Continentalis one of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers. We make individual mobility safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. Performance is our passion. Creating value is our driving force.
With preliminary sales of €32.7 billion in 2012, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 170,000 employees in 46 countries.
Continental has two groups which consist of different divisions. The divisions Chassis & Safety, Interior and Powertrain are part of the Automotive Group. The Tire division and ContiTech division belong to the Rubber Group. Continental is a continuous driving force for future mobility concepts, and not just in the automotive industry.
Chassis & Safety
The Chassis & Safety Division develops and produces electronic and hydraulic brake and chassis control systems, sensors, driver assistance systems, air bag control systems, washer systems and electronic air suspension systems. Its core competence is the integration of active and passive driving safety into ContiGuard®.
Information management is at the very heart of the Interior Division, which provides a range of products that includes instrument clusters and multifunctional displays, control units, electronic car-entry systems, tire-monitoring systems, radios, multimedia and navigation systems, climate control systems, telematics solutions and cockpit modules and systems.
The Powertrain Division integrates innovative and efficient system solutions for vehicle powertrains. The comprehensive range of products includes gasoline and diesel injection systems, engine management, transmission control, including sensors and actuators, as well as fuel-supply systems and components and systems for hybrid and electric drives.
Tire division The Tire division includes the Passenger and Light Truck, the Commercial Vehicle Tire and the Industrial Tire business units, as well as the Two-Wheel Tire activities. The Tire division currently has 22 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility.
The ContiTech division numbers among the leading suppliers of a host of technical rubber products and is a specialist for plastics technology. The division develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries.
At every corporate level, Continental needs people who understand just a bit more in their field than anyone else. We ourselves concentrate on training some of the professionals. But, that is not enough. In order to, as a company, continue to be one step ahead of the international competition, we are continuously seeking qualified specialists with a background both in technology and in administration.
We have a variety of positions in technology and in administration. As an international and innovation-orientated technology corporation Continental seeks “dynamic engineers” with multicultural professional and personal competencies. Whether R&D, Quality Assurance, Production or Logistics: we encourage self-directed work, project responsibility in innovative fields and collaboration in international teams. On the basis of annual employee performance meetings you coordinate your very own development plan in conversation with your superior. Besides, we promote your understanding for the different fields, functions and cultures with our “cross moves” initiative.
We at Continental are committed to sustainable social responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): To Continental the well-being, skills and motivation of our employees play a decisive role in achieving our economic goals. That is why we are committed to active health management, projects that make it possible to balance career and family demands, and training and further qualification opportunities that establish a secure basis for the future. We also support other projects by partnering with a large number of groups in society.
According to this we offer you from the beginning a variety of projects that allow you to advance your ideas independently and on your own responsibility. Your Ideas will always find open doors and this term not only means an informal work atmosphere, it is also about open communication in every direction.
IInternships and final projects
It is never too early to start planning your future. Continental offers you the opportunity to get to know a world's leading technology corporation from the inside at an early stage while you are still involved in your studies. No matter whether in the form of an internship or while you are working on your final project: Take advantage of this opportunity to take a look behind the scenes and experience the practical side of our operation.
From the very beginning, you will be involved in our daily business. You will take on a wide variety of tasks in various different Group departments and will solve exciting challenges as a member of a project team. Because, studying is great. But putting your knowledge into action is even better.
A day in a life of a student – lectures, courses, presentations … How about doing some practical work every now and then to the benefit of your future? Continental offers working students flexible job options: Working during the semester part-time or full-time during breaks. You should schedule at least six weeks to do so.
If you are an open-minded person, have plenty of team spirit to offer, are proficient in MS Office and in English, then you are what we have been looking for. Recognize the opportunity and experience even in your student years just how fascinating it is inside the world of a high-tech global player.
"Race track atmosphere makes a change from another dull day at uni!"
The spinning of tires, the roar of engines and much more: this is the international design competition Formula Student. We support between 30 and 40 teams every year. They receive both technical expertise and high-quality products from Continental AG.