Motor vehicle mechatronics technician

(German: Kraftfahrzeugmechatroniker/-in)

Find out more about the training and apply here.

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Hi, my name is Lukas and I’m rather proud to be the future Dr. Auto. What I mean is: I am currently completing my vocational training at Volkswagen as a motor vehicle mechatronics technician. My own car has never been in the workshop, I just love the nuts and bolts of cars and tinkering with them. And now I am simply learning everything from the ground up. It is also super exciting to see how the growth in digitalisation is changing the profession. I need to be as much a professional tradesman as an IT nerd in order to check and fit modern vehicles. 

Sound exciting? Then apply right here, right now. 

See you soon

What is the apprenticeship all about?


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 and a half 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 motor vehicle mechatronics technician, you know the number of parts needed to produce a car that will meet the strict requirements of our customers. That’s because the vocational training allows you to become a specialist for the entire vehicle with its complex systems and components. You can expect two different focal points: passenger car technology and system and high-voltage technology.

Depending on the focus, your tasks will include fitting, maintaining, measuring, adjusting and testing powertrains and assemblies or also looking after the vehicle electrics. Sometimes you’re almost like a detective, since it is also part of your job to look for potential faults and resolve these.

Your development opportunities

On completion of your vocational training as a motor vehicle mechatronics technician, you can of course further your professional development in the subsequent years of your career. These exciting opportunities are open to you:

  • Certified industrial foreman
  • Certified master craftsman
  • Technician
  • Service engineer
  • 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 took your computer apart once and put it back together again.
  • You are simply fascinated by automobile innovations.
  • When you think about sensors you don’t immediately think science fiction, and similarly AI doesn’t mean a film to you.
  • You can scarcely wait for the autonomous car.
  • You are highly intuitive.
  • You didn’t have anything against maths and physics at school.

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


What you need
Interest in automotive engineering and electrical engineering, sense of responsibility and thoroughness, ability to think logically for troubleshooting and resolving errors, 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 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:

  • Principles of automotive engineering, including care and maintenance of motor vehicles and tools, dismantling and measuring engines
  • Reading and applying technical documents
  • Planning and controlling workflows; checking and assessing results 
  • Fundamentals of materials processing
  • Advising customers
  • Completing customer orders
  • Principles of vehicle electronics
Focal points in years 2 to 4

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

  • Maintenance, inspection and repair of motor vehicles
  • Repairing components, assemblies and systems in motor vehicles, identifying errors and resolving faults in motor vehicles
  • Constructing and reconstructing and optimising motor vehicles, for example by installing special equipment

Vocational training related to the main focus of the programme

Passenger car technology, for example in drive systems, comfort and safety systems:

  • Replacing high-voltage components

System and high-voltage technology, for example in data bus systems and in signal processing components and circuits:

  • Repairing and replacing high-voltage components
  • Testing and assessing driver assist systems in relation to chassis geometry
  • Repairing driver assist systems


Sound good? Let’s go!

Hier kannst du dich online für maximal drei Standorte bewerben:

Motor vehicle mechatronics technician

Here’s how you apply to us



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