Gap Year Program

The program, run by AUDI AG, Bain & Company, Bayern Munich FC, Procter & Gamble and Deutsche Telekom, offers the ideal opportunity to gain wide-ranging practical experience with four top international companies within one year.

What to expect

A leading global consultancy that works alongside its clients to outperform the competition and set new standards in their respective industries? A successful car manufacturer that inspires with its forward-looking technologies? An innovative consumer goods company whose products can be found in almost every household?

Five strong businesses, four exclusive work placements. We’ll leave the difficult choice to you: please list the participating companies in your order of preference during the application process. A placement with your first choice is guaranteed in any case. A further three placements will be assigned to you, but don’t worry – you’ll get at least three of your top four choices!

Besides four exciting placements, you can expect professional training, personal mentoring and exclusive events. This will enable you to build up a valuable network of contacts who will accompany and support you on your career path.

One thing is certain: ‘the power of four’ will make your gap year the best ‘gap’ in your CV.

Our program partners

Bain & Company is a world-leading management consultancy that helps clients make critical strategic decisions. An insightful firsthand experience at Bain & Company gives you a head start for a successful career: during the internship, you gain exciting insights into strategy consulting. As a valuable member of a project team, you can expect challenging tasks, early responsibility and our unique team spirit.

FC Bayern Munich is one of the most prosperous football clubs in the world and off the football field it stands out for stability, sustainability, success and quality. The Gap Year internship is a unique opportunity to use your business know-how to support the team at Säbener Straße. You can expect exciting challenges and intriguing behind-the-scenes sneak-peeks of the record champions of the Bundesliga.

Shape the digital future and join the world's leading telecommunications provider. The mission of Deutsche Telekom: bringing people together - even over thousands of kilometers. In in-house or IT consulting, you will accompany transformation projects that are strategically most relevant to the Executive Board of Directors. This requires good ideas, coherent concepts and people who strive to help shape and change the Group.

Every day some five million people use leading products by Procter & Gamble (P&G), such as Gillette, Always and Oral-B. In your work placement at P&G, you’ll contribute directly to this impact by taking responsibility for your own brand-related project: what should the new YouTube advertising for Vicks look like from a brand management perspective? How could Oral-B promotions be improved? With the aid of various analytical tools, you’ll develop strategies to align the offering even more closely with customer opinion. You see, your P&G placement is about making an impact – not making the coffee!

Requirements

We are looking for outstanding, German-speaking university students in any discipline who will complete their bachelor’s degree by mid-2021 and are planning to start a master’s degree course the following year.

What else you need to know...

Your gap year programme will start with an exclusive launch event in September 2021. Your first work placement will then begin immediately with one of the five programme partners. Each of the four placements lasts 10 weeks. There is a short break between each of the placements which you can spend as you wish.

Your application

Please apply by 6 December 2020 using our online application tool only and include your full application documents: CV, covering letter, Abitur (or equivalent) certificate and university certificates as well as employer references (if applicable) . Please note the following when submitting your entry: office preference 1 = 100% in Munich. You don’t have to tell us your priority list of participating programme partners for your gap year at this stage.

Please understand that we can only consider complete application documents.

Once you have sent in your application, you will receive an acknowledgement from us. No later than one week after submitting your application, we will send you an invitation to take part in an online  pymetrics assessment. Please complete this assessment within one week, otherwise regrettably we will be unable to take your application further. The assessment consists of 12 neuroscientific games which provide objective information on an applicant’s cognitive, social and emotional characteristics. It takes around 25 minutes to complete the games. Of course, our decision-making process consists of many components – pymetrics is only one part of it. You will find further information on pymetrics here.

You can expect to hear back from us regarding your application from 18 January 2021.

The candidate selection days will take place virtually in March 2021. The exact dates  are yet to be announced. The selection day consists of a presentation of all five participating companies in the evening, followed by three individual interviews the next day.

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