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Career entry and development opportunities for students, graduates and professionals. Welcome at Daimler.


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Our Propositions for Students Internship Daimler Student Partnership (dsp) Thesis Student and vacation jobs Our Propositions for Graduates CAReer - The Top Talent Program Direct entry Doctorate positions

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Finding new solutions for sustainable mobility. With you.

About us. We have a unique compass for the best path to the future of mobility the ideas of our employees*. Due to the skills of each individual and the opportunities for constant development, our teams are able to produce sustainable products and realise unconventional solutions. Not only in Research & Development, but also in areas such as Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales, Procurement, and Information Technology. This is the only way to keep on convincing our customers with automobile products of state of the art with respect to comfort, safety and fuel economy. Our employees are crucial to our success, a fact we are always aware of. This is why we believe in equal opportunities, fairness, honesty and a harmonious working environment. Does that sound interesting? Then read on. About you. You are looking for a company that will simply offer you more, both during your studies and once you have completed them. You want more opportunities to develop yourself, more chances of being promoted and more freedom to implement your own ideas right from the beginning. On the following pages we explain what your particular career start with Daimler might look like. We offer you an interesting role in a multinational company in line with your qualifications, combined with a range of career development programs adapted to suit your background and ambitions. The routes that lead to Daimler are just as varied as the opportunities we offer. You could join us for an internship, a student job or for your thesis and final dissertation. Then again, you might be joining us after having completed your academic career. Step into the future with us. Become a member of our team in a company in which anything is possible because you make it possible.

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Our Propositions for Students

Our Propositions for Students

Test your theoretical knowledge in real life. Be a student at Daimler.

Selection process Individual support and development Internships in Germany and abroad Networking Individual support and development Your mentor and HR coach Individual development plan Participation in seminars and events Practical assignments at Daimler Placements in Germany and abroad e.g. internships or theses Networking opportunities for program participants Tandem partners Events Entry and integration

Our internships. In the thick of it from day one. Whether your internship is in Research & Development, Procurement, Sales & Marketing or Information Technology, you will be given first-hand experience of how a multinational company operates. From the start, you will be involved in important processes and asked to take responsibility for the tasks you complete as part of your role in delivering challenging projects. You will draw on the knowledge you have acquired from your studies and extend it with practical experience. Regular contact with your mentor will ensure you achieve the personal goals you set yourself for the period of your internship. Frequently, opportunities will arise which might set you on your future course. Your most important step is for you to know where you are headed. Once you know this, go to and search for a position with us that will get you there. On our website, you will find all the current vacancies across our different locations. You will also be able to discover more on the scope of the tasks and the length of the internships, which vary from two to six months. What are you waiting for? Apply for a position in Germany or at one of our international Daimler subsidiaries (their addresses are also on our website). Once you have successfully completed the application stage, all that remains for you to say is, lets get down to work! The Daimler Student Partnership. The motor to your dream job. In addition to internships, we offer a Germany-wide development program for outstanding students enrolled on technical and business courses. The Daimler Student Partnership program accompanies you during your studies. It helps you to develop your full potential while you are still pursuing your academic career. Through personal mentoring, individual support and training, we provide you with the best preparation for your professional future with Daimler. We offer practical assignments both in Germany and abroad where you can learn more about Daimler and other cultures. During the seminars and events you will deepen your knowledge while extending your network with other members, mentors and HR coaches. At Daimler Student Partnership we want to give you an insight into the many different Daimler operations and prepare you for a future position within the company.

Facilitating your success. During and after your studies. The requirement for sponsorship is an impressive record of academic achievement in a degree course relevant to Daimlers operations. You should be aiming to complete your course with academic distinction in app. 1.5 years. One method of qualifying for the program is on the recommendation of a department at Daimler. In this case, you will have already proven your commitment, your ability to work as a team player and your outstanding achievements during a previous internship or on vocational training with us. You can also be part of the program if you possess a key qualification which you would like to develop further with us. Are you one of the best? Then prove it to us during the application process! Once you have submitted a persuasive written application, we will get to know each other better through an online test and a telephone interview. If you are successful, we will invite you to the assessment center. If you have any queries, please feel free to send us an email at:

After we have checked your application: Online test Telephone interview Assessment center

Launching your career at Daimler Active support in your search for a suitable entry position

Our Propositions for Students

Shape your own future. While working on your thesis or on a student job.
Your thesis. A good degree is a good start. Give your academic work a push in the right direction. By linking the subject of your thesis to the work we are doing, you stand to gain many advantages. Of course you benefit us as well. Technological leadership can only be maintained through constant pioneering research activity. That theses play a big role in this is no secret. The reason why you should choose to test and further develop your thesis with us, is something we are more than happy to tell you. Every year, we register about 2,000 ground-breaking patents and lay the foundation for future sustainable solutions with a raft of new innovations. This is true not just in Research & Development, but also in areas such as Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales, Procurement and Information Technology. Your research can profit from this, as you will have our full support and access to our knowledge and expertise while you are writing up your thesis. Support for your ideas. The nuts and bolts of success. While you are writing, you will have access to the Groups resources and technical information, for example via our online library databases and our employee portal. You will also benefit from networking with other students, doctoral candidates and Daimler employees who can provide you with the detailed insight you require to advance your work. However, even more important to the success of your thesis is the continued personal support by one of our employees, who can give you helpful advice as an expert in your particular area. You will be given all the support you need. A useful link for your thesis: Your route to success for diplomas, first degrees or postgraduate research, could not be simpler. Choose an area for your study from our website ( and submit an online application directly to us. In addition to solid academic achievements, passion is what we require from you. Regardless of which of our areas you intend to join, we expect as much from you as you can expect from us. That is to say, outstanding achievements, a pioneering spirit, passion and commitment. Of further benefit to you are the valuable practical assignments that will elevate your studies to a higher level. Your final dissertation may ultimately be the start of a successful career with Daimler. Gathering experience with a student or vacation job. If your academic achievements do not only impress your lecturer but are likely to impress our managers as well, then consider taking part in one of our exciting projects with a student or vacation job. This way you gain hands-on experience and know-how, which you can then take back to your lectures. Practical experience related to your area of study will always be of benefit to you. You will learn about Daimlers wide range of operations and perhaps even discover the dream job you wish to pursue after your studies. Take your first step here:

Figure: On the left: The first automobile produced by Benz and Daimler. On the right: Our apprentices and students at work here constructed a model of the F-Cell roadster with a fuel-cell drive system. This is not just an example of a successful project outcome but also illustrates the pioneering spirit of our interns, students and graduates.

Our Propositions for Graduates

Our Propositions for Graduates

You know what your ambitions are. We know how you can achieve them with CAReer.

CAReer The Top Talent Program. You have reached a lot. Thats a good start. CAReer, our group-wide trainee program is the ideal start of a dynamic, long-term career at Daimler. With CAReer you will get to know the company from all sites and experience your own ability to move. At the same time you will take over responsibility and contribute your passion and ideas. Because with CAReer you start with an unlimited working contract from the beginning with an attractive salary and a position that brings potential for development. What we expect from you: great passion for the automobile, a very good academic graduation, experience abroad along with good knowledge of foreign languages, passion for working in an international environment, over-average dedication and a convincing personality. Applicants with working experience are also welcome. The following business areas are available for CAReer: Engineering, Research & Development Manufacturing & Related Functions Procurement & Supply Sales & Marketing Finance, Leasing & Banking Information Technology Human Resources Finance & Controlling Communications Strategy Legal Compliance

Every day is different. And thats the beauty of it. No matter, in which business area youre qualified at you will surely find an entry position that suits you. During the 15 to 18 months program we will prepare you ideally for your future tasks and challenges. But first you will define the schedule of your individual trainee program with your personal contact person. According to this schedule you will pass a minimum of three coordinated project assignments of which the first will be in your entry function. Here you will get to know the position on which you will start into the company after your program. This first project will be followed by more assignments that will allow you to work in several functions and at different locations worldwide. Here, you begin to broaden your horizons early, working holistically and well-connected. Keep moving practically. And theoretically. Along with the practical part of the program you will also receive off-the-job trainings. In a training schedule focusing on specialist as well as on methodical skills you will deepen your knowledge gained during the project assignments. During these workshops taking place both at home and abroad you will put your skills on an even broader fundament. This gives you a decisive advancement in knowledge for your future career. But knowledge is not everything. This is why teamwork and collegiality are very important to us. Also during our CAReer program you will cooperate with different teams and get to know other trainees. Together you can show what it means to be a real team-player and succeed together. Just as important will be the contact that you make during that time with colleagues and managers worldwide. And who knows, during your journey around the company maybe you will discover talents with yourself that you didnt even know about.

You have more than strong brands by your side To efficiently design your time as a trainee you will have a personal contact by your side for the duration of the whole program, accompanying you with your development. The successful termination of the CAReer program is the best possible basis for successfully continuing afterwards. And also after you switch into your first specialist position we will support you: with mentoring and alumni activities as well as with further trainings. Show us your potential for development! At Daimler we work over countries and time zones as a team. How that feels? We invite you to experience it yourself! During the project assignments with other trainees you can show what it means to do more together. The application process. The first step into the future is simple. Inform yourself at about vacancies for the CAReer program. Surely there will be a business area that suits your profile and expectations best. Youll start via online application. Afterwards you will prove to us in several selection steps that you belong with the best. After a successful assessment center you might already take over your favorite position as a start into a specific development at Daimler. Were looking forward to it!

The application process Online application Online test Telephone interview (optional) Assessment center

Program Itenary (15 18 months) Orientation, Training & Projects

Integration in Entry Function (6 9 months) Working & Development

Training 1 (off-the-job) Getting Started

Project A On duty in your entry function

Production/ Dealership Assignment

Project B On duty in cross-unit function

Training 2 (off-the-job) Crossing Borders

Project C On duty internationally

Training 3 (off-the-job) Keep Moving Development Planning, Mentoring and Alumni Activities

Our Propositions for Graduates


Did you set yourself challenging academic goals, which you have now achieved? Then it is time for your next big step.

Take the direct route to your career destination.

You already have a very clear idea of which area you would like to work in. If your goal is nothing short of reinventing the automobile, then you are at the right place. As a business economist, financial controller or process engineer, you wont necessarily be reinventing the car. But you will certainly introduce innovation to its manufacture, financing or in solving whatever is the biggest challenge in your specialist area. It does not matter where you start with us, we intend to write a new chapter in automotive history with you. If you too have inspiring goals you would like to realize in Germany or abroad, then welcome to Daimler. Welcome to a team that provides all its members the room they need to best develop themselves.

Do you consider yourself one of the best and would you like to continue improving yourself? If your answer is yes, we will let you in on a little secret. What we consider most important are your personal qualities, your strong communication skills and your ability to work as a team player we take your academic qualifications as read. Naturally, we offer you something in return; namely, a role that challenges you and a team that helps you to develop. From the start you will be integrated into the companys processes. Through the personalized induction program and on-the-job training, you will quickly be able to make use of your expertise. There is one other thing you can expect from a direct career entry with Daimler. We will enable you to advance your skills even further with skills training, different career options and many opportunities across our worldwide company. You know what you want. We do, too. Find all the information and job advertisements for your career entry with Daimler at: Your application should convince us of your skills and inform us of your previous experience and expectations.


Our Propositions for Graduates

Research drives progress. Opportunities for doctoral candidates.

A Group that invests several billion euros in research every year also appreciates the value of your research. So if you are looking to incorporate real-life situations into your academic work, we would like to recommend ourselves to you as your partner. All doors will be open to you. Contacts, research materials, insights into our work, up-to-date information and personal mentors who support you every step of the way. We will also ensure you can complete your doctorate within a reasonable time frame, without having to accept any compromises. All of this is provided so that you can forge new trails and produce results that are of interest beyond the

academic world. What we expect from you: a dissertation topic which could have a considerable bearing on our joint future and the endorsement of an academic PhD supervisor who supports your research objectives. Naturally, you must hold an outstanding high-level degree that proves your passion and commitment. Take your first step by applying for a doctoral candidate position on our website:


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Congratulations. You have achieved a great deal. You have studied, completed your internships and finished your final dissertation. This qualifies you for a career entry at Daimler. However, if you thought you had learnt all there is to know, you would be mistaken. Now is the time for your career development to really take off. At Daimler nobody ever finishes learning. This is why we offer our employees a broad spectrum of opportunities to continue developing themselves while maintaining a healthy life balance. How is that possible? To find out, read on. LEAD your personal development at a glance. The instrument Leadership Evaluation And Development stands for a comprehensible and transparent evaluation of your performance. It allows a plan of action to be drawn up to further your career development. Joint goal agreements and individual development planning then support you in making targeted progress. Helping you to stay ahead. Daimler can offer you various opportunities across the entire Group. For example our Corporate Academy, which enables specialists and managers to meet the complex challenges facing the global automotive business with informed know-how. Tailored skills training enables our employees to increase their knowledge of issues in their specialist business areas and to address regional challenges.

Increased global knowledge. Our opportunities for further development are of the premium standard expected of a multinational Group. We can offer you technical and personal professional development in almost all areas of interest. This includes language courses and Information and Communication Technology training, presentation and working techniques, and intercultural programs which extend far beyond simple language training. New challenges need new know-how. With Daimler Academic Programs employees with a minimum of two years working experience can graduate with a Bachelor, Master or academic certificate fulltime or while working. Daimler supports this ambition for further professional development by covering half of the study costs. Additionally, Daimler offers further support for study and network activities among participants. Enjoy a healthy life balance. Our employment benefits provision extends to many areas of the lives of our employees. Our variety of flexible working patterns is just one example of these advantages. The benefits differ from country to country, in Germany for example, childrens nursery places and health & fitness opportunities support our employees in maintaining a healthy life balance. Our employees also profit from the leading position we take in providing social benefits, for example with our retirement arrangement. The bonuses we pay in particularly successful years are another example. Last but not least, we offer special rates and various financing options on the purchase of our own products. But thats not all. You will discover the other aspects of our comprehensive employment package when you join the team. We look forward to welcoming you.

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