2019 Trainee Program

Early Career Programs

Sonepar USA is always looking to recruit passionate and ambitious candidates for our early career programs. We offer paid opportunities such as internships, cooperative education and a rotational development program for recent grads. All our programs include hands-on meaningful work, formal training, the chance to connect with senior leaders, and mentoring relationships with supportive colleagues. We encourage you to take the initative and learn from your mistakes.

Recent Graduates


Sonepar Training for Emerging Professionals (STEP) is a dynamic, intensive (12-month) rotational program designed to educate, train and develop skills in emerging professionals and help establish your career. You will get hands-on experience in every aspect of our business in addition to e-learning, subject matter expert training, and travel to select business locations across the US. As you rotate through different functions, you will get exposure to site and corporate operations, sales strategies, processes, procurement, project management, e-commerce, and our business philosophy at Sonepar.

Core rotations of this program:
     -Warehouse & logistics
     -Inside sales, counter & storeroom
     -Projects & quotations
     -Marketing, digital solutions, & e-commerce
     -Outside sales/specialty track

In addition to your rotations, you will also experience:
     -Team-building activities with fellow emerging professionals
     -All-expense-paid travel to different company locations
     -Enhanced understanding of our business through specialized training

Intern & Co-Op

We offer opportunities during the summer, where you gain hands-on experience and do meaningful work in a rewarding, supportive environment. You bring skills and diverse perspectives that enrich our company. Explore an area that interests you – whether that’s IT, HR, sales, marketing, logistics, finance, or another field – and see the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

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HEAR WHAT OUR GRADS HAVE TO SAY
"My goal after graduation was to focus on three important facets: growth, adventure, and clarity. SUSA development program provided the ideal platform to explore and excel in all three. The rotational structure of the program provided clarity on what I wanted to do and the areas I wanted to grow in. Through the residency trips, I got to travel around the country, connect with executives, and develop great relationships with associates."
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"The sales aspect of the development program is very well rounded and really gives you all of the resources you can use to be as successful as possible in electrical distribution. Customers at various branches are genuinely excited when I return to the branch I first met them at and are even happier to see how much I have developed since meeting them at the counter."
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"The Sonepar USA Sales and Operations Development Program curriculum does a tremendous job combining meaningful work assignments with relevant training across all areas of the business. This allows you to not only build a solid professional foundation, but also deliver to your customers more efficiently."
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