Management Trainee Operation (m/f/x)

as of now - fulltime - international


a&o: we are simple, honest and always with a smile. Since 2000 we are expanding Europe-wide, true to our mission EVERYONE CAN TRAVEL. With more than 30 houses in over 20 cities we are Europe’s biggest hostel provider, making our mission a reality! All our sites realize a standardized concept and are supported by our headquarters in Berlin.

Our teams are the core of a&o – to support these we are looking for a Management Trainee, Enterpreneur, Hotel Specialists, Front Office Manager (FOM), Food & Beverage Manager (F&B), Bachelor/Master graduates in Tourism/ Business Administration/ Hotel Management and motivated people who love interacting with guests and leading their own hostel.
Join our team now!


Before you run a hostel independently, you will participate in a three-months management trainee program in one of our academy houses in Leipzig, Cologne, or Amsterdam, where you will be prepared for your future role as a hostel manager in the areas reception and food & beverage, as well as other important topics such as back office, or human resources. 

Afterwards, we ask for your flexibility, as you will then visit all our hostels as an internal auditor or assist in one of the houses, before taking on responsibility for your 'own' a&o hostel in Germany or another European country.



You …

  • have completed an educaton in the field of tourism, hospitality, business administration or a related area
  • have already earned some working experience or experience other people
  • are a proactive and independent personality
  • are geographically flexible
  • have a managerial mindset
  • have a driver's license (German class B)



  • An exciting, responsible job in one of the top-innovators amongst Hostel-providers is expecting you
  • You can experience an team-oriented work-environment with loads of room for developing and implementing your own ideas and your personal growth
  • Short decision-making-processes and open communication are a major benefit of your new working-context
  • Vibrant, open and international corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • We demand responsible, self-reliant work - and also give you the opportunity to do so right from the start with varied tasks
  • Enjoy attractive corporate benefits, including free accommodation in all a&o's and discounted leisure activities and events
  • We support your personal development with trainings and language courses!
  • Of course we provide drinks, fruit and vegetables on a daily basis – and as hostel staff you can join your team for the meals served at the buffet
  • Bonus for the period of employment – e.g. cash reward and extra holidays


Does this sound attractive to you? We are very happy to receive your application (resume, cover letter, desired salary, earliest possibly starting-date).

Apply online now!


Torsten Loos
Director Operations