join our dual studies program “Business Administration – Logistics and Transportation”.

The cooperative study program combines both, studying at a college and regular practical on-the-job trainings. You are interested in doing this in a creative Logistics company? Then join us in IKEA Distribution Services Central Europe!

Für dieses Jahr sind alle Plätze vergeben. Ab Herbst 2018 freuen wir uns wieder auf deine Bewerbung.

Da dieses Duale Studium international ausgerichtet ist, benötigst du hierfür sehr gute Englischkenntnisse. Daher findest du auch hier bereits alles auf Englisch. So kannst du dich selbst schon mal testen.

Wherever you are in life, discover how much further you can go.

Program details Business Administration – Logistics and Transportation

Our main task is the delivery of our home furnishing range to our IKEA stores and directly to our customers. Therefore the practical phases of the study program will take place in our distribution units in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and Ireland. You will actively support different departments in and connected to our logistic units. Through various project tasks you can show that you are self-driven and like to take responsibility.

Duration and compensation

  • 3 years apprenticeship
  • The salary is based on the German collective labour agreement „Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel Nordrhein–Westfalen“
  • 13th monthly salary, holliday allowence and capital-forming benefits


The practical part takes place in different IKEA logistic units all over Central Europe.

The theoretical studies take place at a college in Germany.


Bachelor of Arts “Business Administration - Logistics and Transportation”

We expect from you

  • A good A-level certificate (General Qualification for University Entrance)
  • Very good English (written & spoken) + German knowledge
  • High interest in Logistics & Transportation processes
  • Team spirit and enthusiasm
  • A structured and organised approach
  • Self-motivation and engagement
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • The desire for continuous learning
  • Interest in Home Furnishing


You get the attractive social benefits of IKEA, like 13th salary and co-worker discount in the IKEA stores.

  • “Bahn Card 50”
  • Accomodation during the practical education
  • no university fee

Good to know

The successful completion of this program is the springboard for an exceptional career at IKEA.

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The theoretical studies take place at a college in Germany. You will join the “Business Administration - Logistics and Transportation” study program. This bachelor degree course offers a comprehensive, efficient and practice-oriented training. The logistic and transport orientation is an essential part of the curriculum.

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Career prospects

We will offer you

  • an exciting study program combining both: theory & practice.
  • the possibility to take responsibility at an early stage.
  • to work in an international environment where people and team spirit are central values.
  • to learn about the IKEA business idea and its fundamental values.
  • the opportunity to develop in a worldwide operating company.

„Für mich ist es besonders wichtig, dass ich ganz ich selber sein kann und so auch von IKEA und meinen Kollegen akzeptiert werde. Man kann hier seine Stärken und Fähigkeiten einbringen, aber auch an seinen Potentialen arbeiten.“

- Sebastian

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