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Daimler - CAReer - The Talent Program

Industry Automotive
Functional area
  • Finance & Accounting
  • General Management
  • HR / Organization
  • IT
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Research & Development
  • Supply Chain Management
Duration 18 months
Region Europe
Location Germany
Language requirements
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
Mentorship program No
Preferred study background
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Computer science / IT
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment center
Contact person +49 711 17 0
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


If you are interested in linking your future career to the future of the automobile, you will find ideal conditions at Daimler. We look forward to meeting you.


Good prospects with the inventors of the automobile
The corporate-wide Daimler CAReer program offers motivated talents a fascinating environment in a global corporation with an impressive variety of innovative products – ranging from the compact smart to the powerful road train – in the Mercedes Car Group, Truck Group as well as Finance, Leasing & Banking division. We welcome applications from people who share our passion for the automobile, have more than the usual commitment to their job and the potential to handle challenging tasks.


CAReer is not about doing exercises, but about cooperation and taking on responsibility. You will acquire all the know-how you need for your future career at Daimler working on various projects and training modules in the corporation's various divisions and departments.

The functional fields in the CAReer program

Depending on what the focus of your degree or internships was and where your career interests lies, you can choose to start in one of the following functional fields:

Engineering, Research & Development: High on the list of priorities are, among other things, the vision of accident-free driving, alternative drives, and the automobile of the future. More specifically, we mean, for example, completely redesigning entire model series, running preparatory simulation processes, testing design models, developing prototypes etc.

Core fields:

  • Engine and powertrain development
  • Total vehicle development (passenger cars, commercial vehicles)
  • Optimizing the man-machine interface
  • Production and materials technology
  • Electrics/electronics and intelligent transport systems
  • Software and process technology
  • Energy management

Manufacturing & Related functions: If you have a degree in the engineering sciences, sound technical knowledge, practical work experience, as well as gasoline in your blood, we would love to see your application. Interested in a global production network? Our goal is to synchronize globally networked processes across all locations so as to ensure the smooth running of production processes. The main tasks here involve supporting the product development process, shaping and optimizing production processes, equipment and facility planning, taking process technology and commercial aspects into account, including production equipment manufacturing.

Core fields:

  • Production
  • Production planning
  • Logistics
  • Quality management
  • Technical services

If you have a degree in a technical discipline and enjoy working in a hands-on environment, you will find interesting challenges in Manufacturing & Related Functions.

Sales & Marketing: Based on customer expectations and sound market analyses this is where the basic strategies for customer care, as well as for results-oriented marketing are developed for our brands, vehicles, and services. This functional field is responsible for various tasks, from positioning a vehicle to product launch, to professional sales, to smooth after-sales management.

Core fields:

  • Strategic marketing and product management
  • Sales
  • After-sales
  • Sales network controlling and development

If you have a degree in economics or industrial engineering, practical work experience in automobile sales, and are enthusiastic about customer care and services, we can offer excellent opportunities to new entrants.

Procurement & Supply: This is where all the procurement functions meet the logistics functions. Networked thinking and forward planning enable a continuous flow of materials.

Core fields:

  • Commodity/supplier strategy
  • Procurement bidding processes
  • Procurement controlling/strategy
  • Final negotiations

If you have a degree in engineering or economics and an international background, this is where you'll find diverse, cross-divisional areas to work in.

Finance, Leasing & Banking: Dealers and customers come to us for tailor-made financial services for everything to do with the automobile: from financing to leasing, to insurance and fleet management. Financial Services supports Sales and promotes customer loyalty.

Core fields:

  • Financial services
  • Finance & controlling
  • Risk management
  • Asset liability management

Finance & Controlling: If you have a degree in economics and an enthusiasm for automotive financing, this is where you'll find attractive opportunities in various functions, departments, and countries. Interested in corporate-wide coordination tasks? Controlling works in cooperation with the most diverse corporate units to support complex decision-making processes, from product development to sales, by ensuring corporate controlling has an excellent information basis. In the Accounting, Taxes, and Treasury departments you will be given the opportunity to gain experience in financial accounting and new methods, as well as commercial controlling processes.

Core fields:

  • Controlling
  • Finance, treasury, and risk management
  • Investor relations
  • Accounting
  • Taxes

Corporate-wide challenges await those with an above-average degree in economics, industrial engineering, or financial mathematics.

Information Technology: The task here is to provide the technical infrastructure required by a global organization, as well as to support the integration of various processes - wherever it makes sense and is possible. This process cannot be mastered successfully without innovations. New concepts are constantly being developed to ensure networking within the corporation and to increase the efficiency of the corporate value-added chain.

Core fields:

  • Applications, processes, and process perspective
  • Architecture and infrastructure

If you are a highly-qualified information systems/information science expert/industrial engineer with an IT focus, or a business administration expert with an enthusiasm for information processing, this is where you will find challenging international positions.

Human Resources: For business economists with practical experience in HRM
This globally active unit faces the constant challenge of recruiting the best employees and promoting and supporting them throughout their career. Our task is to match talents and achievers with jobs that make optimum use of and develop their strengths in the company's best interests - by knowing how to advise them, taking them seriously as a person, and establishing a relationship based on trust.

Core fields:

  • HR planning
  • HR policy
  • HR consulting
  • HR development
  • Training and qualifications

If you have an above-average degree in a business management subject and practical experience in Human Resource Management, this is where you'll find excellent career development opportunities as well as excellent assignments.

After the program

After successfully completing the CAReer program you will be best placed to master the demanding challenges in our corporation - on both a professional and personal level.


What you should know?

You should have a degree in engineering or economics and have already gained some work experience. In addition, you can identify with our corporate values. Equal opportunities, fairness, honesty, and a collegial working environment are just as important to you as they are to us.

General requirements:

  • Degree in a technical or business management subject
  • Above-average grades
  • Passion for the automotive industry
  • Highly motivated
  • Practical experience in the automotive industry
  • National language plus sound English language skills
  • Convincing personality

Economists/ Industrial engineers: Find your challenges in the following functional fields: Sales & Marketing, Procurement & Supply, Finance, Leasing & Banking, Finance & Controlling, Human Resources.

Engineers/natural scientists: Exciting topics await you in the following functional fields: Engineering, Research & Development, Manufacturing & Related Functions, Sales & Marketing, Procurement & Supply, Information Technology.

Recruitment Process:

After each step in this standardized selection procedure you will be sent feedback via email so that you know what stage your application is at.

You should include the following attachments with your application:

  • CV
  • Certificates and grades
  • References (internships/jobs)
  • You can attach your documents in a file (max. 4 MB). Please use standard formats, e.g. *.pdf, *.zip, *.doc etc.

The online test:

  • Duration: approx. 40 to 50 minutes (A link and password will be sent to you by email)
  • This test is about your behavior, your skills and your attitudes regarding specific job situations.

The telephone interview:

  • Duration: approx. 20 to 30 minutes
  • This is where we make contact personally for the first time by sending you a standardized questionnaire.

The assessment center:

  • Duration: 1½ days
  • You will get to know the company better and we want to find out whether your next step could be to start on the CAReer program.

You're all set and ready to go. Good luck!

After successfully negotiating the selection process we will arrange with you when you will start your 12-18-month CAReer trainee program. As a Trainee you will be offered a permanent, local contract for the job you applied for - and a full salary. After completing the program there's nothing stopping you starting work in your target area.