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KUKA as an employer

Are you interested in a career with a successful future? The world’s leading supplier of robotics, plant and systems engineering will get you there. Choose to work for KUKA and join us in shaping Industrie 4.0.

Tradition meets innovation

The development of KUKA as a company has been remarkable: founded in 1898 by Johann Josef Keller and Jakob Knappich as the Augsburg Acetylene Factory, the company is now the market leader in the production of industrial robots and automated systems and plants.

The KUKA philosophy 

KUKA employs around 14,000 people in more than 30 countries. They all have one thing in common: their passion for KUKA as a company and its technological innovation. KUKA employees do not simply perform a role. They are enthused by the new aspects of their tasks on a daily basis, showing that they quite literally have “orange blood”.

Despite the size of the company, KUKA has the characteristics of a medium-sized company. The company’s hierarchies are flat and responsibility at KUKA rests with a wide range of individuals. KUKA has been successfully making its mark as a global player since the mid-1990s. That being said, strengthening our locations in Germany is very important to us. For this reason, we invest in modern workstations here on a continuous basis. The best evidence for this is our new Development and Technology Center in Augsburg, which was completed at the end of 2015.

Awards for KUKA as an employer

KUKA is an attractive and responsible employer – it’s not only our employees who think that. We are proud of various certificates we have received from independent inspection bodies, including the following awards: Universum: Ideal employer in Germany, Universum: Germany’s most attractive employers, Germany's most attractive employers for engineering students, Trendence Top 100 employers and Trendence Top 100 employers IT.

We are happy to be one of Germany's most attractive employers every year.

Diversity at KUKA

Intercultural understanding, tolerance and acceptance have a high priority in a global company like KUKA with locations and business partners all over the world.

Equal opportunities and gender diversity also play an important role at KUKA. Employees should find an environment free of prejudice with attractive working conditions and professional development opportunities - regardless of their origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or worldview.

By signing the Diversity Charter, KUKA has officially committed itself to these values.

KUKA has signed the Charta der Vielfalt.
Appreciation, equal opportunities and tolerance: KUKA supports and promotes the values of the Diversity Charter.

Benefits and career opportunities at KUKA

As a company with a real sense of tradition, we at KUKA regard it as a matter of course for every colleague to be professionally encouraged and supported in their personal and professional development. At the same time, we attach particular importance to work/life balance – and thus retaining our employees for as long as possible.

Your income at KUKA is defined by collective agreement. We also offer our staff numerous social benefits such as a company pension, profit-sharing and a subsidy for rail tickets.

Work/life balance

  • Flexible working time models
    KUKA is a modern employer. We allow our employees to take advantage of flexible working time models such as part-time work or telecommuting. Within the “5 out of 6” model, you additionally have the option to work on Saturdays in order to keep a weekday of your choice free. In this way, we enable you to forge your own career without your private life suffering as a result.
  • Childcare and more
    KUKA opened its own daycare facility for children at its headquarters in Augsburg in November 2013. Furthermore, we also support you when it comes to looking after family members. The Orange Care e.V. association initiated by KUKA staff members also promotes assistance for young people and families.
  • Health management
    It’s important to us that you stay healthy. For this reason, we give you the opportunity to maintain the balance between working life and private life under the slogan “Fit for KUKA”. For example, you can take advantage of courses on topics such as nutrition, relaxation and fitness, or take part in activities such as running groups, tennis or mountain biking.

Development opportunities

If you choose to work for KUKA, we offer you the best conditions from the very start:

  • Vocational training:
    At KUKA, school students and university students are trained to become highly qualified employees by instructors with many years of professional experience. We take numerous measures to ensure every apprenticeship and training course is as well-founded as possible.
  • KUKA Academy:
    At our academy, we offer all of our employees an extensive and varied range of technical/methodical and personal further education courses. These include, for example, language courses, project management training and courses for specialist and managerial staff. 
  • Coaching:
    One-to-one coaching sessions afford KUKA employees the opportunity to further themselves on a personal level. Furthermore, we offer team coaching sessions to promote sustainable development within teams – in keeping with our forward-looking corporate culture.

Become a KUKA colleague: Browse through our online job exchange for positions which are currently vacant and send us your application – we look forward to hearing from you.

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