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.

Your journey begins today - SMA Trainee Program

At a glance

  • Selection days: April 27 and 28
  • Start of the program: Sep.–Nov. 2022
  • Duration: 24 months

Discover your possibilities

What we offer you

Mentors from top management

Mentors from top management

Deep dives into fascinating parts of the company

Deep dives into fascinating parts of the company

An assignment abroad of up to three months

An assignment abroad of up to three months

Flexible start date

Flexible start date

Accelerated career development

Accelerated career development

Personalized journey as a trainee

Personalized journey as a trainee

Meaningful work with future prospects

Meaningful work with future prospects

Company Benefits

Company Benefits

Broaden your horizons. Gain a wider perspective with us.

Locations and options

Your itinerary

SMA Trainee Program

Four steps to becoming an SMA trainee

Our online selection process

Application: Simply upload your résumé and answer three questions

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.

Diagnostics: Online questionnaires will help us get to know you better.

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.

Assessment: On the evening of April 27, we will get to know one another personally during an online networking event

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.

Feedback: A few days later, we will contact you with feedback on the success of your application

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.

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

FAQ

Any further questions?

We have always been trailblazers on the path to a climate-neutral, affordable and sustainable energy supply with renewable energies. Innovations from SMA have shaped the success of the energy transition for 40 years. And we want to continue in exactly the same way. We want to do so with colleagues who overcome challenges together, explore uncharted territory and seize opportunities. Be part of it.

You may upload your résumé and certificates in German or in English.

Of course. You do not need to have completed your studies when you apply. In this case, please add a current transcript of records to your application to document the current status of your studies. Your studies should be completed before starting your journey as a trainee at SMA.

No. We are very pleased to receive international applications. However, a permit to work in Germany and regular attendance at the site in Kassel are prerequisites for participating in the trainee program.

We are able to consider only people who take part in the selection day for the trainee program. However, you will find lots of exciting roles for career entrants in our careers portal.

That is not necessary. The assessment center is held for both types of career path and the trainee placements are chosen to suit each individual. It is therefore possible to combine both career paths.

The specialist departments seeking reinforcements through the SMA trainee program change from one year to the next. For 2022, we are looking for trainees for the following departments: Purchasing, Finance, Product and Project Management, Development and Sales & Service.

Start your application today.

Choose your intended career path

 

Technical

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.

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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.

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