Deadline: Ongoing | Apply here
Dates: March, June and September
Duration: 12 months
Eligibility: International university graduates of any subject
Location: AUDI AG, Germany

AUDI international trainee programme

Deep insight into structures and processes – if you want to get to know multiple areas of a company during the first year of your career, then the Audi international trainee programme is just what you’re looking for. The international trainee programme at AUDI AG is a 12-month qualification programme for university graduates. As a trainee you will acquire a comprehensive overview of the structures and processes in the company.


With the Audi and Lamborghini brands, the Audi Group has long been one of the most successful car manufacturers in the premium and supercar segment. Since 2012, motorbikes from the traditional Italian brand Ducati have supplemented the range. Furthermore, the Audi Group also supplies other Volkswagen Group brands to customers via sales companies.

In the trainee programme you begin with broad-based development. You are given the opportunity to develop a network and get to know the company as a whole. Your in-depth knowledge of the specialized area is developed following the trainee programme as you assume on-the-job responsibilities. With direct appointment, the process is reversed: you begin by developing your in-depth, specialized knowledge, then broaden your base. Consequently, these ways of joining the company differ but should be viewed as of equal value, and they will not have varying impact on your career opportunities.

As a trainee you will get to know the key interfaces within and outside AUDI AG through various projects. During the 12-month programme you will work independently on three to four projects in various divisions.

One of these projects is in your target department and a second is at one of the Volkswagen Group’s non-German sites. The individual modules of the programme are selected specifically to match your qualifications and the requirements of your target department. The programme also includes time to be spent in Production and at dealerships, where you will have direct contact with Audi’s products and customers.

You will be supervised by your personal mentor from Audi management throughout the entire programme. You will prepare a personalized schedule for your programme together with your mentor and the trainee support team. Both will be available to you as points of contact at all times. Once you have completed the programme you will have an excellent network within the company, which you can put to use in your later work. The international trainee programme is open to graduates of any subject, but they are particularly looking for graduates of technical degree programmes.

You should also note the following requirements for your application:

  • Successful completion of your university degree
  • Above-average academic record
  • International experience though studies and/or internship abroad
  • Practical experience from an internship in a relevant area
  • Business fluent English; other foreign languages are a plus
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Compelling personality


The starting dates for the international trainee programme are always in March, June and September of each year. Please include all documents with your application (your curriculum vitae, current interim or final study certificates, certificates of employment, certification of your stay abroad and an informative cover letter).

Applicants are selected in a 3-step process:

  1. Preselection based on application documents
  2. Structured interview
  3. Assessment Centre at Audi in Ingolstadt

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