Apprenticeships and vocational education and training programmes (VET programmes)
Learning a trade or profession in a welcoming and inclusive workplace
Vocational training can be an ideal route into a specific profession or it can offer the chance to retrain and change your career path. Saarland University is not just a place for studying, working or doing research, it also offers apprenticeships and vocational training opportunities (VET programmes) in a variety of fields. We offer VET programmes in the scientific, administrative, technical and skilled manual sectors.
Vocational training positions for 2024 will be posted during autumn 2023.
The descriptions below provide information on the content and duration of each of our VET programmes, including the name of the vocational secondary school or technical college that you will be attending.
In some fields, the duration of the VET programme can be reduced by one year if you already have the German school leaving qualification Abitur or Fachabitur when you start the programme. If your grades at the vocational secondary school or technical college are good enough, it may be possible for you to take the final examination early and so reduce the duration of your training programme (cf. Section 45(1) of the German Vocational Training Act, BBiG).
Apprentices and vocational trainees at Saarland University enjoy numerous benefits, as they are employed under a special public sector collective agreement governing vocational education and training programmes (TVA-L BBiG).
Benefits include flexible working hours and access to the university's extensive range of continuing education and professional skills courses.
Please note that not all VET programmes are offered every year. Which programmes are available and the number of places offered will depend on current capacity levels in the relevant university sectors.
If you would like to apply, simply send us your application stating the reference number of the VET programme you are interested in. For organizational reasons, the university is unable to accept unsolicited applications.
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