School’s over – so now what?

Apprenticeship at Klasmann-Deilmann:

This training programme will acquaint you with many of our departments and make you into a genuine all-rounder, familiar with Purchasing, Logistics, Human Resources, Finance and Sales. You can also gain experience of product development and at advising our customers.

  • You have a good intermediate secondary school-leaving certificate (German: Realschulabschluss) or equivalent, and/or a business qualification from a specialised vocational school (German: Abschluss der Berufsfachschule Wirtschaft) or equivalent, a vocational school qualification at upper secondary level (German: Fachoberschulreife) or equivalent, a qualification entitling you to study at a German technical college / university of applied sciences (German: Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent, or a general higher-education entrance qualification (German: allgemeine Hochschulreife) or equivalent
  • You have a good command of written and spoken German and English, and you’re confident working with numbers
  • This training programme lasts 3 years. Depending on your educational background, you may be able to manage it in 2 or 2 ½ years

With this qualification, you’ll know your way around networks and IT in general. You’ll be able to set up IT infrastructure and are highly proficient at installing hardware and software. You’ll also be a user support specialist and responsible for system monitoring.

  • For this training programme you will need a good intermediate secondary school-leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss) or equivalent, or a qualification as a certified IT technician (German equivalent: staatlich geprüfter Technischer Assistent für Informatik) or an administrator for business information systems (German equivalent: kaufmännischer Assistent für Wirtschaftsinformatik). Alternatively, you have a vocational school qualification at upper secondary level (German: Fachoberschulreife) or equivalent, an entrance qualification for a German technical college / university of applied sciences (German: Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent, or a general higher-education entrance qualification (German: allgemeine Hochschulreife) or equivalent.
  • Your German and English are good and you have no trouble with maths
  • This training programme lasts 3 years

You are a skilled communicator and good at convincing others of your ideas. We’ll show you how promotional strategies and campaigns originate. You will learn how to independently develop conceptual solutions for different media and to commercially implement them.

  • For this training programme you will need a university entrance qualification, either with an academic (German: Abitur, or equivalent) or vocational (German: Fachabitur, or equivalent) emphasis. However, holders of an intermediate secondary school-leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss) will also have a good chance – impress us with your creative application!
  • As well as an interest in marketing, advertising and sales, you enjoy making new contacts and contributing your ideas within the company
  • This is a 3‑year training programme

As a Construction Equipment Operator, you’ll be needed for a wide range of structural and civil engineering projects in maintenance, production and peat extraction operations. What we need here are people who are not intimidated by huge tractors, earthmoving dozers, excavators, wheel loaders and fork-lift trucks. If this is you, you’ll fit in well here.

  • The main requirement is a very good lower secondary (German: Hauptschule) or a good intermediate (German: Realschule) school-leaving certificate or equivalent.
  • You should be interested in engineering but also be good at German, maths and physics
  • This training programme lasts 3 years
  • You will obtain all the necessary operator’s licences as part of the programme

It’s before an important piece of machinery actually malfunctions that the industrial mechanics at Klasmann-Deilmann come into their own. With this qualification your job is to make sure that our machinery and production systems are always fully operational. You’ll identify problems, order the spare parts or make them yourself. To this end, you’ll learn techniques for turning and milling, drilling and grinding, screwing and welding.

  • You should have a good lower secondary (German: Hauptschule) or an intermediate (German: Realschule) secondary school-leaving certificate or equivalent, and have done metalwork at a specialist vocational school (German: Berufsfachschule Metall) or equivalent
  • You are good at German, maths and physics. You also have a skilled hand and you are keen to know how technical equipment works
  • This training programme lasts 3 ½ years

At Klasmann-Deilmann, a malfunctioning system or piece of machinery could mean that things grind to a standstill. As an Electronics Engineer specialising in operating technology, your job is to make sure it doesn’t come to that and that everything works properly. From planning and installation to maintenance and troubleshooting. After this training, you’ll know your way around electrical installations – from low voltages up to 10,000 V.

  • For this training programme, you should have at least a good lower (German: Hauptschule) or intermediate (German: Realschule) secondary school-leaving certificate
  • As well as having a good command of German and being good at maths and physics, you will be interested in electrical engineering and how technical things work
  • This is a 3 ½‑year programme

Our suggestions for your application: things to bear in mind

To get a full picture of who you are, we need more than a photo. So before you submit your application, first make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important.

We’ll be delighted to get your application. Even more so if you tell us why you have this particular career in mind. Why is this occupation a good fit for you? Meaning: why is it right for you, and why are you right for it?

Your CV can be very revealing. It can tell us what the milestones have been in your life so far, and what your interests and preferences are. A personal data sheet is sufficient.

What do you prefer – maths, or maybe the sciences such as biology and chemistry? Or are you more practically inclined? Your school reports reveal where your greatest strengths and talents lie. But another thing is equally clear: your school grades don’t remotely tell the whole story.

While school reports are important to us, they’re not everything. To get a fuller idea of who you are, we’d like to know more. What are you especially interested in? What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes? Have you got any particular talents or done work experience? Are you learning any languages? Or are you involved on a voluntary basis in a club or society? Send us any certificates or the like – everything that interests you interests us!

How can I send my application?

Have you got everything you need for you application? Then simply send it to us – preferably online, but you can of course also send it by post.

Your job interview: on an equal footing with us

If you are invited for an interview, this means you have been shortlisted for this particular position. We see job interviews as a first opportunity for both parties to get to know each other and to enter into dialogue on equal terms. Although a meeting of this kind is a special situation, stay authentic and present yourself in the best light.

  • Whether you’re travelling by train or car, find out in good time how to get to the interview.
  • Your outfit and appearance should be appropriate for the job you’re going for, and should make a good impression
  • Go into the interview with a positive attitude and see yourself as being on an equal footing with the company.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the job you’re interviewing for, and show that you’re engaged in the conversation.

Any questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us. Tanja Arens is the perfect person to answer your questions:

Tanja Arens
Apprenticeship