Show us your potential! Imagine seeing your ideas helping people on a global scale. Join us as a METRO POTENTIAL and you might. 

Join METRO Cash & Carry

Show us your potential

We’re interested in developing the best graduates and young professionals, throughout our wholesale business, and enabling their talents to lead the future of our company.

Take a look at our clip and see what you’ll be a part of, as a METRO POTENTIAL.

About the programme

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.

For more information about METRO POTENTIALS download the FAQs.

Heiko Hutmacher

We prepare our people for taking on management positions immediately.

Heiko Hutmacher, Chief Human Resources Officer METRO AG
Letter from Heiko Hutmacher, PDF 0.51 MB

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different learning modules
available in our educational programme

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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

Recruitment Process

The application process is organised and managed by the country HR Department.

  • Preliminary selection process - involves screening applications, conducting local interviews and tests at local assessment centres.
  • Nomination of candidates for International Assessment Centre – the local country board makes the final nomination of candidates to go forward to the International Assessment Centre.
  • Successful participation in International Assessment Centre – The IAC takes place in July, in Asia and in Europe. The final selection of management trainees is made by a panel of MCC Group Directors and country board members. Only the best candidates will pass the Assessment Centre.

Ready to apply?

The Metro Potentials Programme starts once a year on the 1st September. To register your interest in joining METRO POTENTIALS, please contact our local HR team, or visit your local METRO Cash & Carry careers page for more information on how to apply. Choose your location:


Country Contact person Website
China Ying Che (Angel)
France Jerome Grillet
Severine Robin
Germany Anne Haldimann
Italy Antonella de Lena
Poland Edyta Wojnar
Russia Anna Tikhomirova
Spain Miguel Contreras
Ivan Corna
Portugal Cristina Mateus
Turkey Miray Bostanci
Austria Peter Schmidt
Belgium Martine Vandeputte
Czech Republic Pavla Vrbická
Slovakia Pavla Vrbická
Netherlands Susan Oldewarris
Bulgaria Loza Borisova
Tsonka Chirlova
Croatia Dina Sosberger Stampalija
Hungary Dora Fabi
Romania Minela Giugiuca
Serbia Jelena Stuparevic
Ukraine Anna Tolmachova
Kazakhstan Dinara Dadabayeva
India Tishyarakshita Bhalla
Japan Yukako Ogino
Moldova Viorica Stegarecu
Pakistan Zahid Latif Waince
Sidra Khan