digital world? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our Business Administration –Service Management - Media, Sales & Communication degree lasts for three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our offices in Munich and theoretical phases at the DHBW Heilbronn. During your practical phases you will get to know our brands, campaigns and communication strategies and processes. As a fully-fledged member of the team, you will quickly take on your own topics and responsibility. And you’ll deepen your know-how in the theoretical phases of the program at the DHBW Heilbronn. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Arts Accounting, Taxation & Commercial Law (Accounting & Controlling) Do numbers, data and business topics make your heart beat faster? Do you want to have an influence on the profitability of a company and always have an eye on the financial situation? Then the dual study program Accounting, Taxes, Business Law (Accounting & Controlling) is just right for you. The dual study program lasts three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our location in Hamburg and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. During your practical phases you will get to know the finance world of Telefónica. Exciting projects and topics await you. Monitoring, invoice verification, auditing of internal control systems or data evaluation are some of the topics you can tackle.. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Science - Computer Science - Information Technology/Applied Computer Science/Cyber Security Mobile phones, laptops, clouds – they’ve all become part of our everyday lives, make our work easier and have taken on an important role in the course of digitalization – for us as a telecommunications provider too. If you are both passionate about the digital world and tech-savvy, then you can easily combine both in this dual study program. Our Computer Science degree lasts for three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at various Telefónica offices and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. During your practical phases you will gain a deep insight into our IT systems and applications. You will be actively involved in various IT projects and gather valuable practical experience, which you will deepen during your theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management – Data Science Did you know that a whopping 2.5 trillion bytes of data are generated every single day – believe it or not, the storage capacity of 36 million iPads? That’s a lot of data. And here in our company too, we produce huge quantities of data that our IT and data specialists work with. The Data Science program lasts for three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our offices in Munich or Hamburg and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim. During the practical phases you will learn how to manage large volumes of data, but also how to design IT solutions to simplify this. You will be actively involved in creating processes and will take on responsibility in a variety of projects around the topic of IT and data. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management – International Management for Business and Information Technology (IMBIT) Business information management combines business sciences and IT. And our IMBIT course also includes a special focus on intercultural management. Our Information Systems Management – IMBIT degree lasts for three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our office in Munich and theoretical phases at the DHBW Stuttgart. During the practical phase you will gain profound insights into different topics and departments of our company, for example, Finance, Product Management or International Roaming. You will work actively on IT projects, take on responsibility early on and, among other things, learn how to manage a project. You will deepen your know-how in the theoretical phases of the course at the DHBW Stuttgart. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Communications Engineering Smartphones, driver assistance systems, energy-autonomous houses. Electrical engineering is progress and innovation. As a dual student electrical engineering, you will be part of an exciting movement. The "Electrical Engineering" degree program lasts three years. You focus on communications engineering. The dual study program is divided into three-month practical phases at various Telefónica locations and theory phases at the DHBW Ravensburg. During your practical phases, the focus will be on the use of measurement technology, analog/digital electronics, application programs and programming languages, as well as getting to know the practical operation. You will actively participate in various projects and take on responsibility. You will deepen your practical knowledge during your theoretical phases at the DHBW. More details of the course. Apply now
Dual study program Bachelor of Enginerring in Industrial Engineering – Electronical Engineering Technical progress and scientific expertise are an unbeatable duo when it comes to driving innovation. The dual study program in Industrial Engineering (major in Electrical Engineering) builds precisely this bridge between electrical engineering and economic implementation. The course lasts three years and is divided into three-month practical phases at our location in Hamburg, Düsseldorf or Munich and theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim (Eppelheim location). During your practical phases at Telefónica, you can expect, for example, exciting projects around the topic of 5G or the management of service and hardware suppliers. In turn, you will deepen your practical knowledge during your theoretical phases at the DHBW Mannheim (Eppelheim location). More details of the course. Apply now

Are you ready?

Secure your place on our Young Talents Program now

Any questions?

You’ll find detailed information on the requirements for the apprenticeship and dual study programs in the corresponding job descriptions – just click the “Apply now” links. If you have any questions about our application process or you would like any further information on our apprenticeships or dual study programs, please contact the Young Talents Team. E-Mail:

Your application

Documents you’ll need CV, your latest school certificate and a cover letter. Start date for dual study programs 1 September 2023 Start date for apprenticeships 1 August 2023 or 1 September 2023 Locations Germany-wide Application period open

Social Media

Follow us on our social media channels to get more information

Latest news

Real-time applications over 5G campus network and edge computing: Telefónica Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and wheel.me cooperate on mobile robot solutions

Strong growth: O2 Telefónica significantly increases revenue thanks to strong customer growth in the third quarter

Telefónica Deutschland: Andreas Laukenmann becomes new Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) at O2 Telefónica

Expansion cooperation in rural areas: O2 Telefónica and Telekom join forces to cover first gray areas in mobile coverage

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone together with MATSUKO implement a proof of concept of holographic presence as a simple phone call

Quality leap provides additional boost: O2 Telefónica achieves record results in first half of 2022