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Things move fast at Penske. You will too.

Learn about The Sales and Operations
Management Trainee Program

Help a variety of customers succeed every day.

The foundation for winning in business, whatever path you choose, is right here at Penske. In our Sales and Operations Management Trainee Program, you'll collaborate with smart, driven colleagues. You'll move lives and businesses forward. You'll grow far beyond the basics because we give you the freedom to find innovative new ways to solve problems and make important business decisions. So take charge. And move forward.

  • The Sales and Operations
    Management Trainee Program

    As a management trainee, you will work in a fast-paced environment. And you’ll do it while enjoying ongoing personalized training and coaching in sales and operations. After completing the Management Trainee Program, you will take the next step in your career at Penske by becoming an assistant rental manager. Our top performers can achieve more than one promotion a year, especially when open to relocation.

    As a management trainee, you will work in a fast-paced environment. You will help our customers have the best possible experience. You will generate new leads to help us grow. And you’ll do it while enjoying ongoing personalized training and coaching in sales and operations. Our top performers can achieve more than one promotion a year, especially when open to relocation.

    After completing the Management Trainee Program, you will take the next step in your career at Penske by becoming an assistant rental manager. In this role, you will continue to provide excellent customer service, think fast to solve problems and learn every step of the way.

    30+ Career paths

    Start your Journey
  • Back to start

    Select your career path

    You decide where you want to take your career:
    sales, operations or corporate.

    • Sales

      Are you a driven sales professional who thinks outside the box and puts the customer first? Consider a career in sales at Penske.

    • Operations

      Use innovation and strategic thinking to keep Penske running smoothly as an operations manager in leasing, rental, maintenance or logistics.

    • Corporate

      Apply your hard work and experience to a corporate position in finance, HR, IT, administration, marketing and more.

    Back to choose path

    Sales

    Meet a few members of our sales team and see how their careers have progressed at Penske.

    • Jennifer
      Meet Jennifer

      Branch Manager

    • Tyler
      Meet Tyler

      Lease Sales Representative

    • Jon
      Meet Jon

      Lease Sales Representative

    Back to sales Meet Tyler
    Jennifer's
    Career Ladder

    Jennifer has celebrated many successes already in her short time at Penske. An ambitious, big-picture thinker with a willingness to learn, she advanced quickly in the Management Trainee Program and has been promoted four times in five years.

    Penske’s national footprint appeals to Jennifer’s adventurous spirit. She was willing to relocate for the right position and is already serving as a branch manager. But she’s not stopping there. Her career goal is to become vice president of sales.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 9 months as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 1 year as

      Assistant District Rental Manager

    3. 2 years as

      District Rental Manager

    4. 1 year as

      Area Sales Manager

    5. Promoted to

      Branch Manager

    6. Career Goal:

      Vice President of Sales

    Meet Jennifer Meet Jon
    Tyler's
    Career Ladder

    As a management trainee, Tyler received a crash course in learning how to run a business. That experience — combined with his own customer-focused mindset, unwavering integrity and strong work ethic — has helped him advance quickly.

    In his three years as lease sales representative he has assumed responsibility for a large geography, where he works to identify new leasing opportunities to help Penske grow. He embraces every day as a chance to learn more and push himself, which will serve him well as he works toward his goal of becoming a major account executive.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 1 year as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 1 Year as

      Rental Sales Representative

    3. 3 years as

      Lease Sales Representative

    4. Career Goal:

      Major Account Executive

    Meet Tyler Back to sales
    Jon's
    Career Ladder

    As a management trainee and assistant rental manager, Jon cultivated lasting relationships with customers by helping them identify and achieve their goals. That quality, combined with his drive for professional excellence, has helped him succeed at Penske.

    He also embraces opportunities for additional learning and training, which will undoubtedly make him successful in his newest position — lease sales representative — and will help him achieve his ultimate career goal of becoming an area sales manager.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 16 months as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 1 Year as

      Rental Sales Representative

    3. Promoted to

      Lease Sales Representative

    4. Career Goal:

      Area Sales Manager

    Back to choose path

    Operations

    Meet a few members of our operations team and see how their careers have progressed at Penske.

    • Anna
      Meet Anna

      District Manager

    • Seth
      Meet Seth

      District Manager

    • Matt
      Meet Matt

      Director of Rental

    Back to operations Meet Seth
    Anna's
    Career Ladder

    Anna has taken full advantage of the career opportunities offered to her at Penske. After completing the Management Trainee Program and working as an assistant rental manager, she initially chose to go into sales, where she earned two additional promotions.

    She later realized she was also interested in operations, so she did all she could to learn about that side of the business. Her hard work paid off: She recently relocated for a growth opportunity as a district manager. Switching between sales and operations or corporate — like Anna did — is absolutely possible at Penske.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 1 year as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 4 Years as

      Branch Rental Manager

    3. 4 years as

      Rental Sales Representative

    4. 2 years as

      Lease Sales Representative

    5. 1 year as

      Branch Manager

    6. Promoted to

      District Manager

    Meet Anna Meet Matt
    Seth's
    Career Ladder

    When Seth joined the Management Trainee Program nearly 10 years ago, he was a recent college graduate looking to take charge of his career. Mission accomplished. He has been promoted five times in his time at Penske, thanks to his strong communication and critical thinking skills.

    Today, he is a district manager. He would be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just handed to him. He worked hard and put the customer first. That helped him get to where he is today.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 1 year as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 1 Year as

      Rental Sales Representative

    3. 3 years as

      District Rental Manager

    4. 3 years as

      Area Rental Manager

    5. 1 year as

      Branch Manager

    6. Promoted to

      District Manager

    Meet Seth Back to operations
    Matt's
    Career Ladder

    After completing the Management Trainee Program and working as an assistant rental manager, Matt was promoted to district rental manager, where he continued to use his strategic thinking skills to find the best new solutions for customers.

    After two years as an area rental manager, Matt was promoted to director of rental, where he assumed responsibility for a large territory and has already seen great success.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 2 years as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 3 years as

      District Rental Manager

    3. 2 years as

      Area Rental Manager

    4. Promoted to

      Director of Rental

    5. Career Goal:

      Vice President of Rental

    Back to choose path

    Corporate

    Meet a few members of our corporate team and see how their careers have progressed at Penske.

    • Megan
      Meet Megan

      Area Human Resources Manager

    • Francisco
      Meet Francisco

      Finance Director

    • Sarah
      Meet Sarah

      Corporate Vice President

    Back to corporate Meet Francisco
    Megan's
    Career Ladder

    Megan has always been a people person. That attribute helped her succeed as a management trainee, assistant rental manager and branch rental manager. From there she relocated to join our corporate team in human resources, a perfect fit for her personality.

    In her four years as area human resources manager, she has been able to further apply her love of people and her strategic thinking into ensuring the right people are in the right positions all over the company.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 2 years as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 4 years as

      Branch Rental Manager

    3. 4 years as

      Area Human Resources Manager

    4. Career Goal:

      Human Resources Director

    Meet Megan Meet Sarah
    Francisco's
    Career Ladder

    Francisco likes crunching numbers, so he should like his own statistics: four promotions in five years. It’s impressive, but it’s not unusual at Penske for people who work hard and have a positive attitude.

    Francisco’s career path began in sales before he transitioned to corporate, ultimately specializing in finance. His ability to think strategically about numbers helps us do the critical job of reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. We couldn’t do it without him.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 15 months as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 2 years as

      National Rental Sales Representative

    3. 1 year as

      Project Manager

    4. 1 year as

      Field Finance Manager

    5. Promoted to

      Finance Director

    6. Career Goal:

      Financial Operations Vice President

    Meet Francisco Back to corporate
    Sarah's
    Career Ladder

    Sarah is proof that promotions happen quickly at Penske, particularly when you work hard and you’re willing to relocate. She moved for two of her recent promotions into the roles of branch rental manager and district rental manager.

    Along the way, she has met people throughout the company and cultivated relationships with co-workers and customers that have allowed her to gain insights into what Penske needs to grow. Those relationships and experience will continue to help her immensely in her current position as corporate vice president.

    Apply to the MT Program
    1. 1 year as

      Management Trainee/
      Assistant Rental Manager

    2. 1 Year as

      Rental Sales Representative

    3. 1 Year as

      Branch Rental Manager

    4. 4 years as

      District Rental Manager

    5. 2 years as

      District Manager

    6. Promoted to

      Corporate Vice President

How the
program works

  • 1

    Field Experience

    You will gain on-the-job experience while doing additional training online and in person.

  • 2

    Structured Learning

    You will travel to our corporate headquarters to learn from and interact with our top leaders.

  • 3

    Feedback

    You will use the regular feedback you receive to fuel your own growth and constantly improve.

  • 4

    Promotion Opportunities

    We have designed this program to give you the tools you need to build a successful career at Penske.

Our people:
The key to our success

At Penske, we look for hard-working, motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit—individuals who are looking to grow their career and who thrive in a collaborative environment.

Every day, we challenge our associates to find better ways of working by fostering a culture that empowers them to make a difference.

87% of our leaders started in this program

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Associate
stories

  • Ress

    Hartford, Connecticut

    I go to work every day excited about getting to run my facility the way I want to, to make sure it’s the most profitable location in our district. I’ve also enjoyed interacting with Penske leadership during this program.

    It’s very encouraging to touch base with people who were once in my shoes and are now in leadership roles. Penske is a wonderful company to grow with. Starting off as a management trainee has opened the door to so many opportunities in my life.

    Watch Ress' story
  • Santiago

    El Paso, Texas

    Before coming to Penske, I was in sales. I was attracted to the Management Trainee Program because of the training opportunities it offered. When I was job searching, I had problems getting a job because I didn’t have experience in an operational role.

    Penske offered me a chance to get that experience. I’ve learned so much in my time here, but I’ve also built so many amazing relationships with customers and with co-workers. Working at Penske is not work for me. Every day I go to work and I work hard, but when I go home, I don’t feel like I just spent all day at work. It’s probably the most rewarding career I’ve ever had.

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  • Jenna

    Green Hills, Pennsylvania

    Penske is more than just renting trucks. There’s a lot of logistics, a lot of planning, a lot of marketing that goes into it. I have a lot of exposure to leadership in my role.

    On a daily basis, I get to work with some of the senior managers in central reservations. They’ve personally trained me on profit-and-loss reports. It’s been really nice that I’ve been able to network with them in my time here. I love my job. It’s something new every day, and it’s very rewarding.

    Watch Jenna's story
  • Brian

    Evansville, Indiana

    Being a management trainee can be challenging, but you learn so much. Problem-solving is 98 percent of your job at Penske, so you have to learn to think on your feet. Along with that comes a lot of control. I have the control to really manage my fleet and manage my Penske location.

    That’s something that’s unheard of for an entry-level position like this. For anyone thinking about the Management Trainee Program at Penske, I’d tell them that if you want to come work for a great company that’s going to give you opportunities to move anywhere in the country and opportunities to grow, not only as a person but in business, Penske is the place for you.

    Watch Brian's story
  • Janae

    Montebello, California

    I think it’s important for other women considering the Management Trainee Program at Penske to know that it’s about learning how to run the rental department and sales. It is a true management training program, and you get to learn the company from the bottom up.

    If you work hard, you will see results. Being a woman in the transportation industry was difficult when I first started. The customers didn’t know I could move a truck. But I knew I could do what any other guy working there could do.

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  • Ben

    Green Hills, Pennsylvania

    I first came to Penske as a summer hire. I worked here every summer during college and then came here after college to start my career. What brought me back were the connections I had made with my co-workers and my manager.

    We have a great team environment here. Everyone is on the same team. There’s competition, but it’s all friendly competition to help the company be successful. Being in the Management Trainee Program has given me the chance to really learn the ins and outs of the industry. You learn something new every day. To be constantly learning can be a challenge at times, but it’s also very rewarding.

    Watch Ben's story

Benefits

Make a living, and enjoy the living part.

We make sure you are compensated well and have the support you need to grow, stay healthy and maintain a good work-life balance.

  • Compensation

    We offer a competitive starting salary. We know you are worth it. Many top performers go on to earn bonuses and company cars.

  • Paid Time Off

    Work-life balance is important to us, so we start you with up to three weeks of paid time off in your first year. That’s in addition to paid holidays and sick time.

  • Flexible Schedules

    We’re proud to offer flexible scheduling options, including nights and weekends.

  • Other Benefits

    Other benefits include medical, vision and dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans, health care and dependent care spending accounts, wellness programs, discounts and more.

Who we are

Most people know us for our big yellow trucks. But we’re so much more than that.

Find out more about Penske and the opportunities we have for you.

Our customized transportation and supply chain solutions

Help move lives and businesses forward.

We don’t just understand our customers’ businesses, we’re embedded in them — and we’re driven to help them succeed every day.

We started in 1969 with three locations in Pennsylvania, and today we help customers across the globe. Our growth means career opportunities for you. And at Penske you’ll feel confident you can move your career forward.

1, 000+ locations

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Find your career
with Penske

Take charge of your career. Join our Sales and Operations Management Trainee Program.

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