Vocational Training

Vocational training at Porsche - an opportunity not to be missed!

A Porsche is no ordinary car - for many it is a long-cherished dream. That we at Porsche Leipzig can make this dream come true makes us particularly proud. Leipzig could also be the place where your dream of an exciting professional future might come true. Don't miss this opportunity and apply now for the next Porsche vocational training programme.

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Automotive mechatronics technician (system and high-voltage technology)

Course content: Introduction to vehicle production, development and salesPlanning, maintenance, testing, diagnosing and servicing vehicle...

Course content:

  • Introduction to vehicle production, development and sales
  • Planning, maintenance, testing, diagnosing and servicing vehicle systems
  • Structure, function and operation of high-voltage systems and their components
  • Testing of high-voltage systems with diagnostic equipment
  • Repair and replacement of high-voltage components
  • Performing insulation, equipotential and voltage drop measurements
  • Repair of drive systems incl. engine management system

Requirements:

  • Certificate of secondary education with good grades in German, mathematics, physics, technology or computer science
  • Initial practical experience in a technical environment, manual dexterity and good spatial perception
  • Interest in technical interrelationships
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Strong enthusiasm for automotive production

Duration of apprenticeship: 3.5 years

Automotive mechatronics technician (passenger cars)

Course content: Introduction to vehicle production, development and salesPlanning, maintenance, testing, diagnosing and servicing vehicle...

Course content:

  • Introduction to vehicle production, development and sales
  • Planning, maintenance, testing, diagnosing and servicing vehicle systems
  • Assembly, maintenance, testing and adjustment of components
  • Identifying the causes of malfunctions in drivetrain, chassis, driver-assistance and safety systems using diagnostic instruments
  • Repair of drive systems including engine management system, exhaust system and ancillary units

Requirements:

  • Certificate of secondary education with good grades in German, mathematics, physics, technology or computer science
  • Initial practical experience in a technical environment, manual dexterity and good spatial perception
  • Interest in technical interrelationships
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Strong enthusiasm for automotive production

Duration of apprenticeship: 3.5 years

Toolmaking technician

Course content: Planning, management, testing and optimization of work processes within automobile productionAssembly and disassembly as well as the...

Course content:

  • Planning, management, testing and optimization of work processes within automobile production
  • Assembly and disassembly as well as the testing and transfer of tools and appliances in the production field
  • Programming and operation of plant and machinery with numerical controls
  • Production of tools and assemblies with varying processing methods
  • Maintenance of tools and appliances and their components
  • Operations in industrial series production

 Requirements:

  • Certificate of secondary education with good grades in German, mathematics, physics, technology or computer science
  • Initial practical experience in a technical environment, manual dexterity and good spatial perception
  • Interest in technical interrelationships
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Strong enthusiasm for automotive production

Duration of the apprenticeship: 3.5 years

Industrial technician

Course content: Separation techniques and remodelling Material assemblyMachine metal cutting with high precision measuring toolsMaintenance and...

Course content:

  • Separation techniques and remodelling
  • Material assembly
  • Machine metal cutting with high precision measuring tools
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment/components within the automobile production
  • Programming of numerically controlled machines
  • Construction and checking of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls in the automobile production process
  • Planning and regulation of workflows, monitoring and appraisal of work results
  • Combined application of production methods
  • Service in the automated production

 Requirements:

  • Certificate of secondary education with good grades in German, mathematics, physics, technology or computer science
  • Initial practical experience in a technical environment, manual dexterity and good spatial perception
  • Interest in technical interrelationships
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Strong enthusiasm for automotive production

Duration of the apprenticeship: 3.5 years

The pupils' workshop at the VDI-GaraGe

It is difficult to describe the fascination of Porsche in a few words – but it can be experienced in a few hours at the courses given by VDI-GaraGe,...

It is difficult to describe the fascination of Porsche in a few words – but it can be experienced in a few hours at the courses given by VDI-GaraGe, which Porsche has been actively sponsoring since 2001 as one of five founding sponsors. Here you can become a real Porsche expert in double-quick time – perhaps the first step towards a future in the automobile industry. As a model for explaining the Porsche brand no less than one of the most powerful vehicles in our product range is used – the Porsche 911 Turbo. Participants are able to get to know its sophisticated technology and are set interesting challenges which need to be solved by teamwork.

Our school workshop is aimed at young people from the age of 13 from all types of schools who have one thing in common: a fascination for cars. For all those who are interested in technology this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find out for themselves what makes a Porsche so unique.

Are you interested in a technical apprenticeship with Porsche? Then take advantage of our one-day introductory course and register here: Tel. +49 / 341 - 870 860 or by email to schuelerwerkstatt@porsche-leipzig.com.

Schedule

Vocational training at Porsche - a time of fascination experiences.Vocational training at Porsche generally takes 3.5 years but may be shortened to 3...

Vocational training at Porsche - a time of fascination experiences.

Vocational training at Porsche generally takes 3.5 years but may be shortened to 3 years for trainees who achieve exceptional results. During this period you can look forward to exciting insights in a unique international company with great ideals.

1st year

Put the key into the ignition lock, on the left, naturally, start the engine, put it into first gear and hit the accelerator... Introduction...

Put the key into the ignition lock, on the left, naturally, start the engine, put it into first gear and hit the accelerator...

  • Introduction days
  • Basics of metalworking
  • Basics of electrics
  • Basics of engine technology
  • Basics of chassis technology

2nd year

You'll be heading off at a nice speed and sound in second gear... Consolidation of the basics in the course of different projects,...

You'll be heading off at a nice speed and sound in second gear...

  • Consolidation of the basics in the course of different projects, including:
    "production of sectional models" or "conversion of different Porsche models"
  • Application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Porsche production line
  • Visits to other Porsche plants
  • Preparation for the final exam part 1

3rd year

At full throttle into third gear... Firsthand application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Porsche production lineWork in different...

At full throttle into third gear...

  • Firsthand application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Porsche production line
  • Work in different Porsche departments

4th year

Though the aim is within reach, you'll have to change up once again... Consolidation of special capabilities and skillsWork in productionPreparation...

Though the aim is within reach, you'll have to change up once again...

  • Consolidation of special capabilities and skills
  • Work in production
  • Preparation for the final exam part 2
  • Theoretical and practical final exam
    Aim achieved:
    You've successfully completed your vocational training at Porsche Leipzig GmbH

Application

With a school leaving certificate you can start in pole position with us!

If you have successfully completed general secondary school, grammar school or a secondary modern school, are a good craftsman with an understanding of technology, have a sense of responsibility and are reliable, then apply for one of our technical apprenticeships online and using the Job Locator.

Philip Heumann - automotive mechatronics technician

My name is Philip Heumann and I'm currently in the first year of my apprenticeship as an automotive mechatronics technician. Becoming an automotive...

My name is Philip Heumann and I'm currently in the first year of my apprenticeship as an automotive mechatronics technician. Becoming an automotive mechatronics technician was something that I decided on at a very early stage, because it's an occupation which combines several of my interests. DIY is one of my hobbies, I'm fascinated by cars and very interested in technology, which means that an apprenticeship in the automotive industry is ideal for me.

During a number of work experience courses I acquired initial know-how about working on cars, and this confirmed my ambitions to become an automotive mechatronics technician. I quickly found that an apprenticeship with Porsche was exactly what I was looking for – the work is really interesting, varied and demanding. The other apprentices in my year come from all parts of the country: they all have different characters and different interests, so we form a highly dynamic group. I feel very much at home in my team and I have lots of possibilities to realise my potential to make a personal contribution.

The areas I have covered so far during my apprenticeship include the basics of metalworking, together with welding, and engine training in which I was able to examine a large number of Porsche engines down to the last detail. In learning the basics of automotive electrical systems, I was able to extend my knowledge of maths and physics directly on the various components of the automobile.

Learning directly on the vehicle enables us to understand the complex integration and interrelations between components and systems. As a result you get a technical overview with in-depth knowledge of our sports cars.

From the rest of my apprenticeship I expect to reinforce what I have already learnt and to acquire additional specific know-how. I'm really looking forward to operations in different departments and upcoming projects.

After I complete my training a lot of opportunities will be open to me offering exciting areas of operations. I look forward to completing the apprenticeship successfully and finding an interesting area of work at our plant.

Michelle Kappe - mechatronics technician

My name is Michelle Kappe and I'm in the first year of my apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician. When I was at school physics was one of my...

My name is Michelle Kappe and I'm in the first year of my apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician.

When I was at school physics was one of my favourite subjects, and in my spare time I always enjoyed tinkering with engines and technical equipment. When I then looked into the kind of occupations which cover this kind of activity the occupation of mechatronics technician made an especially positive impression on me. The reason for this is that it consists of two main areas: electrical technology and metal processing. For me a further important aspect was the fact that mechatronics technicians can work in a number of occupational areas and operational fields, and the demand for specialist technicians is therefore correspondingly high.

In the very first week of our apprenticeship all of the new apprentices went on a trip to get to know one another. My colleagues and I had the opportunity in a number of team exercises to become acquainted and our instructors were also able to gain an initial impression of us. From the very beginning we were welcomed to the large team of apprentices at Porsche. The more experienced apprentices, as well as our instructors, are always ready to help us in word and deed if we have any questions or problems.

In the first half year of my occupational training we were introduced to the basics of metalworking (e.g. conventional milling, turning, sawing and drilling), pneumatics and electronics. In the field of electrical technology we learned how to fit small electrical control boxes with relays and wiring.

I expect from the remaining part of my apprenticeship that I will learn a great deal more about electrical technology and electrical equipment, so that I can pass the exams in the second year of my apprenticeship, and will then be able to carry out initial operations as a mechatronics technician in the body shop and in the paint shop.

After I pass my final exams I hope to be offered a job by Porsche and work here in maintenance operations. Perhaps I will then also be able to take advantage of other training opportunities in order to acquire further qualifications.

Robin Thurner - mechatronics technician

My name is Robin Thurner and I'm in the first year of my apprenticeship as a toolmaking technician with Porsche Leipzig. My enthusiasm for sports...

My name is Robin Thurner and I'm in the first year of my apprenticeship as a toolmaking technician with Porsche Leipzig.

My enthusiasm for sports cars, particularly the Porsche models, and my general interest in technology were the reasons why I applied for this apprenticeship. Together with my father I have enjoyed tinkering with motorbikes and other kinds of machinery from a young age. In the ninth grade at school I then had the possibility of gaining work experience with Porsche, and from that time on an apprenticeship with Porsche was my ambition.

I've completed the first year of my apprenticeship and I can say with confidence that it was the right decision for me to start with Porsche. From the very first day all of the apprentices were integrated fully into the company. The working environment is really positive and this is reflected in everyone's attitude to the job. In addition I feel at home here and have a good relationship with all my colleagues.

A successful completion of the training here means a guaranteed job, and because Porsche can offer me a wide range of opportunities after I complete the course, a successfully concluded apprenticeship will be a good foundation for my future career.

During the part of the apprenticeship I have completed so far we have mainly received instructions relating to the machines, which means that we already know how to operate a large part of the machinery, as well as the tools and workpieces. In addition we have learnt how to programme and operate CNC machines and a great deal more.

My wishes for the remainder of my apprenticeship are that the working environment will continue to be good and above all that the work will be enjoyable. I expect that after our apprenticeship we will be able to carry out all aspects of our job using our own initiative. My main ambition is to be taken on and work here at the Porsche plant in Leipzig.

The Porsche apprenticeship workshop

The apprenticeship workshop is located at the centre of the assembly facility for the Panamera and is accordingly integrated into normal production...

The apprenticeship workshop is located at the centre of the assembly facility for the Panamera and is accordingly integrated into normal production operations. Apprentices have the opportunity to experience from the very first day on what happens inside the works, and the kind of workstations they are being trained to occupy. The apprenticeship workshop consists of the actual workshop of 600 m², a classroom with the latest equipment and a service area. The workshop has cutting-edge technical equipment which enables professional operations. For example, apprentices have access to a welding section, workbenches, four hydraulic ramps and other technical installations. Both everyday tasks such as oil changes, changing fan belts and axial alignment are carried out here, as well as the implementation of varied and interesting projects. The latest successes achieved by the Porsche apprenticeship programme are awards received from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the "Best company apprenticeship programme in Saxony" and the selection of one of the company's apprentices as the "Best young skilled worker in Leipzig in the field of automotive mechatronics".

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