International Trainee Program

Do you want to get ahead professionally? As an international graduate, you will get the right training from us. Regardless of whether your vocation is technical or commercial, exciting roles, variety and international exchanges are all part of the program – naturally. On a broad basis and looking over the horizon, we will prepare you for the future, demanding roles that you will take on. Once you successfully complete the program, nothing will stand in your way of a career at MAHLE.

The Program – a Quick Look

  • You are permanently assigned to a focus area.
  • You work in various challenging projects in different fields.
  • You work on at least one foreign project (stay abroad of three to six months).
  • Together with other graduates, you attend training courses on different topics, such as presentation, collaboration, self-management.
  • Mentors from different departments and personnel development support you.
  • You create your own group-wide network.

  • Start date:several start dates throughout the year
  • Duration:18 months
  • Above-average pay
  • A permanent employment contract right from the start

This qualifies you

As a graduate you can start at MAHLE at a high level. And you will have the best prerequisites for doing this:

  • study (university, technical college) in a desired discipline with an above-average degree
  • relevant internships - ideally, in the automotive sector
  • international experience in the form of semesters abroad or professional activities (e.g. internships)
  • ideally, additional qualifications, such as vocational training or an MBA
  • comprehensive know-how in your respective field - including appropriate specific knowledge and qualifications, e.g. special software skills
  • a very good knowledge of English and willingness to work around the world
  • strong communication skills and team spirit
  • a fascination for technology
  • a high level of flexibility and strong goal orientation

Your Application

So, the international graduate program is exactly the right starting point for your career and you have found a graduate position you like in one of the job advertisements? Then apply directly via the MAHLE recruiting portal, eMploy. That way we will be able to obtain a first impression of you quickly and easily. Access to the portal is available in every job advertisement - just click on the "Apply" button.

If you haven't found a suitable job at the moment, you should subscribe to our Job Agent. This will let you know about any new positions immediately.

Our Selection Process

Your application has sparked our interest. Now you can convince us personally. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to get to know us better.

We have a two-step approach to this: In the first step, you will receive an invitation to our Assessment Center. In individual and group exercises, you can prove your talent. Finally, there follows an interview in the department with your future supervisor as well as with your contact person from the human resources department. And if you like us as much as we do, you'll soon be holding the contract in your hands.

Tips for the Assessment Centre

  • Be well prepared.
  • Show interest and ask questions. We will be happy to answer them.
  • Listen carefully and respond to what has been said.
  • Work on the exercises analytically and in a structured way.
  • Show the real you.
  • Share your thoughts with us
  • Present yourself actively, so that we can get to know you better.
  • Stay calm. If you are unsuccessful in a particular task, that doesn't mean you have failed altogether.

Our Selection Process

Once your application has been received by us, you will automatically receive an acknowledgement of receipt. We will check your documents and then arrange a time for a telephone interview if we are interested in you. If the phone conversation proves positive for both of us, a face-to-face interview will then ensue. And after that? Ideally, you will receive a job offer as soon as possible and then sign a contract.

Find out more about our application process here.