Apprenticeships in IT.


Do you spot even the smallest inconsistencies in games and programmes – and know where the error lies? Do you find programming languages more exciting than French? Big data and artificial intelligence are not buzzwords for you, but topics you want to learn something about? Then an apprenticeship in IT at the BMW Group could be just right for you.

By the way, even if you do not know anything about programming, have not developed your own app yet and are not a maths whiz. We are looking for talented people who enjoy solving tricky problems, who can think logically and who want to keep developing.

Professions and dual courses in IT.

Video Insights.

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Das Video zeigt Einblicke in die verschiedenen Berufsfelder in der IT bei der BMW Group.


Experience Reports.

Auf dem Bild sieht man den Studenten Aaron hinter seinem Computer sitzen.

"During the apprenticeship, you get to know different departments in IT and gain practical experience. This gives you the opportunity to find out in which area you would like to work after the apprenticeship."

Dual student.

Das Bild zeigt die Azubine Nina zusammen mit Pepper.

"Our robot Pepper not only talks and laughs with us, with her and other robots we learn programming in a playful way and can later apply it in other areas, such as production."


Das Bild zeigt den Studenten Chau bei der Auswertung von Daten an einem Fahrzeug.

During the apprenticeship, you often work directly on the vehicle and try out exciting new things – you might not expect that from a job in IT. Cars are becoming more and more digital and connected, so IT Specialists like us are needed for the future.

Dual student.


The picture shows an apprentice evaluating data on a vehicle.


Boredom? No way – as an IT apprentice, you can always expect new challenges and multifaceted tasks in your own projects. With us, you will get to know the most diverse areas of BMW IT and never do the same thing every day.

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As an IT apprentice, we offer you a high basic salary, holiday pay, Christmas bonus and a supplementary pension. From the second year of apprenticeship onwards, we will also let you participate in the company's success in the form of a profit-sharing scheme – provided that our corporate goals have been met.

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Due to the digitalised world, IT will continue to offer a secure and stable professional environment for you in the distant future. After you have successfully completed your training, we guarantee that you will be taken on as a permanent employee. 

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BMW stands for driving pleasure and in a MINI you can experience the pure go-kart feeling. With us, you have the opportunity to rent or buy your dream car at particularly favourable apprentice conditions.

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As an apprentice, you will be on the road a lot during your apprenticeship. With us, your trips to vocational school are subsidised, so you do not have to worry about high expenses and can enjoy your apprenticeship to the fullest!

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As an apprentice, you can look forward to a daily changing menu in the company restaurant and various snacks and hot drinks in the company café. This is a great way to spend your breaks together!

Frequently asked questions about an apprenticeship in IT.

Not everyone is an Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein. In our selection process, we do not just evaluate your grades, but also your personality and the passion you bring to the profession. However, you should be able to master the basic knowledge of both subjects, as they are necessary for your training. You need to have a certain interest in the natural sciences in order to successfully complete the apprenticeship.

Prior knowledge of programming is not absolutely necessary. In the vocational school and also in your assignments in our IT, the theory as well as the practice is taught from the ground up.

You should think about where your interests lie and what kind of activities you enjoy. Then you can take our Apprenticeship Finder test and you will be shown suitable jobs directly. You will also find numerous videos and insights from apprentices on our website, which will help you to get a comprehensive picture of the individual apprenticeships.

The duration of the apprenticeship depends on the respective profession. However, you can expect it to last between 3 and 3.5 years. You have the option of shortening it by half a year. During the entire apprenticeship, you will spend time in different departments, alternating with 2-3 weeks at a time in vocational school.

Some BMW Group locations offer different apprenticeships. So if you know where you would like to do an apprenticeship, you should inform yourself specifically about the offers of the respective location.

You can apply for an apprenticeship with us with a secondary school leaving certificate, a vocational baccalaureate or an Abitur. If you are considering a dual study programme, you will need an Abitur or Fachabitur.

During and after your apprenticeship, we offer you a high basic salary, holiday pay, Christmas bonus and a supplementary pension. In addition, we let you participate in the company's success with a profit share – provided that our corporate goals have been met. It is not possible to say in advance what you will earn after your apprenticeship. This depends on your position, your qualifications and your performance, among other things.

The duration of the training depends on the respective profession. However, you can expect it to last between 3 and 3.5 years. You have the option of shortening it by half a year. In this case, the training period is reduced by half a year.

We also offer a dual study programme for many apprenticeships. In this case, you can complete the apprenticeship and the corresponding degree programme at the same time. You can find information about the combined study programme here.

We offer a wide range of dual study programmes. You can find out more about each one here.

The BMW Group is an all-round great employer because...

  • it is important to us that you have fun and enjoy your work.
  • we offer job security.
  • team spirit characterises your everyday working life with us.
  • girls have long ago conquered all areas of technology at our company.
  • IT people do not know any professional routine with us.
  • an apprenticeship at the BMW Group is a real alternative to studying.
  • you can actively shape the future of mobility.

We offer flats in Munich and Dingolfing where you can live cheaply as an apprentice. In Leipzig and Eisenach, we support you through a cooperation with a housing cooperative that rents flats, and in Berlin we offer assistance in finding accommodation.

During and, of course, after your apprenticeship, you can expect seminars and training courses, as well as further qualifications and online training, for example, to take on higher tasks or assignments abroad. We also support you, for example through educational leave, if you want to further your education or study individually.

During your apprenticeship, no exchange abroad is foreseen. If you consider working in another country after completing your apprenticeship, this can be realised.

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