High School Students

High School Students

We offer various entry routes for pupils.

Are you interested in

  • an internship,
  • an apprenticeship / vocational training or a
  • a cooperative education / dual study program?

Internships for pupils

Internships for pupils

Do you know what you want to do when you leave school? Drees & Sommer offers pupils a range of internships, for instance as part of schools’ careers guidance programs. You can also complete a pre-study internship for degree courses in the fields of construction, project management, industrial engineering, utilities engineering, and energy management with us.

Furthermore, we offer pupils internships focusing on project management, real estate consultancy, engineering, development management, or infrastructure consultancy. Internships in central departments such as accounting, HR, IT, and corporate communications are also available.

Are you a pupil who would like to apply for an internship? If so, send us a speculative application.

Apprenticeship / vocational training

Would you like to enter the working world by completing an apprenticeship when you leave school? Send us an application now! We award trainee positions with a commercial and a technical focus every year.

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? If so, you could be the perfect candidate for an apprenticeship in office management. Drees & Sommer offers this three-year program in conjunction with the chamber of commerce and industry (IHK).

Our trainees spend time in various parts of the company, including the following departments: financial accounting, billing and accounting, IT, the secretarial office, procurement, corporate communications, and human resources. During your 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.

You will work about four days a week in our offices. The rest of the time will be spent at vocational school, where you will learn the basics which you can put into practice in your day-to-day work for us. Students who apply for this type of apprenticeship must have a general certificate of secondary education or a subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

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 so, you might be interested in training to become a technical systems planner specializing in supply and building services engineering. During the apprenticeship, you will learn how to create technical drawings and models for the production and installation of technical building services.

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 site.

You will attend vocational college for blocks of several weeks at a time, after which you will put what you have learned to practical use at our firm. Students who apply for this apprenticeship must have a general certificate of secondary education, a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a general higher education entrance qualification. The apprenticeship lasts 3.5 years.

Applying for an apprenticeship


Apprenticeships start on September 1 each year. If you are interested in a blue or white collar apprenticeship, ideally apply a year in advance, preferably online. Your application package is complete when it includes a covering letter, résumé, and supporting documents (school reports and references from internships and part-time jobs). You can find current vacancies in our ‘Job opportunities’ section.

Carolin Sophie Beestermöller
Student at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

‘What I particularly like about completing my cooperative education program at Drees & Sommer is the fact I can get to know all sorts of different departments — such as Controlling and Financial Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, and Purchasing. Everywhere I have been so far I have met friendly, open colleagues who made it much easier for me to settle in. Networking isn’t just a buzzword here. I experienced that at the Office Seminar, for example, a staff get-together attended by Dreso employees from all around the world. That was a real highlight.’

Cooperative education / dual study program

Are you interested in gaining theoretical knowledge and putting it into practice straight away?
If so, complete a cooperative education program at Drees & Sommer!

We offer places on various degree courses each year in conjunction with Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). On completing the three-year university course, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Students on the cooperative education program spend alternate three-month periods at the university and the company. This will enable you to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice without delay. You will not only become familiar with new areas during your academic studies at DHBW. During the practical phases, you will also tackle different tasks every day and oversee your own projects. You will complete your coursework projects and your dissertation at Drees & Sommer. As an international company involved in a range of issues and with broad experience, we will support you.

For a cooperative education program, you need a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a general higher education entrance qualification. Alternatively, if you have a qualification entitling you to study at a technical college, you can qualify for the course by passing an aptitude test at DHBW.

We offer cooperative education programs in information technology (IT); industrial engineering with a focus on facility management; business computing; accounting, taxation, and business law: accounting and controlling; or civil engineering: project management.


Information technology (IT)

IT professionals are in demand; the possible applications are varied. Do you want to help shape future information technology systems and applications or work on IT projects spanning multiple organizations and countries? The cooperative education program does not just cover information technology topics: participants will also learn business administration and intercultural skills.

Would you like to find out more about studying information technology at DHBW Stuttgart?

Industrial engineering with a focus on facility management

An industrial engineering degree combines technical and business administration topics. With its theoretical and practical elements, the dual study program will prepare you to lead demanding facility management projects and provide you with the understanding of how to tackle complex questions from a commercial and a technical point of view.

Would you like to find out more about studying industrial engineering at DHBW Stuttgart


Business computing

A cooperative education course in business computing will furnish you with a knowledge of both business administration and information technology (IT) and how to apply it. Can you imagine developing state-of-the-art IT systems, optimizing complex business processes, or leading major projects?

Would you like to find out more about studying business computing at DHBW Stuttgart?


Accounting, taxation, and business law: accounting and controlling

This cooperative education program will give you a knowledge of subjects such as accounting, internal control instruments, corporate taxation, and auditing and reporting.

Would you like to find out more about studying accounting, taxation, and business law: accounting and controlling at DHBW Stuttgart?


Civil engineering: project management

This dual study program supplements technical subjects such as mathematics, technical mathematics, physics, and chemistry with construction-related content such as design and structural engineering. Do you want to learn how to structure and implement projects from the design stage to completion and acquire both business and leadership skills? 

Would you like to find out more about studying civil engineering: project management at DHBW Mosbach?


Apply for a cooperative education program

Cooperative education programs start on October 1 each year. The best time to apply is about a year before the course starts. We advertise places on our cooperative education programs in our ‘Job opportunities’ section. Can’t find what you’re looking for? In that case, please send us a speculative application.