Industrial Clark

Area of work

Industrial clerks deal with commercial, business fields of duties within the company, such as materials logistics, sales and marketing, HR, finance and accounting. Their field of duties ranges from order acceptance to the sale of products and services.


Advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife), A-levels or equivalent qualification, preferably with a commercial focus

Length of apprenticeship

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

Place of training


Content of the apprenticeship

  • Purchasing, storing and timely provision for production of goods
  • Preparing invitations to tender and comparison of these
  • Creating orders
  • Planning, controlling and monitoring production processes
  • Managing personnel files and statistics
  • Carrying out payroll accounting
  • Checking and processing inquiries, calculating prices
  • Processing, handling and monitoring orders
  • Sending goods, producing freight documents, dealing with customs formalities
  • Processing of financial and business accounts
  • Checking incoming invoices
  • Making payments