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DRIVE Automotive Trainee Program May 2018

DRIVE Automotive Trainee Program May 2018

Our graduate program takes twenty-four months and splits in 3 assignments each 8 months long. In the first and the last assignment you are located in Germany and in the second one you will gain an experience at one of our international sites. The location depends on the trainee position focus and the respective business unit facility. You will support your division by creating smart solutions for the future. Your initiative will determine the amount of your responsibility in the projects.
The program offers you excellent opportunities to grow fast and start your professional career at Continental. The positions of the DRIVE Program will take place in various locations in Germany.

During the DRIVE Automotive Graduate Program you will get a global insight in one of the following fields:

  • System Engineering
  • Operations and Manufacturing
  • Quality Management
  • Software Development / Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Battery Development
If you wish to join the race from 01.05.2018, you should have the following capabilities, experiences and skills:
  • Excellent technical university grades in the following major fields of study:

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Science / Software Development
    • Mechatronics
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Natural Sciences (Math, physics, chemistry)

  • Internship and / or thesis writing in the automotive industry
  • International experience - living, study or internship abroad
  • Fluent English and very good German skills (written and spoken); other language skills desirable
  • Fascinated by innovations in automotive technologies
  • Creativity with ability to think out of the box
  • Team player and very good communication skills
  • Formula Student experience desirable
  • Contribute to innovative automotive projects
  • Gain a broad view of processes, structures, functions and interfaces within Continental
  • Develop personal skills in specific trainings
  • Opportunity to take the first responsibility and chance to show your initiative
  • Work and prove yourself in culturally diverse teams and network within DRIVE community around the globe
  • Enhance your technical knowledge with the help of experienced mentors for consultation and advice

    For further details regarding the DRIVE Automotive Graduate Program, please visit our career homepage:
    DRIVE Automotive Graduate Program


    Are you ready to accelerate your career?
    We’re looking forward to your online application. Please attach your cover letter (you are welcome to specify your preferred field) and your CV in English, as well as respective university certificates and job references.
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    With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

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    With Continental Idea Management, employees helped to boost the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the company worldwide, with more than 470,000 ideas in 2015.

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