H&M Group Trainee Program: Engineering and Product Development

Company Description

If you want to help transform the fashion industry and accelerate your career, our 12-month Trainee program is tailor made for you! We are a company with high ambitions to grow in new and creative ways. As an Engineering & Product Development trainee, you’ll launch a bright career, make lifelong friends, and even globe-trot on an international business trip. 


As a part of the trainee program track Engineering & Product Development trainee, you will make your mark on products that will be used by millions of people. This is where you’ll be mentored by senior engineers and get to grips with product development and software building blocks.

The Engineering & Product Development team is shaping the future of fashion with people, data and tech. At H&M Group we want to shape the future of retail by harnessing the power of smart tech. Our brands are on an exciting journey to create the next best solutions for our customers around the world. We are building new, hassle-free and efficient solutions that are fit for purpose for each of our brand, empowering growth and creating meaningful relationships with customers.

As an Engineering & Product Development trainee, you will put your knowledge into practice and spend one year learning the business from different angles, giving you a unique perspective on how teams across the organization work together. You will rotate within departments at the Head Office in Stockholm and get the chance to travel to some of our regional offices around the world. During the program, you will have an immense network of support from managers, mentors and colleagues.  

On a daily basis, you will:

  • Work together with colleagues from across the world  
  • Make your mark on live projects for brands you love
  • Present business cases to leaders across the organization
  • Share your analysis, perspectives and insights
  • Learn from managers, mentors, and colleagues

You’ll be learning to:

  • Develop products that will be used across the globe
  • Design, develop and maintain software
  • Work with programming software including Javascript, Typescript, HTML, CSS, .NET, and Java
  • Work with your team in an agile methodology
  • Communicate technical concepts


We’re looking for recent graduates with:

  • A degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or similar
  • 1-3 years of work experience – part time or full time, during or after graduation
  • Knowledge of programming and principles such as Typescript, Javascript, HTML, CSS, React, Java, .NET, C# or SOLID
  • International experience from either work or studies
  • A genuine interest in H&M and the fashion industry

We encourage you to use your resilience and agility to take on challenges and work with people from different backgrounds. We expect you to be a learner, and show your potential to lead, act and grow. We don’t expect you to have all the answers – what really matters is your excitement to learn and find the best way forward. To be a team player and dare to make your perspectives heard. Most of all, we expect you to be you and spend the year exploring your best self.    

WHY H&M Group Trainee Program?

The program is our platform to find and develop outstanding talents, designed to give you the insights, learnings and large working network needed to accelerate your career within the business. We are all about enabling talents with an entrepreneurial spirit and agile mindset, bringing your unique experiences and perspectives to help shape the future of fashion and design. Our trainee program is part of our recipe for success!

When the program is completed, you could go on to work with us in roles like Frontend Engineer, Java Developer, or Software Engineer. It is our ambition to have all trainees join us in a full-time role within one of our teams at the Head Office in Stockholm.

This is your chance to launch a stellar career and help us transform the fashion world. Interested? Find out how to apply below.

GOOD TO KNOW – Application & Practical Information:  
Excited to join us? Then please get in touch - we're looking forward to hearing from you! The last day to apply is 7th January 2024. We will only start reviewing applications after the last application date.   

For more information visit our FAQ section

Learn more about H&M Group, our business and how we work here

Due to GDPR we can only handle applications via our career site. Send us your application in English including a resumé and proof of education (grades/diploma).  

Relocating & Benefits? 
If you are moving from another country, we will help you relocate and get settled in your new hometown Stockholm (including work permit and visa application). Note that it is a paid trainee program, meaning you will work full-time and receive a market-based salary. Other H&M Group benefits will be shared later in the process.  

H&M Group is committed to creating a Diverse & Inclusive environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, or age.  

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

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