want to break the routine?

Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 action-packed months to engage your brain and your entuhsiasm to help reshape our digital future. Combine your own business idea with your first job and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit

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Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 action-packed months to engage your brain and your enthusiasm to help reshape our digital future. Combine your own business idea with your first job and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit.

disrupt or/and explode

Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 action-packed months to engage your brain and your enthusiasm to help reshape our digital future. Combine your own business idea with your first job and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit.

digital rockstar or/and business head

Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 action-packed months to engage your brain and your enthusiasm to help reshape our digital future. Combine your own business idea with your first job and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit.

start a business or/and start a career

Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 action-packed months to engage your brain and your enthusiasm to help reshape our digital future. Combine your own business idea with your first job and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit.

Welcome to the Onlife Graduate Programme from Telefónica

A unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in transforming the digital world.

Telefónica as a Company

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We are Telefónica, one of the world's leading telecommunications providers and part of the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica S.A. headquartered in Madrid, Spain. In Germany, you know us best through our brand o2 . With a total of 130,000 motivated employees in 21 countries around the globe, we aim to transform the digital world of tomorrow. We want to simplify life and the working environment with digital products and solutions as well as sustainable design – because we can all achieve more with technology. Join us on our way to becoming an Onlife Telco. Help us reshape the digital world .

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We are looking for graduates with a passion for business and all digital things. You will be working closely together in tightknit teams to develop an idea that has the potential to be a real business, so you will need to be a person who thrieves with challenges and enjoys collaboration.

It will be a fast-paced and exciting environment and you'll be given a chance to make a real difference.

With our Onlife Graduate Programme, we are looking for people who can become our next digital rockstars.
Dr. Nanne von Hahn, Director Talent, Development & HR Strategy

Dr. Nanne von Hahn

Director Talent,
Development & HR Strategy

"For me, Onlife Telco means empowering our customers so that they are free to choose ways in which they can improve and take control of their digital lives. I believe we need digital natives to inspire us throughout this transformation so that we can best meet customer needs and the demands of today’s digital world. As well, innovation, lean processes and new ways of thinking are of great importance to me. That’s why we need talented people who will encourage others to try new things.
 
As part of the Onlife Graduate Programme, you will have the chance to work on your own start-up idea within flexible teams while also experiencing the agile, digital world of a dynamic global company like Telefónica. We can promise you 12 very exciting months in a fast-paced and inspiring environment!

We invite you to come on board and take the challenge!”

What it takes

Our ideal candidate combines the best of two worlds.
Being a technical genius is a bonus, but we prefer a hybrid skill set.

Your Profile

While being a technical genius is a bonus we prefer a hybrid skill set, so our ideal candidate will combine the best of both worlds:

  • A go-getter with an outstanding university degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, business, law, business engineering, or comparable
  • A wealth of digital skills as well as business mindset
  • Strategic and analytical as well as entrepreneurial thinking
  • Agile and enabling but also a problem-solver and bridge-builder– Intellect as well as raw talent
  • Social and collaborative as well as competitive
  • Fluency in English and German, Spanish is a plus
  • First working experience is advantageous (e.g. in a start-up environment)

Your Job

  • Trainee Business Analytics (M/F)
  • Trainee Commercial Management & Strategy (M/F)
  • Trainee Controlling (M/F)
  • Trainee Data Science Customer Intelligence (M/F)
  • Trainee Data Scientist (M/F)
  • Trainee HR Analytics (M/F)
  • Trainee Legal Intervention (M/F)
  • Trainee Marketing Communication (M/F)
  • Trainee Network Operations (M/F)
  • Trainee Sales & Retain Management (M/F)
  • Trainee Network Technology Diagnostic (M/F)
  • Trainee Optimisation & Parameterisation (M/F)
  • Trainee Proposition & Business Development (M/F)
  • Trainee Retail & Online Channels (M/F)
  • Trainee Simplification (M/F)

We did it

Onlife Graduates Class of 2016
Facebookpage of the Class

Philipp Preisser

Philipp Preisser

Brand Strategy Manager

"If you want to acquire corporate management skills and be a CEO at the same time, the Onlife Graduate Programme is the right gig for you. Telefónica celebrates individuality; whether you are a creative unicorn or a strategic number cruncher (or both), there is a place for you at this international telco. Be prepared for the challenge because this programme is guaranteed to get your adrenalin flowing; you will have plenty of ups and downs and need to have the stamina and networking skills to succeed. Get it right and after 12 months you will have everything you need to prepare you for a successful career in the digital business world."
Katharina Kremsreiter

Katharina Kremsreiter

Innovation Manager

"Part of what makes working at Telefónica so special is the culture which is characterised by approachable and helpful colleagues, a strong can-do attitude and an atmosphere that allows you to grow and make mistakes, knowing that your superior and team always have your back. Being part of the Onlife Graduate Programme is a great opportunity as you get to know the business on the one hand and have the chance to be an entrepreneur on the other. Together, these things enable you to grow your network, broaden your skillset really quickly, learn a lot from inspiring people with diverse backgrounds, be creative, take risks, and finally, build relationships that last.”

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Susanne Hoesl

Susanne Hoesl

Simplification Expert

"The Onlife Graduate Programme at Telefónica was the perfect way to start my working life. As one of 13 trainees in 13 different departments across the company, I had an extremely good network from day one. Working in the creative and innovative environment of Telefónica’s startup accelerator Wayra was a great opportunity. The first two months at Wayra were an amazing time, full of inspiring workshops and meetings with other entrepreneurs and diverse business people from the startup scene. As well as implementing my own startup project, by working on departmental project work, I got really good insights into how the company operates and was able to make contact with other business areas like Legal or Brand. Through the Onlife Graduate Programme I have expanded my entrepreneurial skills and got the chance to realise my startup idea."
Florian Eckhoff

Florian Eckhoff

Data Analyst

"Working as an Onlife graduate is for me the perfect split between international corporate life and fast moving startup. It gives me a unique opportunity to take part in big international projects and get insights into many different departments. The programme is allowing me to chase my own entrepreneurial goals."
Kristina Keck

Kristina Keck

Voucher & Topup Manager

"The Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme is a great opportunity to start your business career. It gives you the chance to develop your own projects and ideas that can shape the future of the company into a Digital Onlife Telco. Working with other young professionals on your startup idea in tandem with business department projects allows you to explore your entrepreneurial spirit, expand your professional network and develop your skills. Great opportunities, a great career start and the best colleagues you could ever imagine. This could be your next big challenge. Go for it!"

Programme
phases & activities

Get ready to start creating, thinking, planning and implementing

Prototype & Beta 1st week meet & connect get to know TEF // Enter Home Department // // // Start- up your career with apermanent contract your business // 12 months // 8 months // 4 months Ideation Phase 3 weeks start-up weeks at Wayra Munich build teams create ideas work with your coaches // 1 day per week development of start-up idea at Wayra/start-up hub 4 days per week work in a functional unit at Telefónica 3 months support the business build your own network
Startup your career with apermanent contract your business Prototype& Beta Ideation Phase 3 weeks start-up weeks at Wayra Munich build teams create ideas work with your coaches // // // 1 day per week development of start-up idea at Wayra/start-up hub 4 days per week work in a functional unit at Telefónica Enter Home Department Welcome // 3 months support the business build your own network // 12 months // 8 months // 4 months meet & connect get to know TEF 1st week //

Locations

Work at our key locations

Dusseldorf

  • Telefónica Headquarter

Berlin

Munich

Hamburg

  • Telefónica Office

Meet the Sponsors

Our expert team will mentor and support you throughout the entire programme.

Dr. Nicolaus Gollwitzer

Dr. Nicolaus Gollwitzer

Managing Director
Telefónica Next

Cayetano Carbajo Martin

Cayetano Carbajo Martin

Managing Director Networks (CTO)

Dirk Grote

Dirk Grote

Director B2B

Marcel Ritter

Marcel Ritter

General Counsel

Ulrich Irnich

Ulrich Irnich

Director
Simplification

Sabine Kloos

Sabine Kloos

Director Brand &
Communication

Dr. Nanne von Hahn

Dr. Nanne von Hahn

Director Talent, Development & HR Strategy

Kai Uwe-Laag

Kai Uwe Laag

Managing Director Retail, Director Omnichannel

Markus Heimann

Markus Heimann

Director Business & Market Intelligence

Do you have what it takes?

Telefónica Onlife Graduate Programme

12 months of innovation

We are looking for well-rounded, passionate graduates with the right mind-set, courage and ideas to help us reshape the digital world.

Show us what you've got

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