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StartUp Direct

Start your career with our entry programme for graduates and young professionals

StartUp Direct

Start your career with our entry programme for graduates and young professionals

Your study days are behind you. Your career awaits. Show what you can do: with the StartUp Direct programme for young professionals and university graduates.
You will be automatically signed up to participate in the StartUp Direct career entry programme if you have less than three years of professional experience.

StartUp Direct

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StartUp Direct

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Target group: University graduates and young professionals (max. 3 years work experience)
We offer StartUp Direct in:
Wolfsburg, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Kassel, Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Emden
Business areas:
You can do StartUp Direct in virtually all areas of the company
Application period: all year round
Start: all year round
My typical working day involves talking to colleagues in China in the morning, moving on to Europe midday and finishing up in the evening on the American continent.
StartUp Direct participant

StartUp Direct – The programme in detail

The StartUp Direct programme comprises several modules that take a total of 12 months. A personal mentor from management is on hand during this time to support you in relation to academic and interdisciplinary matters.

What we offer you

Find out here about the many advantages and excellent opportunities available to Volkswagen employees, which only a global corporation can offer.*

*possibly depending on location, professional activity and/or contract; subject to change. Please ask your recruiter to find out more.

Your benefits

The inside story

Who could be better qualified to provide a clear and credible report about our StartUp Direct programme than a participant at Volkswagen? Take a look here at an interesting report.

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Melisa – StartUp Direct participant in Research and Development

Impressed? Then apply now.


Current positions:

You will find all the latest positions available for the StartUp Direct programme in our job portal. Should you not find a suitable offer, you can also apply for professional jobs, simply check back at a later time or activate the push notification (Job Agent).

Is this your first time to apply to us?

Not a problem: to make sure you get it right we can tell you first how it works.

Take the next step

We attend numerous career events. Perhaps we will meet at one? 

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

Do you have a question or a technical problem with your application? We help you!

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