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      Drive your future in IT by becoming part of the transition period of Industry 4.0.

      Experience our digitalization and servitization by working on challenging projects and completing various training programs in an international environment.

      It’s your future – eXplore it!


      The eXplore Tire Manufacturing IT Graduate Program at a Glance

      Are you passionate about smart manufacturing, digitalization, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, and engineering?

      This 18-month graduate program provides you with an in-depth understanding of the interplay between production processes and local IT systems.

      You will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of manufacturing systems and system architectures and work on a variety of strategic global tasks, ultimately securing a position at your home plant in Manufacturing, IE, Engineering, QM, or IT. You will then be qualified for a position in IT at Continental.

      Apply now and take a step forward to help shape the future of mobility!

      What Can You Expect?

      The program lasts up to 18 months and is split into two phases.

      Phase 1 – IT Overview

      You will spend the first 10–12 months at one of our tire plants at your home location in order to gain an in-depth insight into all production-related processes. You will also get to know the existing IT systems, their interfaces, and the relevant data flows. You will also work on special factory projects and have the opportunity to work in Tire Building for a few weeks in order to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of manufacturing IT.

      Phase 2 – Central Placement

      After the initial phase, you will join the graduate pool in Hanover, where you will get to know the central functions and work with them. For six months, you will work in a self-organized Manufacturing IT Graduate Pool together with members of the eXplore Graduate Programs R&D, M&E, Supply Chain Management, and Controlling. In this phase, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the central system architecture, work on strategic and global projects, and build up a network of central colleagues and graduates.

      After the graduate pool phase, you will return to your factory duties and start your career with an initial position in Manufacturing, IE, Engineering, QM, or IT.

      In all phases, you will work on challenging projects and tasks and take part in various training programs and events. Thanks to a combination of projects, training programs, and international experience, you will be excellently qualified and optimally prepared for your career at Continental.

      What Might Your Future Look Like?

      The program offers you the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge through practical training, pursue your own projects, and build up a broad international network – ideal preparation for a successful entry into the world of IT at Continental. Having completed the eXplore Tire Manufacturing IT Graduate Program, you will have numerous job opportunities at the plant, e.g., as an MES specialist, IT developer for MES, C&D engineer, local key user, data analyst, system manager – all potential careers waiting for you!

      What Do We Expect?
      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a similar qualification (e.g., IT specialist or graduates of technical/senior high/vocational schools with 2–3 years of professional experience). 
      • Broad overview of IT infrastructure, database systems, Windows operating systems, and Office 365
      • Initial experience with IT projects desirable.
      • Keen interest in intelligent manufacturing, digitalization, and the Internet of Things
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
      • A dedicated team player in a multicultural environment
      • A willingness to improve and support production processes
      • Passion and drive, open-minded personality, high level of commitment
      • Written and spoken English skills at upper intermediate level (B2)
      • Advanced (C1) language skills required in the local language
      • A passion for shaping the future of mobility

      Does This Profile Match Your Skills? Challenge yourself and take part in our eXplore Graduate Program here

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