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Training as a warehouse logistics specialist: Trainee with trainer

Apprenticeship: Business administrator for shipping and logistics services

The apprenticeship as business administrator for shipping and logistics services opens up a very varied career for you. You look after national and international goods transport – from heavy loads to hazardous materials, from warehouse logistics to environmental protection.

Your apprenticeship at KUKA

During your apprenticeship as business administrator for shipping and logistics services, you will learn how to organize goods transports and other logistics services. You make sure that various goods arrive safely – at any corner of the world. At KUKA, you are the central hub in your function as business administrators for international goods transport.

In your apprenticeship, we get you ready for the areas of service provision, order handling and sales. After all, as a business administrator for shipping and logistics services you work independently in these areas and reach agreements with business partners. You always have to keep an eye on legal regulations and company instructions.

The apprenticeship as business administrator for shipping and logistics services at KUKA is as varied as your subsequent everyday work will be. These tasks await you during and after the apprenticeship:

  • Process-oriented service provision in (international) shipping and logistics
  • Getting to know the information and communication systems
  • Goods shipment and transport
  • Hazardous materials, safety and protection
  • Payment transactions and accounting
  • Cost and activity accounting, controlling
  • Contracts, liability and insurance
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Personnel management
  • Environmental protection

Our training and further education offers

During your apprenticeship at KUKA as business administrator for shipping and logistics services, you have various possibilities for continuing your education. For example, you can benefit from the following offers:

  • Introduction days

  • Courses for exam preparation

  • Foreign language courses

  • Robot training

  • Foreign placements of four to six weeks

In addition, you also have various opportunities after your apprenticeship, such as:

  • Continuing education programs at the KUKA Academy

  • Sponsorship programs for master workers or technicians

Duration of the apprenticeship and graduation

KUKA offers the apprenticeship as business administrator for shipping and logistics services in Augsburg.

Upon successful completion after 3 years, you will be a trained business administrator for shipping and logistics services of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Your training will take place in cooperation with the vocational school IV Augsburg. For you, this means that both your practical assignments at KUKA and your classes will take place in Augsburg.

What you should bring with you

  • Affinity, enthusiasm and passion for business topics and commercial processes

  • Organizational and planning talent

  • Sense for numbers

  • Talent for communication and languages

  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Enjoy working with other people in a multicultural / international environment

  • Initiative and an independent way of working

  • Interest in exchanging knowledge and ideas, as well as learning new things

  • Middle maturity or (technical) high school diploma

This is what you can look forward to

  • Varied and interesting tasks

    as well as insights into Industrie 4.0
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  • State-of-the-art training

    in the new education center (opened in September 2020)
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  • State-of-the-art training facilities

    (New machines, tablet PCs at the workbenches, etc.)
  • Attractive remuneration

    including Christmas bonus and vacation pay
  • Extensive continuous professional development opportunities

  • 30 days paid vacation

  • Fantastic atmosphere and a great team

  • Company canteens and café

  • Very good transport connections

Apprenticeship period and application cut-off date

Starting date: The starting date each year is 1 September.


Please apply online via our careers site with complete application documents (covering letter, CV, references, etc.) about a year before the start of the apprenticeship.

Have we aroused your interest?

If so, apply now online via our careers site!


Contact Augsburg:

Mr. Manfred Schussmann
Head of Training Center
Tel. +49 821 797 1407

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