The International Graduate Program - Development at high level

You shined in university. Now take the opportunity to shine around the world. Our International Graduate Program offers highly qualified university graduates excellent career prospects. And the unique opportunity to create a group-wide network.

The Program - Individual and diverse.

Whether in a technical section or a commercial area: we systematically prepare you for your future responsibilities in your focus area – including how to think outside the box. You can show us what you’re made of and showcase your talent in challenging projects. And take a pit stop at various stations in Germany and beyond.

The exact content of the program is planned individually. This way you have the opportunity to work on projects that will help you grow professionally. And contribute to MAHLE’s success. Of course, you can contribute your own ideas about the direction you would like to take.

We support you on your road to success. In regular meetings with your mentors, you will discuss your new experiences, future program content and your development goals with your mentor and professional-development coordinators. The support you need to help you get ahead is guaranteed.

The International Graduate Program – the specs:

  • Length: 15 months to 18 months (flexible starting date)
  • Fixed assignment to a focus area
  • Opportunity to carry out several different projects – at least one project is completed abroad (3 months to 6 months)
  • Joint trainee seminars, complemented by individual learning and development measures
  • Intensive support from mentors in your focus area and from HR
  • Opportunity to create a group-wide network
  • Well above-average compensation (comparable to pay at direct entry)
  • Permanent position from the start

The International Graduate Program at a glance:

Our requirements – your skills are in demand.

We believe in your talents: Those who want to reach for the stars at MAHLE should have the right qualifications. After all, we need groundbreaking ideas and people who can advance them. Goal-oriented graduates who are fascinated by technology. Just like you.

Do you want to contribute your ideas and move things forward? Great. To be able to reach for the stars, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • University degree in the desired subject and above-average grades
  • Relevant internships – preferably in the automotive field
  • International experience gained by studying a semester or working abroad (internship, student job, etc.)
  • Additional qualifications such as an apprentice certificate or MBA are preferred
  • Extensive subject know-how – including relevant specific knowledge and skills, for example knowledge of special software
  • Excellent command of English and preferably an additional world language
  • Willingness to work around the world
  • Strong communication skills and team spirit
  • Strong interest in technology
  • High level of flexibility and goal orientation
  • Find current job vacancies in our job center.

Focus areas

Our focus areas – diverse and professional.

Whether in research and development, production, sales or in the commercial area – as part of our International Graduate Program, you decide your future. Exciting tasks, real teamwork and excellent prospects are waiting for you in each area. But don’t just take our word for it, find out for yourself.

The future begins now – in research & development. At ten R&D centers located around the world, we are laying the groundwork for our company’s success: we set new technical standards and delight our customers with innovative solutions. Always with the goal of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In this way, we are making an important contribution to protecting the environment. The focal points of our work are:

Research and advanced development, our creative think tanks, which are always a step ahead of future trends. This is where we monitor the future development for the entire MAHLE Group. We test the technical feasibility of new technologies, products and process. This work also encompasses strategic development projects that we have been unable to clearly assign to a particular business unit. To take on these challenges, we are recruiting creative, future-focused and flexible engineers with a broad range of knowledge and a very good understanding of physics.

Our core businesses involve advanced product/process development as well as product development. Most of our development employees work in this area. In advanced product/process development as innovative developers of prototypes for the product generation after next. In this area, we plan and develop product and process concepts of prototypes and mature parts and components that will shape our future success. Here, too, we are seeking engineers who can draw on their creativity and expert knowledge to fuel innovation. Pragmatic experts for customer solutions in serial production work in product development. Here, we develop and hone products and processes until they reach series maturity and can be directly used. In this work, we rely on engineers characterized by expert knowledge, customer focus and determination.

From the idea to series-production readiness and beyond – technical sales supports the entire development process and product life cycle. Internally and externally. As the interface between the individual business units, plants and regions as well as the contact partner for our local customers.

Global success. Local presence. Through our key-account managers and regional teams of experts, we provide individual support to our major customers. Our broad range of activities requires exceptional technical knowledge and the ability to explain complicated information to our customers. For this reason, we are recruiting engineers, industrial engineers and business majors who can deal well with people, have the necessary technical background and can keep their eye firmly fixed on carrying out our business instructions. We also want to recruit sales representatives who can advance processes and ensure that our customers reach their goals.

Over 150 production locations. Five continents. One standard. Our efficient, state-of-the-art production processes around the world facilitate ergonomic series production on the highest level. In Germany alone, our employees work in 20 production plants to make innovative products for our business units and for various profit centers, like mechatronics, motorsports, and special engines.

Every production area includes an autonomous team. This team consists of workers, skilled technicians, specialists and support staff in such areas as preparatory work, quality assurance prototype manufacturing and logistics. Our products are manufactured with cutting-edge manufacturing equipment designed specifically to meet production needs. Of course, we do this while meeting the highest quality standards. This is a job for motivated, technically interested people who are looking for a variety-filled position

Always on equal terms – the employees in controlling at MAHLE are equal partners who help operational executives make their decisions. Beginning with a plant controller and extending to country and regional controllers, every company and business unit has its own controller. Expertise on every level. With know-how and a grasp of technology and operational procedures.

The potential assignments in controlling are nearly unlimited. Controllers who have proven themselves can also receive positions in another country. A transfer from controlling to accounting is also possible. And will be supported by MAHLE.

We want employees who do not just have the necessary feel for numbers and an understanding of the interrelationships of business. We want people who can also look beyond the horizon. For instance, in terms of our technology. You must have this knowledge to grasp our work as a company and to become a true partner for the management level.

An optimal product line. As the world market leader, we develop, coordinate and carry out the best global product-group strategies. In a precisely targeted manner, procurement market, price and value analyses are performed, national and international negotiations conducted and development projects supported – naturally in close cooperation with various planning and manufacturing departments.

In Europe, we actively procure production materials for our various business units. In the process, we facilitate a smooth supply of these materials to production. At the same time, we ensure the availability of non-production goods through indirect procurement – in such areas as energy, services, chemicals and capital goods.

The production-material units are broken down into series procurement and project procurement. Here, the procurement work focuses on both raw materials (granulate, coal, etc.) metal/row-metal components (die-cast parts, metal components, steel, stamped parts, etc.) as well as non-metal components (assemblies, plastic parts, project procurement, etc.).

In purchasing at MAHLE, we foresee exciting jobs in an international setting. Of course, this work will be performed using the latest procurement tools, including e-catalogue management and online auctions.

The right object at the right time. In logistics, we cover the entire value chain. From the customer to the supplier, from the request for quotation to the bid. We develop individual logistics concepts and support projects from the selection of the production location to the launch of series production. At any site in the world.

We help our plants with major logistics projects in the areas of factory and layout planning, material flow and warehouse planning as well as supply and waste-disposal systems. And ensure their introduction by providing efficient project management and controlling. In such areas as strategic planning, supply chain management or production and warehouse logistics, these challenges offer much freedom as well as much responsibility for individual employees.

We have a logistics network that has enormous know-how and years of experience. Our employees carry out responsibility-filled projects in the broadest variety of locations around the world. To ensure that these employees can deliver the usual MAHLE quality, we help them grow by offering continuous professional development courses. As a result, they remain up to date about trends in logistics.

Potential to the forefront. From successful personnel selection and continuing training to employee loyalty and young-employee development – the skills of the human resources unit play a critical role in the reaching of our long-range company goals. After all, our employees are the guarantee of our success.

In our human resources department, we offer interesting entry opportunities in operational personnel, personnel development, payroll, training and many other areas. Extensive subject-matter knowledge and excellent people skills are the basic qualifications that you need. And the reason for this requirement is clear: A broad array of jobs and extensive responsibility are waiting on you. Those who perform well can expect to see many new career opportunities open up. Also beyond their own country’s borders.

The critical factor is your dedication. And we will promote it for you. In such areas as project work and discussions with domestic and international colleagues about their experiences. Our global standards and processes ensure uniform procedures.

From quality management and corporate communications to IT – MAHLE has a number of exciting areas where you can contribute your know-how to the company’s success. For instance with the goal of continuing to optimize our processes, tap new markets, explore new products or introduce techniques and processes for us internally and for our customers. With innovative ideas, creative employees and sophisticated solutions.

The tasks here are multifaceted. The opportunities, too. In a reflection of this, we offer employees in the broadest array of areas, true challenges that will enable them to continuously grow as professionals. And, naturally, the freedom they need to develop their own ideas. Internationally, too.

Meet our international graduates – your new colleagues.

Do you want to find out more about the International Graduate Program at MAHLE? Do you want to get a firsthand account? Go ahead and watch what Thomas Schmidt experienced – a video is worth a thousand words.

Here, you can read more about the experiences of other trainees.

Nele Wiese

International graduate in logistics in Schorndorf.

Stefan Kupferschmid

International graduate in R&D in Stuttgart.

Application process - it's your turn now.

You found the perfect position for you in the job center? Excellent. By applying, you’re taking the first step on the road to your future. And this step must be well thought through. After all, your application is your chance to make a great first impression and showcase your qualities.

We want to get a quick and straightforward idea of who you are. Just send us your application including a cover letter, résumé, and transcripts via the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal eMploy. Your attachments should not exceed 10 MB in total.

If we like what we see, you will have the opportunity to convince us of your merits. In person. In a three-step selection process.

Show us what you are made of. Your path starts here and now – with us.

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