Industrial mechanic in automobile manufacturing

(German: Industriemechaniker/-in Automobilbau)

Find out more about the training and apply here.

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Material, maths and assembly

I am a machine whisperer. As far as I’m concerned, large industrial robots are not just a heap of metal that make noise for example – rather pretty fascinating constructions that are controlled using high-tech equipment. In the course of my vocational training as an industrial mechanic at Volkswagen, I learn about the basics of manual work and naturally also everything about systems control technology and test procedures. This allows me not only to maintain and repair machines, but also even reconstruct, upgrade and program them. 

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 an industrial mechanic, you work independently under your own responsibility in the team. You familiarise yourself with the business processes in your field of application and coordinate with upstream and downstream divisions. Your tasks include organising and managing production and manufacturing processes and producing components and assemblies, including their assembly into technical systems. You communicate with internal and external customers as the situation dictates. In addition, you upgrade machines and systems, perform maintenance and inspections, identify and resolve system errors – or select necessary test procedures and test equipment. What else can you expect? Verification and upgrading of electronic components in the area of control technology and handover of technical systems and products to our customers, with expert instruction where necessary. In all of your work, you have to make sure to observe our quality management systems.

Your development opportunities

On completion of your vocational training as an industrial mechanic specialising in automobile manufacturing, you can of course further your professional development in the subsequent years of your career. These exciting opportunities are open to you:

  • Industrial foreman
  • Technician
  • Certified technical business management specialist

Am I the right person for this?

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

  • You repaired your bicycle or moped once.
  • You like to get to the bottom of technical problems.
  • You really enjoyed technology lessons at school or were even in a technology working group.
  • You enjoy it when everything works properly.
  • You like getting your hands dirty sometimes.

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


What you need
Manual dexterity, interest in technology and precision working, good knowledge of maths, understanding of technical and physical processes, good visual thinking skills, you are not colour blind.

Language skills
You should have good knowledge of German.

School leaving results
We recommend you have at least a good secondary school 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:

  • Selecting information sources, acquiring and assessing information
  • Planning and organising work, assessing work results
  • Handling materials and auxiliary materials
  • Manufacturing workpieces using manual and automatic production processes
  • Manufacturing and joining components and assemblies
  • Inspecting and maintaining mechanical and electrical production equipment 
  • Setting up and upgrading machines and manufacturing systems
Focal points in years 2 to 3

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

  • Manufacturing, fitting and removing components, assemblies and systems
  • Evaluating control technology documents, using control technology
  • Ensuring operability of technical systems
  • Establishing order-specific requirements and information
  • Building, upgrading and testing electronic components 
  • Applying safety regulations for working on electrical systems
  • Checking the functional execution of controls, resolving faults
  • Using protective and safety devices and testing their operation
  • Maintaining technical systems, documenting measures
  • Installing and testing low-voltage electrical assemblies
  • Knowing and applying quality assurance systems


Sound good? Let’s go!

You can apply online here for up to three sites:

Industrial mechanic in automobile manufacturing
(Industriemechaniker/-in Automobilbau)

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.

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Phone: +49 (5361) – 94 64 70

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