Our Trainee Program:
a great way to kick off your career
Our corporate trainee program offers you a variety of challenging projects. Tailor-made to your talents and ambitions, we offer exceptional training and mentorship to help you build your skills in our various business areas. We provide you with an opportunity to discover the huge variety of tasks that IWC has to offer as an employer. During the 18-month corporate trainee program, you will work in an ambitious and fast-paced environment in the international luxury industry. We will diligently prepare you for being able to take on challenging and innovative tasks once the program has concluded.
In our various business areas, you will discover the world of luxury, experience our international business operations, get to know the traditional art of watchmaking, and learn best-in-class marketing and business operation procedures and processes. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on projects, be directly involved in day-to-day operations, and work with talented and experienced professionals, all while gaining first-hand experience and knowledge of how our business works.
In addition to this, you will be able to set up a valuable network of contacts throughout our company and the Richemont Group. Regular meetings with our CEO and other members of the senior management team will provide you with continuous mentorship as well as additional insights into our strategic background. You will not only get to know our headquarter organization, but also one of our international markets during a three-month stay abroad.
Skills & mindset:
- Internationally oriented
- Digital affinity
- Customer-centric mindset
- Strong social skills
- Potential to grow into leadership function
- Strong analytical skills
- Marketing & Communications
- Sales & Distribution
- Human Resources
Start of application phase: April 2022
End of application phase: May 31st, 2022
Corporate Trainee Assessment Day: August 2022
Hire date: October 2022
Training Department Manager
“After completing my Corporate Trainee program, which began in the Strap Purchasing department before moves to Product Marketing and Finance, finally ending up in Retail Sales, I felt ready to take on a new challenge. My next step at IWC took me to the Middle East. Based in Dubai, I was to assume responsibility for training all the sales associates in our in-house and external boutiques, and in our multi-brand stores in the Gulf States, North Africa and India. Spending almost two years in the Gulf proved to be an awesome experience, both professionally and personally, and had a decisive impact on my further career at IWC.
Not only did it broaden my horizons and improve my understanding of our business, it also meant I could offer invaluable “front-line experience” gained from my previous position as Retail Operations Manager with responsibility for the performance of our 52 in-house boutiques, in order to steer a successful course in my new role. In my present role as Training Department Manager, I continue to benefit from the countless impressions garnered during my training program and my work in the Middle East.”
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