Career Options for Trainees

What professional path do you want to follow after school? The world of work is full of exciting and varied opportunities. As a successful technology company, the Freudenberg Group is active in many key industries and markets worldwide, with locations in 60 countries. The opportunities we offer you are as diverse as the markets we serve and the products we make. At Freudenberg, you can start your training in any area of our activities, from commercial and technical to scientific.

Industrial Salesperson

Industrial salespeople can work in all commercial areas of an industrial company. Among other things, you will learn how to prepare sales offers and calculate costs and prices. You will work in commercial departments such as sales, marketing, purchasing and accounting. Subjects that you will be taught in vocational school include business administration, management and controlling, as well as general economics. German, English and project competence are also on the curriculum.

Computer Science Salesperson

Computer science salespeople work in companies that use information technology to help organize their business processes. They procure and manage information technology and telecommunications systems, advise and train colleagues and customers. They are employed in our IT departments as well as in selected commercial departments. Subjects that you will be taught in vocational school include software development and application, business administration and information technology systems.

Plant Mechanic

As a plant mechanic, you produce components and assemble them into subassemblies, equipment, piping systems and plant. You are also responsible for repairing, expanding or rebuilding them. The tasks of a plant mechanic extend from apparatus and container construction to pipe system technology, welding technology, equipment construction and maintenance. Companies in the metal industry are especially important potential employers for plant mechanics.


Toolmakers are trained in the areas of stamping technology, forming technology, tooling technology and device technology. They produce casting and injection molds and stamping dies for industrial production. As a toolmaker, you will be equipped to work in many areas of industry, especially the metal industry, tool making, mold making, fixture construction, medical equipment and tooling technology.

Physics Laboratory Technician

Physics laboratory technicians are engaged in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of physical measurements and tests. In the field of production, they are particularly active in quality control. In work areas such as research, development, analysis, application engineering and environmental protection, they perform tests and measurements, analyze them and report the results.

Electronics Technician

As an electronics technician, you install electrical systems and put them into operation. You install and connect electrical equipment, measure electrical systems, assess the safety of electrical installations and equipment, and maintain and repair equipment and systems. Typical application areas include power distribution systems and networks, building installations, operating systems, production and process equipment, switchgear, control systems and electrical equipment.

Industrial Mechanic

Industrial mechanics manufacture equipment parts and machine components and assemble them into machines. They set up machinery and equipment, put it into operation, check that it is functioning correctly and keep it in good repair. As an industrial mechanic, you will be trained in the areas of production equipment, maintenance, machine and plant technology, and precision equipment.

Mechatronics Engineer

The job of a mechatronics engineer includes tasks connected with electrical and electronic equipment, mechanics, control and information technology. They assemble, install and configure electrical and mechanical systems, equipment and machinery. These activities include commissioning, maintenance and repair. Mechatronics engineers are mainly employed in machine and plant engineering, as well as in the automotive and chemical industries.

Chemical Technician

As a chemical technician, you control and monitor machines and plant for the manufacture, bottling and packaging of chemical products. Your training will include chemical and physical principles and microbiological techniques. Among other things, you will learn how to handle and use for industrial purposes the smallest known living organisms, bacteria and yeasts. The machines involved in these processes are also serviced by chemical technicians.

Process Mechanic

As a process mechanic, you plan the use of production machinery for processing plastics and prepare the basic approaches for the production of moldings. In the field of processing technology, you activate and operate the appropriate systems. You are also responsible for production operation, overseeing and planning. The commissioning and maintenance of machinery, equipment and facilities are also the responsibility of the process mechanics.

Additional Apprenticeships

If you are interested in any of the roles listed below, you will find open positions in our current vacancies​. Please note that Freudenberg cannot offer all apprenticeships every year.​

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