Studies, Theses & Internships

Studies, theses or internships

WITH BPW into the professional future

With us, you have the opportunity to get to know development and production techniques as well as the processes of an industrial company. 

We offer a particularly wide range of opportunities for students studying mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering and business informatics. Because as an innovative company with sophisticated products, we have a passion for technology and digitalisation. 

Our goal is to give you practical insights into the diverse areas of activity of an industrial company. By working closely with our experienced specialists, you will gain valuable experience that will help you in your professional development.

Into the future with BPW

What kind of support can we offer you?

Basic internships

The first step towards your degree!

Many degree programmes require a basic internship of 6 weeks for admission to the degree programme.

During the basic internship, you can gain practical experience in various fields of application and optimally prepare for your studies.

This includes in particular:

  • manual processing of materials
  • Machining (turning, milling and drilling)
  • non-cutting shaping by pressing
  • joining techniques (welding and soldering)
  • Basics of electrical engineering
  • additive manufacturing (3-D printing)

Internship semester


The internship semester offers you a valuable insight into the working world and your future career field. You will not just "watch", but will be actively involved in our projects and work on current topics that are of great importance to the company. The internship semester often also serves as preparation for a subsequent thesis.

You will receive a salary of 1000 EUR per month and have the opportunity to eat in our company restaurant. You are not from the region? No problem - we provide furnished company flats if required. In addition, you can use our gym free of charge and have access to free WiFi.



For your thesis, we offer innovative topics with a strong practical relevance and high academic standards. You will receive support from experienced specialists who will work with you to achieve the best possible degree.

We give you maximum freedom to write your thesis. In addition, our company restaurant, fitness studio and, if required, a furnished company flat are available to you free of charge. If you wish, you can also combine your thesis with a specialised internship. And finally, you can look forward to an attractive recognition bonus.

Discover your career opportunity

Professional fields at BPW

Development and quality at BPW

The areas of development and quality offer exciting career fields for ambitious specialists and managers. Our engineers develop innovative products and solutions to fulfil the wishes of our customers and to further strengthen the market position of our company. From design and simulation to road tests, we use advanced development methods and modern quality management processes to ensure that our products meet the highest standards. In addition, we are working on forward-looking concepts to actively shape the mobility of tomorrow.



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The field of IT and digitalisation offers a versatile and future-oriented career field for digital thinkers and doers who place a lot of value on a high degree of creative freedom. In an increasingly networked world, digitalisation plays a crucial role. From the use of innovative technologies to optimise corporate processes to production in the sense of Industry 4.0, we create solutions to offer our customers added value. In doing so, we ensure the high availability of our infrastructure as well as the requirements for modern IT security. We actively drive the digital transformation forward and thus make a valuable contribution to the future of our company.


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Production at BPW

Our production is the heart of our company. Here we manufacture high-quality axles and chassis components that play a central role in the mobility industry. With state-of-the-art production processes and the highest precision, we guarantee the outstanding quality and reliability of our products. The most diverse professional groups work together to achieve this: Production assistants, welders, truck/forklift drivers, machining mechanics to electricians and industrial mechanics to maintain our production facilities. Our production strategy and continuous process optimisation ensure that our products remain at the forefront of technological development.


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Sales, Supply Chain & Logistics at BPW

The areas of sales, supply chain management and logistics offer dynamic and versatile career fields for talented professionals and managers. In sales, the focus is on technical advice, building long-term relationships and, last but not least, close and personal customer support. Based on a professional sales strategy, we offer customised solutions for our customers' needs. The Supply Chain Management and Logistics divisions ensure the smooth and efficient coordination of material flows and supply chains. In addition to a comprehensive understanding of logistical processes, the focus is on optimal resource planning, but also on material procurement and maintaining our quality standards.


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Administration at BPW

The area of administration, which includes finance, controlling, human resources and marketing, among others, offer versatile career fields for competent professionals. Important functions for the organisation and control of the company are performed in these departments. The finance and controlling team ensures a solid financial basis and assists with budgeting and business analysis. The Human Resources department is responsible for the recruitment, development and support of our employees, while the Marketing team is responsible for the positioning of the brand and the implementation of marketing strategies. By working closely with all business units, administration helps to strategically align the company and create long-term value.


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You can find the most frequently asked questions and answers on the subject of applications here:

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Please apply exclusively via the online tool. There you can apply in just a few steps, upload documents and you're done!


Matthias Manall is the right contact person for all questions about studying: 02262 78-2005


Ideally, cover letter, CV, most recent references/current grades in order to present the best possible picture. In addition, information on which topics/company areas are particularly interesting and when the earliest possible start date is.


Approx. 3 months before the planned start. Since our topics come from practice but are developed individually, a certain lead time is useful.



You can find the most frequently asked questions and answers about studying here:

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Feel free to send us a speculative application if there is no suitable topic advertised. We are very happy to receive unsolicited applications, because we always check individually whether we can offer a suitable topic to suit the strengths and preferences of each applicant.


Yes, you can combine the specialised internship with the final thesis. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cooperation with universities & colleges


Close cooperation with colleges and universities is particularly important to us. So we congratulate the group of students from the TH Köln on the successful completion of their project work around August 2023 at BPW, which makes our production processes even a bit more intelligent. Great achievement!



Our contact person for practical semesters, theses and direct entry, Mr Matthias Manall, will be happy to help you.
Call 02262 78-2005.

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Your contact to us

And this is how you find BPW. We look forward to hearing from you.

BPW Bergische Achsen

51674 Wiehl

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Phone: +49 (0) 2262 78-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2262 78-1516



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