Youth Apprenticeship Program


In cooperation with Apprenticeship Carolina and the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County school districts, IFA ROTORION - North America offers high school students a chance to learn practical skills and get a head start with a career in the automotive industry while earning their high school diploma.

IFA ROTORION’s youth apprenticeship program is designed to provide opportunities to a diverse mix of students who demonstrate the same high level of ethics, values, creativity and performance we expect from our employees. At the state of the art drive shaft manufacturing facility, located in the Charleston area, students will gain invaluable, hands-on experience in the automotive industry.

During the youth apprenticeship program, students will work on projects and will be coached and mentored by IFA ROTORION leaders. Students will develop skills through structured training and coaching.


To qualify:

      Commit to the completion of the program

      Work with school counselors on program details and obtain parental consent

      Take required tests (i.e. Compass and Mechanical Aptitude)

      Create a summary page of accomplishments, interest, and other information that IFA Rotorion should take under consideration in the selection process

Position Criteria:

      Good verbal and written communication skills

      Ability to work efficiently in a group

      Eagerness to learn

      Takes an analytical approach to problems

      Must have reliable transportation to and from work

IFA and Nathusius — Where tradition meets future


IFA and Nathusius are two names with a long history in Saxony-Anhalt: some 250 years ago, the Nathusius family helped change and shape the region around Haldensleben by fostering its economic development and stimulating trade, by introducing the steam engine and expanding into the sugar, porcelain, ceramics and tobacco sectors. For more than 50 years, IFA has stood for automobility.

Tradition met the future in Haldensleben in 1992, when Heinrich von Nathusius privatized the former East German „VEB IFA- Gelenkwelle“ to become „IFA-Maschinenbau“. Long-standing experience in the sector, a good instinct for the right business decision, and excellent staff have moved the company into the fast lane and made it market leader for drive shafts in Europe.

Family-owned companies stand for responsibility and sustainability, for continuity and predictability. Flat hierarchies and a strong sense of personal responsibility form the basis for working together and achieving success.

Success has many fathers and mothers as well as proud offspring. That is why we need you and look forward to meeting you.



For more information on applying, please contact your high school’s administration.