The trainee program

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You are the focus. We have designed our trainee program to give you the best possible support in your professional and personal development. Depending on your target position, you will go through internal stations that are individually tailored to you. Whether you want to develop into a manager, embark on a project management or specialist career - we fully support you. A personal mentor accompanies you throughout the entire program.

About the program

We make your start with us as pleasant as possible. In the first few weeks, you will get to know the interfaces, systems and modules, and begin to set up your own network in the company.
Production process
You will get "hands-on" for a few days and work on the basic product. This work in production will enrich your experience and open up entirely new points of view for you.
Training Module I
You will learn to better reflect on your actions and to better realize your potential. We will assist you with training courses on self-awareness and personality types.
Training Module II
We work together across countries and continents. The team concept is a key factor for us in our success. For this reason, we will train you in intercultural work and strengthen your team skills.
Foreign assignment
During the program, you will spend several month abroad. Here, you will broaden your global network and your intercultural skills.
Business game
As part of a business game, you will get to know the interrelationships in our company and strengthen your strategic thinking.
Training Module III
Toward the end of the trainee program, we will prepare you with our course on your further career path. Reflection and career planning are on the agenda in the third training module.
Final position
Your final position is defined at the beginning of the trainee program. Should you seize other opportunities than originally planned during the course of the program, you have our full support for this as well.
Permanent contract

We offer you the security of a permanent employment contract right from the start.

Individual development plan

Your internal stations are individually tailored to you.


An experienced mentor accompanies you throughout the entire program.


Gain international experience on a foreign assignment at one of our 60 locations worldwide.


Network with former trainees and benefit from their experience.


Peter Müller Trainee, Series Production Management

As a trainee in the management of series production electrics, Peter Müller ensured that production for new vehicles started on schedule.

Today he is New Product Launch Manager for Battery Systems.


Christina Freudenstein Trainee in logistics planning

Christina Freudenstein has worked as a trainee in many different logistics functions.

Today, she is an employee in material flow and packaging planning and is involved in international electrical projects.


Alexander Jackson Trainee Procurement

Alexander Jackson has worked as a trainee in many different procurement areas at DRÄXLMAIER.

Today, he is Head of Purchasing Services for Central Europe.


Linus Tabellion Trainee Human Resources

Linus Tabellion worked as a trainee in many Human Resources areas at DRÄXLMAIER - from HR Development to HR Business Partner to Recruiting.

Today, he is responsible for the HR digitalization strategy and the digital transformation in HR.

Trainees on Tour

We accompanied three of our trainees on their trips around the world.

DRÄXLMAIER trainee program

This is
your profile

  • a completed bachelor's or master's degree at the starting time, with initial practical experience
  • a maximum of three years of professional experience after the highest degree achieved
  • very good German and English language skills, with other foreign language skills a definite advantage
  • intercultural skills, ideally from previous experiences in foreign countries
  • willingness to work abroad

Application process

Register and apply
Found a job you are interested in?
Then register in the application portal and upload all relevant documents there. It is also possible to apply for multiple positions or to submit an unsolicited application through the portal.
Submit application
We let you know
You will be informed when the application is received. Handling your application can take several days. If you should have any questions during that time, please feel free to contact us. As soon as we have news on your application, we will contact you.
Video interview
Getting to know each other
We are pleased that you were able to convince us of your previous career with your application. In the next step, we look forward to inviting you to a personal interview. We would like to get to know you and your strengths and introduce you to the open position.
Assessment Center
Your chance
After a good initial interview, we look forward to meeting you again at an assessment center. We are particularly interested in your soft skills and your approach to specific tasks. You also get the opportunity to meet current trainees.
Final decision
You get feedback
After the assessment center, we take a few days to make our decision. Afterwards, we will contact you by phone with specific feedback and are, of course, already eager to hear from you. If you have decided for us and we have decided for you, you will receive your work contract.
Last preparations
You´ll start soon
We now have time to make the last preparations for you.
Kick-Off Event
Welcome to DRÄXLMAIER!
We welcome you at a kick-off event.
Take off
Your start
Your onboarding starts.

The trainee program is offered in all business areas: Operations, Logistics, Purchasing, HR, IT, Sales, Finance, Development

You can find out about the start of the next trainee program in good time here on the website and on our social media channels.

The fixed elements of our trainee program include:

  • An individualized plan with three to five project phases in different departments of one area
  • Continuous support from a mentor
  • One week working in production within the first few months of the program
  • Accompanying training modules with orientation toward your individual development
  • At least one foreign project at one of our DRÄXLMAIER sites worldwide
  • Regular networking meetings

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree with some work experience, a master's degree or a diploma.

In addition to the trainee program, DRÄXLMAIER offers you other national and international entry options. With a direct hire, you will have a structured orientation and then rapidly assume responsibility, working right from the beginning on interesting projects in our teams. If you do not see any suitable positions within the open job listings, we also welcome your unsolicited application.