Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Training period and degree:
Dual Bachelor course with a duration of 3 to 4½ years in cooperation with the respective college.
Vocational training:
There is a pure Bachelor's course with a duration of 3 years or a combined course of studies that includes professional training. The possibility of professional training depends on the course. This future oriented training method is an alternative for the typical college studies. Here you devise interesting projects in different faculties of the organisation. Through scientific work, projects, laboratory activities and the practical training you learn to analyse, develop, realise and optimise the technical systems. Besides, you learn to use modern technologies objectively and under economical conditions to find solutions to complex interdisciplinary problematic issues and to implement of challenging technical project. 
Your future at Hettich:
After the degree, outstanding and varied perspectives available, for example, in engineering, in the production or the development.
Required degree:
Graduate from a university or a college with good average grades
Requirements:

  • Good performance in Science and Mathematics
  • Good knowledge of foreign languages
  • Technical understanding
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of responsibility
  • High willingness to learn and perform
For interested students, I would highly recommend an internship at Hettich. The internship gives you a good insight into training contents of cooperative learning.

Laura, dual Bachelor course „Bachelor of Engineering“.

Electronic technician

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK degree
Vocational training:
Nothing works without electricity. An electronic technician accordingly has versatile tasks. Typical work areas are energy distribution, factory equipments, production & process related installations and also engineering of electrical equipments and building installations. You would be trained on how to assemble, install and check energy provision equipments, measurement, control and regulation and communication technology. This also includes setting up of micro computer systems and programmable memory controls, as well as error identification and maintenance, whereby safety is paramount.
Your future at Hettich:
Good perspective for a job in the service areas or production.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Interest in electronics
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to exercise care

Production mechanic

Training period and degree:
3 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
During the training you will be active in the assembly and manufacture of industrial mass products. You carry out your job activities as a part of a process chain in assembly groups. As a part of the process chains, you are also directly involved in process safely, adherence to quality standards, measures for continuous improvement of process flows, production quality and work safety. You are responsible for the assembly of the components in the assemblies and modules. You carry our production orders and ensure a smooth production process. Your job also includes retooling of the assembly line, as well as the quality inspection and material provision. As a production mechanic, you are in the position to correctly execute jobs as per constructive plans. When there are technical problems, you analyse the problem and take up corrective measures. In addition, you also replenish the necessary assembly material. 
Your future at Hettich:
As a qualified production mechanic, you will find flexible areas of operation in our modern industrial enterprise and have the best chance to get a secure job.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Interest in technology
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility
Through self-motivation and dedication, several doors will open for you.

Lea, Production mechanic.

Foundry mechanic

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Foundry mechanics produce dimensionally accurate components of zinc or magnesium using modern casting equipments. The training provides a broad background in the fields of modern die casting, hydraulics, pneumatics and control systems. As a casting specialist, you operate ultramodern, technically-challenging die casting machines and assembly equipments. You furnish the machines in production start-ups, take out audits and ensure high-quality production. You also sample and test initial parts from new production runs, an activity that is often done jointly with customers. Taking care in carrying out the actual casting process is essential to ensuring the quality of the ultimate workpiece. Foundry mechanics at Hettich also make items for the automotive industry. On account of its properties, magnesium in particular is being used more and more in cars. 
Your future at Hettich:
Specialists with rare professional training are always needed. As this particular profession is not widely practices, you are in great demand for such activities.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Interest in technology
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility

Industrial mechanic

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Industrial mechanics are sincere mechanics with instincts. Because for the production, maintenance and supervision of electro-pneumatic or hydraulic systems, it comes down to accuracy. It kicks off with a basic, intensive training in metals. After that you learn the production and assembly of machine parts. In addition to that you would assemble mechanical, pneumatic and electronic standard parts to functioning components. Besides assembly construction, checking and repairing, as well as maintaining different systems would also be a part of your knowhow . Additionally you would acquire the ability of processing synthetic material, hard soldering and mastery of other connection technology
Your future at Hettich:
Specialists for care and handling of complex manufacturing plants in the production respectively in machine construction are very much in demand.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Technical interest
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Finger sensitivity
We can experiment and try it out

Svenja, Industrial mechanic

Machine and System Operator

Training period and degree:
2 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Machine and system operators set up production machines, start them up and operate them. They prepare work processes and check machine functions on test benches. At the beginning of your apprenticeship at the Kirchlengern operation you will receive basic metalwork training where you will learn the most important manual skills you will need later on for working on machines and systems. At the Spenge operation you will then receive training in repairing, setting up and servicing machines and systems to ensure operational readiness. After this, you will learn which operating consumables the machines need, replace expendable parts, such as seals, filters or cylinders, and set new mechanical parts. You will carry out measures of quality assurance and, in the work you do, influence the production process and the quality of our products. Some machines are equipped with electronic data processing systems that you will operate with computers and modern IT. Your duties will also include supplying the materials and components required for production. 
Your future at Hettich:
Good prospects for a skilled job in production at the Spenge operation. There is a huge demand for persons specialised in looking after and servicing production machinery in manufacturing. The apprenticeship can be supplemented by training geared towards this activity.
Required degree:
Qualified secondary school certificate
Requirements:

  • Technical interest
  • Able to work in team
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Spatial imagination
  • Ability to exercise care
  • Careful und tactful
  • Sense of responsibility

Mechatronics engineer

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
In this profession you acquire knowledge from mechanical, electro-technical as also the electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic control engineering. Respectively the assignments too are diverse. Complex equipments would be assembled and checked, mechatronic systems would be programmed and put into operation. The error and malfunction identification and its correction is equally a part of it. Mechanical parts would be processed and would be merged with mechatronic systems as modules. You would assemble the electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components and also install the electrical equipments and the hardware and software components that belong to it. 
Your future at Hettich:
Good prospects as a specialist for care and handling of highly automated assembly plants in the production and in machine construction.
Required degree:
Qualified junior high school certificate
Requirements:

  • Interest in mechanics and electrical
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility

Galvanizer

Training period and degree:
3 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Galvanizers produce metallic coatings on metals with different procedure and techniques. During your training you would become an expert in handling, supervising and maintaining of the galvanic as well as powder coating equipments. You would get to learn about the field work in the laboratory as well as waste water plant and how the components are made ready for coating. The constant quality control is a part of your training as well. 
Your future at Hettich:
With appropriate performance you have good chances for a qualified work position in our very modern Galvanic as well as powder coating department, including laboratory, water processing, etc.
Required degree:
Qualified secondary school certificate
Requirements:

  • Technical understanding
  • Spatial imagination
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Dedicated
  • Able to work in team
  • Reliability
  • Willingness to work

Stamping and forming mechanic

Training period and degree:
3 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Stamping and forming mechanics are real experts in sheet steel and have a great deal of touch sensitivity. For the production of our drawer profiles, precise work and accuracy is crucial. After a comprehensive basic training in metals, you are ready to start and can work on our complex profiling systems. Here, with the help of technical documentation, you will learn how the various profiles for our drawer systems are manufactured. For this, you will monitor the entire production process. Your responsibility will include the setup, repairs and maintenance processes and adherence to quality standards. Logistics processes and the control of material flow are also a part of your exciting activities.
Your future at Hettich:
Specialists in servicing and handling complex manufacturing plants in production as well as experts in machine construction are very much in demand.
Prerequisites:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Technical understanding
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Ability to exercise care
  • Finger sensitivity
  • Sense of responsibility
I am learning a lot and can quickly apply what I have learned independently.

Michael, Stamping and forming mechanic

Technical product designer, specialisation product design and construction

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
In the technical product designer apprenticeship, you will learn how to create technical drawings, technical documents and lists of parts. You will use tools like drawing board and computer-aided design (CAD). You will also learn how to apply coordinate systems and how to make parts by machining, cutting and forming. Moreover you will carry out length, volume, weight and area calculations as well as make quotation & production drawings and detail constructions. Your work equipment will include work instructions, design sketches, drawings, tables, drawing board and CAD system, pocket calculators, pencils, ruler, compasses and protractor.
Your future at Hettich:
After the apprenticeship, the technical product designers become specialists who are highly in demand in the design industry. A promising career with us lies ahead of you. This is because it is a part of our company culture to lay emphasis on new and advanced developments.
Prerequisites:
Qualified junior high school certificate
Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • Good comprehension skills
  • Understanding of technology
  • Dedication
  • Motivation
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Reliable
  • Outgoing nature
  • Enjoys working with precision

Process engineer in coating technology

Training period and degree:
3 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Process engineer in coating technology produce metallic coatings on metals with different procedure and techniques. During your training you would become an expert in handling, supervising and maintaining of the galvanic as well as powder coating equipments. You would get to learn about the field work in the laboratory as well as waste water plant and how the components are made ready for coating. The constant quality control is a part of your training as well. 
Your future at Hettich:
With appropriate performance you have good chances for a qualified work position in our very modern Galvanic as well as powder coating department, including laboratory, water processing, etc.
Required degree:
Qualified secondary school certificate
Requirements:

  • Technical interest
  • Able to work in team
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Ability to exercise care
  • Careful und tactful
  • Sense of responsibility
As an applicant, you must possess the ability to work in a team as well as qualities like openness and logical thinking.

Noel, Process engineer in coating technology.

Process mechanic in plastic and rubber technology

Training period and degree:
3 years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
The production of high quality products out of synthetic material requires a profound knowledge in material and processing technology. Modern injection moulding plants, hydraulic, pneumatic and control technique, therefore, become a part of the training, along with as the widely laid basic technical training. As a synthetic specialist you run ultramodern, technically demanding injection moulding machines and mounting equipments. You direct the machines in production lines, carry out examinations and ensure qualitatively high production. You examine the first part of the new line of series, that is often done with the customer. 
Your future at Hettich:
Good prospects for a qualified work position in the production. Process mechanics are in demand in the synthetic and rubber processing industry. 
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Interest in technology
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility

Toolmaker

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Products with high quality are produced only with special tools that are made with absolute perfection. That is why in this profession it comes to a hundredth and often to a thousandth of millimetre. Toolmakers work in areas of form technology, stamping and remodelling technology. They build, maintain, repair, assemble tools for production plants. You would learn all important processing procedures like mechanical drilling, sawing, cutting, spinning, eroding and shaping, also on computer controlled machines. Besides, you would assemble complex tools and try out its functions. 
Your future at Hettich:
Good prospects as specialist on complex profile plants in the production or in tool construction.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Good spatial imagination
At Hettich, I particularly like working together in a team. It is always great to get to know new employees and experience the willingness to help one another .

Nico, Toolmaker.

Cutting machine operator

Training period and degree:
3 ½ years, IHK-degree
Vocational training:
Cutting machine operator produce, by their skilful spinning and shaping, work pieces precisely up to a hundredth of millimetre. These pieces are used in machines, equipments and production plants. You would learn the use of spin, cut and shaping technique as also the reading of technical documents to plan production line and creating computer programming for machines. When the machines are ready for production, the production line would be watched by you so that the products comply to our strict quality standards. 
Your future at Hettich:
Good prospects for a qualified work position in the cut processing of the spin and shaping technology.
Required degree:
Certificate of secondary or general education
Requirements:

  • Interest in technology
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to exercise care
At Hettich, I particularly like the fact that during the apprenticeship period, you get to know different functional areas as well as the colleagues working there.

Mirko, Cutting machine operator.

Students' technical industrial training

Your training at Hettich

See for yourself how it works. We offer students the opportunity to do a training as a part of their curriculum or during their school holidays. This also helps you to get to know different professions and find out which profession you enjoy. Additionally, you will get to know your subsequent trainers and can talk with young people who are currently doing an apprenticeship with us. At our locations, we also offer a dual degree in Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering) in addition to various apprenticeships. We look forward to seeing you!

Requirements:

  • Enjoys working with precision
  • Skilled in manual tasks
  • Interest in electronics
  • Interest in mechanical and electrical systems
  • Interest in technology
  • Ability to exercise care
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Reliable