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SAP Next Talent

Explore. Develop. Impact.

Explore the possibilities, develop your career, and make an impact


SAP Next Talent is a rotational program where you are immersed in a talented community of tech innovators where you experience impactful and strategic work, curated training, and connections with a vast network of leaders across our global ecosystem while you discover your passions.

Anamarie Franc
Managing Director of SAP Labs US and Executive Sponsor of SAP Next Talent
Why should you join SAP Next Talent

SAP Next Talent enables you to start your career at SAP by becoming creators, influencers, and builders of the code, designing and researching the products that will enable SAP’s more than 400,000 customers to become intelligent, sustainable enterprises. You will have a unique experience rotating onto multiple teams and working on innovative technology that shifts the needle for our customers globally. SAP Next Talent employees have gone on to have successful careers at SAP working on some of the most complex business challenges driving impact for our cloud native products and global customers. We value what you bring to the table and can’t wait to see you thrive here.

Explore your passions at SAP through SAP Next Talent

We are located in 3 countries, USA, Hungary, and Czech Republic.

USA, West Coast

18-month rotational program with up to 3 rotations

Hungary & Czech Republic

12-month rotational program with up to 2 rotations

SAP Next Talent is looking for Software Engineers, Data Scientists, and UX Generalists who graduate in 2023 and want to work with cutting edge tech and are eager try new things!

  • Education or relevant practical experience in Software Development/Engineering, Data Science, UX Design, or UX Research (Bachelors, Masters, Community College, and Bootcamps welcome to apply)
  • Must graduate during 2023
  • Fluent in English; written and verbal communication skills  
  • Ability to work out of program location officesUSA: San Francisco Bay AreaHungary: BudapestCzech Republic: Brno
  • Permanent resident in the relevant program country location. SAP Next Talent currently does not support work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.

USA Program

  1. Apply
  2. Online Assessment (SHL for Developers and Data Scientist, Portfolio Review for UX Designers and Researchers)
  3. Behavioral Interview 
  4. Technical Interview(s)
  5. Final Round Interview

Start Dates for USA: June 2023, September 2023, and January 2024Start Dates for CEE (Hungary and Czech Republic): March 2023

CEE Program

  1. Apply
  2. Online Assessment (SHL for Developers and Data Scientist, Portfolio Review for UX Designers)
  3. Behavioral & Technical Interview 


  • Explore SAP rotating in: Commerce, Travel, Internet of Things (IoT), ECommerce, Supply Chain, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Innovation, Startup Incubation, Human Capital Management Software – the options are endless
  • Join impactful teams and strategic projects
  • Get to know SAP products, technologies, and platforms
  • Gain invaluable experience to accelerate your career


  • Establish a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding, and experience through tailored learning and development, including 7-day onboarding on SAP technologies and products,  and professional and technical skills.
  • Experience ongoing learning spirits within between rotation trainings, designed to enhance skills needed at the moment in your career.
  • Profit from monthly meet-ups that are curated specifically for the program, such as Tech-Talks, Fireside Chats with executives, and knowledge-sharing lunches run by you!


  • Collaborate with peers and senior managers on strategic projects and challenges
  • Co-innovate based on best practices and technical skills acquired throughout rotations, and become the best versatile talent set to drive SAP's strategy of an intelligent, integrated enterprise
  • Immerse in an agile, global network of peer SAP Next Talent participants and over 100 alumnis, and leadership advocates.

What does it take to be successful in SAP Next Talent?

SAP Next Talent's 5 key competencies

We are looking for dynamic people who crave innovation and seek opportunities to be both a teacher and a student. We are a space for those who connect the dots and understand the big picture, and then identify actionable tasks to achieve success. We need curious talent that is ready to build things that matter. We call them our 5 key competencies – come and explore them.






What participants say about their experience

Software Developer

SAP Next Talent empowered me to succeed in many facets of my personal and professional life. It allowed me to create my own path that helped me achieve my unique goals, while providing support along the way to become the best developer I can be.

SAP Next Talent 2021

Data Scientist

The SAP Next Talent Program was a perfect fit for me as a data scientist early in my career. My network expanded through a diverse cohort of other early talents, guided mentorship, and introductions to SAP leaders. The rotations enabled me to broaden my data science and business knowledge and to find a team that aligned with my career aspirations. Corporate social responsibility is important to me, so I am proud to be a part of a tech company that prides itself on diversity, inclusion, environmental, and ethical standards.

SAP Next Talent 2020


When I first joined SAP Next Talent, I didn't know which field of computer science was right for me. Not only did this program pave the way for my journey of self-discovery - it also grew my network, strengthened my confidence, and developed my sense of belonging at SAP. I rotated onto teams working with Artificial Intelligence and DevOps, and now I’m beginning my career as a fullstack developer. I’m thrilled to see what my future holds next in store!

 SAP Next Talent 2020
SAP Ariba

Celestine Co

The mentorship was (and continues to be!) incredible. Throughout my SNT journey — from the 2-week onboarding process, to rotating onto 2 different teams, and finally graduating into a full-time team — I was immersed in SAP’s people-first culture. The projects I took on were catered to what I was interested in learning and exploring — from things like Web Accessibility and Automated Testing, to AWS and Kubernetes (to name just a few!). There are so many learning and mentorship opportunities to leverage in this program — I truly felt empowered to take risks and keep exploring new realms of software development, which led me to be a valuable developer to my now-team.

SAP Next Talent 2021
SAP Concur

Data Scientist

Having left university with a plethora of theory, the  SAP Next Talent program allowed me to dive into different styles of roles within Data Science, allowing me to figure exactly what I wanted in my career. I worked as an individual through its rotational structure, providing me with the business acumen and insight through meetings and chats with key players in SAP vision to understand how to truly work in a large corporation and leave long-lasting impact that will span far past my own immediate contribution. The SAP Next Talent  program helped turn the mindset of “getting a job” into “building a career.

SAP Next Talent 2019 BrilliantHire

Jessica Prasetyo
User Experience Designer

Being a new grad from college, the SAP Next Talent program really advocated for my success and development as a UX Designer from Day One. I was able to learn from many different types of mentorship and how to build up the skillset needed as a designer while also being able to explore new areas of technology.

SAP Next Talent 2021
SAP Customer Experience

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