Dual study programme

With the dual study programme, Valora combines theory and practice and offers students the best career prospects as well as financial independence.

Valora cooperates with universities in Switzerland and Germany to offer students in business studies the opportunity to engage in training directly related to the foodvenience business. Valora offers one to two study places every year.


Start date: 1 October

Valora offers you both in cooperation with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) at Lörrach.

Who are we looking for?

  • Talented and motivated young people with a degree from a university or university of applied sciences
  • Team players with a confident manner and a capacity for enthusiasm
  • Innovative people who contribute their own ideas and want to implement them
  • Flexible and resilient people with a thirst for knowledge
  • Doers with a hands-on mentality
  • Strong communicators with confident delivery in German

You will do the following

  • Become familiar with our different areas and sales formats as well as important contact people and interfaces
  • Undergo practical training in professional, methodological and social skills through diverse assignments in projects and daily business operations
  • Work in different departments with varying focus areas including human resources, finance and marketing
  • Engage in cross-sectoral cooperation and enjoy the opportunity to develop a comprehensive network

Your training could be structured as follows

1st stage

Department: Marketing
Contents: e.g. optimisation of communication at the sales outlet
Duration: about three months

2nd stage

Department: Corporate Information Services
Contents: e.g. optimisation of delivery and article master data
Duration: about three months

3rd stage

Department: Controlling
Contents: e.g. report optimisation
Duration: about three months

4th stage

Department: Human Resources
Contents: e.g. master data analysis
Duration: about three months

5th stage

Department: Valora Digital
Contents: e.g. needs analysis for customers
Duration: about three months

6th stage

Department: In consultation with the students
Contents: Selected department or immersion in a department with a view to potential career entry or the possibility of a placement abroad
Duration: about three months

Your profile

  • Matura/Abitur school-leaving certificate (with good to very good results)
  • Past placements or temporary jobs desirable (ideally in retail or food services)
  • Exceptional commitment an advantage
  • Willingness to learn and perform
  • Team spirit and social skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident delivery in German, plus sound knowledge of English and French an advantage

How you benefit

  • Project responsibility with the support of your mentor
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Insights into different sales formats and departments
  • Development of a network

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us at: berufsbildung@valora.com.

You can find available apprenticeships on our careers page: https://de.valora.career/jobsuche.

Contact Switzerland

Human Resources
Hofackerstrasse 40
CH-4132 Muttenz

E-mail: berufsbildung@valora.com

Studies or career start?

Start date: 1 October

In cooperation with the Nordakademie in Elmshorn, Valora offers places to students who wish to do a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Who are we looking for?

  • Talented and motivated young people with a certificate of qualification for entrance to a university or university of applied sciences
  • Team players with a confident manner and a capacity for enthusiasm
  • Innovative persons who are interested in contributing and implementing their own ideas
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Strong communication skills and stylistically correct German

The Dual study offers

The 3.5-year dual study programme consisting of alternating theoretical and practical modules provides students with professional and practical training that hones their subject, methodological and social skills.

Die Praxisphasen werden am Hauptsitz von Valora Retail Deutschland in Hamburg in unterschiedlichen Abteilungen durchgeführt. Die Studierenden bekommen unter anderem Einblicke in die Bereiche Human Resources, Marketing, Controlling und Category Management. Zusätzlich absolvieren sie Arbeitseinsätze in verschiedenen Verkaufsformaten von Valora, um das operative Geschäft kennen zu lernen.

The practical modules are done in different departments at headquarter of Valora Retail Germany in Hamburg. Students are given an insight into such areas as human resources, marketing, controlling and category management. In addition, they are deployed to different Valora sales formats where they get to know the operating side of the business.

Contact Germany

Valora Retail Germany
Danziger Strasse 35a
20099 Hamburg

+49 40 280 156 0


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