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Technical work experience for school students at Festo

What do skilled workers and engineers do, exactly? What is their average working day like? Do they work alone or in a team? Are you thinking of starting vocational technical training or a technical degree course after school? Then why not get a taste of different areas of work at our German locations in Esslingen am Neckar and St. Ingbert Rohrbach? You can find out all of the answers to your questions during your placement. You will be able to shadow our employees and try out some practical work 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.

Voluntary student internships under 15 years:
If you are younger than 15 years, a voluntary student internship (during holidays) is forbidden by the Youth Employment Protection Act. An application is only possible if an individual, written permission of the school is available. This permission must clearly state that it is a "company internship for students in cooperation with / from the school in the context of vocational orientation".

Please attach the letter to your application.

The offer for a student internship is currently only possible with reservations. Due to the current situation, it can be canceled by us at any time.

Esslingen am Neckar: technical careers week – five days, one job

We offer traineeship places for:

Electronic technician for devices and systems:

  • no offer in the 2nd school semester 2020/21 and 1st school semester 2021/22

Industrial mechanics and cutting machine operators:

  • 25.05.2021 - 28.05.2021 (CW 21) - due to the current situation, the internship can not take place
  • 28.02.2022 – 04.03.2022 (CW 09) apply online now

„3 Technologies in 1 week“ mechatronics/ electronics technician for automation technology:

This offer is aimed for anyone who wants to apply for a training position at the end of the current school year.

  • 06.04.2021 - 09.04.2021 (CW 14) - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 12.04.2021 - 16.04.2021 (CW 15) - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 25.05.2021 - 28.05.2021 (CW 21) - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 02.08.2021 - 06.08.2021 (CW 31) - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 02.11.2021 - 05.11.2021 (CW 44) apply online now

Technical product designers:

This offer is aimed for anyone who wants to apply for a training position at the end of the current school year.


Dates for the 2nd school semester 2021/22 will be published from October 2021.


Are you interested in doing a technical careers week? So apply directly online and upload your covering letter (Why a placement at Festo SE & Co. KG? What would I like to achieve from the placement?), your CV and copies of your last two references as a PDF.

Esslingen am Neckar: BOGY careers and university guidance for gymnasium school pupils

Do you want to know how engineers spend their time at work? What do they do to keep the world moving? And what do mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science have to do with it all? Then apply to take part in our technical careers and university guidance programme for gymnasium school pupils, with a focus on mechanical engineering, and learn how the different areas intersect. Over the next few months, we’re offering the following placements:

  • 03.05.2021 – 07.05.2021 (CW 18)  - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 17.05.2021 – 21.05.2021 (CW 20)  - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 25.10.2021 – 29.10.2021 (CW 43)  - already reserved, no more applications possible
  • 31.01.2022 – 04.02.2022 (CW 05) apply online now
  • 21.02.2022 – 25.02.2022 (CW 08) apply online now

Dates for the 2nd school semester 2021/22 will be published from October 2021.


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

St. Ingbert-Rohrbach: technical work experience placement for school students

We offer student internships in the period from 28.06. to 06.08.2021.

How is metal processed? How do you interpret technical drawings? What secrets of electrical engineering lie behind the flashing green man? If these questions spark your interest, come and discover careers in the metal or electrical sector during.

For your application, you need a cover letter stating the period you would like to work, a CV and your most recent school report.

Apply now

Technical pre-study or basic traineeship for prospective degree students

Have you already decided to do a technical degree after leaving school? Congratulations on making this decision. Lots of courses require you to have completed a pre-study or basic traineeship over several weeks as a condition of entry. Find out as early as possible whether this is required for your degree course.

If it is, then every year we offer the chance to learn about production processes in compliance with DIN 8550, in the period June/July (40 working days)

  • Cutting processes (turning, milling, drilling, reaming, trimming, filing): approx. 20 working days
  • Forming manufacturing processes (bend-forming): approx. five working days
  • Joining and separation processes (installing modules and components): approx. five working days
  • Servicing and maintenance (documentation, TQM, lubrication charts): approx. five working days
  • Computer programming (CNC control): approx. five working days

Please note that we cannot cover the following content: casting, rolling, deep-drawing, smithing, lapping, coating and nitriding. Pre-study and basic traineeship are not paid positions.

The internship is in Esslingen in the period June/July 2021 and can neither be extended nor shortened.

Please note: Due to the current situation, we are offering this year's technical pre- or basic internship with reservations!

  • Applications for the period June/July 2021 | already reserved - no more applications possible

Applications for the year 2022 are possible from January 2022 onwards.