Data driven, analytical and energised by innovative technological trends – our trainees are passionate about transforming mobility. AcceleratiON is the place to be for recent graduates from all disciplines – from IT all the way to engineering and production. If you are aiming high and striving for an upper expert or management 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, AcceleratiON will open doors for you. All you have to do is walk through them.
CONNECTING. ON A NEW WAVELENGTH.
OUR TRAINEE PROGRAMME: ACCELERATION.
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PROGRAMME CONTENT IN DETAIL.
The programme consists of four assignments in various departments. Two assignments take place in the respective home country and two abroad. You gain insights into business processes, strategy, culture, and our brands from both a local and global perspective.
As a participant of AcceleratiON, you can develop individually. The programme supports both management (“classical” leadership) and expert careers. Thus, during the programme, you decide in which direction you would like to grow. You will also receive insights and support in this process from your mentor and your manager.
Establishing an excellent international network, as well as working on strategic and operational projects in three different countries provides a solid basis for a successful international career at the BMW Group.
MENTORING & COACHING.
As an AcceleratiON participant you will have an experienced manager who acts as your personal mentor and supports your personal and professional development. During specific coaching sessions for our trainees, you will find out in which direction you would like to develop.
Broaden your horizon and get to know the BMW Group in total: During short-term placements, you gain insights into production and sales or customer service to learn more about processes and understand our customers.
JOINT TEAM PROJECTS.
You will join dynamic teams to tackle exciting and varied projects – during your assignments but also in joint team projects with other trainees.
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 key role experience in a university, community, or work setting, engagement in a student project, political or charity organisation)
- You are fluent in German and English (additional languages would be advantageous)
- You approach problems and demanding projects with a sharp mind
- You are passionate about the mobility of the future
- You show Initiative, personal accountability, willingness to change, team spirit, and self-reflection
- You are striving for an international career
START OF APPLICATION FOR THE NEXT ROUND IS ON 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2023. AN EARLY APPLICATION INCREASES YOUR CHANCES, AS THERE IS NO FIX DEADLINE. SO BETTER BE QUICK!
- With our next recruiting round, we offer trainee positions in various fields – such as IT, Engineering, E-Mobility, Production and Business.
- Finish the e-assessment within seven days after application. Directly after completing your application, you will receive the invitation to the test by email. Please also check your spam folder regularly.
- Your test results as well as your profile and competences will be evaluated carefully by our recruiting team.
- If you make it to the next round, you will be invited to a video interview by e-mail. Please also check your spam folder regularly. Finish the interview within seven days.
- The online assessment centre will take place in November. Further information will be communicated at a later point in the application process.
We assess all qualifications in total and rate them against one another. Thus, if you for example have less experience abroad but therefore more practical experience or very good grades, we would still be happy to receive your application.
All open AcceleratiON positions will be posted on this website. Usually, there are more places than job ads as the positions are grouped into individual clusters. The precise number of positions is aligned to the demand of the company and different departments and can therefore vary.
AcceleratiON is suitable for both bachelor's and master's graduates from corresponding fields of study. However, the master's degree is preferred.
As a trainee you receive a permanent employment contract right from the beginning at the BMW Group. Consequently, the regulations of the part-time and fixed-term employment act (“Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz”) do not apply.
The required experience abroad amounts to a stay abroad of at least 4 months. The stay can have taken place within the framework of a semester abroad, through practical experience abroad or a work & travel experience.
It is very important to us to make the selection process as simple and fast as possible for our applicants. Therefore, we inform all applicants immediately about the status as soon as the application has been reviewed. However, due to the large number of positions and applications, it can sometimes take a while before the first response is received. Details on deadlines and time frames can be found in the application process chart on this website.
You can have a part-time job or start your own business. However, both must be officially registered with and approved by HR.
The goal of the Fastlane programme is to be taken on as a master's graduate in an employment relationship with the BMW Group – not as a trainee.
You can find specific information about this on this website. Please also have a look on our application process chart.
Our decision is based on a comprehensive and objective consideration of all factors. The online test, together with your grades and other application documents, is part of our pre-selection process. On this basis, we decide in a first step who could be considered for our positions with their skills and qualifications. If you for example have less experience abroad but therefore more practical experience or very good grades, we would still be happy to receive your application as we assess all qualifications in total and rate them against one another. Please note that we cannot consider your application in the further selection process without the online test.
As you start in a permanent employment relationship with the BMW Group, the remuneration is based on the applicable collective agreements.
You will start as a permanent employee with the BMW Group. Various modules during the AcceleratiON programme will help you find a suitable position afterwards. You will – for example – build a large network that you can later draw on, and benefit from professional as well as personal growth.
You can also apply for the AcceleratiON programme during your master's programme before you have received your final grade. However, you must have completed your studies by the time the programme starts.
Our programmes are managed centrally from Munich. Events such as semester workshops and seminars also take place there. Nevertheless, we encourage our participants to complete practical assignments at our other locations (Leipzig, Berlin, Eisenach, Regensburg, Dingolfing, Landshut). These are planned in consultation with the mentors and in consideration of the respective interests of our programme participants. During the trainee programme, two out of four practical assignments will also take place abroad.
After the end of the programme, all doors in our company are open to you. However, you are not contractually obliged to stay with the BMW Group.
WHAT OUR TRAINEES SAY.
"With the various programme modules here and abroad, I have the chance to see and learn many things."
"I worked as a trainee in Electric Powertrain Development. My highlight during the programme definitely was being part of the development of the BMW iX."
"What I love about my job? There are so many projects to join and I can really contribute to improving our production. That's amazing."
"During my assignments, I have already been allowed to take over the technical management of a software team and thus a lot of responsibility."
"The best thing about the trainee programme is that you can decide for yourself in which direction you want to develop - either into a management or expert career."