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Business management work experience placements at Festo

What do management assistants do, exactly? Are you thinking of embarking on some vocational business management training or a business-oriented integrated degree course after you leave school? Then why not get a taste of different areas of work at our German locations in Esslingen am Neckar and St. Ingbert Rohrbach? Your placement will provide you with the answers to all of your questions, as you’ll be able to shadow our employees and try out lots of things for yourself.


Please note: We place great emphasis on looking after our placement students personally. For this reason, we can only offer a placement in the weeks and areas listed.

Note: Please note that the minimum age for a traineeship during the school holidays is 15. When you are younger, holiday placements are prohibited by the German Youth Employment Protection Act (Jugendarbeitsschutzgesetz).

Student work placements under 15 years old:
Student work placements for students under 15 years old, who are required to attend full-time education, can take place if there is an individual, written approval from the school.
It must be clearly identified from this approval and the work placement certificate that it involves an ‘industrial placement for students in collaboration with/by the school’.

Esslingen am Neckar: business management work experience placement

How do business processes work in a company like Festo? What are the different departments? How do they work together? You can learn all about this as part of your work experience placement.

Over the next few months, we’re offering the following placements:

  • 08.10. – 12.10.2018 (CW 41) already full
  • 29.10. – 31.10.2018 (CW 44) already full
  • 03.12. – 07.12.2018 (CW 49) already full
  • 04.03. – 08.03.2019 (CW 10) already full
  • 15.04. – 18.04.2019 (CW 16) already full
  • 23.04. – 26.04.2019 (CW 17) already full
  • 11.06. – 14.06.2019 (CW 24)
  • 17.06. – 19.06.2019 (CW 25) already full

So apply directly online and upload your covering letter (Why a placement at Festo AG & Co. KG? What would I like to achieve from the placement?), your CV and copies of your last two references as a PDF.