Leaving school soon? You have probably been thinking hard about what comes next. We offer training positions exciting in future-safe professions, as well as the opportunity to complete a cooperative education program. Interested?

 

 

Our apprenticeship offer

After leaving school, do you want to start your career by completing an apprenticeship? Great idea! Because training with us not only means you learn the prescribed course content, but you can also take on responsibility at an early stage and work successfully with your colleagues – and all this in a strong and dynamic industry. 

Every year we offer apprenticeships at different locations within the company. Our apprenticeships start on September 1 each year. If you want to undergo vocational training with us, apply a year in advance if possible – online if you wish. Send us a full application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reports (school reports and references from any internships and part-time jobs). Our current job offers can be found on our website at Job Opportunities.

Interested? If so, apply where possible one year in advance. Online is fine.  

You can find apprenticeship vacancies under our Job opportunities.

Vocational training with commercial focus

Are you good at organization? Do you enjoy communicating both verbally and in writing? Do you like juggling numbers and want to know how companies’ finances are managed? Are you a team player? Then we can recommend the

Apprenticeship in office management (Kauffrau/Kaufmann in Büromanagement)

Our apprentices spend time in various divisions of the company, including the following departments: financial accounting, general accounting and billing, IT, administration and assistance, purchasing and procurement, corporate communications, and human resources. During your vocational training you will become familiar with a large number of different processes, such as posting bills, ordering office supplies and stationery, organizing business trips, and preparing and following up meetings.

 

Information on apprenticeship at a glance

  • Period of vocational training: 3 years
  • In cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Usually four days per week at Drees & Sommer and one day at a vocational school
  • Prerequisite: general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) or a subject-related higher education entrance qualification (Fachgebundene Hochschulreife)

 

Vocational training with technical focus

Do you have an interest in technology, a keen eye, and a good understanding of mathematics? Would you like to lay the foundations for all sorts of building projects? If this is the case, we recommend an

Apprenticeship in technical system planning with focus on supply systems and technical building services (Technischer Systemplanerin/Systemplaner mit Schwerpunkt Versorgungs- und Ausrüstungstechnik)

During the apprenticeship, you will learn how to create technical drawings and models for the creation and installation of technical building services (mechanical, electrical and plumbing – MEP). You will learn how to draw up installation plans and diagrams for technical supply systems providing heating, ventilation, and sanitation. Over time, you will work increasingly independently and support the project team with structural and organizational project work. Even as an apprentice, you will experience first-hand how a building is constructed – from the first sketch to the moment it is occupied. You will not just work at a desk: you will also visit the construction sites.

Information on apprenticeship at a glance

  • Period of vocational training: 3.5 years
  • Training in blocks at a vocational school; practical phases at Drees & Sommer
  • Qualifications required: general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) or a subject-related higher education entrance qualification (Fachgebundene Hochschulreife)

 

Next Generation Center – apprenticeship and cooperative education program

All apprentices and cooperative education program participants are part of our ‘Next Generation Center’. That’s what we call our groupwide learning program specially designed for apprentices and cooperative education students. The stimulating content is designed to facilitate familiarization, provide opportunities for networking, and ensure a practical focus. The participants learn a lot of basic Drees & Sommer know-how and get an insight into our Corporate Units such as Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. It also offers soft skill training, for example in business etiquette and communication.

Advantages of an apprenticeship at Drees & Sommer

  • Wide range of further education opportunities 
  • Teambuilding and team events 
  • Benefits such as a public transport subsidy 
  • Annual performance review for personalized further development  

 

 

 

 

 

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Cooperative study course at Drees & Sommer

Do you want to expand your knowledge, enhance your strengths, and further develop your independence, communication skills and personal initiative? If so, then complete a cooperative study course with Drees & Sommer.  

A cooperative study course allows you to immediately put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. So you keep learning new things even when you are not attending the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). During the practical phases at Drees & Sommer, you will undertake various tasks every day, look after your own projects, participate in exciting further education programs, and contribute your knowledge to various fields.  
You write your project assignments and your thesis at Drees & Sommer, benefiting from the wide range of issues and broad experience of an international company. 

Information on cooperative study course at a glance

  • Courses available include: Information Systems, Industrial Engineering with a focus on Facility Management, Business Information Systems, Accounting Taxation and Business Law, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering 
  • Duration: three-year university education · degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science oder Bachelor of Engineering
  • Balance between theoretical and practical aspects: practice phases (Drees & Sommer) alternate with theory phases (DHBW) at three-month intervals
  • Entry requirements: general or subject-specific university entrance qualification, or an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences with the appropriate aptitude test (academic aptitude test) at DHBW

 

 

Learn more about the different courses

Informatics
Informatics

IT experts are in demand, and there is a wide range of potential applications for such a qualification. Do you want to help shape and develop future IT systems and applications? Would you like to work on intercompany IT projects spanning different countries? The cooperative education program gives you business and intercultural competence in addition to IT skills.

Industrial Engineering with Facility Management as the Main Focus
Industrial Engineering with Facility Management as the Main Focus

A course in industrial engineering combines technical and business content. The theoretical and practical phases of the cooperative education course prepare you to manage challenging facility management projects and to look at complex issues from both a technical and a business point of view.

Business Informatics
Business Informatics

On the Business Informatics course within the cooperative education program, you will learn about and apply economics and information technology. Do you see yourself developing state-of-the-art information systems, optimizing complex business processes, or managing large-scale projects?

Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Controlling
Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Controlling

In this course you will gain knowledge of areas such as accounting, internal management tools, corporate taxation, and audit and reporting.

Civil Engineering Project Management
Civil Engineering Project Management

This course builds on technical subjects such as mathematics, engineering mechanics, physics and chemistry and offers construction-related subjects such as design theory and structural engineering. Would you like to learn how to plan and handle projects from design to completion? You will also gain commercial and management skills.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering course teaches the fundamentals of science and technology, allowing you to specialize in one of the many focus areas. Through product-related design theory, intensive work with draft designs, and a wide range of internships, you get training that is perfect preparation for your professional career. The supply and energy management course teaches economical and ecologically sound use of resources. The focus is on energy efficiency.

Electrical engineering
Electrical engineering

As an electrical engineer, you accompany the product from development and project management through to marketing, and are involved in a wide range of fields. To prepare you perfectly for your multifaceted role, the theory phase at the Horb campus includes practical work comprising student research projects, educational projects and laboratory exercises in addition to basic technical lectures.  

Next Generation Center – Apprenticeship and cooperative education program

All apprentices and cooperative education program participants are part of our ‘Next Generation Center’. That’s what we call our groupwide learning program, which is specially designed for apprentices and cooperative education students. The stimulating content is designed to facilitate familiarization, provide opportunities for networking, and ensure a practical focus. The participants learn a lot of basic Drees & Sommer know-how and get an insight into our Corporate Units such as Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. It also offers soft skill training, for example in business etiquette and communication.  

Advantages of an cooperative education program at Drees & Sommer

  • Wide range of further education opportunities 
  • Teambuilding and team events 
  • Benefits such as easy access to public transport 
  • Annual performance review for personalized further development