Your Career

University/college students and graduates

Theory meets practice – put your theoretical knowledge into practice

We offer a wealth of opportunities – from internship up to graduation with a PhD

You’re pursuing your university/college studies with great commitment – and now you’d like to try out your knowledge from seminars and lectures in practice? OSRAM gives you the opportunity to do so. Internship or working student, final thesis or graduation with a PhD: We’re there to support you and give you plenty of room for expressing your creativity and developing your own ideas.

You’ll graduate from a university/college in the near future or have already completed your studies? – Then we offer you the opportunity to start a job with us directly or join our global "LightUp!" trainee program as a perfect start to a successful career. You’ll take responsibility right from the first day and benefit from our global network.

Working student

Working student

At OSRAM, working students benefit in many ways:

Eye to eye, you’ll get to know an attractive global employer – and can give your creativity free rein while performing varied tasks. Your team will share its specialist knowledge with you, allowing you to gain valuable experience for your future career. You’ll be able to perform fascinating tasks on your own and benefit from attractive compensation. A special advantage: In many of our departments you can schedule your working hours flexibly – in agreement with your team. This allows you to optimally combine university/college studies and practical work.

Interested? Whatever your course of study, you can apply for a job as a working student at OSRAM. However, certain specialist disciplines – such as engineering, natural or economic sciences – are of additional benefit here. And of course: You should be enthusiastic about light in all its facets.

Just take a look at the OSRAM Job Board to find vacant positions. We look forward to your application!

Internship

Internship at OSRAM – Experience that makes a difference

Before starting your studies or after your first few months in the university auditorium: You’d like to gain a first impression of the working world? – Then OSRAM is the perfect choice for you. You’ll become actively involved in daily business right from the first day with us – and will be able to contribute to demanding projects. This is how you gain first practical experience and develop your personal skills, such as team spirit, proactive working and organizational talent. In addition, you’ll gain insights into the complex business workflows of a global company.

We offer you various schemes for an internship – just choose the option that suits you best: Our six-week pre-study internship already provides you with basic knowledge for your university studies. In addition to regular compulsory internships, there are also voluntary internships at all OSRAM locations. You’d like to find out more? – The FAQ area is just a mouse click away.

We at OSRAM support you during your entire internship because we want you to advance and grow during your time with us. The specialist knowledge acquired at OSRAM will help you in selecting specialist fields of study – and starting your career after graduating with a degree. Another positive aspect: You’ll receive attractive compensation for your internship. In fact, we want to make sure that you’ll find working for us both fun and rewarding.

If you’d like to shape the future of light with us and are ideally pursuing university studies in the field of engineering, natural or economic sciences? – Then we look forward to your application! Just go to our Job Board to find vacant internship positions.

Final thesis

Heading towards the finishing line: Final thesis or graduation with a PhD at OSRAM

You’re close to reaching your goal and have almost completed your studies. All that’s missing now is your final thesis. Make your thesis a real highlight together with OSRAM.

With a world-renowned lighting brand at your side, profound commercial and technical experience and an amazing knowledge base in our specialist departments, we can pave the way for you to achieve excellent results.

We mainly offer you support with the preparation of bachelor, diploma and master theses in engineering and the natural sciences. In addition, we’re interested in topics from the field of economic sciences. Former working students or interns can feel free to directly contact the departments in which they already worked and ask them for support for their seminar paper or final thesis.

You’d like to achieve even more? You can also count on us for your PhD thesis. Just dive into your research project and shed light into unexplored fields of science together with our development teams. We provide you with comprehensive personal support for your project.

If you enjoy working independently and focusing on targets, then feel free to find out more about ongoing final theses on our OSRAM Job Board. You’ll also find open PhD positions there.

Whatever your preferred way of cooperating with us: This is a big step which also enhances your chances for launching a career with OSRAM later. We look forward to meeting you!

Direct job start

Starting directly ​ ​

You’ve graduated with a degree and would now like to start your career at a global high-tech company? OSRAM offers you numerous opportunities to contribute your knowledge right from the first day and take responsibility. ​

Of course: New colleagues are provided with in-depth onboarding. We support you right from the first day and help you find your way into your new job.

LightUp! trainee program

LightUp! - Come and explore OSRAM’s global trainee program

As a post-graduate trainee at OSRAM, you’ll start your career in an innovative and fascinating environment. Within 18 months, you’ll get to know different areas of our company, benefit from an open-ended employment contract, and enjoy numerous other benefits. Apply now for LightUp! and develop solutions for tomorrow’s world together with us.

If your heart is set on trend-setting innovations, become part of LightUp! During your 18-month trainee program, we offer you the opportunity to work independently on challenging projects, make valuable contacts in our global network, and further your development on both the personal and professional levels.
You’ll find vacant positions for our trainee program on the Job Board.

For our trainee program, we’re on the lookout for talents in the fields of Research&Development, Production, IT, Purchasing, Logistics, Finance, Sales, Quality, Marketing, and HR. You’ll be involved in daily business as an integral part of your team. Right from the first day, you’ll work independently on challenging projects at different sites both in Germany and abroad and take responsibility for smooth execution. You’ll be in contact with people around the world and also contribute to global projects.

While working with us, you not only enjoy all the advantages of an open-ended employment contract, but also benefit from a comprehensive training offer which is tailored specifically to our trainees and supports you in your personal development.
Taking part in a complex virtual business simulation exercise offers you an excellent opportunity to extend your qualification. During your traineeship, a buddy will be at your side: He/she will support you in your professional activities and always have an open ear for you.
Of course, your employment also entitles you to all the other OSRAM benefits​​​​​​​

  • University degree in a MINT discipline or in the economic sciences
  • First practical experience within the scope of hands-on training or working student activities
  • Interest in innovation and technology
  • Enjoying working in international teams
  • Commitment, flexibility and creativity
  • Team spirit and assertiveness
  • English (fluent written and spoken)

For more details on requirements, refer to the job posts on our Job Board.

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Other portraits and cases

When Carolin Horst finished her studies in Optical Systems Engineering, she started her career at OSRAM. As someone who studied light and is fascinated by it, Carolin finds numerous opportunities to deepen her expertise in color quality, light quality and horticulture. Working on the development of LEDs in the field of horticulture means that Carolin needs to understand what plants need and connect the manufacturing side with the end-grower to find the best light for plants.

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