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  • Global Graduate Program

    International experience and variety are guaranteed in the ZEISS Global Graduate Program. On our Global Graduate Program, we offer you the chance to get acquainted with the topics and tasks involved in your future role in the company across different disciplines and departments.

    More Impact as a Team

    You will be supported throughout the program by a personal supervisor and a mentor, who will monitor your technical and personal skill-building. This allows experts and trainees to exchange information and experience.

    During your 15 months on the ZEISS Global Graduate Program, you will gain a wide-ranging overview of your initial functional area, related business units, international locations and the company's processes and technologies. In addition, a wide range of opportunities for development and continuing professional training will be open to you within ZEISS.

    As a Trainee at ZEISS, You Will Gain and Contribute a Lot

    We work in a team across countries and time zones. We will be delighted to give you the chance to get a sense of that for yourself. You can demonstrate in your projects what it means to make things happen together. One assignment will be completed abroad.

    More Than Just a Trainee – Additional Highlights

    Base Camps are additional highlights of the Global Graduate Program. These networking events are held twice during the period of your trainee program, and every program member participates.

    At the Base Camps, all the members of the program from all over the world meet up to work on a joint project and discover more about ZEISS products, technologies and history.

    Trainees on ZEISS

    Judith Walter

    She joined ZEISS in January 2015 as a trainee in the Global Graduate Program run by the Medical Technology business group. This marked the beginning of 15 exciting months spent in different departments of the global player.

    Read the interview

    Application Information

    for the ZEISS Global Graduate Program

    General Requirements

    • You have an above-average university degree
    • You have a maximum of three years' professional experience (including internships)
    • You have strong collaborative and team-working skills and a structured, results-oriented approach to your work
    • You are happy to be assigned flexibly to different locations worldwide
    • You have preferably already gained initial experience abroad
    • You have a very good knowledge of English

    Application and Selection Procedure

    1. Online application
    2. Online test
    3. Phone Interview
    4. On-Site Interview-Day
    5. Contract offer  


    Application Period

    Please apply directly to a position of the Global Graduate Program. Positions usually are available online on our Career page in spring.

    To apply online you need your resume and information about your achievements at school and university.

    We look forward to your application for the ZEISS Global Graduate Program.

  • Direct Entry

    Following completion of your studies, ZEISS offers the possibility of direct entry in a company which stands for excellent prospects.

    Take On Challenging Responsibilities Right From Day One

    If you have successfully completed your studies in natural sciences, engineering or business or have been awarded a doctorate, ZEISS offers you diverse entry options in a company which stands for excellent prospects.

    Benefit From Individualized On-the-job Training

    We support you in becoming a fully-fledged team member with job-specific initial training so that you’ll quickly feel like a Zeissian.

    Continuous Advanced Training Keeps You a Step Ahead of the Game

    As soon as you get started with us, a wide range of professional development and advanced training programs are available to you, such as the Junior Leadership Program, the Management Development Program, training on and off the job, or the Global Mobility Program.

  • Events

    Meet Us in Person

    You can meet us in person at the following university and contact fairs, and find out directly from us about the various entry options available to you at ZEISS.

    We look forward to seeing you there!