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Apprenticeship as an automotive painter (m/f/d)

Training as an automotive painter (m/f/d) is suitable for anyone who is skilled and enjoys working with paints and varnishes.

Your apprenticeship at KUKA

Training as an automotive painter (m/f/d) at KUKA provides trainees with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the field of painting technology. As part of the training, trainees learn, for example, how to apply paints to different materials such as metal, plastic or glass, how to prepare surfaces and how to mix and match paints. In addition, they acquire extensive knowledge about the different painting processes and technologies as well as about occupational safety and environmental protection. The maintenance and servicing of the paint booths and the care and cleaning of tools and equipment are also part of the training content.

Your activities as a automotive painter (m/f/d)

  • Coating, treating and designing surfaces

  • Planning and coordinating the work

  • Determining the work steps and the materials required

  • Carrying out work independently on the basis of work orders alone and in a team

  • Checking the work to ensure that it has been carried out correctly

  • Documenting the work

What you should offer

  • Practical understanding and manual skills

  • Interest in mathematics and chemistry

  • Exact and careful way of working

  • Perseverance, reliability and ability to work in a team

  • Qualifying secondary school diploma, secondary school leaving certificate or A-levels

Our training and further education offers

Training at KUKA always includes both technical and interdisciplinary content. Through various learning modules, you will continue your education in a comprehensive manner. These include, for example:


  • Introduction days

  • Robot training courses

  • Courses to prepare for exams

  • Courses in foreign languages

Duration of the training and graduation

KUKA offers training as an automotive painter (m/f/d) at the Augsburg site.

Upon successful completion after 3 years, you will be a trained automotive painter (m/f/d) of the IHK. Your training will take place in cooperation with vocational school IV. For you, this means that both your practical assignments at KUKA and your classes will take place in Augsburg.

This is what you can look forward to

  • Varied and interesting tasks

    as well as insights into Industrie 4.0
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  • Extensive continuous professional development opportunities

    Specialist, master craftsman or technician

  • State-of-the-art training

    in the new education center (opened in September 2020)
    Learn more about our training center
  • State-of-the-art training facilities

    (New machines, tablet PCs at the workbenches, etc.)
  • KUKA Summary

    Attractive remuneration

    including Christmas bonus and vacation pay
  • Foreign placements of four to six weeks

    For example in Belgium, China or USA
  • 30 days paid vacation

  • Company canteens and café

  • KUKA for Automotive

    Very good transport connections

  • Financial support in the 365 Euro Ticket from AVV

  • Events and actions

    such as summer parties, karting or a visit to the subsidiaries.

Starting date: The starting date each year is 1 September.

Please apply online via our careers site with complete application documents (covering letter, CV, references, etc.) about a year before the start of the apprenticeship.

Have we aroused your interest?

If so, apply now online via our careers site!

Contact Augsburg:
Mr. Manfred Schussmann
Head of Training Center
Tel. +49 821 797-1407