workING 2018 – Prospects in the Automotive Industry

The event is focusing on students and explains in fascinating presentations different aspects in the modern working environment of the automotive industry.

24. September 2018

IAA Hanover, Convention Center (CC), Room 15/16

Secondary School finished - College started -
What next?

Students (bachelor or master) with interest in automotive industry are welcome to "workING" on this year's International Motor Show (IAA).

Different companies will present prospects in the automotive industry and will explain their career management. You will get information about trainee programs and the possibility to cooperate with universities (e.g. master thesis or hands-on training).

The International Motorshow should be used to get in touch with employees of the companies - human resources as well as development departments.

Further information about the IAA are available under

Motivation - Create future Mobility

Companies are interested in getting qualified and high motivated employees to design the vehicles for tomorrow. Beside the established car and truck manufactures a lot of small and medium enterprises, suppliers and engineering companies provide innovations and offer attractive jobs in a wide variety of automobil industry (development, simulation, testing, design, styling, quality management, logistics, process planning ...).

The visit of the International Automobil Motorshow can be used to get in touch with respresentatives of different companies. You can get information about the trainee and other career entry programs. You will be in contact with employees of human resources departments and you will see some presentations from several departments to get an impression about the companies business.



Every student of a university can participate. For registration the online portal shall be used. The confirmation of your registration will be send immediately. The deadline for online registration is the 18th of September 2018.

Participation in "working" and the entrance to the IAA are free. You get the ticket after registration in advance of the event. Travel costs cannot be refunded.


General Information


Several companies will give a presentation in a conference room. The presentations are up to 25 minutes and will give you an overview about the company or current work of an employee from a operating department. Furthermore career entry programs will be explained. You have the opportunity to get answers on your questions and to discuss with employees from human recources departments.

The event language is German. The event will be finished in the early afternoon. Then you have the possibility to visit the Motorshow.


"workING" will be organised by the German Association of Automotive Industry (VDA) in cooperation with several companies. The companies are responsible for the content of the presentations.


Monday, 24th of September 2018, 10:00 am – 1:20 pm
IAA Fair ground, Convention Center (CC), Room 15/16

10: 00 am - 10:05 am

Welcome, Dr. Sascha Pfeifer (VDA)

10:05 am - 10:30 am "Work Smarter" - Carolin Leyendecker (Hengst) / Volker Neveling (Hengst)
10:30 am - 10:55 am Carolin Wülfert (Rheinmetall Automotive)
10:55 am - 11:20 am "Arbeitgeber Bundeswehr" - Peter Otte (Bundeswehr) / Andreas Sinner (Bundeswehr)
11:20 am - 11:40 am Break
11:40 am - 12:05 am "ISO 26262 – Spannende Aufgaben für Absolventen bei einem Mittelständler" - Wolfgang Stadie (Mobil Elektronik GmbH)
12:05 am - 12:30 am "Verbrennungsmotor, leider geil! - Powertrain Entwicklung bei Daimler Trucks" - Stephan Netzhammer (Daimler) / Thorsten Fögeling (Daimler)
12:30 am - 12:55 am "Traumjob Schmiedeingenieur – vernetzte Entwicklung für die Automobilindustrie" - Dr. Michael Muckelbauer (Bharat Forge)
12:55 am - 1:20 pm "Als Ingenieur/-in bei Knorr-Bremse…" - Tayyar Sengül (Knorr-Bremse)
from 1:20 pm End of Symposium - Lunch
Individual Visit of IAA


IAA Fair Ground
Convention Center (CC), Room 15/16
30521 Hanover

A ticket for the IAA is needed to get access to the fair ground Hanover!


By intercity bus service

The Central Bus Station ZOB is located in the Hannover city center behind the central railway station at Raschplatz.

From the railway station, the urban tram lines 8 and 18 provide frequent transportation service to the Hannover trade fair grounds ("Messegelände", entrance “NORD 1”) with a transit time of about 18 minutes.

By Train

All trains run by Deutsche Bahn AG arrive at Hannover's central railway station ("Hauptbahnhof"). From there, the urban tram lines 8 and 18 provide frequent transportation service to the Hannover trade fair grounds ("Messegelände") with a transit time of about 18 minutes.

By Airplane

Transfer with Suburban Railway S5:
All year round from Hannover Airport - S- Railway Station (situated between terminal B and C) to Main Railway Station by local railway connection (S-Bahn), travel time 12 - 15 minutes. From Main Railway Station to the Exhibition Grounds, entrance NORD

By Car

From the North:
A7 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Kirchhorst and from there, take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B3/B6)

From the South:
A7 to the freeway (autobahn) triangle Hannover-Süd (Hannover South) and then take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B6)

From the West:
A2 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Buchholz and from there take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B6)

From the East:
A2 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Ost (Hannover East) and then take the A7 to the Hannover-Anderten freeway junction and from there, take the southern express road (B65) to the trade fair expressway (B3/B6).

Using a navigation system?

If you are using a navigation system, please enter the Hannover destination "Hermesallee, 30521 Hannover".


Dr. Sascha Pfeifer Technical Officer - Department of Technology
Behrenstrasse 35
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 987842 286 Fax: +49 30 897842 606
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