SEAT transforms its Apprentice School with Advanced Degrees in the latest technologies

May 3, 2018

  • The new studies feature three higher education dual Vocational Training courses, lasting around 5,000 hours each and a total of 60 available slots
  • The pre-registration period for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open
  • The development is a response to the transformation of industry and digitisation                                           

Martorell, 03/05/2018. – SEAT’s Apprentice School is completely overhauling its training programme, switching from middle-level Vocational Training courses to a wider range of Advanced Degree courses. The new programme is a response to the transformation of industry and digitisation and will boost Industry 4.0.

Starting this academic year, 2018-2019, the changes mean that students must be at least 18 years of age, compared to 16 previously, and have graduated from high school or completed other Vocational Training courses. SEAT is offering 60 slots in three dual training courses: 15 in Advanced Automation and Industrial Robotics, 15 in Advanced Mechanical Manufacturing Production Programming, and 30 in Advanced Industrial Mechatronics. While the average training courses in Spain feature a total of about 2,000 hours, the SEAT Apprentice School offers almost 5,000 class hours, which makes it possible to include a large amount of the latest technology subject matter.

According to SEAT Vice-president for Human Resources, Xavier Ros: “SEAT’s Advanced Degrees in dual training represent an important step for the Apprentice School as it enables us to incorporate future technologies from day one. Martorell is becoming a benchmark in digitisation and we want to prepare our future employees in order to respond to the challenges presented by Industry 4.0 and digitisation”. Furthermore, Ros emphasised that “this is further proof of the Apprentice School’s ability to adapt to current realities as well as to the future of industry, making it the only corporate training centre that has been able to train professionals for more than six decades”.

Pioneers in Dual Vocational Training

The SEAT Apprentice School is a benchmark in Spain in dual Vocational Training and last year alone it received 800 applications from students wishing to join the centre. Since it was founded in 1957, the school has prepared more than 2,700 professionals. All of today’s students, a total of 169, have a paid full-time training contract, and once they have successfully completed their studies, they are hired by SEAT with an open-ended labour contract.

The new Advanced Education courses each last three years and will still be based on the dual German system, which combines theoretical training with on the job practice in the school itself as well as at the SEAT Martorell, SEAT Barcelona or SEAT Componentes facilities. Moreover, graduates of the Apprentice School obtain a dual Spanish and German official degree.

The dual Vocational Training that the SEAT Apprentice School has been offering since 2012 has become a benchmark in Spain. It features more than twice as many class hours than the average advanced education courses, including specific training in the latest technologies, languages (English and German), programming or flexible project management, among other aspects that sets it apart from other vocational training courses.

Open doors event

This Saturday, 5 May, the Apprentice School is opening its doors to all young people interested in taking part in the centre. Future students can learn more about the benefits of studying one of the three courses on offer, in addition to visiting the centre’s facilities. The registration period is open until next Thursday, 7 June.

Information for the media

The event will be open to any media interested in learning more about the Apprentice School and the advanced training courses, and speaking to school officials and students.

If you wish to attend, please contact the SEAT Communication Department: 93 708 53 69 /

SEAT es la única compañía que diseña, desarrolla, fabrica y comercializa automóviles en España. Integrada en el Grupo Volkswagen, la multinacional, con sede en Martorell (Barcelona), exporta el 80% de sus vehículos y está presente en más de 80 países. En 2017, SEAT logró un beneficio después de impuestos de 281 millones de euros y vendió casi 470.000 vehículos.

El Grupo SEAT cuenta con cerca de 14.700 profesionales y tiene tres centros de producción: Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat y Martorell, donde fabrica el Ibiza, el León y el Arona. Además, la compañía produce el Ateca y el Toledo en la República Checa, el Alhambra en Portugal y el Mii en Eslovaquia.

La multinacional cuenta con un Centro Técnico que se configura como un hub del conocimiento que acoge a 1.000 ingenieros orientados a desarrollar la innovación del primer inversor industrial en I+D de España. SEAT ya ofrece la última tecnología en conectividad en su gama de vehículos y está inmersa en un proceso de digitalización global de la compañía para impulsar la movilidad del futuro.

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