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ZF leads in mobility solutions for automotive and industrial applications. Our diverse portfolio spans efficient and reliable driveline, chassis, and safety systems for all vehicle types, and innovative drive and gear technology for industrial use, on and off-road. We're also pioneers in next-generation connectivity and mobility solutions.

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Products for Automotive Applications

For efficient, safe, dynamic and reliable vehicles, ZF products are the first choice for driveline, chassis and safety systems - and this for passenger cars and LCV as well as for trucks, buses, fleets, motorcycles and in motorsport.

Products for Industrial Technology

Products for Industrial Technology

Whether by sea or by land – also off-road ZF provides mobility. For many uses in the area of the industrial engineering ZF delivers the suitable drive and gear technology.

Mobility and Connectivity Solutions

Mobility and Connectivity Solutions

ZF offers a wide range of connectivity and mobility solutions for the Next Generation Mobility.


Available in many Regions

Explore your opportunities worldwide - ZF's dynamic career options are available across many regions, ready to welcome your talent.

Reasons to Work at ZF

Discover what makes ZF a unique place to work: innovation, passion, and a drive for sustainability shape our future. Empowerment and inclusion foster personal growth in a dynamic environment.

Start your career at ZF

Find your start at ZF as a student or graduate. We offer internships, theses, vacation and working student jobs. Start your career with us and contribute to the future of mobility. Develop yourself in an environment that promotes innovation and personal growth.

Meet our Colleagues

Dive into the experiences of ZF employees who are shaping the future of mobility. Discover their journeys of innovation, growth, and success in our inclusive and dynamic environment.

Esther's Story: „With ZF products into the future of mobility - that's what excites me about my job."

Esther started her career at ZF in 2011 as a function developer in e-mobility. Over the past ten years, she has successfully advanced to team leader of a twelve-person project team in software coordination. "I really appreciate that everyone at ZF has the chance to grow into a high position." As a project manager, Esther has already had the opportunity to develop an innovative temperature model for a sensor and test the new functions thoroughly.

Charbel's Story: "The variety of topics and the internationality of the contacts - that's what excites me."

In the U.S., Charbel then served as Accounts Payable Manager in the Accounting Shared Service Center. "I was part of a great team there and learned a lot - about the location, the people, and about the country and its realities." After another stint in Controlling at ZF's Car Driveline Technology division, his path led him back to Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Saniya's Story: "More than just writing code - I get to see how my software drives products."

How does a young Indian woman find her passion in processing digital signals and programming algorithms? "I became interested in computers and electronic devices in high school, when I was 14 years old. It took me weeks to convince my parents to buy me my own PC. And pretty quickly I wanted to be more than just a user, I wanted to know how things worked."

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Step into ZF's Metaverse and explore your Career Paths

Dive into a world of opportunities across various domains like engineering, trades, IT, or international business by stepping into ZF's immersive Metaverse. Whether it be the Global, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Chinese, or Indian sphere: Embark on a journey of innovation for tomorrow, discovering where your skills and talents can take you within our diverse and welcoming global community. Begin shaping your future with ZF today, right here, right now.

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Application process

Embark on your ZF journey with a simple and engaging process. Start by applying online to showcase your skills and interests. If there's a match, a phone interview will follow, giving you and our recruiter a chance to explore opportunities. Next, a business interview with your potential manager delves into the role and our company culture. You'll then receive feedback on your interview. Once successful, we welcome you aboard, ensuring a smooth start at ZF. Begin your journey with us today!


Who is ZF

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

With some 165,000 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €43.8 billion in fiscal 2022. The company operates 168 production locations in 32 countries.

How is ZF preparing for the future?

Research and development are the best investments in the future. It is the only way to achieve innovation and high technical performance for products with high user benefits. ZF is an innovation-driven company that develops volume production-ready products based on its own research and development efforts and thus invests in the future.More about R&D at ZF

What does ZF offer its customers?

ZF’s main priority is to meet its customers’ needs by using leading technology, quality and service; this is the key to strengthening the international market position. In addition to the benefits of component expertise, the customer profits from the ZF Group’s system know-how. Innovations in driveline and chassis technology provide increased driving dynamics, safety, comfort as well as lower fuel consumption and emissions in the vehicles of the customers.

What are ZF's values?

Corporate responsibility goes beyond the safeguarding of economic success and jobs. Thus, it is quite natural for ZF to assume responsibility for social assignments, environmental protection and within the context of several national and international relief projects. ZF plays an active role in society and is continuously engaged in a dialog with the general public and with its employees. The company promotes its employees in terms of qualification, performance, motivation and mobility.

Within the company, the ZF Way provides orientation and a clear direction, because the changes in the industry is more dynamic and, in some cases, more fundamental than ever before. The five principles of Passion, Anticipation, Diversity, Empowerment and Accountability describe how we want to lead and work together. They define the way we act as an organization and express what people at ZF stand for.

Which ways offers ZF to join the company?

During studies:

  • Summer jobs
  • Trainee program
  • Internships
  • Dissertations (Diploma, Bachelor, Master)

Post studies:

  • Direct entry
  • International internship

Graduates of which fields of studies are most required?

Graduates of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IT, industrial engineering or business management specialized in process engineering, mechatronics, automation engineering, automotive engineering, product engineering, environmental engineering and logistics.

Who does ZF belong to?

The company shareholders are the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding 93.8 percent of company shares, and the Dr.-Jürgen-and-Irmgard-Ulderup Foundation, Lemförde, with 6.2 percent.

Can I buy ZF shares?

No, the company is not listed on the stock exchange. Shareholders are the Zeppelin Foundation and the Dr.-Jürgen-and-Irmgard-Ulderup Foundation.

How is ZF structured?

At ZF, the Group’s structure is aligned with the market and customers. The company is divided into the seven divisions: Chassis Solutions, Electrified Powertrain Technology, Electronics & Advanced Driver Assistance System, Passive Safety Systems, Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Industrial Technology and Aftermarket.