, 2019-09-24 11:32:22

StartUp Direct.

The countdown to your career has started. Get ready to go.

Your study days are behind you. Your career awaits. Step on the gas with our direct entry programme StartUp Direct.

At a glance.

And now:

The details.


Applicants for the StartUp Direct trainee programme should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Final grade at least "good" (a result that exceeds the average requirements considerably)
  • Suitable length of degree course
  • Relevant internships
  • Affinity for the automobile
  • Language skills (English and another foreign language would be an advantage)
  • We expect: self-reliance, ability to work on own initiative, team skills, flexibility, mobility, high level of motivation and ability to act in an entrepreneurial manner

Duration and mentoring.

Your StartUp Direct entry programme runs for 24 months. A personal mentor from management is on hand to provide support for the duration of your Start Up Direct programme.


Programme content.

You will experience continuous development as you proceed through the numerous components of the programme. For example, you will get to know Volkswagen as a company and discover its variety of brands in the seminar “We at Volkswagen – a trip through the Volkswagen world”.

Accompanying seminars such as “Vehicle Project Management” and “Customer Expectations” as well as practical experience in production and in national projects broaden the programme. In addition, the seminar “My career at Volkswagen” will describe your personal development perspectives.


Assignments abroad.

Depending on the project you are working on, the StartUp Direct programme also essentially offers you the possibility to gain international experience at one of our locations abroad.


Flexible working.

Work on the move in agreement with your department.

Your benefits.

Your commitment to Volkswagen pays off. As a StartUp Direct trainee you benefit from personal supervision, a comprehensive study programme and an attractive salary. Plus the opportunity to work on the move in agreement with your department. You also have the opportunity to purchase or lease a Volkswagen at exclusive employee rates.

  • Good work should be well rewarded.

    Compensation and benefits.

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  • Your health and fitness are important to us.

    Volkswagen Checkup.

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  • Would you like to venture out into the wider world?

    Working abroad.

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  • We design development paths for you.

    Professional development.

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  • We offer you so much more too.

    Further advantages offered by Volkswagen.

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The inside story.

Who could be better qualified to provide a clear and credible report about the StartUp Direct programme at Volkswagen than a graduate at Volkswagen? It's obvious, don't you think?

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