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INTERNSHIP

GET TO KNOW US DURING AN INTERNSHIP!

Are you a school student, a university student or a university graduate and are you thinking about how to develop your career? Well, you’ve come to the right place! At our headquarters in Coesfeld-Lette and our logistics sites, we can offer you a range of interesting opportunities to gain an initial insight into the world of work in various areas of our company on an internship!

WHAT KIND OF INTERNSHIP WOULD BE RIGHT FOR ME?

Internships for

SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Internships for

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Internships in

SALES

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INTERNSHIPS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

OUR OFFERS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

DAY INTERNSHIP

A day internship is a great way to gain an initial impression of the company and to learn about the variety of working world. We will be happy for you to join us for a day and so that we can show you one of our many interesting areas of work!

COMPULSORY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP

Is a compulsory internship on your timetable for the current or next school year and are you looking for a company to take you on? Come and get a taste of life in our family and see what it’s like to work at Ernsting’s family.

VOLUNTARY INTERNSHIPS

Would like to complete a voluntary intership during your holidays, for example, and gain your first experiences of the world of work? We think that making a commitment like this is fantastic and would be happy to provide you with some initial interesting impressions of our family!

IN WHICH AREAS ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS?

School internships are possible in almost all departments of the company. It's important to us that the department of your choice can provide you with intensive supervision and support. Please use our application form to enter your preferred department and period for the internship. We'll check individually if we can offer you the internship at Ernsting's family.

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FROM SCHOOL STUDENT INTERNSHIP TO APPRENTICESHIP

JENS, APPRENTICE WHOLESALE AND EXPORT RETAIL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

“I completed an internship in marketing here at Ernsting’s family. That proved to be a life-changing decision for me. During my internship I was given the opportunity to learn and experience many new things. The other people in my team gave me a great welcome on my first day and put me to work straight away. After just a few days, I was very impressed by the working philosophy in the company and the way in which people treated each other. The positive experiences that I gained during my internship led me to apply for an apprenticeship here and I am now training to become a Wholesale and Export Retail Management Specialist.”

ANNA, APPRENTICE WHOLESALE AND EXPORT RETAIL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

“During my internship in Quality Development and Design I was able to experience the friendly working atmosphere at Ernsting’s family first-hand.
I immediately felt part of a large team in which I was both very welcome and able to work independently right from the start. This is why I decided to do a commercial apprenticeship at Ernsting’s family after my internship so as to build on my great experiences.”

ERIC, APPRENTICE IT SPECIALIST FOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

“During my student internship in Application Development at Ernsting’s family, I was able to learn all about the IT at the company.  I was given the opportunity to work in several different teams and was able to gain insights into their tasks and working culture. My positive experiences and the extensive  feedback I was given helped me a lot and led me back to Ernsting’s family where I am now doing an apprenticeship as an IT Specialist for Application Development.”

How do I apply for a school internship at the head office?

Find your prefered department

Take a look at our careers page - here you'll find our various apprenticeships and departments. As soon as you have found an interesting area for you, please send us your application.

Submit your application

Simply fill out our application form - we don't need any further documents.

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We'll get back to you

After receiving youre application, we'll check if we can offer you an internship with us. Afterwards you'll receive a reply by e-mail or telephone.

FAQ ON INTERNSHIPS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

In addition to school internships lasting several weeks, one-day internships or voluntary school student internships are also available during the holidays. The Easter and autumn holidays are the best times for holiday internships – in certain cases, a student internship may also be possible during the summer holidays.

Whether it's a career exploration or Girls'/Boys' Day - we look forward to welcoming you and showing you our work for a day. Simply fill out our application form - we don't need any further documents.

Simply fill out our application form - we don't need any further documents.

It's not possible to apply purely by telephone. However, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about an internship at Ernsting's family by telephone.

You should ideally apply for your internship six months before you would like to start. You can find out how to apply on this page.

You can usually complete an internship in every area/occupation at Ernsting’s family, but this is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. If we are unable to ensure the adequate support for you in the respective area at the moment because an intern has already been accepted there or the whole team is not available when you want to come for your internship, we regret that we will not be able to offer you an internship. We always want to ensure that you can get the support you need and get to know the area/occupation in detail.

You can find all our occupations here: feel free to click through them and find out which one you would like to learn more about during an internship. You can also find a list of all the Ernsting’s family departments here. Perhaps you are particularly interested in a specific department and would like to get to know it better during an internship.

INTERNSHIPS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS & GRADUATES

OUR OFFER FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

As an intern with us you can supplement your university studies with practical experience which you will gain by completing interesting individual tasks and small projects. Over a period of three to six months you will be given the opportunity to learn about our processes and working methods and to actively contribute to the operational side of our business. We offer both compulsory and voluntary internships in various areas of the company.

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MONA, FROM DESIGN INTERN TO JUNIOR DESIGNER

“Things started for me at Ernsting’s family when I completed an internship here, which was a compulsory part of my degree. As I really enjoyed working in the company, I then decided to write my final year dissertation at Ernsting’s family. It addressed the development of a materials library for the creation of working documents in the area of design. I’m very proud that we still use the findings from my project now, as they are the basis for the “List of Material" in the PLM system. After following a subsequent 15-month entry programme as a trainee in the area of design, during which I was able to take on my own, permanent area of responsibility focusing on socks, I was very pleased to be taken on permanently as a Junior Designer.”

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND GRADUATES

MAKE SURE YOU’VE GOT ALL YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

To avoid any subsequent queries, please send us the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, most recent references and current academic transcripts.

FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM

You can upload all documents via the application form in the job advertisement. If you would like to send us a speculative application, just send an email to bewerbung@ernstings-family.com.

WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU!

We will review your application as quickly as possible and get back to you by email or telephone.

FAQ ON INTERNSHIPS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

It makes no difference to us as to whether you want to complete a voluntary or compulsory internship – you will always be welcome here. We will check on a case-by-case basis as to whether an internship is possible during the time period that you would like.

We will be happy if you are available for an internship for at least three or preferably six months. This will give you plenty of time to really get to know the individual processes in your department and to take on your own first projects. You can find the corresponding periods for the internship positions in the respective advertisements on our careers page.

We look forward to receiving your application documents, which should include a cover letter, your CV, your most recent school reports and your current academic transcripts.

We are happy to support students with the completion of their final year projects. It is possible to combine a final year project with an internship, but this isn’t a must! Send us your speculative application and we will check whether we are able to support you with your chosen topic.

For university students

YOUR FINAL YEAR PROJECT

We’re happy to support you with the completion of your final year project. You can do this as part of your internship but also independently of a internship. If you are interested in completing your final year project in our company, please contact our Learning and Development team directly.

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FOR FASHION ENTHUSIASTS: INTERNSHIPS IN OUR STORES

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN INTERNSHIP IN SALES?

We’re happy to welcome  school students who want to learn about life in our business to work at one of our 1,915 stores in Germany and Austria. Internships through educational institutions, as part of work experience programmes, for example, are also possible.

Please send uns your application for an internship in the store by e-mail to bewerbung@ernstings-family.com.

Find out more about working at our stores here!

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WE’RE HAPPY TO HELP!

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Steffi

I’m Steffi, Head of Learning and Development!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me on +49 (0)2546 77 1196 or use the contact form.

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Henrike

Ich bin Henrike und habe 2020 die Ausbildung bei Ernsting’s family abgeschlossen, nun bin ich im Learning & Development. Bei Fragen melde Dich gern unter 02546 77 2831 oder über das Kontaktformular.

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Janin

Ich heiße Janin, bin 2013 als Azubi gestartet und heute Ausbildungskoordinatorin im Learning & Development. Bei Fragen erreichst Du mich unter 02546 77 5250 oder über das Kontaktformular.

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