Working at
REWE digital

Beginning your IT job at REWE digital feels almost like a homecoming. You can be yourself with tech colleagues who support you – with all your projects, and with the boldness that innovation calls for. Diversity is our framework to give you every opportunity to realise your potential. Together with us at the Home of IT. 

Innovation is what you make of it 

You and your ideas are our basis for everything that lies ahead. We want to share our knowledge, try out new things, make mistakes and learn from them. This way, we move ahead together. So, think out loud and help us shape the digital future of commerce.

Apprenticeship or dual study in IT

At REWE digital you combine theory with practice. During your dual study in business informatics, applied informatics or information technology, you gain experience in various projects or begin your apprenticeship as an IT specialist for system integration, application development or as a management assistant for digitalisation management.

Newcomers to IT? You are welcome

The Home of IT welcomes newcomers, student employees and trainees. What counts is that you share our passion for the digital world. You gain everything else through a process of mutual learning.

Attractive employee benefits

Working at REWE digital is pretty cool in itself. And our benefits make it even more attractive.

Vibrant corporate culture

We work towards strengthening our team spirit on a daily basis and celebrate our mutual successes at the Home of IT – no matter whether in the office, at home or on the go.

Real impact

Millions of people benefit from the applications and services you develop. You can see your success when you shop daily in REWE stores, use our REWE delivery service, the REWE app or use what we aren’t allowed to mention (yet).

Innovative
tech hub

We work with advanced technologies, hold regular tech talks and devote all our energies to a wide variety of coding events.

More benefits, more fun

Well-balanced life-work integration

With 30 days’ leave, trust-based working hours, mobile working or sabbatical models, our jobs fit in with your life.

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Supportive childcare

While you work, your offspring are well looked after in our “rewelino” day care centres in Porz and Ehrenfeld. During the holidays, we subsidise participation in the holiday activities offered by Cologne football club and the holiday sport provider Move-It. 

Practical further training

Decide yourself in which areas you want to improve your skills and take advantage of our wide range of seminars, professional academies, language courses and e-learning sessions.

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Regular updates

We are fans of sharing knowledge, successes and failures. Our in-house workshops, conferences and stand-ups are ideal for this purpose. 

Mobile freedom

Commute to work by rail, bicycle or car. We provide you with a Deutschlandticket travel card at a reduced price, a bike of your choice for work, attractive car sharing benefits and parking spaces in front of your office.

Permanent discounts

Your personal employee card entitles you to discounts at REWE, PENNY, toom Baumarkt, DER Touristik, Clevertours.com, ZooRoyal, Weinfreunde and the Kölner Weinkeller wine shop.

Company benefits package

We support you in building up additional retirement provision in the shape of capital-forming benefits and the REWE pension fund. In addition, you can take out attractively priced insurance policies via REWE-Versicherungsdienst GmbH. 

Extensive range of sports

Take advantage of many sport activities including yoga, football and badminton on reduced terms at various venues in Cologne. You also enjoy online access to courses about health matters including prevention, mental health [text link to culture – mental health], nutrition and exercise.

People make the place

Your colleagues turn the Home of IT into your work home from home. Get to know them at lunch, during tech talks and events, and find out what you have in common.

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Best live football experience

REWE also sponsors Cologne football club – and you can cheer on the team. Get exclusive tickets at the start of sales for members, take advantage of access to special promotions, and enter in-house competitions for various events.

Your application to REWE digital

If you have found one or more jobs that suit you, you can apply for them easily online via the relevant vacancy. In the online portal, you can enter your details step by step and upload documents directly. In three minutes. No need to register.

 

Are you interested in an apprenticeship or a dual study programme in IT? Then check out here how to join us.

 

You have already sent us your application? Perfect. This is what to do next:

1

E-mail feedback

We’ll confirm receipt of your documents and send you updates on your application by e-mail. So keep an eye on your inbox.

2

A personal conversation

We both want to get to know each other. Let’s talk openly – by phone, video call or personally on site.

3

Feedback and expectations

At our next meeting, we will be open about whether we think we could work together. You share your expectations and we share ours.

4

Job offer

If we think we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer we hope you can’t refuse. Now it’s up to you to decide.

Onboarding and settling in

Your contract is signed, you first day at work saved in your diary. To increase your anticipation, we’d like to give you a little foretaste of your first days, weeks and months with us.

Your first day 

Welcome to the Home of IT

Our onboarding buddies welcome you, give you your starter kit, and introduce you to your personal onboarding mentor for the upcoming months. Now you are set to discover REWE digital.

Your first weeks

Getting to know everyone and everything

Okay, almost. At virtual and on-site events, you delve deeper into our digital world and meet fellow newcomers, new colleagues and our management. Take the opportunity to network for the future. 

Your first months

Starting out in your team

Once you’re settled in, your team shows you the ropes. Your colleagues introduce you to your work area, and you start with the operating system of your choice, and your first projects. Together, you will do great things.

Your further training

Grow step by step

Hone your skills in our workshops and courses or learn something completely new. Expand your horizons at IT conferences or embark on a whole new path through our career programmes. All doors are open to you. 

Take a look at our event calendar for upcoming workshops and seminars.

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Tech boot camp

During onboarding we take a deep dive into our technology with all our new tech recruits. We show you the tech stack we work with and introduce you to our IT infrastructure, applications, tools and platforms. 

SHIFT

Career starters joining us after graduating from university or an apprenticeship take part in our SHIFT newcomer programme during their first year. In regular workshops you share experiences with your colleagues and find out everything you need for our agile working world. It is the ideal way to develop your skills while building up a personal network.

Experience REWE digital events at first hand

03.03.24
Heimspiel 1. FC Köln
RheinEnergieSTADION, Aachener Str. 999, 50933 Köln, Deutschland
14:30-16:30
04.03.24
Treffen der Softwerkskammer Köln @REWEdigital
Carlswerk, Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Köln, Deutschland
16:30-20:30
04.03.24
Meetup mit der Softwerkskammer Köln
Carlswerk, Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Köln, Deutschland
16:30-20:30

FAQ

We are happy to answer your questions so you can best prepare yourself to apply for a job with us. Answers to the most frequent questions can be found here. For everything else, please contact us personally at jobs@rewe-digital.com

How do I apply for a job?

You can find all vacancies currently available at REWE digital under Jobs. Click onto the various vacancies to find out what projects and tasks await you. If a job suits you, apply for it via the “Apply now” button. This will either take you to the REWE Group career portal or straight to the form. Both routes lead to us.

What documents do I need to upload with my application?

Your current CV, your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations are a must. You can optionally add relevant references and a cover letter.

I am interested in several positions. Can I send one application for all of them?

That’s cool that you can see yourself in several roles. Please apply for each position separately as different departments or teams are often involved in the selection process. Thank you.

Can I work remotely?

Yes, this is possible in most cases. Our flexible working models consider the needs and interests of each individual, as well as the team. You decide together how often to see each other on site or remotely.

However, as not every job can be done remotely yet, please bring this up at your personal interview. Together, we will find the best solution for you and your team. 

Find out more about flexible work

Can I submit a speculative application?

We also accept speculative applications. A special vacancy has been posted in our career portal for the purpose. 

Submit your speculative application now 

 

New vacancies are posted on our job page almost daily. Check it out.

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What happens after you have sent us your application for an apprenticeship or dual study programme in IT?

After sending your application for an apprenticeship or dual study place, this is what happens next: 

 

1. E-mail feedback 

We’ll confirm receipt of your documents and send you updates on your application by e-mail. So keep an eye on your inbox.

 

2. Online test

Take our online test and answer some questions about you and your chosen apprenticeship or dual study programme. 

 

3. A personal conversation

When you call, ask us everything you want to know about the company and your apprenticeship or dual study programme.

 

4. Applicant Day

Let’s find out whether we suit each other during the Applicant Day at one of our sites.

 

5. Job offer

If we think we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer we hope you can’t refuse. Now it’s up to you to decide. 

What is the online test like for applicants for an apprenticeship or a dual study programme?

The test takes around 40–50 minutes and consists of five to seven different modules, depending on what you have applied for. You have five days from receipt of the invitation e-mail to complete the test. You can interrupt the test when you have completed a module and finish it at a later point in time within the given time frame.

If you pass the test, we look forward to getting to know you better over the phone.

How do I prepare myself for the phone call after the online test?

We want to get to know you personally during the call. Introduce yourself to us and share with us what motivated you to apply for the apprenticeship or dual study programme. Just be yourself and take the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.

If we expect you to prepare for a certain subject, we’ll let you know about this by mail.

What does Applicant Day hold in store for me?

On Applicant Day we will invite you to one of our sites. You don’t need much preparation, as you can prepare all the exercises here on site. 

To avoid unnecessary stress on the day, you should plan your journey and where to park etc. in advance. Add a bit of extra time in case you get stuck in a traffic jam or a train is cancelled. 

On the day, we will explain everything to you in detail. You are of course welcome to ask questions at any time you like. Just be yourself, there is no need to put on an act for us. It’s the only way that we can really get to know you.  We look forward to talking to you.

Your contact at REWE digital

Do you still have questions? Feel free to contact us!