How the application process works at MAHLE

The best and fastest way for you to apply for a job in Germany is online via the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal. We have summarized the most important steps below and explain how your application will be processed.

There are different ways to apply for jobs advertised abroad. We have provided this information on separate career pages. Simply select the relevant country on the world map to find out more.

Your Online Application

The “Apply Now” button on each job posting takes you directly to the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal. The first time you apply online at MAHLE, you need to complete your registration. When you next visit the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal, you can log in using your e-mail address and the password you created. To follow your application status, you can log in to your recruiting portal at any time.

Click here to access the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal.

If you have any questions about the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal, contact technical support at

Your application documents

At the start of the recruitment process, the most important document for us is your complete, up-to-date, and detailed résumé. If you have other documents, such as a cover letter or reference, you can also upload and share them with us.

Required application documents from professionals

  • Complete, up-to-date, and detailed résumé

These additional documents relevant to the position may be also provided (can be submitted later if necessary):

  • Employment references
  • Training/academic certificates

Required application documents from students

  • Complete, up-to-date, and detailed résumé
  • Proof of internships
  • Proof of relevant continuing education and training
  • Enrolment and school certificates

Required application documents from school leavers

Vacation jobs, part-time jobs:

  • Short résumé
  • Three most recent school certificates

Apprenticeship and cooperative studies program:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Three most recent school certificates and/or final grade certificate
  • Proof of internships, extracurricular activities, training courses, etc.

Please ensure that the files you upload are in the following formats: DOCX, PDF, image, or text formats (résumés and cover letters in MSG, PPT, or XLS formats cannot be uploaded). The maximum file size is 10 MB.

Complete just a few steps in the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal

  • Our application wizard guides you quickly and easily through the application process. It takes about five to ten minutes to complete and covers the following areas:
    • Your documents
    • Your profile information
    • Language skills (optional)

  • Are you interested in more than one job vacancy? No problem! Since you are already registered in the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal, all you need to do is update your details after clicking on the “Apply Now” button on the next job vacancy.
Application process

The next stage of your application

  • Have you submitted your application? We will confirm receipt by e-mail.
  • Our recruiting team will review your documents and send them to the relevant department.
  • If the feedback is positive, we will call you. Generally, you will hear from us within one to two weeks of receiving your application. You can ask any preliminary questions during the call with your contact person from our recruiting team.
  • We then look forward to finding out more about you in a one-to-one meeting, where you will receive detailed information about the relevant department and the open position. You will also have the opportunity to get to know your potential new employer. Most importantly, you can tell us what you expect from your future job.
  • If both you and we are convinced that we should work together, then there is nothing standing in the way of signing the contract.

The entire application and selection process usually takes around eight weeks.

Depending on your career level, there might be extra processes such as an assessment center for graduates applying for the International Graduate Program. This information, as well as notes on any application deadlines, can be found on the pages for each entry level.

Click here to access the application process for entry as a school leavers, students, graduates, or professionals.

Our onboarding process – Welcome to the MAHLE team!

It is important to us that our colleagues feel comfortable right from the first day, and are able to quickly get their bearings in their new jobs. We provide the following services to help you to get to know your new employer:

  • A Welcome Day providing insights into our company and answers to your questions
  • An introduction to the MAHLE product portfolio
  • A get-together with your colleagues and interfaces
  • Sight tours
  • A guided tour of the MAHLE corporate exhibition for locations in the Stuttgart region

In addition, each location offers individual induction programs to help you find your way around your department in the first few weeks. These include a buddy program, a structured induction plan, and regular discussions with your manager and your contact in HR.

Ways to apply

Apply by email

If it is not possible for you to submit your application online in the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal, you can send us your application by e-mail. You will find the address of the responsible contact in each job posting or in the contact search.

Please note that we will process your application digitally in-house.

Apply by mail

If it is not possible for you to submit your application online in the MAHLE Recruiting-Portal, you can send us your application by mail. Please send your printed application directly to the contact person indicated in the job posting. You will find the address of the relevant location underour locations.

Karoline Poguntke, Head of Recruiting

" We have learned that applicants have very individual questions about their applications. We try to help clarify these first and are there to help with all topics related to your application. You can find the right contact person directly in the job description."

Karoline Poguntke, Head of Recruiting

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