for school leavers
to the working world
You have already graduated from school or you are about to, and you are seeking a profession with a future? Whether it's direct contact with customers, in office management, analytical tasks, creative topics or in the IT field – we involve you from day one and assign responsible tasks to you. This allows you to be actively involved in everyday work from the beginning, and to fully develop your talents. So why not go ahead. Apply now, get to know the Hays spirit, and you too can profit from our benefits.
Are you still not sure whether you want to pursue an apprenticeship or university studies? At our company, you can do both. You can find more information in our Guide.
Your apprenticeship starts with us every year on 1 August. You alternate between vocational school days and working days in your apprenticeship department. While you are learning the necessary theoretical know-how at vocational school, you can put your knowledge into practice in your apprenticeship department and assume your own tasks and projects. Your apprenticeship lasts a total of 3 years – under certain conditions you can shorten it to 2 1/2 years.
Dual courses of study
For practical relevance in your studies
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)
Your dual studies start with us every year on 1 September. In the first month, you will complete a pre-study internship with us to become better acquainted with Hays. Your studies will then officially begin on 1 October. The programme alternates between theory and practice every three months. During on-the-job assignments, you will gain exciting and multi-faceted insights into certain areas of the company that are important for your studies. During the theory phases, you will attend the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and receive your university degree there. The dual study programme lasts a total of 3 years.
IU International University of Applied Sciences
Your dual study program in cooperation with the IU (International University of Applied Sciences) starts annually on April 1 and October 1 (with a pre-study internship, you can also start your studies on March 1 or September 1). The study program consists of practical and theoretical parts in the form of a split week. You study on two days and can apply what you have learned in practice in our Key Account Management on three days. The dual study program lasts a total of 3.5 years and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Please note: The range of apprenticeships and dual study programmes at Hays may vary from year to year. Therefore, it may not be possible to offer you the same range of apprenticeships every year and at all locations. Check out our job overview to find out which apprenticeships and dual courses of study are available this year.
You would like to gain experience abroad during your dual studies? We support you in completing a three-month theory phase at one of the DHBW's partner universities.
Hays Training Campus
The Hays Training Campus is an in-house learning platform. Here we provide you with various learning content that you need to successfully complete your apprenticeship or your dual studies. Depending on the topic of focus, you can complete course work in the form of Skype training sessions, project groups or classroom training.
We'll give you the support you need from the beginning. In the first few weeks after you start out, the Hays Learning Center will prepare you for your career at Hays. In addition to classroom learning sessions, you'll be exposed to learning content in supplementary web-based training sessions.
Mentor / Peer Programme
During your apprenticeship or your studies, your mentor will support and guide you. In addition, you will also have the guidance of a trainee from a higher apprenticeship year or a dual student from a higher semester.
Flanking preparatory courses
In addition to our training campus, we provide you with the opportunity to optimally prepare for your final exam. As a trainee, you'll receive free access to the online learning platform prozubi.de. Where needed, we give our dual students the opportunity to take a mathematics prep course specifically geared to their studies.
Opportunity for permanent employment
Do you already have ideas about what you'll be doing after your successful apprenticeship with our company? There is a good chance that based on good performance, we will hire you following your apprenticeship or dual studies. The decisive factor is not only your grade point average, but also how satisfied we are with one another. Where you want to go and whether there are any openings for you there.
Depending on the year of apprenticeship or studies, your trainee salary will also increase. As a trainee for office management, you'll receive between EUR 780 and EUR 910. During your apprenticeship as a personnel services assistant, your apprenticeship salary will be between EUR 880 - EUR 1,050. If you decide to pursue dual studies with us, your earnings opportunities further increase to between EUR 900 and EUR 1,150. In addition, we conduct a market-based salary survey every two years, adjusting our salaries accordingly where necessary, so that the current level of inflation is also taken into account, for example.
Employee Discounts & Additional Benefits
We cooperate with the Corporate Benefits portal. This gives you access to numerous discounts on travel, leisure, media, technology and fashion. What's more, we offer tax-free meal subsidies for your lunch. As a trainee, you'll also receive a discounted job ticket, which will give you perfect commuter access to our centrally located branch offices. If you pursue a dual study programme with us, we will pay all tuition fees and pay a EUR 150 book stipend for the entire duration of your studies. In addition, we enable you to focus intensively on the study curriculum. We offer you a paid leave of absence for study trips, project work or your bachelor thesis.
Internal Career Opportunities
In our company, you have the best opportunities for promotion and career advancement. Because we recruit 90% of our managers from our junior employees. We support you in your personal and professional development through individual assessment and development discussions.
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Questions about your application
How long prior to the start of the apprenticeship or dual study programme do I need to apply?
We begin selecting our future apprentices and students for the following year of apprenticeships and studies approximately one year in advance. You will find the current apprenticeship and study openings in our job overview, starting in autumn.
How can I apply?
You are welcome to submit your application to us online – this also has many advantages for you: Your online application lands directly with the right contact person and can be processed quickly. Save on the cost of application and upload your documents with just a few clicks.
Which application documents do I need to send to you?
If you would like to apply for a job with us, we require a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae and your school reports.
To whom do I address my application?
You may gladly direct your application to Sabrina Schüll. She is responsible for hiring our apprentices and dual students.
Questions about our recruitment process
What are the opportunities for persons who did not complete their studies?
We do not regard incomplete studies as an obstacle, but rather as a chance to start something new. In the past, we have had good experiences with former students, especially in our apprenticeship programmes.
What does the recruitment process look like?
The recruitment process for our apprenticeship and study positions begins with a phone interview. Based on a positive outcome, we will then invite you either to a personal interview with the respective department or to a recruitment day. In the process, we would like to get to know you better in different tasks and interviews.
Has the recruitment process changed due to COVID-19? If so, how?
The recruitment days for our apprenticeship and dual study positions will take place digitally this year. In addition to two colleagues from apprenticeship management and a colleague from internal recruitment, the responsible mentors from the respective specialist departments will also be present online. After a brief round of introductions, we will start the morning with some information about the dual study programme and your apprenticeship at Hays. This will be followed by an open round of discussion with all participants. The topic for this will be announced in advance so that you can prepare accordingly. At the end of the half-day recruitment session, we would like to get to know you even better in an approx. 30-minute individual interview. In addition to the digital recruitment days, there is a recruitment test for the dual courses of study and the apprenticeships in office management. The selection process for the dual study program in cooperation with the IU currently takes place in the form of virtual or personal interviews in one of our locations together with the respective business department.
Key information on dual studies
Can I choose the university myself in dual study programme?
Unfortunately no. All dual courses of study take place in cooperation with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim.
Do I have to pay tuition?
You do not have to pay any tuition. Within the scope of your dual studies, we cover all study costs for the entire duration of your studies. We also support you in purchasing educational materials.
Your questions about our opportunities for permanent employment
What are my chances for permanent employment after my apprenticeship or my dual study programme?
Our aim is to offer you a permanent position at our headquarters in Mannheim or at one of our branch offices after you have completed your apprenticeship or studies. If you are committed and have made a positive impression during the practical phases, your chances are favourable for being subsequently hired in one of the training departments.