Custom vocational training

We value the individuality of our young talented people. That’s why we tailor vocational training to your goals and needs. You will be promoted and deployed according to your abilities.Instructive participation in various projects brings you a lot of variety, and provides you with a broad knowledge base.

Training at MAHLE

Ideal connection of practice and teamwork

Do you have craftsman like talent, and enjoy technology? Mechatronics, electronics and technical product design training courses are just a few of the professional opportunities we offer in our technical departments. If you are interest in commercial courses, and bring planning abilities, we have a variety of commercial professional training paths. Whichever direction you prefer:Teamwork from the beginning, activities in various departments and projects across locations are part of it.

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Part of the vocational training

In addition: You can also see what else to look forward to at MAHLE:

A variety of benefits

  • Training compensation using the current tariff agreement
  • Best opportunities to be employed full-time after completing training
  • Introductory weeks
  • Information events for candidates and their parents
  • Training and qualification activities.

Training and development

The Program

During and after your training with us, you will always be personally supported and promoted appropriately to your capabilities. We also support you if you start later as a master of your technical area, or would like to go to technical college. Therefore, we provide custom programs at each location which fit your exercised profession.

Additional qualifications

You will receive the following trainings with us:

  • MS Office Blended Learning
  • Outlook training courses
  • Practice-related and cross-location projects and group work
  • Business English/Intercultural Orientation
  • Basic instruction in the training center
  • Quality management
  • Presentation training

Further activities

  • Week of civil and social education
  • Healthcare courses
  • Social responsibility through social internships
  • Team-building exercises
  • Drug prevention
  • Collaboration in the junior editorial department of MAHLE global, our employee magazine
  • Product training
  • Production visits
  • Participation in career fairs
  • Project work at our foreign country affiliates
  • Chamber of commerce (IHK) training ambassadors
Lisa Thiess, apprentice

"We always realize our technical product design projects together as a team. In this process, we work out concepts from which the joint product emerges. This collaboration and the close contact with other apprentices is what makes the apprenticeship unique for me. We learn a lot from each other because we all have different perspectives and experiences. In addition, there are many internal training programs with all of the apprentices. And in summer, the whole training workshop goes on a trip together."

Lisa Thiess, apprentice

A short insight into a typical day

Lisa Thiess describes a typical work day for an apprentice at MAHLE

  • 07:00 a.m. – Starting work and checking emails
  • 07:30 a.m. – Short briefing with our instructor regarding the upcoming tasks
  • 08:00 a.m. – Project research
  • 11:00 a.m. – Design in the drawing program Catia V5
  • 12:20 p.m. – Lunch with colleagues
  • 13:00 p.m. – Conversion of the design into a 3D printable file
  • 14:00 p.m. – Configuration of the 3D printer and print task as well as completing other open doings
  • 16:00 p.m. – End of work
Gjulian Berisha, apprentice

"My apprenticeship in digitization management is really exciting because it offers a mix of commercial content and IT. I find both super interesting. In addition to the topics I'm learning, I also appreciate the support we apprentices receive: We can contact our colleagues at any time – no matter what question we have. This friendly and supportive relationship makes my apprenticeship very familial."

Gjulian Berisha, apprentice

A short insight into a typical day

Gjulian Berisha describes a typical work day for an apprentice at MAHLE

  • 07:30 a. m. – Work day begins
  • 07:45 a. m. – Checking and processing new emails and incoming calls
  • 08:30 a. m. – Working on a new assignment
  • 10:30 a. m. – Discussion of the results
  • 11:00 a. m. – Virtual customer meeting
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch break with colleagues
  • 12:45 p. m. – Debriefing of the meeting
  • 13:30 p. m. – Edit Excel file and add notes from customer meeting
  • 14:30 p. m. – Write report booklet
  • 15:30 p. m. – Work day ends

Well trained for your dream job with MAHLE

In cooperation with WELT, the analysis institute ServiceValue GmbH conducts large nationwide surveys to determine how attractive larger German companies are rated by the population as apprenticing companies.

In 2021, we were given the "Germany's Best Apprenticing Companies" award and rated very highly as an attractive vocational training company in the industry.

The results and further information on the award can be found Here

Your Application

Using this checklist, you will quickly be able to gather all the documents needed for your application.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • A cover letter in which you tell us something about yourself and explain why you would like to begin an apprenticeship.
  • A CV in a table format in which you can also tell us what interests you have outside of school.
  • A copy of the last three report cards. If you don’t yet have your final certificate, you can send this in later.
  • Proof of internships and further trainings (such as language or computer courses)

Please submit your application online via the MAHLE Recruiting-portal. In addition, you can click on the “apply” button where you will find every job description.

Sounds complicated? It's not. Take a look at our tips for your application at Your Application.

This is what you will bring with you

You already bring with you team spirit, commitment and enjoyment of working with new things. If you also have one of the following degrees, you've already mastered the first step to applying:

  • General university entrance qualification (abitur)
  • High school level 1 certificate
  • Certificate of Secondary Education

The respective training position description will list which degree is required.

Note: Applications will be accepted one year before the start of training - from May of each year.

Our selection process

As soon as we have received your application, we will send you an acknowledgment of receipt. If we like your application, we will invite you to a selection event. As a rule, there will be an employment test as well as a personal interview with us. If both were positive for both you and us, you’ll soon be signing your contract.

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