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

The transition from bachelor’s to master’s degree is the ideal time to gain valuable practical experience and to further your personal development.

 

A leading international management consultancy that works with its clients to outperform the competition and set new standards in the respective industries?

 

A successful automotive manufacturer that inspires with trendsetting technologies?

 

A dynamic communication technology provider that brings people together and drives digitization globally?

 

An innovative branded goods company whose products can be found in almost every home?

 

Champions League at the biggest football club in the world?

 

During ‘The Power of 4‘ – your gap year program – you can get started right away in several industries.

 

Five strong businesses, four exclusive internships. It’s a difficult choice – and one we will leave up to you: just tell us your wish list of the participating firms during the application process. In any case, we guarantee you an internship at your first priority. We will assign you another three internships – but don’t worry, you will get at least three of your four priorities.

 

In addition to the internships, you will also benefit from training and mentoring opportunities as well as joint events that will offer you the platform for meeting employees from all the companies as well as other program participants. In this way, you can build up a valuable career network that will encourage and support you in your individual career path.

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-2022 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 2022. 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 Sunday, December 5, 2021, exclusively through the online application tool, providing your complete application documents: CV, covering letter, graduation diploma, and university and employer references. There is no need to tell us your priority list for the participating program partners for your gap year at this stage. If you are asked for an ‘office preference’ during your application, you can specify your preferred German locations in case you take up permanent employment with that particular company.

 

Please understand that we can only consider applications with all the necessary documents.

 

Further information on how to apply is available here.

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