Mercedes-Benz: Students Experience Programme 2014

Mercedes-Benz: Students Experience Programme 2014

Location: East London
Closing Date: 31 July 2013

Key Duties & Responsibilities

What does STEP internship involve?

  • Before coming to Germany, STEP interns receive 80 hours of German language training in their home country. This language training is continued every week in Germany during the internship.
  • The six-month internships in Germany start on 1st March 2014. Flights to and from Germany are paid for by the German host company.
  • STEP participants receive an intern’s salary which is sufficient to cover the cost of accommodation, health insurance, travel to work and other daily needs in Germany.
  • Accommodation in Germany is organised by SAFRI.
  • The internship is carried out in a business area which matches the qualifications of the intern. For example, an information systems student will be placed in an IT department.
  • Each STEP intern is assigned a mentor at work.
  • STEP interns work a full-time, five-day week and are entitled to 10 days holiday.
  • Additional training is provided and group excursions are organised by the SAFRI Office to familiarise STEP participants with the culture, country and people of Germany.
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If you are studying in South Africa, to apply for STEP you must ….

  • be a citizen of a SADC country
  • be fluent in English
  • be keen to learn German
  • be highly motivated and ready to deliver top-level performance
  • be able to adapt quickly to a new environment and culture
  • be interested in meeting people and learning about a new country and culture
  • be proficient in MS Office (especially Excel & PowerPoint)


  • Applicants must not have more than one year’s practical work experience


BCom / BEng /BSc / Btech or higher) in one of the following areas in 2013:

  • Commerce
  • Electrical / Industrial / Mechanical / Mechatronic Engineering
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Logistics

How To Apply

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