Questions about joining the company as a school leaver? You will find the answers here.

So that there are no unanswered questions about your apprenticeship, cooperative studies or internship at MAHLE and your application. In addition, our contact partners gladly stand ready to assist you as well.


Ideally, you should apply a least one year before the program begins. Usually, the application process starts on August 1st of each year. Please check your selected job posting to see if the application period has started.

The starting date of the apprenticeship is based on the end of summer vacation for schools in the particular state in Germany.

MAHLE provides training for both technical and commercial occupations. We have provided a description of the individual occupations for you in the section "Apprenticeship->Opportunities." You will find specific job descriptions in our latest job-opportunity announcements.

In Germany, an apprenticeship generally lasts between two years and three-and-one-half years. The length of the program depends on a number of factors, including type of occupation, your school-leaving certificate and your individual performance. You can find the exact length of your dream position at "Apprenticeship->Opportunities."

Yes. You can profit from a reduced training period in many occupations if you have performed well, combined with your average grade at the vocational school and the company’s approval.

Apprentices’ pay is based on the latest collective-bargaining agreement. Your contact partner can provide additional information.

MAHLE offers all of its apprentices an array of further-training courses. Among other things, you will have the opportunity to regularly attend computer training sessions, health courses and test preparation events. You can learn more at "Apprenticeship -> Trainings and Qualification activities."

Yes. The apprenticeship occupations being offered are recognized by the German Vocational Training Act.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter in which you tell us something about yourself and discuss why you would like to begin an apprenticeship
  • A resume in table form in which you describe what interests you have outside school
  • A copy of your last three report cards
  • Certificates from internships and training courses (i.e., language and computer courses)

Our selection process begins with a careful review of your application documents. If we like what we see, we will conduct occupation-specific screening tests and invite you to a job interview.

We put great emphasis on your personality. Nonetheless, your grades also are a criterion we use in pre-selecting suitable candidates.

Yes. You can provide your diploma at any time.

Typical questions can include:

  • Why would you like to learn this occupation?
  • Why would you like to have an apprenticeship at MAHLE?
  • What interests you in particular about MAHLE?
  • What were your favorite subjects in school?
  • How can you best apply your special skills in your desired occupation?
  • What are your career plans?

There are a number of resources you can turn to. Here are a few of them:

  • Guides to job interview
  • The German Occupational Information Center (Berufsinformationszentrum der Arbeitsagenturen) run by the German Employment Agency
  • The German Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung)
  • Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammern)
  • Information on the Internet

Yes. In addition to your pay, you will receive individual advanced training opportunities at MAHLE. Sometimes, it will even be possible to earn a degree at a university of applied science at the same time. We will also help you with transportation costs.

The support will be provided by the trainer in the functional area where you are working.

The training courses will combine instruction held for a particular period of time and instruction on certain days of the week.

Because our apprenticeship program is based on the company’s needs, your chances of receiving a full-time job following your apprenticeship are very good.

One-week internships for secondary-school students are offered by several locations as part of occupational orientation programs held at college-preparatory high schools, intermediate secondary schools and general secondary schools and organized by the German state. These internships can be in a commercial area, the training workshop or a technical section. The secondary-school students will then learn together with apprentices in the training workshop or in various functional areas and can get to see firsthand what an apprenticeship or a university education is all about. Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume.

Cooperative studies

The program begins on October 1st each year and lasts three years.

There is no set application date. However, most of our openings are generally filled nine months before the program begins.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter in which you tell us something about yourself and discuss why you would like to begin a cooperative study program.
  • A resume in table form in which you describe what interests you have outside school.
  • A copy of your last three report cards.
  • Certificates from internships and training courses (i.e., language and computer courses) .

Yes. Even after an unsuccessful application, you can reapply for the cooperative studies program.

If you can’t decide between two courses of study, you are allowed to simultaneously apply for up to two as long as you are applying for similar programs.

The essential requirement for acceptance to the cooperative study program is a final exam from a college preparatory school (Abitur) or college-entrance qualification (Fachabitur) in a program-relevant subject. The qualification emphasis needed for application is listed in the study-program descriptions under cooperative studies -> study programs.

Of course. Please contact Mr. Martin Thum (, 0711-501 12508). He’ll gladly assist you.

You will work in a specialist area that exactly fits with your study program. There, you’ll gain important experience and will be able to apply your newly acquired knowledge directly on the job.

Yes, during your dual studies you will receive the same benefits as our regular employees. You can find out what these are here.

Your chances are very good – currently you have a 100 percent chance of being hired. This year, we could offer each of our company students a job following his or her studies.

If we like what we see, we will invite you to attend our assessment day. This entails career-specific tests, group exercises and individual presentations. This day is rounded out by a personal interview with us.

If you have good reasons for doing this, it is possible in individual cases.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept credits that were obtained during a different course of study.

You can expect a high workload that must be completed within a set timeframe during the cooperative studies program. In contrast to conventional degree programs, there are no semester breaks and no semester extensions, etc.

MAHLE Recruiting-Portal eMploy

Here you can find specific information about the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal eMploy. General questions about the system can be found here.

These are types of educational institutions in Austria where you can achieve the “Matura” (Austrian A-levels).

This category stands for the German “Hauptschule” and the Austrian “AHS Unterstufe”. If you go to one of the two types of educational institution, you can select this category.

These are both types of educational institution in Austria. The German schools where you can train to be a master craftsman or technician are not included.

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