Moving big things with a lot of love for technical details - is that your thing? That is great, because you manufacture components that make a significant contribution to “sheer driving pleasure” in our state-of-the-art vehicles. Your special skills are required - because it depends on millimetre-precise work.

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What you will learn with us.

  • Dealing with the most modern machines
  • Basic knowledge of conventional machine tools and CNC-controlled high-tech manufacturing systems
  • Manufacture of precision components in single or series production from various materials
  • Programming, setting up, controlling, repairing the systems
  • Implementation of quality controls

What you can expect afterwards.

  • Unlimited direct entry with above-tariff conditions
  • Collaboration on the latest technologies
  • Continuous development
  • Various assignment possibilities
  • Tool construction, repair, manufacture of individual or series components
  • Further development and specialisation options such as manufacturing specialist (f/m/x), technician (f/m/x), master craftsman (f/m/x) or a further study

What you should bring along.

  • A passion for technology
  • A talent for working with your hands
  • The ability to think spatially and logically
  • Reliability and accuracy
  • Enjoy working independently in a team
  • Interest in technical drawings and devices
  • Fluent in German (B2 level)
  • A school-leaving certificate or an intermediate school-leaving certificate (Plant Eisenach: intermediate school-leaving certificate)


We offer you a takeover guarantee in the plants, attractive remuneration including Christmas and holiday pay, apprentice vehicle rental, optional stays abroad and many other benefits.

Apprenticeship duration.

3,5 years with the possibility to shorten the apprenticeship duration in case of very good school and company performances.

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).

Hear from our apprentices.

This picture shows the apprentice Yasar.

"What makes the job of a Machine Mechanic so special for me is the variety. Because everything is involved, from manual work to programming!"

Apprentice Machining Mechanic.

This picture shows the apprentice Ronja.

"In the apprenticeship we learn about toolmaking and engine production. I have taken courses in turning, milling, drilling and filing and was able to get to know many different areas, which I particularly liked."

Apprentice Machining Mechanic.

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