Team spirit is important to us.

Getting started at a. hartrodt

During your apprenticeship, you will learn how to take on responsibility and successfully implement new ideas in a team

a. hartrodt offers a range of opportunities and locations that will help you set out for an eventful future after graduating from school. No matter where you start, you will always be a welcome and valuable member of the hartrodt family. We will make sure you get your career started on the right foot. “Real life” can be great fun when you are working in a friendly atmosphere with people who don’t only have the will to succeed, but also share our passion. Young people are an important part of our corporate culture. Giving them the skills they need to succeed and benefiting from their fresh ideas plant the seeds for a long relationship. We want our apprentices to stay with us and carve their own path within the company after they finish their training.

We see apprenticeships as equal parts tradition, social responsibility and future orientation. Our apprentices are encouraged to think outside the box, explore different areas and gain experience abroad, and we give them the tools and challenging high-quality training that enables them to do so. Our apprenticeship activities are award-winning. In which field may we have the pleasure to train you? Find out more about our range of diverse offers here.

What we can offer you – overview of apprenticeships

Over 50 young people at six locations in Germany are currently completing apprenticeships in the following fields:

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    You always have the support you need.

    From ordering T-shirts to finding your favourite cereals at the supermarket at the click of a mouse, this job lets you fulfil all of our clients’ wishes.
    We all use and consume goods every day without thinking about where they come from. But that new smartphone, those trendy trainers and fresh ingredients for your crispy chicken burger don’t stock themselves.
    Forwarding and logistics services managers make these things possible. You will make sure that anything and everything is available everywhere. You will organise global transport. You will arrange the transshipment and storage of goods. You will tell clients how their products will be moved from the production facility to the consumer quickly and safely.
    Your responsibilities in this field are highly varied. They include informing clients of the different modes of transport, matching prices, allocating projects to ocean and freight carriers, airlines and lorry fleets, and taking out insurance policies. Your work requires you to keep track of the applicable customs regulations and oversee cooperation between the people and organisations involved in the global logistics chain.

    The apprenticeship is a component of a work–study programme and accompanies regular part-time instruction at the local vocational school for forwarding, logistics & transport.

    Start date of apprenticeship:

    1 August of a given year:
    Hamburg, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken

    1 September of a given year:
    Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart

    Duration of apprenticeship:

    3 years, 2.5 possible

    Requirements:

    • intermediate-level education in accordance with the mittlerer Schulabschluss
    • good command of German, English and maths
    • enthusiasm for organisation and planning
    • flexibility and an open mind
    • strong communication skills
    • interest in other people and cultures
    • interest in global economic relationships

    Apprenticeship openings

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    Feel comfortable in a modern working environment.

    You have a finger in every pie and can perfectly execute everyday administrative and management tasks. There are no limits to your area of expertise.

    Many of our departments need skilled office managers. Administration, HR, marketing, IT, accounting: your training as an office manager prepares you for whatever the workday brings. The vast range of activities our company engages in makes this job so diverse. A typical day will see you handling material administration, organising internal mail distribution, preparing and logging invoices, and managing company cars. It is also not uncommon to select and support maintenance crews and technicians, oversee advertising inventory, organise training sessions and help recruit new employees. The range of opportunities for you to apply your skills is practically limitless. This apprenticeship will prepare you to handle the administration of all office processes.

    Start date of apprenticeship: 1 August of a given year:

    Hamburg

    Duration of apprenticeship:

    3 years, 2.5 possible

    Requirements:

    • intermediate-level education in accordance with the mittlerer Schulabschluss
    • enthusiasm for organisation
    • ability to plan and prioritise processes
    • flexibility and an open mind
    • curiosity and a willingness to learn
    • openness and communication skills
    • strong command of English

    Apprenticeship openings

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    Male helpdesk agent

    Just like the apps on your smartphone, our applications make things easier, and here you will learn how they are developed.

    Our IT apprentices look at specific technical demands and create complex applications to meet them. Their work involves analysing, planning and realising multifaceted interfaces and programs. More than 40 people work in our IT department in Hamburg alone. Here you will learn how we provide 1st- and 2nd-level support to our 2,000 users around the world. You will also gain insight into the administration and maintenance of hardware and software and become familiar with the technical set-up of our workplaces. Furthermore, you will be involved in telecommunications technology and application development as well as provide software support in the different departments of our company. As part of your IT apprenticeship at a. hartrodt, you will also work in an administrative as well as a logistics department.

    The apprenticeship is a component of a work–study programme and accompanies regular block instruction at the ITECH vocational school in the Wilhelmsburg district.

    Start date of apprenticeship: 1 August of a given year:

    Duration of apprenticeship:

    3 years, 2.5 possible

    Requirements:

    • intermediate-level education in accordance with the mittlerer Schulabschluss
    • flexibility and an open mind
    • good command of German, English and maths
    • enthusiasm for working with hardware and software
    • an independent and goal-orientated way of working
    • passion for working out complex IT challenges
    • curiosity and a willingness to learn

    Apprenticeship openings

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    Senior eplaining to IT trainee

    Here, there’s a system to everything: The perfect network for logistics processes. Sharing data with clients and partners. Your apprenticeship.

    Our IT apprentices look at specific technical demands and create complex hardware and software systems to meet them. Their work involves analysing, planning and realising IT and telecommunications systems. More than 40 people work in our IT department in Hamburg alone. Here you will learn how we provide 1st- and 2nd-level support to our 2,000 users around the world. You will also gain insight into the administration and maintenance of hardware and software and become familiar with the technical set-up of our workplaces. Furthermore, you will be involved in telecommunications technology and application development as well as provide software support in the different departments of our company. As part of your IT apprenticeship at a. hartrodt, you will also work in an administrative as well as a logistics department.

    The apprenticeship is a component of a work–study programme and accompanies regular block instruction at the ITECH vocational school in the Wilhelmsburg district.

    Start date of apprenticeship: 1 August of a given year:

    Duration of apprenticeship:

    3 years, 2.5 possible

    Requirements:

    • intermediate-level education in accordance with the mittlerer Schulabschluss
    • flexibility and an open mind
    • good command of German, English and maths
    • enthusiasm for working with hardware and software
    • an independent and goal-orientated way of working
    • passion for working out complex IT challenges
    • curiosity and a willingness to learn

    Apprenticeship openings

For all who wish to pursue studies with a practical focus

Our study options combine wish with reality. Here is an overview:

We offer, in addition to traditional training for the commercial professions, various dual study or training programs relating to business administration. The following “tri-qualifying” training programs combine on-the-job training, vocational school and a degree program. Ultimately you will have two degrees to your credit: one in business administration for freight forwarding and logistics services, the other a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in logistics. So, where would you like to go?

  • Hamburg baccalaureate in logistics, Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) (Hamburg only)
  • Bavarian baccalaureate in logistics, Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) (Munich only)
  • Dual studies in logistics management, Bachelor of Arts degree (Dusseldorf only)
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    Young female at screen

    Would you like to someday manage a team, a department, or even a subsidiary? Are you many-sided in your interests, open and ambitious, and are you absolutely determined to spend a portion of your professional life abroad? If so, then our tri-qualifying training programmes, which offer two degrees for one programme of training, are exactly what you are looking for.

    Our tri-qualifying training programmes combine the traditional business education needed to manage freight forwarding operations and logistics services with a baccalaureate programme in business administration. It will provide you not only with solid practical knowledge but also with extensive theoretical knowledge in a broad range of areas. Topics covered include, for example, the fundamentals of marketing, business informatics, commercial and private law, cost and performance accounting, business management, occupational and organisational psychology, the fundamentals of tax law, logistics law, and project management.

    During a tri-qualifying training programme, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to pursue a career within the company as a junior executive. And best of all: the company will assume the cost of your tuition, while you will receive a training allowance.

    Bear in mind, however, that what is true elsewhere is no less true in a tri-qualifying training program: no pains, no gains. Before your career planning gains momentum, you must, like any other trainee, work your way through our various departments and put your capabilities to the test. You will be organising transport operations around the world, looking after the transshipment and warehousing of goods, advising customers on how to get their products quickly and intact from the point of production to the consumer.

    Once you have completed the second year of your training, you will be able to apply the knowledge you have acquired during an eight-week internship abroad, demonstrate your ability to work independently, and broaden your inter-cultural skills.

    Training begins: 1 August of each year:
    Hamburg, Dusseldorf

    1 September of each year:

    Munich

    Duration of training program:

    3 to 4 years

    What we expect you to bring:

    • A secondary school university-qualifying diploma [Abitur] with at least 10 points in mathematics, German and English
    • A breadth of interests, a willingness to learn, and a thirst for knowledge
    • Flexibility and open-mindedness
    • Enthusiasm for organisation and planning
    • Highly-developed communication skills
    • A keen interest in other people and cultures
    • An interest in global economic interrelationships
    • Mobility, a desire to live and work abroad
    • Readiness to assume responsibility
    • Some initial management experience
    • A very good command of English and a second foreign language

    Apprenticeship openings

Contact

Do you have any questions? Here, you will find the people with the answers.

You want to know everything to a T? Wonderful! That tells us that you have a serious interest in a. hartrodt and your future. But please don’t call just for the sake of calling. We would appreciate if you only contacted us for answers to your specific questions.

Your contact for apprenticeships throughout Germany is:

Martin Argendorf
Phone: +49 40 2390 321
Email: martin.argendorf@hartrodt.com

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Argendorf

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In addition to their work at the company, our apprentices are keeping busy, be it with travelling, internships, gatherings or swapping stories and experiences. By organising apprenticeship projects, you are demonstrating that you can work independently within a team.

It is also the perfect way to exercise your creativity. You have the opportunity to come up with, refine and implement your own ideas. Are you curious? Visit our social media to find out more.

Events

Every year, we are represented at various trade fairs in the greater Hamburg area to introduce ourselves and the career opportunities we offer. Our experienced staff and apprentices are on site to share their experiences and provide tips and assistance. If you’d like to meet us, you can find us here:

  • Vocatium Süd on 18/19 June 2019
  • Messe Einstieg on 14/15 February 2020
  • Messe der Jugendberufsagentur in January 2020