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What makes vocational training and integrated degree courses at Festo so special  

What Festo can offer its trainees and students

Why you should do your vocational training or an integrated degree course with Festo? It’s quite simple: our innovative learning concepts really stimulate your curiosity, while the full-scale support that we provide helps you to find the right career path. There is also the prospect of a permanent job at the end of it, thus securing your future.

We have set out exactly what is involved here, together with the additional benefits that we have in store for you. That way, you can be sure of making the best decision for your future.

Make the perfect start: special days for trainees and students

Our Festo Youth Days are a real highlight for our trainees, and are generally held at the beginning of each new vocational training phase. You can take part in interesting workshops and evening events on themes such as communication, visualisation, presentations and teamwork. Practical exercises will equip you with useful knowledge for future tasks.

Alongside the Youth Days we also offer Festo Student Days for our integrated degree students. Workshops and evening events on themes such as research techniques, proficiency with Office, presentation techniques and communication give you practical support for preparing for forthcoming projects, practical work and degree theses and dissertations.

Out in the world: postings abroad

Festo has a global presence across 176 different countries, with over 60 companies and 250 branch offices. As such, we are happy to offer our trainees and integrated students the chance to spend a period of time working abroad. After all, this is the best way of becoming acquainted with unfamiliar cultures, different languages and new ways of seeing things. You can read some accounts by those who have taken part in exchange programmes in the past in the Testimonials section.

And what’s more: add-on benefits

Driving licence

During your training with us you will have the opportunity to save money by taking driving lessons with our cooperative partners.


Good performance also relies on good nutrition. You can get delicious food at low prices in our canteens. While you are at the vocational college, you will also receive a lunch allowance. At our external sites, meanwhile, you can use our food vouchers to buy good-value, healthy meals.


Due to our long-standing relationships with insurance providers, we can offer you and your family attractive insurance options.

Retirement planning

The retirement asset-planning options from the Allianz insurance group will ensure that you are well equipped for your future. If you haven’t yet given serious thought to this topic, you will be able to attend our information events about retirement, which take place at regular intervals.

Flexible working

It goes without saying that life isn’t just about work. To ensure that you feel as fulfilled in your personal life as you do at Festo, you can benefit from flexible working times.

Sport and health

We have plenty on offer for sports enthusiasts. We have company football, volleyball, squash, table tennis and cycling teams, to name but a few of the groups that you can join to keep fit. In addition, our corporate health promotion system offers a comprehensive internal programme of services. And if you prefer to hone your muscles using gym equipment, then we can help with that too. We benefit from reduced corporate rates at a number of fitness studios in the surrounding area.

Your mobile is a must

We will also help with the costs of your phone during your training, thanks to our discounted mobile tariffs, which are available to all of our employees.

Note: The benefits and services listed here may differ between our two training facilities at Esslingen am Neckar and St. Ingbert-Rohrbach. They do not apply to our national companies.