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BMW Group Karriere Studierende und Absolventen im GLDP-Programm



Data driven, analytical and energized by innovative technological trends – our trainees are passionate about transforming mobility. GLDP is the place to be for dynamic junior professionals and recent graduates from all disciplines – from finance and IT all the way to engineering and production. If you are aiming high and striving for a leading position at the BMW Group, you are in good company. So if you share our passion for future mobility solutions and would welcome the opportunity to take on new responsibilities, GLDP will open doors for you. All you have to do is walk through them.

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Programme contents in detail.

The programme at a glance.

Your way into the programme.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with excellent grades (Master’s degree preferred)
  • At least six months of relevant work experience (e.g. internships, training, initial professional experience)
  • A maximum of two to three years’ professional working experience
  • At least four months of relevant experience abroad (e.g. studies, practical experience, work & travel)
  • Extracurricular involvement (e.g. initial leadership experience in a university, community, or work setting, engagement in a student project, political or charity organization) 
  • Fluent English (as well as knowledge of another language if English is the native language, preferably German)
  • A sharp intellect
  • Passion for BMW
  • Initiative, personal accountability, willingness to change, team spirit, and self-reflection
  • Readiness for an international career

You can only apply online via our Job Finder. The programme starts each year on 1 April and 1 October. If you like to join the GLDP, please apply during the application periods in April and September. We look forward to receiving your application!

Once applied, please check your candidate profile regularly, as we will inform you of the status of your application through this platform. As the first step of your application, you will receive an invitation to complete the e-assessment. The results of the e-assessment are valid for the entire application period. Therefore, if you wish to apply for more than one position in this timeframe, you need to only complete the e-assessment once.


  • With our next recruiting round, we offer trainee positions in the fields of software engineering, data analytics, e-mobility, production, quality management, controlling, human resources and digital marketing.
  • The deadline for the e-assessment is 30 September. Therefore, make sure to allow for enough time for your application and finish the online test by 30 September at the latest. Directly after completing your application, you will receive the invitation to the online test.
  • The telephone interviews will be conducted as of beginning of October.
  • And the two-day assessment centres will take place in November, for detailed information please check the respective job description as the selection days depend on the specific position.

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