Trainee program for Mining Engineers

Trainee program for Mining Engineers specializing in mining, mineral resources engineering and waste management

Welcome to your mine engineering career. 

You have finished your studies, want to get some practical experience, and can hardly wait to start working with experienced colleagues. Then the K+S mine engineering trainee program is exactly what you are looking for.

At K+S, you will have the opportunity to put your mining knowledge into practice from the very beginning. After a short, but intense start-off phase in the mining division of K+S Aktiengesellschaft at our headquarters in Kassel, you will be straight down to work at one of the K+S Group’s mining sites in Germany. You will be entrusted quickly with important tasks, such as a supervisory activities in one of the mining fields below ground.

During the course of your trainee program, we will systematically introduce you to your future job. According to the specific business need, your interests and personal aptitude, we will offer numerous areas of deployment:

  • Field office supporting the plant and production management with the business planning or investment and operating costs planning.
  • Project based work for developing and implementing new machinery and processes.
  • Operational control and optimization.
  • Supervisory responsibilities over parts of the mine operations.

What you can expect of K+S

You will get to know several mining sites within the business units to provide you with insights into the diverse tasks performed by mining engineers at K+S. Your personal training plan ensures your targeted development within the first two years. After having completed your trainee program, you will join one of the sites , and commence your job as a mining engineer, supporting the plant and mine management in planning and controlling the mine operations, creating operational plans, while taking over responsibility in projects.

What K+S expects of you

We expect you to have a university degree with a mining, mineral resources mining or waste management background. We also encourage young professionals to apply, who have already gained initial work experience as an engineer. You should have strong Microsoft Office skills, and have basic SAP knowledge. Your strengths should include good team-working and conflict resolution abilities, communication and negotiation skills as well as pronounced analytical and conceptual acumen. A high level of commitment, flexibility and mobility will be advantageous.

How you can apply

You can apply online for the K+S Trainee Program. Check out the K+S job market to find the vacancies that match your profil. You will find the open trainee positions in the category “Young Professionals”. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

The selection procedure

The screening and appraisal process commences as soon as we have received your comprehensive application. As part of the selection process for the K+S Trainee Program, we will conduct interviews in conjunction with the HR and Mining departments. If we do not have any openings at the moment, please send us your speculative application.

Exemplary sequence

1 week

Start at Headquarter

Location: Kassel


6 months

First assignment in one of our mine

Start as mining engineer


6 months

Further assignment in an another mine

Interesting and challenging projects


3 months

Assignment at headquarter

Location: Kassel


After 15 months: Taking over responsibilities in a challenging position at one of the K+S locations, e.g. as mining engineer (m/f)



Andrea Leise

HR Kassel

Phone: +49 561 9301-2343

Andrea Leise
HR Kassel

Phone: +49 561 9301-2343

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