The METRO Potentials management trainee programme is a two year programme designed for our METRO Cash & Carry countries. It is divided into 5 training blocks that are between three and six months long and take place either in the trainee's home country or abroad.

The programme fast-tracks ambitious master graduates and talented young professionals to a management career in international wholesale. The trainees benefit from 'on-the-job' training and 'off-the-job' learning modules such as 'knowledge & skills' and 'leadership behavior'.

During every training block you will take responsibility for one or more projects which will contribute to the development and progress of the business as well as yourself. Every trainee will be supported by a local mentor (country board member).

Our aim is to develop your knowledge and skills over the two years so that you are prepared to manage a team of your own.

METRO POTENTIALS - Graduates 2017

Entry requirements

  • Recently graduated with a master’s degree from university, Business school or hotel management school
  • A maximum of 2-3 years’ work experience
  • Aged between 23 and 28 years
  • International mobility
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Self-driven and ambitious
  • Strong communication skills


The Programme Structure