Continental Secures Young Talents First Cohort for Automotive Software Developers trained

Dr. Ariane Reinhart, Executive Board member for Human Relations, has a look at the mobility of the future together with graduates Anke Withake and Alexander Teichrib.
Dr. Ariane Reinhart, Executive Board member for Human Relations, has a look at the mobility of the future together with graduates Anke Withake and Alexander Teichrib.

Continental has trained its first cohort of automotive software developers. The company created this training in 2015 to meet the growing need for software experts. The subject areas include analyzing and developing sophisticated program structures for future vehicles and mobility services.

The apprenticeship for automotive software developers is aimed specifically at people who have dropped out of college or university. Young, talented people who are enthusiastic about IT are thus given an opportunity to work in the field of software with a professional qualification, even without a degree. »As a technology company, in order to reliably implement the major issues of the future of automated and autonomous driving, electrification and networking, we need software experts to shape these technological evolutions. However, a good software developer does not necessarily need a degree. Skills and abilities are more important than formal education«, explained Dr. Ariane Reinhart, Executive Board member for Human Relations.

The content of the training program is geared toward mathematical technical software developers (MATSE) and provides additional training in embedded software development and electronics, which are an important focus at Continental. During the apprenticeship, prospective automotive software developers will also be deployed in specialist departments abroad. More than 100 young people are currently being trained as automotive software developers. Of the more than 2,100 apprentices overall, this apprenticeship is the fifth most popular apprenticeship course at Continental.