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Young potential trainee program

Do you want to become the next generation of leaders as we embark on a journey to transform the future of transport for a better tomorrow?

Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift toward a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society, and the environment. Building on the past. Preparing for the future.

The Young Potential Trainee Program offers a learning journey like no other. We aim to kick-start your career by giving you deep and broad knowledge about Scania and the industry as a whole. The program is part of the TRATON Group which means we collaborate with other brands in a global setting. Through this collaboration we enable you to share knowledge and learnings across the brands, build a large network, learn about cultural differences, and grow as individuals.


As a leadership program, we focus on teaching you how to lead yourself before leading others. We provide the tools to prepare and develop you for a future career in an international company. With rotations of your own choice, you tailor your trainee period according to your interests and skills, creating the perfect match for you to become the leader of tomorrow. A future visionary who contributes to making sustainable innovations happen.

Who are you?

You have an interest in leadership and have proven to have some leadership skills. Most of all you are eager to continue to develop these skills professionally and, to be a leader that utilizes the full potential of individuals and teams! You believe that sustainability is a way of living and we want you to take us even further on that journey.

What’s in it for you?

  • Employment from day one. Your base will most likely be at one of our offices in Södertälje and some remote work might be required/optional
  • A 15-month program, starting 21 August 2023, with onboarding to give you deep and broad knowledge about Scania, TRATON Group, and the industry
  • Five learning modules and four rotations i.e. 2-3 months of assignments in different departments/areas
  • A program where you take lead in and shape your development with support from a managerial mentor
  • Global assignments for a minimum of three months, within TRATON GROUP and Scania Commercial Operations. This will give you a broad, global network.

Former trainees

Are we a match?

The application period is from 7 November 2023 until 8 January 2024.


To qualify for the Young Potential Trainee Program, you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and have graduated between 2021 and the summer of 2023. You have a maximum of 2 years of professional experience of work, within your field of studies, at the start of the program.


Scania & TRATON Group have a global presence, for this reason, it is a prerequisite that you speak and write English fluently and other languages are seen as an advantage.


A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, and a summary of grade records or your degree certificate.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Please apply to the area of competence that suits your interests and profile. We only accept one application per person. Read more about our work areas here:

*Please note that if you apply for Product Research and Development  a driver’s license for personal car (B) is mandatory since you need to be able to test the products you take part in developing. 

**Please note that if you are interested in Supply Chain Management & Industrial Engineering with the specialization Production and Logistics you can apply for a position in Södertälje, Oskarshamn or Luleå in Sweden. 

Foreign applicants

Since some assignments during the program will take place outside of the country where you are employed for at least three months, you need to be an EU/EES citizen or have a permanent residence permit in Sweden. Otherwise, we risk interfering with the migration rules.

If you currently study outside of Sweden or have a foreign degree from your highest studies you need to get your degree verified by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. Please visit to get recognition for your foreign qualifications. Note that this process can take up to six months.