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SAP Academy for Business Transformation

Help SAP reinvent itself

The Intelligent Enterprise Group (IEG) drives SAP’s digital core development functions and product management, including SAP’s flagship product SAP S/4HANA and SAP Digital Supply Chain, and manages SAP’s rich industry-specific portfolio. IEG is also responsible for making SAP an Intelligent Enterprise by focusing on business process simplification, global IT and cloud infrastructure, product and services quality, portfolio and investment strategy, intelligent data and analytics, and value achievement through digital innovation adoption to the benefit of both customers and employees.

Our 12-months career program gives you comprehensive insights into the different areas of responsibility of the IEG board area. By joining the SAP Academy for Business Transformation, you will receive an unlimited employment contract, help to shape the future of SAP and set the ideal basis for your future career. Our program starts with a dedicated onboarding curriculum that prepares you for your future tasks. The onboarding weeks are followed by the first of the three rotational phases at your home location (Walldorf, Germany or Newtown Square, USA) and the study trip to an innovation hub. Your second rotation takes you to one of our SAP subsidiaries abroad, e.g. Vancouver, Newtown Square or Walldorf. With the third rotation phase back at your home location you complete the program. After the successful completion of the program, you will join one of the teams in IEG.

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Stays abroad


Unlimited employment contract


Learn more about the cornerstones of the SAP Academy for Business Transformation


IEG is driving SAP’s transformation into an Intelligent Enterprise. During the three rotational phases you will gain insights into the different topics of IEG and cooperate with other units. You will work primarily in the fields of Process & Governance, Technology & Platform and Innovation to support the teams in simplifying processes to support the overall strategy to become an Intelligent Enterprise. You will gain an understanding of the end-to-end-processes of an international cloud-company and gain valuable intercultural experiences at one of our SAP locations abroad.

User Centricity

Deepen your understanding of the needs, wishes and requirements of our end users at SAP. Use the opportunity for a challenging job shadowing assignment in project-relevant business units of our internal customers.

Continuous Learning

We provide you with the necessary tools, trainings and all the help you need to develop yourself both professionally and personally. Benefit from our dedicated onboarding program, workshops, on-the-job and classroom trainings, a learning trip to an innovation hub and the guidance of a mentor and buddy.



We are proud to be certified as a “Fair Graduate Program” by the Trendence Institut GmbH. The certification is based on objective quality standards and a survey of the participants.

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Are you ready for the next step?

How to apply for the SAP Academy for Business Transformation

Invest some time and check whether SAP is the right employer for you. Read more about our strategy, business goals, software and employees. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Glassdoor and other social media.

Apply online via PC or mobile device. Send us your letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, current university certificates and certificates of internships and work experience. Make sure that your contact details are still correct.

The file types accepted for uploading documents are: Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, PPT, XLS, CSV and image and text formats. The trainee program begins on February 1. The application phase for 2020 will start in July 2019.


  • Master’s degree in business administration, engineering management, business informatics or a related field (such as informatics or design)
  • Less than two years of working experience at the start of the program
  • Knowledge of cloud business and its impact on software companies and the associated transformation journey (IT architecture, business processes and business models)
  • Passion for IT and interest in new IT trends, e.g. machine learning
  • Insights into cloud business through at least one internship or working student job at a “cloud company”
  • International experience through at least one longer stay abroad
  • Experiences in project management and agile/scrum
  • Fluent in English (proficiency in German is a plus)
  • Basic development skills are beneficial (e.g. knowledge in Java, SAP UI5, etc.)


  • You question the status quo and are eager to find innovative ways to simplify processes and tools
  • You are creative and curious to learn
  • You see change as an opportunity for growth and can easily adapt to new working modes and different cultural environments
  • You have a strong result-driven and ambitious attitude as well as a hands-on mentality
  • You are a good team player
  • To you, sharing knowledge and network is another major key to success
  • You have a logical, analytical, process-oriented mindset
  • You enjoy dealing with complexity

Interested in our program? Regiter in our Talent Community. You'll be notified when opportunities become available.  

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Selection Process

If your application documents have convinced us, we will invite you to a telephone interview with the recruiter as a first step. If you convince us here, the next step is to participate in a one-day assessment center in October. Here we can get to know you better and you have the opportunity to convince key stakeholders from various IEG departments with your skills and experience. The selection process will be completed in October.


In total 12 participants will be selected to join the SAP Academy for Business Transformation. You have received a job offer? Congratulations! Welcome to SAP. Our recruiting department will work out the details with you. Do you have any further questions? We will be happy to answer them.


Most new employees at SAP want to get started right away - and we support them. During the first two weeks in IEG you will benefit from an extensive onboarding program which will prepare you for your future challenges as an academy member. You will get to know teams from the entire IEG area such as Transformation, Processes and Intelligent Enterprise and get a first impression of SAP's strategy and extensive product portfolio. In workshops we introduce you to agile working methods such as Design Thinking, Scrum and Process Management. A mentor from one of the teams in IEG will accompany you throughout the entire program. Your buddy is available to answer all your questions about everyday work at SAP. Our program equips you with the skills, knowledge and tools you need to get started in your work.


At a glance

Timeline SAP Academy for Business Transformation:

Following the onboarding phase, you will start with your first rotational phase, followed by the second and third rotational phase. The academy program ends in January with a graduation.

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