Become a software developer - with Fakultaet 73

Become a software developer - with Fakultaet 73

You don’t have to be an IT expert to digitalise the world of cars with us. Our Fakultaet 73 is a programme that can train you to become a genuine software developer - in just two years. And best of all: On successful conclusion and positive overall evaluation, we want to transfer you to a permanent position.  

We are not seeking IT experts for Fakultaet 73, rather undiscovered talents
Fakultaet 73

Briefly noted

Fakultaet 73

Briefly noted

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Target group: IT talents
Location of programme:
Application period:
Ended 02 Apr 2023; next period will be announced soon
Start: Will be announced soon
Included: Remuneration and paid vacation
Transfer to a permanent contract on successful conclusion of the training is intended

The programme in detail

This is how your training works with us

The programme essentially consists of two condensed modules, during which you will acquire all required elements for a successful career as a software developer. This includes:

  • Mathematics for software developers
  • Programming in JAVA, Python or C+ +
  • Technical informatics
  • Theoretical informatics
  • Databases and real-time data processing
  • English
  • Project and time management
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  • Target group 

    Who can take part?

    The qualification programme as a software developer is aimed at:

    • IT talents
    • College drop-outs
    • Job-seekers who have the right skills but not the right qualifications to be offered a permanent position to date
    • Pupils who are about to or have just graduated may apply

    Interested parties who already work at Volkswagen should apply via the internal job portal.

  • Start date and duration

    When can I apply?

    The last application period for the next training ended on 02 April 2023.

    • The planned start of the two-year qualification is on 01 November 2023.
    • The program is scheduled to end in October 2025.

    The next application period will be announced soon.

  • Certificate 

    What am I after the training?

    Once you have successfully completed the training, you will be a Junior Software Developer.

    And for participants who do not have a professional qualification, the programme is followed up by an additional 4 months of vocational training as an IT specialist in application development with final Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination. You therefore stand to benefit twice from Faculty 73.

  • Location 

    Where does it take place?

    The programme is held at the Volkswagen MobileLifeCampus - the best environment for forward-thinking work. The Mobile Life Campus, or MLC for short, is an excellently equipped further training and work environment operated by the Volkswagen Group not far from the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. It offers attractive premises, modern technology, a staff restaurant, café and good transport connections.


You have a good chance of getting accepted if you:

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  • are enthusiastic about good software and know what UX means,
  • like messing with your computer at home,
  • have initial programming experience – for example as part of a computer work group at school,
  • like to get to the bottom of IT problems – for example because your parents’ computer crashed yet again,
  • really enjoyed maths and computer science at school,
  • enjoy it when everything works smoothly,
  • like to get to grips with challenges as a team and are happy when you can share success together,
  • like to speak English or want to learn or improve it

If these statements describe you then you should definitely apply. And don’t forget: We are not seeking IT experts for Faculty 73 , rather undiscovered talent.

Your benefits

What makes Fakultaet 73 so unique

Close, demand-driven support
Internationally renowned lecturers
Project phases in the future area of activity (several months)
High quality hardware
Pre-structured learning in small groups of 8 to 18 participants in each case
A varied participant group of mixed ages
A monthly training remuneration of EUR 1134.50
20 days paid holiday leave
For me, Faculty 73 is worth the commute. Being paid to study – what a luxury. That’s like winning the jackpot!
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And afterwards?

A permanent contract awaits you

A permanent contract awaits you

Once you have successfully completed your training as a software developer with us, we would like to transfer you to a permanent contract. You will of course receive remuneration in accordance with the regular Volkswagen pay scale including all company benefits.  

Additional vocational training
Incidentally, participants who do not have a professional qualification complete an additional four months of vocational training as an IT specialist in application development with final Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination following the training.

Perfect place for learning

Experience reports

The inside story

Who could be better qualified to provide a clear and credible report about Faculty 73 than a participant in the programme? Take a look at three videos here with interesting testimonials.

“Sure I’m a nerd!”

“I read in the newspaper that Volkswagen trains software developers. And I thought to myself, that’s for me, after all I play a lot during my free time and have already developed computer games too. Am I a nerd? Sure!”


Would you like to be a software developer and help to decisively shape the future of mobility? Then seize this opportunity and apply.

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Still have questions? We have listed and answered the most frequently asked questions here. 

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