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Vehicle upholsterer apprenticeship at BMW Group



Your future career.

You are a vehicle upholsterer who ensures that everyone truly enjoys taking a seat in a BMW by designing the interior of our vehicles as an artist would their masterpiece. You are an expert in materials with a real feeling for shaping leather, synthetic fabrics and textiles, who covers seats, side trim, floors and panels with a craftsman’s skill and passionate eye for detail.

What you will learn with us.

  • Your apprenticeship will teach you how to work independently with a wide variety of materials using a broad range of specialist tools – as well as all the fundamentals of computer-aided production. 
  • With the support of our experienced trainers you will learn to become an expert in the tailoring of upholstery and sound-insulating materials, surface design and the cushioning and upholstery of seats.
  • As part of your apprenticeship you will also design and produce your very own seat models.

What you can expect afterwards.

  • As a trained upholsterer with invaluable experience of creating premium vehicle interiors as part of a dynamic team, your skills will be in high demand with us after your apprenticeship. 
  • You will be able to pursue a career in a range of areas from production, assembly and repair to the development of interior fittings for new vehicles. 
  • You could also take your training further to become a master craftsman or engineer in your chosen specialist field.

What you should bring along.

  • A passion for working with your hands  
  • A real feeling for colours and shapes
  • Creativity
  • The desire to work independently within a team
  • Interest in maths, geometry and drawing
  • A school-leaving certificate or an intermediate school-leaving certificate

What you can look forward to.

  • Very good apprenticeship pay
  • Security and excellent social benefits
  • Flexible working hours and free-time compensation
  • Various, exciting tasks
  • A great working atmosphere and super team
  • Expert personal support
  • Numerous options for further development during and after your apprenticeship
  • An apprenticeship qualification with one of the world’s leading car manufacturers

Your apprenticeship duration.

3 years.

The right application.

To apply for an apprenticeship at the BMW Group, please complete the following steps. Information on the application period can be found on the webpage of the location where you would like to start your apprenticeship (see below).

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