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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.

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

Are you enthusiastic about Robotics or smart Automation Solutions? With a potential specific focus on Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain & Quality or Transformation & Digitalization?
Are you interested in getting to know different areas within KUKA? Are you looking for varied tasks and excellent career prospects in a dynamic and future-oriented group? Then grab this unique opportunity, become part of our team and benefit from 18 months of on-the-job training including an assignment abroad and individual development!
In four to five different stations, you will get to know our Headquarters in Augsburg, Germany and at least one KUKA location abroad and you will have the opportunity to build up and steadily expand your KUKA-wide network.

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Trainee Program at KUKA

What is in for you?

  • As trainee with focus on Human Resources you will get to know different HR functional areas and will be assigned to different teams such as HR Management and our Centers of Expertise. During your time as HR trainee, you will be closely supported, have the opportunity for global networking and will actively work on interesting current topics.

  • As trainee with focus on Finance you will gain extensive insights into various Finance and Controlling functions and topics like Finance Reporting in Headquarters, Financial Planning & Analysis in our KUKA Segments, Treasury, Tax, Shared Service Center Accounting, etc. You will have the chance to gather international experience and build your own network within KUKA’s Finance Community.

  • As trainee within Robotics, you will get to know the integrated Supply Chain Departments such as Purchasing, Production and Planning as well as our Quality Department. You will work independently on projects and actively support us in our day-to-day business. During your rotations you will get to know essential processes in the departments and work on continuous improvement.

  • As trainee within Systems/Smart Automation Solutions, you will learn about our business model, our value chain and our technological key projects within KUKA Systems. You will be closely involved in our digital and agile transformation and will be deployed in exciting areas. This may include, for example, our KUKA Systems Digital Factory team, our Assembly & Test branch in Bremen, as well as areas of special interest for you at one or more international locations. As a global player in the fast-growing automation market, we offer you responsibility and scope for action in project work and day-to-day business right from the start.

Example Assignments Trainee Program
Draft for a Human Resources Trainee
Information on the 2023 trainee program is expected to be available here, as well as in our online job exchange from spring 2023.

How to apply

All current vacancies are advertised in our online job exchange. Each vacancy notice contains a link by means of which you can apply directly online. On each page, there is also a point of contact for your questions.

Apply now and become a KUKA colleague – we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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