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Students at Voith

A stepping stone for your dream career

Boost your career prospects

You are studying at the postgraduate level or finishing your undergraduate degree? As a university or college student at Voith, you can gain on-the-job experience to round out your academic studies. Benefit from the opportunity to network and improve your career prospects.

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As a college or university student at Voith, you contribute to projects and cutting-edge products that matter.
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I would write my Bachelor thesis again at Voith! I have an excellent relationship with my co-workers – they go out of their way to support my work, even though I don’t contribute to day-to-day business.
Franziska Renn, Bachelor thesis: Developing and Designing a Management Training App

Why join Voith while you’re studying?

    As a leading innovator in engineering and technology with 19,000 employees, Voith offers opportunities in 4 group divisions, 5 markets, and over 60 countries.

    Apprentices, students, interns give insights into the working environment and career opportunities at Voith.

    Join us, and help us make the world greener, smarter and more sustainable.




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    Your benefits at Voith

    • Contribute to projects and cutting-edge products that matter
    • Gain valuable work experience at a quality-first company that emphasizes global perspectives
    • Collaborate with cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary teams
    • Benefit from supportive mentoring
    • Grow your skills and add qualifications

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    A great place for students

    • A chance to shine and show off your skills
    • Benefit from Voith’s excellent reputation as a global corporation that holds excellent market positions
    • The welcoming culture of a family-owned company that drives innovation and ground-breaking technologies
    • An opportunity to explore the potential for later employment

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    What we look for in student candidates

      If you share our passion for technology and innovation and want to contribute to creating a better tomorrow, one of our openings may be perfect for you.

      We would love to hear from you, if you…

      • are currently studying at postgraduate level or finishing an undergraduate degree
      • are a registered student
      • are curious and ambitious
      • are open, reliable and respectful in your interactions with others
      • challenge yourselves and work independently
      • strive for personal and professional growth

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      …and thanks for all the fish: The Kaplan turbine at in Washington State’s Wanapum Dam uses Voith Hydro's minimum-gap turbine runner technology increasing fish survival rate to 97 percent.

      Your opportunities

        Work on global challenges makes an impact. Help us make the energy that powers homes and businesses greener. Share ideas that ensure buses, trains, ships, transport that moves people and goods are safe, reliable and more efficient. Or, be a part of turning the world of paper around us – from banknotes in India to tissues in China to the cups for your morning coffee to go – more sustainable. Join us.

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        Explore the world of technology as an intern

        We offer internships of three to six months to registered students. Our interns work in areas such as research and development, design and construction, manufacturing, IT administration and applications, technical sales projecting, commissioning and all business departments. Ideally, you should apply three or four months before you want to start. That said, we do frequently need interns on short notice - so, give us a try. Basic and preparatory internships are available at Voith locations in Heidenheim, Crailsheim or Munich (Garching) in Germany. For this type of internship, please apply to our Voith HR department.
        Contact us for a basic and preparatory internship.

        Contact us Internships at Voith
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        Write your final thesis or PhD paper

        Openings for thesis students are usually related to current projects in areas such as research and development, controlling, purchasing or supply chain. Our PhD candidates, on the other hand, primarily focus on areas such as mechanical engineering, process technology, automation technology, paper technology or physical technology.

        Final-thesis opportunities
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        Gain real-world experience as a working student

        As a working student at Voith, you put theory into practice while continuing your studies. Earn money with a job that provides valuable job experience in your field of study and gets you closer to your chosen career.

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        Interested in working at Voith? You’re only one click away from joining our talent community! It’s a great way to express your interest and stay connected. Signing up allows us to send you customized alerts via email regarding opportunities for internships, thesis openings or working students.

        Dual Studies: theory meets practice

          The German education system offers a highly successful and popular study-work program called dual studies. As a dual student, you combine theoretical training at a cooperating university with hands-on work experience during non-lecture periods.

          What you need to apply for a dual-study position

          • A high school diplome equivalent to higher-education entrance qualification in the country where you are applying
          • A certificate of higher language skills in the official language of the country where you are applying

          Voith offers two dual-study programs – a three-year training course with a Bachelor’s degree, as well as the four-year Ulm Model. Ulm Model students complete their training with two vocational certificates, i.e. a university degree and an official job qualification. Dual students at Voith earn a salary, and they can join exciting projects in China, Brazil, the USA or European countries.


          Dual-study opportunities at Voith
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          Voith has exported the successful work-study approach to its sites in São Paulo, Brazil, and Kunshan, China. Here, Voith offers dual-study traineeships and apprenticeships.

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            Meet students at Voith

              At Voith, you can develop your career in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The career trajectory of each of our employees is unique – our tailored career-development programs support you in becoming the best you can be.

              Working student

              Working as HR Specialist at Voith has encouraged me to continue working in the field of HR after I've completed my university studies.
              Christina Saur, Working student in HR /Talent Acquisition at Voith Holding

              What do you do at Voith?

              I am a working student in the HR / Talent Acquisition department at Voith. In addition to studying business administration at Kempten University, I work at Voith two days a week. My time here gives me a better understanding of the strategic scope of personnel marketing. A stint as a working student is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience during the semester.

              What made you choose Voith?

              My history with Voith stretches back to September 2012, when I started my commercial vocational training here. When I was assigned to operative HR at Voith headquarters as an HR Specialist, that was even better, because that was precisely what I had always wanted.

              What do you like best about Voith?

              The opportunity to look at HR from another perspective is a great experience. I get a more in-depth insight into the professional world after my university studies, and I can explore what I’m good at and discover what I enjoy. I love being part of the exchange of experiences through interviews with apprentices, students and professionals, and making new contacts.


              I don’t really feel like an intern because I’m assigned responsible and exciting tasks. And, I feel integrated and treated like a fully-fledged member of the team.
              Michael Büchele, intern at HR Department of Voith Digital Ventures

              Can you tell us a little about your internship?

              I study Business Informatics at Aalen University. Interning is an ideal opportunity to explore what I would like to do in the future – technical, commercial or a mix of both. The internship at Voith Digital Ventures is fascinating. It’s like having a first-row seat as a new organizational structure unfolds. I gain insights into all aspects of HR – national, global, operative and strategic. It’s a huge challenge because some things are really new for me – I am able to learn a great deal.

              What is your daily routine as an intern?

              There isn’t one; I contribute where I’m needed. I’ve just completed a research project for university marketing, creating a strategic roadmap of locations and target universities. Now, I am working on a title concept for the Voith group division, Digital Ventures.

              What is it like to intern with Voith?

              The atmosphere is brilliant – Voith has just the right mix of laid-back and professional. People are on first-name terms and the leadership style is modern. There is lots of team work and my colleagues are nice, friendly and uncomplicated. I would describe the corporate culture as modern, social and innovative.

              Thesis student

              Voith gives you space to concentrate fully on your thesis. I would definitely recommend Voith for fellow students looking for a company with which to write their thesis.
              Franziska Renn, Bachelor thesis: Developing and Designing a Management Training App

              Why did you opt for interning with Voith?

              I hadn’t heard of Voith before I started researching internships for my Bachelor thesis. But they had a job posting about development of a management app. It caught my eye because I developed an app during my studies. The project was perfect for me.

              How was your first day?

              I was nervous, of course. I was anxious to find out what would lie ahead of me. It faded fast when I met the interns and Bachelor candidates of the neighboring departments. And I was impressed by the new Heidenheim Training Center. I noticed that people at Voith are fully behind their company and proud to be a part of it.

              Any highlights you’d like to share?

              After completing my app prototype, I did a usability test with my co-worker. Everything worked. It was fabulous. They felt the app was great and gave useful feedback and suggestions. That moment gave me lots of motivation for my future work.

              Looking back, what is your biggest take-away?

              I realized how vital it is to work as a team. It is important to support each other – you can learn so much from other people.

              Mechanical Engineering

              The object of the project was to design and technically implement a mobile manipulator (robot) which was capable of throwing ten wooden cubes as quickly as possible through two openings into a 'house' within ten minutes.
              Marvin Droste, Lukas Saur and Stefan Woehrle, who are taking their dual degree course at the DHBW Heidenheim with Voith.

              On your marks, get set, go! – Voith students dominate in DHBW competition

              As part of their studies, students in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Duale Hochschule (Cooperative State University) this year worked on a rather different project. The object of the project was to design and technically implement a mobile manipulator (robot) which was capable of throwing ten wooden cubes as quickly as possible through two openings into a “house” within ten minutes.

              Marvin Droste, Lukas Saur and Stefan Wöhrle, who are taking their dual degree course at the DHBW Heidenheim with Voith, worked on the project in three different groups and subsequently competed against further groups in an internal competition organized by the Duale Hochschule.

              Highlights of the course

              For 25-year-old Stefan Woehrle, who had already completed a Technical Draughtsman’s course at Voith with great success in 2013, it quickly became clear that he also wanted to complete his studies at Voith. Marvin Droste and Lukas Saur found it very attractive that, as a future-oriented employer, Voith combines the course of studies at the DHBW in Heidenheim and the job in one place. In the meantime, the three students are already in the final stages of their studies.

              They are all pleasantly surprised by their course. The practically oriented progression of the syllabus was particularly satisfying. The highlight of the course was similar for all three: on the one hand, the staff party based on Voith’s 150-year anniversary was particularly inspiring and, on the other, the semester abroad at one of the Voith sites was a very special experience for each of them.

              22-year-old Marvin spent one practical semester from January to March in the USA at Voith Hydro in York. As well as his activities in the Structural Mechanics Department, where he mainly carried out finite element (FE) calculations, Marvin used the weekends to get to know the country and the culture.

              On the other hand, 21-year-old Lukas spent one stay abroad in Sweden at Voith Paper Fabrics from April to September. He too had a fascinating experience and came back with many good impressions.

              Voith students dominate in DHBW competition

              The idea for the robot design came not from the students themselves but from their professors at the Duale Hochschule. It was then down to the teams of students to carry out the development and the technical implementation. There were only a few conditions.

              The aim of the project was for the students to be able to implement the knowledge obtained on completion of the course. In doing so, the students had to keep an eye on quality management, project management and, above all, time management. The teams sought out sponsors in order to give themselves more options for the design and manufacture. Voith also provided financial support for the project.

              Once the CAD design had been completed, all parts ordered or produced in-house, and the prototype manufactured, a final presentation was made and the deciding competition held. It soon became clear which team had developed the best technology. Stefan Wöhrle won the competition with his team. Congratulations!

              Marvin and Lukas were also leading the field. At the end of the day, they can all be very proud to have completed the project so successfully.



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