Deadline: BMW Global Leader Development Program accepts applications on a rolling basis | Apply here
Eligibility: Students/Recent Graduates/Young Professionals
Locations: Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, UK), Americas (Brazil, Mexico, United States), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand), Africa (South Africa)

BMW Global Leader Development Program

German premium car-maker rolled out its  BMW Global Leader Development Program – an exciting career opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates with the potential to become global leaders. The program takes on people with a variety of backgrounds ranging from finance and IT all the way to engineering and production.


The GLD Program takes a total of 18 months to complete, where participants are get an insight into various divisions by rotating for the first months in their primary location. Following the local rotation, the program continues at BMW’s headquarters in Munich. Consequently, participants continue to work for another 5 months at their respective location, only to move back to Munich for the last 3 months of the program.


Aside from working for one of the most innovative companies in the car manufacturing industry, (and possibly getting to your own BMW at a discount), participants at the prestigious program benefit from:

  • Mentoring
  • Networking e.g. at cross-divisional events and socials
  • Courses as part of the BMW Group Training Academy
  • Being involved in joint team projects

On top of the above, trainees will get exposed to a production department, as well as 2 weeks in a company subsidiary and another week in a customer-service department. This will help you get exposed to a wide range of divisions and ultimately benefit you


BMW’s GLD Program is available at a wide range of locations, ranging from Europe to Americas to the Asian Pacific as well as African region. The locations are listed below:


  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • UK


  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • United States

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand


  • South Africa

Follow this link to apply and become part of BMW’s Global Leader Program.

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