FAQ for entry-level positions

Questions about direct entry

Are you a graduate or specialist with questions about starting a career with us? You can find the most important answers here.

Can I join SEW-EURODRIVE with my bachelor's degree?

What fields of study are preferred?

Specialists - what professions are you looking for?

We primarily recruit specialists who have completed training for the following roles:

  • Industrial mechanic
  • Mechatronics technician
  • Electronics technician for industrial engineering
  • Electronics technician for units and systems
  • Technical product designer
  • Management assistant in computer science
  • Industrial management assistant
  • IT specialist for application development
  • IT specialist for system integration

For more information about the individual career profiles, see our Training section. However, we also welcome specialists with other professional qualifications: Take a look at our current job openings to see whether we have anything suitable for you.

Do you have a trainee program?

No. As a graduate, you would start directly with SEW-EURODRIVE. We provide targeted support during the initial phase so that you can quickly get down to work and start taking on responsibility. This includes events such as our “New at SEW” induction day, which provides you with general information about the company. We also offer seminars, product training courses, and other measures tailored to your area of work that provide the ideal preparation for your new duties. For more about the orientation phase, see the next answer or refer to our Orientation program.

What happens during the orientation phase at SEW-EURODRIVE?

So that you can start your new job as quickly as possible, we create an individual orientation plan based on your qualifications and the requirements of your new role. We also offer specific orientation programs in certain areas such as development and sales.

What opportunities do you provide for my continued professional development?

We support the individual development of your personal and professional skills through a large number of measures, including seminars, product training courses, and the opportunity to attend expert conferences. We will also support you if you want to obtain further qualifications as an engineer, foreman, or business administrator and offer various career paths, such as management careers and expert careers.

We also provide individual development measures for exceptionally talented individuals.

Can I complete a master's degree alongside my work?

Yes, that is possible in principle. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation.

How are the working hours structured?

At SEW-EURODRIVE, you benefit from the flexibility of a modern working hours model and generous flextime framework. This enables company requirements, such a flexible adjustment to workloads, to be combined with our employees' private interests. Flextime and free shifts are available to all employees, including specialists working on a shift model.

We offer a range of working models for part-time workers. Depending on employees' specific duties, we develop individual regulations that enable employees to work to the best of their abilities while achieving the optimal balance between work and family life. What's more: Parental leave – even for fathers – is not a taboo subject and we encourage our employees to use this opportunity.

What remuneration can I expect?

You will receive an attractive initial salary based on your role and qualifications. The collective agreements for the metal industry apply at our company. In addition to a fixed basic salary determined by your role, you will also qualify for variable, performance-related pay. This is supplemented by payments such as Christmas and vacation allowances, as well as pension capital formation payments. Depending on the company results, the board may also resolve to award a special results-based bonus. With our deferred compensation plan, you can also elect to transfer your salary into direct insurance or a pension fund.

What employee benefits do you offer?

We offer the exemplary occupational benefits that you would expect from a major company, such as a very good company pension plan, subsidized meals in our company restaurant, and employer's loans when purchasing or building your own home. Our occupational health service and company physicians and nurses are also on hand to provide health-related assistance and advice. Special rates apply to the use of local fitness studios and participation in other company sporting activities. Our employee benefits are rounded off by annual health awareness days and a comprehensive leisure program.

What does the region around Bruchsal have to offer?

One of the most attractive regions in Germany – renowned for its mild climate and wonderful landscapes – awaits you. Bruchsal offers a large number of places to live and work, as well as cultural highlights and places of interest. As part of the Karlsruhe technology region, we are located very close to the third largest city in Baden-Württemberg. The cities of Stuttgart, Mannheim, and Heidelberg are also just a short journey away, and three international airports lie within a 100 kilometer radius. The region certainly has a lot to offer!

What is the best way for me to apply?

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