Early Careers

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Starting your career is an exciting time, and no two journeys look the same. At Mercedes-Benz, we can offer a number of different routes for you to shape your future, your way.

Being a part of a global automotive brand means a chance to build the career you want. By starting your journey with Mercedes-Benz, you’re taking the first steps towards your future. 

We offer a range of early career routes, so you can pick the one that’s right for you. To find out more, you can email earlycareers@mercedes-benz.com.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us and be part of the sustainable future of the automotive industry.

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Technical Apprenticeship

Duration: 3 years

Mercedes-Benz National Apprentice Academy is a state-of-the-art facility at our UK Head Office in Milton Keynes. This is where apprentices for either Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, or our Retailer network will gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop their chosen field. You’ll earn while you learn and work with experienced coaches and mentors within our vibrant operational workshops.

Applications open from: March – September

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Specialist Apprenticeship

Duration: 2 years

At Mercedes-Benz, we offer apprenticeships for specialist skill sets in IT, Digital and Project Management. These apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills in a specific area and receive accredited qualifications.

Applications open from: October – January

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Degree Apprenticeship

Duration: 3 – 4 years

Degree Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to bring together university study and on-the-job training, mixing work-based learning with academic study to gain a full degree at the end of the course.

Applications open from: October – January

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Industrial Placements

Duration: 1 year

Mercedes-Benz Industrial Placements offer university students the opportunity to supplement their degree with professional development. Students can prepare themselves for the workplace and grow their skill set within a diverse global organisation.

Applications open from: October – January

Supporting our community

In addition to our early career routes, we work with local schools to support our local community. Community is a big deal to us, and we support young people and students by giving them a glimpse into what it’s like to work here and the different opportunities we offer, with the aim of helping them to gain perspectives about different career journeys.

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Key early careers routes
30 %
Percent year-on-year increase in recruitment of apprentices
1500 +
Apprentices graduated from our Technical Apprenticeship scheme since 1995

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