Construction Mechanic

Area of work

One of the main fields of duties is the manufacture of metal structures. They cut steel girders, steel sheets, make boreholes and work increasingly with CNC-controlled machinery.


Good GCSEs (Hauptschulabschluss), secondary school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss) or equivalent qualification, preferably with a technical focus

Length of apprenticeship

The apprenticeship normally lasts 3 ½ years. It takes place in the training company and at vocational college.

Place of training


Content of the apprenticeship

  • Mechanical set-up and production of steel plate housing and switch cabinets
  • Metal cutting: boring, turning, milling
  • General sheet metal working: cutting, bending of sheets, welding technology, sanding
  • Plant engineering
  • Special construction of simulators