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CareersGet Started With ZF Students & Graduates

Students & Graduates

Where do you want your career to lead you? Students and graduates are encouraged to work with ZF during their studies and upon graduation. With ZF, students have multiple opportunities to collaborate with great colleagues and supportive leaders who share a similar vision to lead innovation within the automotive industry.

how you can join us

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Are you ready to join us? You can find current vacancies in our Job Portal.

Trainee program

Exciting projects, assignments abroad, and work with a high degree of autonomy - that is the international ZF Trainee Program.

Internships & Co-Op Experience

Looking to pair real world working experience with classroom education? Look no further. ZF offers internships and co-op programs across a wide range of specialized fields.


Whether the focus is on Research and Development, Controlling, or Human Resources - write your Bachelor, Master, or diploma thesis at ZF!


You are an intern at ZF and a student in a technical or business field? Then apply for a scholarship at ZF and boost your career already during your studies.

Further opportunities

Aside from global opportunities, ZF also offers student and graduate programs that are specific to different regions. Explore the list of programs that are available to help you grow in your career.

what's next?

“I love the daily challenges. They help me grow not only professionally, but also personally.”

Dhanashree, Project Purchasing, Saarbrücken

You want to know more? Whether in development, research, IT, production or in business administration - ZF offers diverse and interesting fields of work! Other ZF employees introduce their roles.

would you like to know more?

stories from zf

Concentrating on the essentials

Zuo Meng is 34 years old and ZF’s youngest General Manager in China.

No "high anxiety" here

Working high above the ground, service technicians maintain wind turbine gearboxes around the world.

Trade Show Instead of Lecture Hall

2014, ZF invited some 220 students from around Germany to the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover.