Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG · Germany


Tools for Personnel and Organizational Development

Under the slogan "A company is only as good as its people", the Training and Development department supports our employees in their professional and personal development. From individual training identified through the Employee Development Dialog (EDD) process, tuition reimbursement, and time-proven apprenticeship programs, we are here to assist the organization and the employee to meet our future business needs.

Training of New Employees


Learning Lab
At Schaeffler, we understand the importance of beginning your career with the best introduction possible. All new employees receive training on topics ranging from company guidelines, product knowledge, and on specific processes used on the job. Our “Learning Lab” concept includes hands-on simulation that is specific to our Schaeffler environment. In North America, contact your local Training or Human Resources group for additional information.


Development Programs


Apprenticeship Program
In North America, apprenticeship programs are established in Cheraw, South Carolina; Fort Mill, South Carolina; and Wooster, Ohio. Each program is uniquely designed to support technical careers in fields such as Tool and Die, Maintenance, and CNC Planning. In North America, contact your local Training or Human Resources group for additional information.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program
The Co-op program is designed to give full-time college students hands-on experience and employment in Schaeffler. While most positions are for BSME majors, we also employ students in areas such as Finance, Human Resources and Administrative positions. Interested candidates should apply through the company website,

Group Engineer Program
This regional program is designed to support the future needs of Schaeffler Production, Research and Development, and Sales. Candidates have a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, with priority given to prior Schaeffler co-op experience. During the program, the Group Engineer will rotate through different locations/departments throughout the North American region, with the possibility of a rotation in Germany. The complete program is 2 years, with rotations every 6 months. The contact for this program is Renata Takacura.

Central Management Program (CMP)
The objective of the Central Management Program (CMP) is to apply tools and methods for the own area of responsibility within the matrix organization and to recognize the own influence on the corporate strategy. Furthermore, the CMP provides valuable insights into “operational excellence” of Schaeffler worldwide and how to drive innovations in own area of responsibility. The participants are also given the opportunity to develop intercultural management with focus on cultures as a concept beyond stereotypes.

The CMP is targeting selected managers who operate in international contexts and work efficiently across cultures.

International Management Program (IMP)
The objective of the International Management Program (IMP) is to develop and implement successfully strategies on market, sector, and portfolio levels. It provides a platform to exchange and apply knowledge on business development. Furthermore, the participants master leading large and complex organizations, bridging markets and organizations, as well as living the matrix (inside Schaeffler) and managing the matrix (outside Schaeffler). The Program also explores different approaches of innovation.

The IMP is targeting selected managers who have significant influence on the organization’s strategy through major business or functional strategic responsibility and are accountable for the implementation of short to midterm business or functional plans.


Leadership Development


Schaeffler Academy Leadership Training (SALT)
SALT is a North American customized program for training on leadership topics. In-house instructors lead the participants through a 10 course (80 hour) curriculum aimed at developing and/or strengthening leadership skills. Homework and hands-on simulations enhance the experience as participants explore topics ranging from communications, motivation, conflict resolution and building trust. This is a mandatory program for leaders in North America. In North America, contact your local Training or Human Resources group for additional information.


Talent Management


Employee Development Dialog (EDD)
The employee development dialog (EDD) is an annual feedback discussion between employees and supervisors. In the EDD, the professional and personal requirements that are required for the position are compared with the existing skills of the employee and future developments are discussed. Professional potential can be documented and potential measures for individual development can be agreed upon. North America, contact your local Training or Human Resources group for additional information.


Target Group-specific Training Programs


Customized Service Packages
There is occasionally an internal or external needs which require training that cannot be met through existing training options. The Schaeffler Academy team offers the necessary support in the area of implementation of training projects. Defined services and sufficient notice will ensure the timely and qualified implementation of the projects. North America, contact your local Training or Human Resources group for additional information.


For assistance related to a Schaeffler Academy location not provided above please contact:

Schaeffler Academy Center:

Phone +49 9132 82 5555

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