Get a taste of the world of technology

Make the right career choice for you 

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.


Note: Please note that the minimum age for a traineeship during the school holidays is 15. The law states that holiday placements cannot be offered to anyone younger than this statutory minimum.

Esslingen am Neckar: technical week – five days, five jobs

Are you interested in technology, have a gift for manual work and enjoy tinkering with things? Yet despite all that, you aren’t sure which technical career you’d like to pursue? Then our technical week is just the right thing for you. This allows you to familiarise yourself with several different jobs in the space of a week:

  • Industrial mechanic
  • Cutting machine operator
  • Elektronics technician for devices and systems
  • Mechatronics technician
  • Technical product designer (formerly technical draughtsman/woman)

On each of the days you will get to know one of the jobs listed above, allowing you to try them on for size. And if you wish, you can use the technical week to take the next step towards doing vocational training at Festo, by sitting our recruitment test while you’re here.

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

  • 27.02. – 03.03.2017 Calendar week 09  already full
  • 06.03. – 10.03.2017 Calendar week 10  already full
  • 18.04. – 21.04.2017 Calendar week 16  already full
  • 06.06. – 09.06.2017 Calendar week 23  already full

Apply either directly online or send your application covering letter, CV and copies of your last two reports to:

Festo AG & Co. KG
Vocational training
Postfach
73726 Esslingen-Berkheim
+49 (0) 800 4473 9858 638
ausbildung@festo.com

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

Unlike the technical week, the technical careers week gives you more time to discover a particular area of work. We offer traineeship places for

Technical product designers:

  • all year round, on request, only outside the technical weeks   apply online now

Industrial mechanics and cutting machine operators:

  • 27.02. – 03.03.2017 Calendar week 09  already full
  • 10.04. – 13.04.2017 Calendar week 15  already full
  • 18.04. – 21.04.2017 Calendar week 16  already full
  • 06.06. – 09.06.2017 Calendar week 23  already full

Electronic technician for devices and systems:

  • 19.06. – 23.06.2017 Calender week 25 already full
  • 10.07. – 14.07.2017 Calender week 28 already full

Please note that you can only try out the job of mechatronics technician during the technical weeks.

Are you interested in doing a technical careers week? Then apply either directly online or send your application covering letter, stating your preferred career and placement period, your CV and copies of your last two reports to:

Festo AG & Co. KG
Vocational training
Postfach
73726 Esslingen-Berkheim
+49 (0) 800 4473 9858 638
ausbildung@festo.com

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:

  • 20.02. – 24.02.2017 Calendar week 08  already full
  • 03.04. – 07.04.2017 Calendar week 14  already full
  • 24.04. – 28.04.2017 Calendar week 17  already full

Are you interested? Then apply either directly online or send your application covering letter, CV and copies of your last two reports to:

Festo AG & Co. KG
Vocational training
Postfach
73726 Esslingen-Berkheim
+49 (0) 800 4473 9858 638
ausbildung@festo.com

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

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 one of the following careers in the metal or electrical sector during a work experience placement with us:

  • Industrial mechanic
  • Cutting machine operator
  • Tool mechanic
  • Mechatronics technician

We are also offering two or three-week traineeships at our training workshop at the Festo Learning Centre in St. Ingbert-Rohrbach during the 2016/2017 academic year, over the following dates:

  • 06.03. to 24.03.2017 already completed
  • 02.05. to 19.05.2017 already completed

Please note that unfortunately we cannot consider applications for technical placements outside the aforementioned dates.

Contact person
Ms Birgit Jung
+49 (0) 6894 591 6114
birgit.jung@festo.com

St. Ingbert-Rohrbach: Technical secondary school-based traineeship

We also offer long-term traineeships especially for technical secondary school pupils at St. Ingbert-Rohrbach. You can start right from the beginning of the summer holidays. During your one-year specialist traineeship you will learn the basics of metal processing, electrical engineering and pneumatics. You will gain experience in the manufacturing, assembly and maintenance areas.

Applications for the technical secondary school-based traineeship are open until the end of February every year. Send your application covering letter, CV and copies of your last four reports to:

Ms Carmen Grün
+ 49 (0) 6894 591 6284
carmen.gruen@festo.com

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, over the course of eight weeks (40 working days):

Berkheim: 06.06.2017 to 28.07.2017
(No extension, shortening or transfer possible)

  • 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.

Unlike in Esslingen am Neckar, the periods for the pre-study and basic traineeships are not scheduled in St. Ingbert-Rohrbach, but rather individually arranged.

We look forward to receiving your application. Send your application covering letter, CV and copies of your most recent reports to our location in Esslingen am Neckar, addressed to:

Festo AG & Co. KG
Vocational training
Postfach
73726 Esslingen-Berkheim
+49 (0) 800 4473 9858 638
ausbildung@festo.com

or our location St. Ingbert-Rohrbach, addressed to

Ms Carmen Grün
+ 49 (0) 6894 591 6284
carmen.gruen@festo.com