The SMA Trainee Program

Your journey begins now

Your journey begins today

SMA Trainee Program

As an innovative energy transition company, we have been developing solutions for a future-proof and climate-friendly energy supply for more than 40 years. If you want to shape the world of tomorrow and use your energy to both drive and shape change, then start your journey at SMA now.

With our trainee program, you will spend time in different parts of the company, giving you fascinating insight into various topics and areas of responsibility. In the process, you will find out where you can best utilize your individual strengths and pursue your interests in order to launch your career with us.

With curiosity, initiative, the ability to work in a team and a tolerant mindset in your armory, you will be ideally equipped to apply to start your journey at our company.

At a glance

The application phase for the trainee program 2022 has ended. You will find new information on your application for 2023 here soon.

Discover your possibilities

What we offer you

Mentors from top management

Deep dives into fascinating parts of the company

An assignment abroad of up to three months

Flexible start date

Accelerated career development

Personalized journey as a trainee

Meaningful work with future prospects

Company Benefits

Broaden your horizons

Gain a wider perspective with us

Get to know different departments – Understand relationships – Build up a network

Locations and options

Your itinerary

Four steps to becoming an SMA trainee

Our online selection process

1. Application

Simply upload your résumé and answer three questions. You do not need a cover letter. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2022.

2. Diagnostics

Online questionnaires will help us get to know you better. Simply click the link and work through them in less than an hour anytime and anywhere.

3. Assessment

On the evening of April 27, we will get to know one another personally during an online networking event. The all-day online assessment center will begin on April 28.

4. Feedback

A few days later, we will contact you with feedback on the success of your application. Your trainee program will start between September and November 2022.

You already have everything you need.

Upload your résumé now and begin your journey at SMA – you can get started in less than 30 minutes.

First-hand account

Meet Maureen

Maureen Henkel, Specialist, Global Learning & People Development, former SMA trainee, started in 2019

Organization is everything

“I see myself as a tour guide”

As a partner from the HR department, I organize a worry-free journey through our company. I coordinate the individual itineraries and the interdisciplinary training courses and networking opportunities. I am the trainees’ first point of contact for all issues.

Sabrina Helmer-Biedenbach, Specialist Campus Relations

Tour escort

“If there is ever any problem ...”

As a supervisor for trainees, I take care of their induction at SMA and accompany them to all stops on their tour as the contact person responsible – for professional matters and, where necessary, also personal ones.

Stefan Engel, Hardware Development Engineer

A passion for mentoring

“I can give the benefit of my experience and never stop learning myself”

I have been at SMA since 1996 and am responsible for SMA’s global product and system development activities. For me, it’s a great pleasure to share my experience and pass on some of the enthusiasm that I have for my work. At the same time, I am eager to find new inspiration and fresh ideas.

Sven Bremicker, Head of Technology Development Center

Any further questions?

Why SMA?

In which language should I submit my application documents?

I have not completed my studies yet. Can I still apply for a trainee position?

I am not living in Germany at the moment. Is that a problem?

I am unable to take part on April 28. What can I do?

I am interested in the technical career path as well as the commercial one. Can I apply for both?

In which areas could my target position be?


The application phase for the trainee program 2022 has ended. You will find new information on your application for 2023 here soon.

Start your application today.

Choose your intended career path

Technical focus

Are you enthusiastic about the latest technology and smart solutions? Do you want to help shape our future products and systems? If so, choose the technical career path as your focus today.

Economic focus

Are you interested in economics and finance? Do you want to help shape SMA’s position in the marketplace? Is your work based on a strategic focus? If so, choose the commercial career path as your focus today.