Apprenticeship to become a Wholesale and Foreign Trade Assistant

A fantastic career on the whole

The apprenticeship 
Wholesale Assistants are the intermediaries between goods manufacturers, retailers and wholesale consumers. The wholesaler takes on a number of different roles. They all have the same aim of reconciling suppliers’ products with the needs and demands of consumers as effectively and efficiently as possible. As such, they form the link between manufacturers and resellers.

The Wholesale Assistant apprenticeship at MARKANT is particularly varied. You will spend time in a number of different areas and also get to know the various subsidiaries. By doing so, you will come into contact with a wide range of tasks and processes, allowing you gain valuable experience. For example, you will work in finance and accounting, commodities transactions, marketing and human resources, or you will familiarise yourself with one of our services. Your duties will include making telephone calls, purchasing, communicating and organising, as well as tasks associated with the ERP system, commodities management and bookkeeping. Trainee wholesale assistants also support us at various trade fairs.

What we offer 

  • Apprenticeship duration: three years
  • A varied apprenticeship in cooperation with the commercial colleges in Lahr
  • Insights into the various departments (e.g. purchasing, human resources, bookkeeping) as well as different subsidiaries and associate companies
  • Expert and personal support during your three-year apprenticeship
  • Team-oriented work on apprentice projects and participation in the related events
    (e.g. MARKANT football tournament and apprentice exchange scheme)
  • Apprentice introductory event and experience day
  • Personal development seminars –focusing on communication, presentation techniques and exam preparation, among other things
  • Participation in workshops, trade fairs and regular team events
  • Flexible working hours and a commensurate apprenticeship salary
  • A collegial and team-oriented working environment 

What we expect from you 

  • The minimum requirement is a good level of secondary education (Realschulabschluss, ideally BK I or BK II, or technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife))
  • Good grades in maths, German and English
  • An understanding of business relationships
  • You should enjoy thinking in commercial terms
  • A willingness to undertake a hands-on apprenticeship at a diverse and dynamic company
  • You should enjoy interacting with people and be a team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment and reliability are a must

How to apply 
Send us your application by post or email with the following documents: 

  • A letter with your current contact details, outlining your motivation for this apprenticeship
  • CV
  • Copies of your last three school reports and examination certificate
  • Internship certificates and other certification, where applicable 

The selection process begins one year before the start of the apprenticeship.