Dual Vocational Secondary Education

Dual Vocational Secondary Education timeline

Start of dual vocational education with 3 trades

New trades introduced

Start of build-up profession education

Opening of the Mercedes-Benz Academy Kecskemét

New trades introduced: auto body repair, CNC operator

Dual Vocational Secondary Education

Mercedes-Benz was one of the first Hungarian companies to launch the dual training program in 2011, to provide thorough education for automotive industry experts of the future. At the beginning of the education students could apply for three basic trades: vehicle mechatronics, mechatronics maintenance and car body surface preparation and coating. Since then our education expanded with several more trades: toolmaker and auto body repair training are also available now. There was an expansion to the second training portfolio as well: student can now choose the automated equipment maintenance or CNC machine operator trades, too. 

The plant starts the vocational dual education every year in collaboration with Kandó Kálmán Vocational and Secondary School and Gáspár András Vocational and Secondary School in Kecskemét. The students acquire the theoretical knowledge at school, which they can then use in practice at the plant. The practical training takes place in the building of the Mercedes-Benz Academy Kecskemét, which was opened in October 2018. This educational center has a ground floor of 6000m2, and there are a number of rooms and halls equipped with the most modern equipment available for student to acquire various technologies.

What are the benefits of choosing our dual vocational education?

  • The education is highly practice-oriented, the practical training takes place in the recently built Mercedes-Benz Academy Kecskemét.
  • Beyond the professional knowledge you gain you can also improve other skills, for example teamwork, problem solving skills or taking responsibility.
  • At the end of the education you get a qualification registered within the National Register of Vocational Qualifications.
  • On the days of the practical training our students get lunch for free.
  • Our students get safety equipment, the Mercedes-Benz plant provides for its cleaning.
  • Travel costs, including bus season tickets are paid 100% by the company.
  • Our students get a sport card, which grants free gym season ticket and free entry to the public swimming facility in Kecskemét.
  • In the first year new students can take part in a team building week by the lake Balaton.
  • Students are granted a competitive scholarship depending on their learning contract and their school results.

What kind of opportunities are there for further education?

After successfully completing the dual vocational education, you can apply for a 2-year evening class at the Gáspár András Vocational and Secondary School. During these 2 years, you can get a general certificate of secondary graduation. The Mercedes-Benz Plant will provide support for employees in the course of their studying in this program.

If you want to join the dual education program, send your application to one of these schools:

Kandó Kálmán Vocational and Secondary School of Kecskemét

  • Mechatronics maintenance
  • Toolmaker

Gáspár András Vocational and Secondary School

  • Vehicle mechatronics
  • Car body surface preparation and coating
  • Auto body repair