Excellent opportunities for graduates

Are you ready to start your career now? With us you can get your career going and plan for the long-term. Whether you are interested in a global graduate program or a direct entry in a special field - you get to decide how you want to start your career with us and shape future mobility.

Direct Entry - Take responsibility directly "on the job"

Your degree certificate is in your pocket, so now you want to put your skills into practice. With us, you will find many ways to advance and develop both professionally and personally - throughout Germany and also around the world.

Do you have a clear idea of the area you would like to work in? Research & Development, Technical Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Production or any other ones? Then just start in one of those directly.

Personal and professional development

We guide and support you in your personal and professional advancement, right from the start.

The MAHLE Competence Model forms the basis for your continued training. During an annual employee review, you will discuss your goals with your supervisor and then jointly create your individual development plan. Your plan will include a varied, cross-media approach involving different learning formats.

In general, our employees complete company-specific training programs that help them feel at home in the MAHLE working world as quickly as possible. We also offer a series of basic training courses through an open training program that allows for flexible planning. In addition to these internal programs, we also promote your professional development through external courses.

What qualifies you

Depending on the position and the tasks focus, we are looking for graduates in different disciplines. Engineers, computer scientists, sales personnel and experts in other disciplines will all find interesting jobs here. Are you enthusiastic about your area of expertise, are you curious and do you want to take responsibility? Apply now.

The kinds of profiles we are currently looking for can be found in our current job advertisements for graduates

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, face-to-face interview(s) will then ensue. And after that? Ideally, you will receive a job offer as soon as possible and then sign a contract.

Career paths at MAHLE

At MAHLE, we don’t just offer one set career path - but rather many different, individual ones. Do you want to continue your personal professional development by deepening your specialist expertise, promote technical innovations in a project management position, or pursue a management career? At our company, your options for continued development, your ideas and your goals are important topics, and we will discuss them together regularly. Starting a career at MAHLE is a great way to ensure your professional future develops in the direction you want to go.


"Managing the MEET project is a very exciting task that comes with a load of responsibilities. I am fascinated by the cross-divisional cooperation and the strong team - a major success factor of MEET (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport), with which we demonstrate MAHLE's perspective for urban mobility". - Joined MAHLE as DH student, bachelor's degree in Automotive Systems - Development engineer in the testing environment for internal combustion engines - Research engineer in Corporate Advanced Engineering, part-time master's programme - Curent position: Project manager for complex mechatronic systems ( MEET Vehicle)


" In the fields of finance and controlling you have to recognize savings potential as well as development opportunities and synergies. The tasks are commensurately demanding and complex. Special training and further education help managers to always stay up to date." - Economics degree and doctorate at the University of Freiburg - Joined MAHLE's internal auditing department - Team leader in the area of finance and accounting - Progression to Head of Corporate Controlling - Current position: Director Finance and Accounting Germany

Qiang Zhao, Technical Sales

Right from the start, MAHLE showed great confidence in me. For example, as a young graduate I have already taken on responsibility for some pretty major projects. Learning and personal development are an ongoing process at MAHLE, because every role you are given is unique.

Qiang Zhao, Technical Sales

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International Graduate 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 an area we focus on.
  • You work in various projects in different fields.
  • You work on at least one foreign project (stay abroad of three to six months).
  • Together with other trainees, you attend seminars on communication, presentation, collaboration and project management.
  • Mentors from different departments and personnel development support you.
  • You create your own group-wide network.

  • Start date: flexible
  • Duration: 15 to 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 traineeships internships - ideally, in the automotive sector
  • international experience in the form of semesters abroad or professional activities (e.g. interntraineeships)
  • ideally, additional qualifications, such as vocational training or an MBA
  • comprehensive know-how in your technical field - including appropriate specific knowledge and qualifications, e.g. special software skills
  • a very good knowledge of English
  • a 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 Global 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.

You need the following documents for your applicattion:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Relevant certificates

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 three-step approach to this: To start off, there will be a telephone interview with your contact in the Human Resources department. After that, you will receive an invitation to our Assessment Centre. Individual and group exercises and tests – in both German and English – will be conducted there and will enable you to prove your talent. Finally, there will be an interview in the department with your future line manager. And if you like us as much as we like you, you'll soon be holding a 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.
Anabelle Silcher, Quality Management Specialist

My career at MAHLE began as a graduate. Primarily, I found the company's global orientation and wide range of possibilities, collegiate approach, openness and teamwork were particularly important for me – and quality is my key area, after all.

Anabelle Silcher, Quality Management Specialist

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