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