Our answers to your most-asked questions

Frequently asked questions about integrated degree courses 

We are delighted that you are considering an integrated degree course with Festo. Do you still have questions after having read the other pages? If so, we are bound to have an answer for you, as we are asked certain questions on a regular basis. We have gathered our replies together here for you.

Prior to the integrated degree course

What requirements do I have to meet if I want to do my integrated degree at Festo?

Ganz allgemein erwarten wir von unseren dualen Studenten, dass sie gerne mit anderen Menschen in Kontakt kommen. Du solltest also keine Scheu haben, andere anzusprechen und mit ihnen gemeinsam an Aufgaben zu arbeiten. Ebenfalls sind uns sehr gute schulische Leistungen in den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern/Fächerverbünden wichtig.

Wenn Du Spaß an der Arbeit im Team hast und neugierig auf neue Themen bist, dann bist Du bei Festo genau richtig. Denn bei uns lernst Du jeden Tag etwas dazu. Das bedeutet aber auch, dass Du immer wieder vor neuen Fragen stehst. Wir wünschen uns, dass Du Herausforderungen aktiv und selbstständig angehst und sie als Chance begreifst, um daran zu wachsen. Natürlich unterstützen wir Dich auf diesem Weg.

Weitere Anforderungen sind davon abhängig, für welches Studium Du Dich interessierst. Unsere studienspezifischen Erwartungen findest Du bei der jeweiligen Beschreibung für wirtschaftliche Studiengänge und für technische Studiengänge.

Where can I find out whether there are still places available for the degree course that I’m interested in?

You can find this information amongst the material about applications. If the study option that you’re interested in is showing an ‘occupied’ status, we are no longer accepting applications for this role.

When can I submit my application?

Our application period begins in June each year for traineeships starting in the following year. Our annual Applicants’ Night marks the start of the selection process.

Can I apply online, or is it better to send in my application by post?

We are glad to receive online applications, which can be submitted via our applications page. We have set out the advantages of applying online here.

If you prefer, you can also send your application documents for our Esslingen am Neckar location to us by post. Both types of applications will be handled in the same way. Whether you opt for online or postal submission, we look forward to receiving your application. 

It is no longer possible to apply for an integrated study place at St. Ingbert-Rohrbach by post.

Which documents should I include along with my application?

Your application documents should include a covering letter in which you tell us why you are interested in doing an integrated study course in a particular subject with us. Please also include your CV and your last four school reports (mid-year and end-of-year results). If you have already done a traineeship or have other evidence of your suitability for the course, please include this.

During and after the integrated study course

Will I have the opportunity to travel abroad during my course?

Yes, we attempt to facilitate project-related placements of up to three months – in our companies in the USA, Spain, Italy and the UK, for example.

What are my chances of being taken on as a permanent employee after my integrated study course?

We are generally very keen to offer our DHBW and ASW students a permanent position. Of course, this requires commitment, motivation and personal suitability to the role. You will be able to acquire and demonstrate all of this during your integrated study course.

Contacts and key dates

Who can I contact if I have further questions? in

For the Esslingen am Neckar training site:

Simply send us an email at ausbildung@festo.com or give us a call between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on our free training hotline: +49 (0) 800 4473 9858 638.


For the Sankt Ingbert-Rohrbach training site:

Simply send us an email at ausbildung-rohrbach@festo.com or give us a call on +49 (0) 6894 591 7416.