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Faculty 73 – Become a software developer. At Volkswagen – in just two years.

Faculty 73 – Become a software developer. At Volkswagen – in just two years.

Join us in shaping the mobility of the future

You don’t have to be an IT expert to digitalise the world of cars with us. That’s because we’ll train you to be one – and in just two years too. Our Faculty 73 is a programme that can train you to become a genuine software developer. And best of all: On successful conclusion and positive overall evaluation, we will transfer you to a permanent position. We offer some 100 places each year. So, lose no time and apply now.

Faculty 73 – the facts at a glance

Who can take part? The qualification programme as a software developer is aimed at:

  • IT talents
  • College drop-outs
  • Job-seekers who have the right skills but not the right qualifications to be offered a permanent position to date
  • Pupils who are about to or have just graduated may apply

Interested parties who already work at Volkswagen should apply via the internal job portal.

The full programme

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This is how your training works with us

The programme essentially consists of two condensed modules, during which you will acquire all required elements for a successful career as a software developer. This includes:

  • Mathematics for software developers
  • Programming in JAVA
  • Technical informatics
  • Theoretical informatics
  • Databases and real-time data processing
  • English
  • Project and time management

Your many advantages

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What makes our programme so unique

Our Faculty 73 qualification programme as a software developer offers you exciting and future-proof prospects to help you develop your career and strike out in a new direction. You can look forward to:

  • Close, demand-driven support
  • Pre-structured learning in small groups of 8 to 18 participants in each case
  • A varied participant group of mixed ages
  • A personal mentor (Peer2Peer) from the previous cohort
  • Project phases in the future area of activity
  • A monthly training remuneration of EUR 1134.50
  • Paid holiday leave
  • Transfer to a permanent contract on successful conclusion of the training is intended

The inside story

Who could be better qualified to provide a clear and credible report about Faculty 73 than a participant in the programme? Take a look at three videos here with interesting testimonials.

“Sure I’m a nerd!”

“I read in the newspaper that Volkswagen trains software developers. And I thought to myself, that’s for me, after all I play a lot during my free time and have already developed computer games too. Am I a nerd? Sure!”

What are your chances?

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You have a good chance of getting accepted if you:

  • … are enthusiastic about good software and know what UX means,
  • ... like messing with your computer at home,
  • ... have initial programming experience – for example as part of a computer work group at school,
  • … like to get to the bottom of IT problems – for example because your parents’ computer crashed yet again,
  • … really enjoyed maths and computer science at school,
  • … enjoy it when everything works smoothly,
  • ... like to get to grips with challenges as a team and are happy when you can share success together,
  • ... like to speak English or want to learn or improve it

If these statements describe you then you should definitely apply. And don’t forget: We are not seeking IT experts for Faculty 73 , rather undiscovered talent.

The best environment for forward-thinking work: The Mobile Life Campus, or MLC for short, is an excellently equipped further training and work environment operated by the Volkswagen Group not far from the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. It offers attractive premises, modern technology, a staff restaurant, café and good transport connections.

Your transfer to Volkswagen

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A permanent contract awaits you

Once you have successfully completed your training as a software developer with us, we would like to transfer you to a permanent contract. You will of course receive remuneration in accordance with the regular Volkswagen pay scale including all company benefits. Incidentally, participants who do not have a professional qualification complete an additional four months of vocational training as an IT specialist in application development with final Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination following the training.

And afterwards? Welcome to Volkswagen, for example at the SDC.

Find out more about the Software Development Centre (SDC) in Wolfsburg in the video. Enjoy a look behind the scenes and savour the anticipation too. Have fun!


Sound good? Then apply now.

Would you like to be a software developer and help to decisively shape the future of mobility?
Then seize this opportunity and apply now. And don’t forget: the programme is limited to 100 places in each case.

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

Do you have a question? Feel free to contact us!

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