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Career at VDMA

"Working on progress"

We connect people, technology and future.



German mechanical engineers are working for a future worth living. The approximately 500 employees of the VDMA support them in all areas that are important for their success. Economically, technically and scientifically. On-site at the company as well as at the political level in Berlin and Brussels - or from our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.

The basis of our work is responsible leadership that promotes identification with our values, inspires employees and enables us to continuously develop.

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Career at VDMA

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Business trips to faraway countries

The daily tasks of the expert for trade fairs and marketing in the woodworking machinery association mainly include preparing the company's own trade fairs and working on online projects. Business trips in his area largely have to do with traveling to trade fairs in faraway countries.


"If you enjoy working with interesting people in teams and want to take on responsibility early on, you've come to the right place."

Sven Laux, Head of Human Resources

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Our personnel work

It goes without saying that the VDMA wants to continuously develop as an employer. Therefore, we regularly take part in benchmark competitions and certification processes.

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Our values

The VDMA invokes three core values: Pioneering, Practical, Powerful. These core values are reflected in our daily work, our mission and our vision.

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Benefits for you as a member

Largest industry network in Europe

3,600 primarily medium-sized member companies in the capital goods industry make the VDMA the largest industrial association in Europe and the most important network organization in the industry.

Strong representation of interests

The VDMA is the most important voice of the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

A wide range of services

More than 500 VDMA employees worldwide support you with practical services to make the right decisions in your company - along the entire value chain.