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University students

University students

Coaching programmes

S-Manager and S-Trainee are coaching programmes for future supervisors, managers and experts. We will make a permanent employment contract with the students admitted to the coaching programmes, and we will also pay them salary during the coaching period.

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S-Manager for leaders of the future

Through the S-Manager coaching programme, we train future supervisors for our regional cooperatives and enterprises, to work as supermarket, shift or service managers, for example. The programme is intended for students who have recently graduated or will soon graduate from a university of applied sciences or students who have completed a vocational degree and have gained work experience in their field.


S-Trainee is your route to key positions of the future

S-Trainee is our coaching programme for students who have completed or will soon complete a Master’s degree. The programme has a long history, and many of our key people have joined S Group through the programme. We need many types of experts – from passionate customer service professionals to excellent supervisors and business directors, as well as experts with the ability to develop, challenge and create proactively. Submit your application if you are looking for the perfect opportunity to develop into an expert of the future! The next application process will begin in autumn 2019.

Theses and diploma projects

Each year, many students write their theses or diploma projects for S Group, for both regional cooperatives and SOK, which provides regional cooperatives with support, procurement and expert services.

SOK assigns students to write their theses or diploma projects on topics related to its business operations, S Group as a whole or national chain operations. Please contact the relevant regional cooperative directly if your topic is related to a regional cooperative or regional business operations.

University students planning to write a thesis or a diploma project can submit their suggestion to the SOK’s thesis bank.

Students of universities of applied sciences should contact the related location or cooperative directly.

Thesis and diploma projects are an excellent opportunity for you to get to know us, and vice versa. For many students, such projects have marked the beginning of a career with us.

Three tips for a good thesis or diploma project application


Are your topic and subject of research defined clearly enough? Thesis or diploma work should be carefully planned as far as possible.


How will we and our co-op members benefit from your thesis or diploma project? Why is your thesis or diploma project necessary?


How will we and our co-op members benefit from your thesis or diploma project? Why is your thesis or diploma project necessary?

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