The way to success: Getting started as a PhD student

What drives me? You have successfully completed your higher education. Now you would like to intensively explore scientific future topics. Your next aim: the promotion.

A high practical relevance and a professional environment are very important to you? Then you have come to the right place at Volkswagen Financial Services.

With us you have sufficient time to put your results to paper - about half the time of your postgraduate training will be at your disposal. You shall use the other half to gather valuable practical experience. You are involved in a professional team - always at eye level - and gain fascinating insights into the company.


. Fixed-term employment contract for 3 years (extension to a maximum of 4 years possible)
. Design: 51% of the working time is used to prepare the thesis, 49% learning on the job
. Obviously there will be a technical advisor, a doctoral supervisor of a university as well as the PhD student coordination at your side providing advice.

My tasks

. The scientific processing of future topics with high practical relevance is one of your core areas.
. Additional modules such as production deployment, deployment in branches, seminars, and network meetings (e.g. participation in PhD forum) round off the programme for PhD students.

My advantages

. Secure income during the promotion
. Intensive technical support
. A working environment where you will feel quickly at home
. Connection to the PhD network within the Volkswagen group of companies
. Use of the training offer of FS Academy
. Corporate benefits e.g. discounted mobile phone contract, leasing etc.

My perspective

. A takeover following the PhD programme is possible under certain conditions and is checked at the end of the contractual term.

Requirements – my profile

. Above-average university degree with access to doctoral studies
. A high level of commitment and motivation
. Fun in scientific working
. Strongly pronounced analytical skills
. Ability to communicate and work in a team
. Good knowledge of English is desirable

My application

. Places in the PhD programme are advertised on demand and awarded.
. Unfortunately, we cannot take unsolicited applications into account.

And when are we going to meet?

We would like to get to know you. Take the first step and start with us into your future. We are looking forward to receiving your application! Would you want to know more about Volkswagen Financial Services? Look around here or contact us directly!