Careers

"Become part of our team"

At SMP we design exterior and interior modules for some of the most popular car brands in the world. But we do more than manufacture products. We create future. Become part of our team and help us to do this.

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Why SMP?

Our powerful and international teams across 4 continents work with specialist knowledge and skill towards our shared goal of creating the best components for the best cars.

As an important part of the Samvardhana Motherson Group, which is one of the 26 biggest automotive suppliers in the world, we have intercultural capabilities and innovative strength. Our employees exemplify the meaning of team spirit, and are always prepared to learn something new.

We are driven by pride, since the results of our work can be found in some of the best cars in the world. We always want to improve our work and perfect our products. In order to do this we need you, because your talent will take us a decisive step forward.

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Pupils

New challenges await you after leaving school. With us you can choose from a wide range of training professions. Should you decide on dual study at SMP, we can offer you the opportunity to shape your future career.

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Start learning from day one

Anyone who is willing to learn can achieve great things. For this reason, SMP puts a great deal of value in providing in-depth and varied occupational training from day one - in a wide range of training occupations or by means of dual study.

We shape the future of the automotive industry, and our prospective automotive specialists will benefit from the knowledge that our qualified training team has acquired over many years under excellent conditions.

Start your professional career at SMP at one of six locations where you can choose from many training professions and dual study courses. You will find suitable vacancies in our job portal.

Numbers, data and facts

  • Trainees (throughout Germany): approx. 220
  • Training professions: 19
  • Training at SMP: for over 60 years

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Vocotional training

Are you interested in car-related topics and would like to work in the automotive industry in the future? SMP is a global company that works for the most well-known car manufacturers in the world.

With us you will find a wide range of training professions – in both the technical area and the commercial area. You will experience fantastic team spirit right at the very start of your career, and an atmosphere in which learning is not only required but also encouraged.

You can always rely on the support of our trainers and training coordinators during your first steps into a professional career. You will be given insights into different areas of our company and can help to shape the mobility of the future right from the start.

Once you have successfully completed your professional training, there are many interesting development opportunities for you at SMP. Take your future in your own hands and turn your first job into the foundation stone of your career.

Discover various training opportunities

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Dual study

Would you like to receive in-depth training and achieve even more - such as a university degree? Our dual study course provides you with the best prerequisites for passing a degree. Your benefits: You can use the theoretical knowledge that you have gained in practice by designing projects with us.

Furthermore, at SMP you also have the benefit of a global network, you will gain knowledge of the automotive industry and will be given insights into the work of global company.

At SMP, you can complete your dual study course in the technical area (mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering) or in the commercial area (business administration).

Once you have successfully completed your dual study course, more exciting career opportunities will be waiting for you in a globally expanding company.

Find the right dual study course for you

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Career orientation

Are you still uncertain about your professional future? SMP has the right mould for everything, but the right job is something that you have to find yourself.

However, we can play our part in making this important decision easier to make. An internship at SMP will not only familiarise you with a major automotive supplier, but also give you insights into different occupational areas.

During an internship at one of our locations you will gain experience in different areas of our company, get to know the working environment and your potential future team, and can find out which job could suit you and the prerequisites that you will need to obtain it.

Our colleagues would be pleased to reply to all of your questions during the internship and will let you take part in their personal careers. In this way you discover why these employees decided to join SMP.

Discover career orientation options

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Students

All theory is dull. However, you can shape your practical experience in accordance with your requirements in an internship, as a working student or during your final dissertation at SMP.

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Theory and practice from a single source

Would you like to shape the theoretical basics of your studies into something more practical? If you join us for an internship, as a working student or for your final dissertation, you will be given the opportunity to actively shape your professional future by making practical use of your knowledge.

You will experience the meaning of team spirit and benefit personally and professionally by working for an automotive supplier whose products can be found in the best cars in the world.

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Fair employer

Whether you’re completing an internship, writing your final dissertation or starting your career at SMP - fair treatment is a matter of course as far as we are concerned. This is why we have the Fair Company quality seal, an initiative by karriere.de, which supports the fair treatment of students and entry level employees.

Fair Company

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Internships and final dissertations

As a student, are you not just thirsty for knowledge but also want to try out and help to shape things yourself? SMP can offer you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in different specialist areas of the company, from product development to purchasing and plastic lacquering. With us you can deal with interesting and challenging tasks on your own responsibility. You will be provided with optimum support when doing this, and not just by your specialist area. You will design your internship with a dedicated contact partner who will look after you individually.

If you write your final dissertation at SMP, you will be given unique insights into our way of shaping the future of the automotive industry. You will find suitable internships and interesting topics for your final dissertation in our job portal.

If you have your own ideas as to how you would like to design your internship or final dissertation, we would be delighted to receive your speculative application.

Find suitable internships and final dissertation work

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Graduates

Have you graduated and would now like to get started with a head full of ideas? With your knowledge and your creativity, you will shape the future of the car industry as a graduate at SMP.

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Your knowledge designs our world

At SMP we work for the best car manufacturers in the world. The ideas of our employees have made us what we are today.

We offer talented graduates interesting and challenging tasks as well as the freedom that is necessary to implement their own ideas.

Become a part of SMP and help us to shape extraordinary products that fulfil the most exacting demands. Shape the future of mobility with us.


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Direct entry

Have your university studies provided you with the knowledge that is needed to shape the mobility of the future? Your ideas can take shape immediately at SMP.

With us you will be given responsibility right from the start and be an appreciated member of a skilled and creative team – be it in head office, as an engineer, or in production.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects independently and develop your skills from day one at SMP. When doing this, you will benefit from the numerous opportunities within our company and the transfer of knowledge within your team.

We can offer you attractive entry level positions. Shape your career in the right way, and find out about the opportunities in our job portal.

Find the job to kick off your career in our job portal

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Professionals

Do you have experience in the automotive industry and would like to help us to design products for the best manufacturers in the world? SMP offers the ideal platform for you to develop as part of a global team.

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Help to create the future of mobility

Get to know our unique, multicultural team spirit and make your contribution to making our quality products continue to shape well-known cars in a decisive way.

For you as a professional, we have a wide variety of interesting challenges - in the technical area and also in the commercial areas.

Challenges waiting for you at SMP

Engineers

Our customers make high quality demands of our products. As a globally operating company, we work at the highest level and are particularly looking for experienced employees with a background in engineering with a main emphasis on areas such as mechanical engineering or plastics technology.

With us you can expect exciting customer projects for the premium brands of the automotive industry. Together with your colleagues in Germany and other locations worldwide, you will develop new products from concept to series production. When doing this you will have access to a global network of experienced colleagues.

We offer development perspectives that you will only find in an international corporation.

Discover the design options at SMP

Plastics experts

Are you a specialist in the areas of lacquering, injection moulding, foaming, or slush? Do you have qualifications as a technician or foreman? If you are familiar with plastics and the relevant systems, you are the perfect choice for us. We require and appreciate your specialist knowledge in plastics production and processing.

We can therefore also offer you international perspectives in our new plants all over the world if you so desire.

Do more with your specialist knowledge

Salespeople

If purchasing and sales are your passion, or your main area of interest is finance, controlling or HR, SMP can offer you excellent opportunities in the commercial area. A keen interest in the automotive industry is a prerequisite. Knowledge of plastics would be an advantage.

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