Spread your wings, and I will make sure that you will not fall. This is my commitment to HR Early Talents as a leader. The program provides perfect conditions to stretch your boundaries in a safe environment.
Be yourself – an innovator and thought leader
What can you expect?
One year. Three rotations. Infinite possibilities.
Be part of a diverse global team and stretch your cultural experience. Develop comprehensive knowledge of HR and SAP rotating through three of the following HR functions in just one year:
- Total Rewards
- Global Service Delivery
- ONE SAP Learning Organization
- HR Business Partner
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Talent Attraction
Normally, Global HR Early Talent Program participants get to experience one of three rotations in an international SAP location.
What’s in it for you?
The Global SAP HR Early Talent program offers me the opportunity to grow with challenges and to get to know myself better while stepping out of my comfort zone. It also gives me the chance to learn something new every day from peers and leaders of different cultures and backgrounds.
Global HR Early Talent Program strategically places you in three different teams to maximize your business potential and personal growth at the same time. There are endless opportunities to broaden your HR perspective and help you maximize your skills and strengths as you meet different people and see how they run.
The Global HR Early Talent Program is the perfect platform for my development and career trajectory. Through cross-functional and cross-regional network expansion, experiences in each of the three HR organizations, and countless stretch assignments, I feel fully prepared to take on a huge variety of roles upon completion of the program.
The Global HR Early Talent Program will take you to meet different people in the world, let you experience different HR roles in the company, and help you find the key to your future career.
The coaching and mentoring structure of SAP is so great, that I have learned a lot during my journey with Global HR Early Talent Program. I’ve had coaching sessions with peers and colleagues who are specialists in different areas and topics in HR and have been mentored by subject-matter experts and HR leaders to explore trends and amazing HR topics. Your profile, expertise, and background doesn’t matter – you just have to be open to learn and grow with the people you work with in the team.
Rotating across different roles, locations and cultures is one of the most impactful and exciting things to broaden your perspective. Thinking beyond silos allows you to learn about all facets of HR and critically reflect on your capabilities.
Being part of the SAP family in the headquarters in Walldorf enables me to develop myself in various HR skills and competencies. Responsibility for assigned projects and learning comes first within the program and supported me in becoming an HR generalist. I would highly recommend the trainee program to ambitious and HR-interested graduates, to start a journey you will never forget.
The program did not only extend my horizon in terms of network and HR experience, it also positioned my skills and strengths strategically so I can be fully maximized in my current and future roles. There is a wealth of opportunity and learning that awaits Early Talents.
What I loved about the program is the opportunity to join three teams and explore different roles within and beyond HR. It was a year that allowed me to better understand what my strengths are and which path I want to follow after the program ends. Although the program's duration is one year, you will receive an unlimited contract from the beginning and will continue your journey at SAP.
Frequently asked questions
Global HR Early Talent Program is a full-time trainee program for fresh graduates or those with a maximum of three years professional work experience. Program participants rotate in three different HR functions, including one international assignment.
The objective of the program is to develop comprehensive knowledge of HR and SAP. Program graduates will be well-rounded and connected HR generalists with broad domestic and international experience.
The duration of an international rotation will be three months.
Global HR Early Talent Program starts every April and lasts until the end of March the following year.
Depending on the strategic demands for each line of business in our global HR organization, a job in their home country is guaranteed for every Early Talent graduate.
Every year, we bring together 10-12 Early Talents from multiple locations worldwide.
Hear more about the Global HR Early Talent Program experience
Early Talents and the future
Listen to Early Talents describe why they are excited to be on the program, and hear their thoughts about future challenges in HR.
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Meet the class of 2018 for SAP Early Talent, find out what it means to be an Early Talent, and hear about what they have learned throughout their rotations.
Global HR Early Talent Program has been a gateway for me to expand my borders and learn about how HR works in a global perspective. The program has allowed me to grow my professional network as I become more exposed to working with different teams locally and internationally, paving my way to becoming more versatile as an HR professional.
Global HR Early Talent Program has taught me many key skills in a very short space of time. Some of the key skills I would highlight that I have learnt are – how to deal with emotional intelligence, how to develop a growth mindset, and working with constant change. I would highly encourage individuals to apply for this program to increase their HR knowledge and work with a highly skilled and talented workforce on a global scale.
Global HR Early Talent Program is a great opportunity to get deeper insights into various HR functions, learn about their interconnections, and discover your own strengths. Furthermore, the program allows you to get to know a lot of great people and broaden your personal network locally as well as internationally.
Global HR Early Talent Program has allowed me incredible opportunities to get out of my comfort zone, experience new things, and grow as an HR professional. What is really amazing about this program is that we get to work with so many different people in the organization which allows for endless learnings.
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