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Graduates (w/m/d)

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Graduates at KUKA

KUKA offers graduates a wide range of professional opportunities and challenges. Our many years of experience in the world of automation will stand you in good stead as you start your career as well, because of our extensive technological expertise. At KUKA, graduates are continuously nurtured through qualification measures, individual training, specialist training courses, workshops or language courses.

Working in a familiar atmosphere

With about 12,000 employees worldwide, KUKA offers all the benefits of a major company. At the same time, we have the distinct characteristics of a medium-sized company. This means there is a family-like atmosphere and we have low-peak hierarchies. At KUKA, a high level of trust and pronounced collegiality is the norm. Graduates and job starters in particular are quickly integrated into their teams and supported as best as we can.

Advantages for employees and customers

In addition to the great bandwidth of employment and development options for graduates, we offer all employees scope for their own ideas – for example we give them the opportunity to work on individual projects. Enjoying your work is a high priority at KUKA. We want you to feel comfortable with us, enjoy going to work and be proud of your results. Here at KUKA, we value diverse backgrounds and perspectives and integrate this idea into our corporate culture. This enables us to tackle challenges, promote innovation and provide our customers with first-class products.

Preconditions for starting a career at KUKA

To enjoy a successful career at KUKA, you should above all offer curiosity and enthusiasm for modern technologies. Primarily, it is important for us that you take a wider view from time to time. If you also like pushing ahead with projects under your own steam, then you will be right at the top of our candidate wish list.

These are the characteristics that will win us over:

  • Commitment
  • Autonomy
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work in teams
  • Determination
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Flexibility
  • Openness
  • Creativity
  • Cosmopolitan attitude

In addition to master workers and technicians, we are principally looking for university graduates (as a direct entry or as trainee) from the following courses:

  • Engineering sciences (automation technology, mechatronics, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering)
  • Information technology
  • Business administration
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Direct entry for graduates

We understand that once you have graduated, you would like to start an appealing job as quickly as possible. As an ambitious company, we appreciate this commitment and, at the same time, we do a lot to make your entry to KUKA as simple as possible – for example with an intensive induction program. Or during the starting days, our monthly introductory event for new employees at the Augsburg site.

Direct entry to KUKA is particularly effectively attained in these areas:

  • Purchasing
  • Service
  • Development
  • Sales/Project handling
  • Processing
  • Product management
  • Assembly
  • Design

Prerequisites for direct entry at KUKA

This is what you need for direct entry

To be able to start your career directly, you will need to have successfully completed your training – for example a master worker’s certificate – or to have finished your university course.

Procedure for direct graduate entry

You go through an intensive induction program for your new tasks. At KUKA you quickly take responsibility and input your individual strengths – both in project work and everyday business. We will support you and encourage you right from the start in your technical and personal development. Regular feedback meetings with your managers offer you the opportunity to talk about the status of cooperation and agree common goals.

Information on the 2023 trainee program is expected to be available here, as well as in our online job exchange from spring 2023.

Our international Trainee Program –                                  the key to your perfect start at KUKA!

Are you enthusiastic about Robotics and would like to take a look behind the scenes of one of the world's leading suppliers of smart Automation Solutions? Would you like to get to know different areas within the group and work in international and diverse teams? Are you interested in excellent career prospects in a dynamic and future-oriented group?

Then our international Trainee Program is just right for you!

We offer a Trainee Program tailored to you with the following focus areas:

  • Business Innovation

  • Inhouse Consulting

  • Customer Service

  • Software Development

  • Supply Chain Management & Quality


What program elements await you?

  • 18 months on-the-job training including a foreign assignment

  • 4-5 different stations in Germany and abroad

  • Individual support for your personal and professional development

  • Getting to know various functions and tasks in different departments

  • Assumption of responsibility for exciting projects and in day-to-day business

  • Varied tasks and active support in the improvement process

  • Deepening of intercultural skills

  • Opportunity for global networking and exchange with other talented trainees

  • Excellent career prospects in a dynamic and future-oriented group

What should you bring along?

  • A master's degree with above-average grades

  • Very good written and spoken German and English, other languages beneficial

  • International experience, intercultural interest and willingness for global mobility

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

  • Enthusiasm to deal with a very broad range of topics

  • Willingness to learn and drive to improve processes and procedures

Are you ready to dive in?

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