Cooperation with Schools

Cooperation with Schools  

Fit for the Future?

Through numerous cooperative ventures and partnerships we offer school students an opportunity to get to know Voith and get an insight into the operations and possible career prospects offered by an industrial company. An example is our partnership in the projects Business@School (an initiative of the Boston Consulting Group) and the School Students' Engineering Academy.

With these programs we promote technical and commercial understanding and offer an orientation for later career choices. With its overseas scholarship, Voith - as a globally active company - promotes international exchange and cultural understanding.

In cooperation with schools we also offer internships for school students. This program will help you to get a taste of everyday working life and gain experience for your own career plans.

Please find our vacancies in two separate job portals:

School Students Internships

Which path would you like to take? At some point during your school education, you will have to make future career or study choices. At Voith, you can get to know many types of jobs (e.g.technician, mechanic, draftsman, industrial administrator, engineer, industrial scientist, or informatics engineer) and discover your own strengths.

Internships for students usually take place on the basis of OIB (orientation in occupation fields), BORS (job orientation for secondary schools) and BOGY (job orientation for grammar schools) programs. For this purpose, we cooperate with schools situated near us, with many of them for years. With these programs, we would like to give you a brief but informative idea of industrial or commercial jobs and offer you the relevant training.

Please directly apply for an internship at your preferred location. The written applications should include an application letter, a cv and your last school report.

Jobs at Voith


Voith is involved in the Business@School program of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an honorary school patron and supports classes of grammar school with the establishment of a module in economy.

In a partnership with teachers and BCG consultants, Voith employees look after the course projects where teams of five to six students get together.

Over one term, the participants initially look at large companies, as well as smaller enterprises from their region and then develop a business idea. At the end of each project phase, the student teams present their results in front of an audience. The best business plans are selected by a jury at a school, regional or Europe-wide level.

The goal of the project is to:

  • Create an interest in business issues
  • Convey a realistic image of large companies, medium-size and small enterprises and demonstrate that business is far from boring
  • Encourage entrepreneurial thinking and present key qualifications in a practical environment
  • Improve platform skills and a confident attitude
  • Practice result-oriented Teamwork

School Students' Engineering Academy

SIA at Voith

Voith was the very first industrial partner of the SIA project. SIA (School Students' Engineering Academy) is a cooperation of Baden-Württemberg schools, universities and companies.

The goal of the SIA is to familiarize scientifically interested and talented school students with the engineering profession and support them in their career.

SIA thus opens the doors into a professional future.

In lectures, but primarily in practical exercises, workshops and projects, subjects from a wide range of areas are addressed:


  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Business administration

Interested? Why not apply via your school administration, using the special application form. Suitable applicants are pupils in grade 9. Entry requirements are good grades as well as a positive attitude.

Voith Scholarships for Pupils 

Spending a year abroad with a Voith scholarship for pupils: this is more than just learning the national language. You live with a host family and experience everyday school life in a different country. Many long-term friendships have been formed in this way. Showing tolerance, acting creatively and adapting to unusual situations - a year abroad is always a good opportunity for your personal development.

In cooperation with AFS Intercultural Programs, Voith has an allocation of four different scholarships for attending school in Germany, China or Brazil at one of the Voith locations. With these scholarships we would like to give pupils with good grades an opportunity for an overseas school year, which they might otherwise not be able to afford.

Interested? If you are a pupil at one of the Voith locations or live there, you should send your complete application directly to AFS. The deadline for applications is always the 15th October of the year prior to departure for attending grade 11 at the overseas school.

Luise is one pupil who got a Voith scholarship and she is right now in Brazil for one year. In her blog she tells about her experiences abroad. Come and have a direct insight, click here


Renate Collins

Voith GmbH

Telephone: +49 7321 37 2062

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