You can’t make up your mind between a vocational traineeship and your studies? You won't need to. Dual studies at OTTO allow you to combine the two perfectly – both the theoretical knowledge from your studies, and the practical experience from internships that last a semester or several weeks.
We also offer trainees the option of doing part of their training abroad – in case of especially high performance, even with an international scholarship. Together with the Hamburg School of Business Administration and Nordakademie Elmshorn, you can now also spend a whole semester at an international institution of higher education. However, these opportunities are very rare, highly competitive and can only be granted to just a few especially committed candidates.
Would you like to start giving us a hand with this while you’re still studying?
In cooperation with Fachhochschule Wedel (University of Applied Sciences), we are offering the Bachelor of Science in E-Commerce study course, which consists of a recognised academic study course and work-study activity at OTTO. This course will teach you IT and Business Administration knowledge, with a focus on Innovative Software Paradigms, E-Commerce Systems, Project Management, the Basics of Online Marketing and Digital Communication. During the practical phases with us you will get valuable insights into the E-Commerce/IT and Categories Departments, and even a department of your choice. You’ll support interesting projects – from the analysis of customers' purchasing behaviour, through maintaining the online shop, to Usability und Performance Marketing. Now how does that sound?!
You will alternate between theoretical and practical phases at HSBA (Hamburg School of Business Administration) and at OTTO, or in one of the functional Areas of the Otto Group, and will acquire a broad spectrum of commercial and business management skills. In addition, you will gain a wealth of insights into widely diverse areas of the company, including Human Resources, Purchasing, Sales, Controlling, Marketing. Here, you’ll be designing and implementing your own projects within a very short time of starting!
Together with Nordakademie in Elmshorn you’ll learn the basics of IT, Software Development and Business Management. To be more precise, SAP, Java, SQL, Excel analyses or NBA programming in conjunction with Access databases. In other words, during your training you’ll be working independently on projects such as programming an announcement database for recruiting, or on processing and analysing user data from the OTTO website.
Its gets even better. Because in contrast to conventional studies you will also be earning money right from the start. There is training remuneration – and of course, we pay the course fees!
Then convince us that you are exactly the right applicant for one of the places available. Current offers for Dual Studies can be found in our Trainig exhange.
Please also note that you can send us your applications for Dual Studies as early as 1.5 years before the projected start date. As we review each application individually and thoroughly, we ask that you be patient if you don't hear from us for a while after receiving our acknowledgment of receipt. We are revving things up in order to let you know as fast as possible whether we would like to meet you soon at one of our Assessment Centres and/or Application Interviews.