Headquarters Australia
Beckhoff Automation Pty. Ltd.

Building 4, 163–179 Forster Road
Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149, Australia

+61 3 9912 5430

Work-integrated course (m/f/x) – Digital Technologies

Headquarters Germany
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
01.08.2022 or 01.08.2023

Are you interested in software development and want to make machines, robots and entire manufacturing networks more intelligent? Then the Digital Technologies degree program is right for you. It focuses on the development of software modules for the acquisition, analysis and use of large amounts of data. To build such modules, you will employ statistical and mathematical methods as well as artificial intelligence in addition to your expertise in automation and information technologies. You will also learn how to integrate the modules into integrated control solutions to form self-learning, self-optimizing manufacturing networks.

What we offer

At Beckhoff, you will be part of a growing global player with a focus on innovative thinking and the development of new technologies. As a student in the field of digital technologies, you will be involved in cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence and big data. You will be given responsibility from the start to perform tasks that allow you to put your innovative strength and analytical thinking to use. Thanks to a family atmosphere, flat hierarchies and on-the-job training you will quickly become an important part of our great team. After completing your studies, you will have the opportunity to join Beckhoff permanently as a sought-after expert in software development.


  • training location: Verl
  • Campus: Gütersloh/Bielefeld
  • start of training: August
  • program duration: 3.5 years
  • language: German
  • compensation: In accordance with the metal and electrical industry’s collective bargaining agreement for apprentices
  • Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)


  • good understanding of mathematical, technological and business relationships
  • interest in data processing and information management
  • abstract and analytical thinking
  • team skills
  • extensive knowledge of German

Educational prerequisites

  • technical matriculation qualification
  • general matriculation qualification
  • equivalent previous education recognized by the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Possible occupational fields

  • engineer for automation of machines, systems, buildings and processes
  • engineer for software development
  • engineer for product management

Application process

  • written application at Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
  • subsequent enrollment at the University of Applied Sciences by 15 July of year in which you start at Beckhoff

Ms. Annika Kniepkamp
Ms. Annika Kniepkamp
Headquarters Germany
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hülshorstweg 20
33415 Verl