Digital and print media designer

Find out more about the training and apply here.

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Design, passion and communication

Creative lateral thinker – as a matter of conviction. For an aspiring media designer, developing and visualising ideas at Volkswagen is not just a profession, it’s a vocation. My tasks are highly diverse and range from classic print to digital to exhibitions and showcars. It is precisely because, as a trainee, I get to work on the “daily bread and butter” and support the team with creative strategies that I already have a certain amount of responsibility. 

Sound exciting? Then apply right here, right now. 

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Training at a glance


We offer this training in:


Application deadline

1 August 2020 until 28 February 2021

Start date and duration

Your training commences in September 2021 and will take around three years.


Your monthly remuneration is based on your year of training:

Year 1: EUR 1,068
Year 2: EUR 1,105
Year 3: EUR 1,219
Year 4: EUR 1,293

We offer this training in:


What is the apprenticeship all about?

As a media designer, you are responsible for technical and creative tasks in different departments of the MultimediaCentre and the printing house (pre-press stage, print control and post-press processing). Your field of application ranges from implementing customer requirements in the area of digital and print for offset and digital printing through to typographical reprocessing of data supplied by the agency. You have an opportunity to demonstrate your creativity in relation to page layout with text/image/graphic integration in accordance with the prescribed CI guidelines. Your field of responsibility covers all production steps – from data generation to correction runs to plate imaging.

Your development opportunities

On completion of your vocational training as a digital and print media designer, you can of course further your professional development in the subsequent years of your career. These exciting opportunities are open to you:

  • Print technician
  • Media business management specialist

Am I the right person for this?

This could be the perfect profession for you if this sounds like you:

  • You like to create photo books, but deliberately ignore standard templates.
  • You prefer to design your own invitation cards.
  • You have initial experience of video or photo software.
  • You are not afraid to get to grips also with complex processing programs.
  • Apart from being creative, you also have a flair for project design and cost estimations.

Incidentally: Our apprenticeships are open to everyone, regardless of gender.


What you need
Good knowledge of spelling, sound colour perception, creativity and artistic talent for creating print templates, ability to concentrate even under deadline pressure.

Show us your work samples
Simply send us some of your work samples so we can get an initial impression of your creative skills. 

To do this, upload a selection of up to four work samples in the relevant file format with the online application. We may request a separate folder with additional work samples from you then at a later time.

Language skills
You should have good knowledge of German.

School leaving results
We recommend you have at least a good secondary school leaving certificate.
Have you not yet taken your final exams?

Important note: We only offer initial vocational training. If you have already completed vocational training or if you have professional experience, we unfortunately cannot offer you vocational training at Volkswagen.

Training contents

We are known for our excellent vocational training. Find out here exactly what you can expect from us. Please note that changes to the procedure may be made at short notice.

Focal points in year 1

You will learn the following in your first year of training with us:

  • Qualification in the different pre-press stage applications
  • Typography of different fonts based on DIN classifications
  • Introduction to creating layouts and digital implementation using different pre-press stage programs and different operating systems
  • Introduction to the production workflow for creating print templates
Focal points in years 2 to 3

You will learn the following in the second part of your vocational training:

  • Data transfer across operating systems 
  • Use of commercially available electronic storage media 
  • Data backup with back-up system 
  • Program-based page layout (electronic assembly of text, image and graphic) 
  • Performance of job-related work steps through to printing plate production

Sound good? Let’s go!

You can apply online here for up to three sites:

  • Panorama of Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg site
    Panorama of Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg site
  • Panorama of Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg site
    Panorama of Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg site

Digital and print media designer

Here’s how you apply to us


Or would you prefer something different?

You can apply for up to three apprenticeships at the same time. These alternatives may also be of interest to you:

Any other questions? Call the trainee hotline.

Would you like some information about training at Volkswagen? Just give us a call.

Phone: +49 (5361) – 94 64 70

(Mon. - Fri. from 9 am to 3 pm)


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