Shape your future with Umicore

Every person has different strengths, talents, preferences and goals. It is therefore a good thing that the chemical industry offers so many different types of apprenticeships. This allows you to choose the apprenticeship that suits you best.

They all have one thing in common: Our apprenticeships are exciting and offer a wide range of opportunities for your future career.

What talents do you have??

Here you will find an overview of the apprenticeships we offer at our German locations.

Chemical technician (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Planning of testing procedures
  • Setting up the equipment necessary for it
  • Operating fittings, metric and control equipment
  • Maintaining production machinery
  • Testing materials using computer-aided analytical equipment
  • Evaluating and documenting test results
  • Compliance with quality assurance, occupational safety and environmental protection requirements

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3.5 years
  • The apprenticeship period may be shortened.

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or general certificate of secondary education/entrance qualification for technical college (Mittlere Reife/Fachoberschulreife)
  • Understanding of science, diligence and technical skills

 

Chemical production specialist (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Operating and maintaining production plants
  • Monitoring and documenting work steps for manufacturing and processing
  • Filling, monitoring and cleaning of chemical plants
  • Environmentally responsible waste disposal
  • Compliance with work safety and environmental protection requirements

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 2 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) with a focus on science and technical subjects
  • Technical comprehension, manual dexterity, and responsible work ethic

 

Chemical laboratory assistant (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Planning of testing procedures
  • Setting up the equipment necessary for it
  • Creating organic and inorganic preparations
  • Separating mixtures of substances
  • Testing materials using computer-aided analytical equipment
  • Evaluating and documenting test results
  • Compliance with quality assurance, occupational safety and environmental protection requirements

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3.5 years
  • The apprenticeship period may be shortened.

Requirements

  • Good general secondary certificate (Realschulabschluss) or advanced vocational certificate (Fachabitur) or general university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Understanding of science, diligence and technical skills

 

Electronics engineer, automation technology (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Measuring physical and electrical variables
  • Reading, inspecting and correcting wiring and functional diagrams
  • Developing, assembling and programming automated systems
  • Using test systems and diagnostic software
  • Evaluating and documenting test results
  • Compliance with quality assurance, occupational safety and environmental protection requirements

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3.5 years
  • The apprenticeship period may be shortened.

Requirements

  • Minimum: Good general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) or entrance qualification for technical college (Fachoberschulreife) or general university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Interest in technical, mathematical and physical contexts, manual dexterity, diligent and concentrated working as well as enjoying working in a team

 

Industrial clerk (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Commercial processing in departments such as Procurement and Provisioning, Production Management, Marketing and Operational Management and Controlling
  • Working in multidisciplinary project teams
  • Using new media such as business management software
  • Communication with international clients.

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Requirements

  • Good general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) with mathematics, German and English as special subjects
  • Negotiation skills, enjoying interacting with people, enjoying organizing and ability to work in a team

 

Industrial mechanic (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Installing, maintaining and repairing production plants and machinery
  • Programming work instructions in the electronics systems of the machinery
  • Using various state-of-the-art measuring instruments for quality control.

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3.5 years
  • The apprenticeship period may be shortened.

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) with a focus on mathematics, physical science and technical subjects
  • Mechanical understanding, manual dexterity and ability to work in a team

 

Machine and plant operator (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • How machines are set up and how to operate them
  • Manual manufacturing techniques using tools
  • Operating automated machines
  • Maintaining machinery including cleaning and exchange of defective parts.

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 2 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) with a focus on technical subjects
  • Technical understanding, manual dexterity and ability to work in a team 

 

Machine and plant operator, smelting works (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • How machines are set up and how to operate them
  • Manual manufacturing techniques using tools
  • Operating automated machines
  • Maintaining machinery including cleaning and exchange of defective parts

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 2 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) with a focus on science and technical subjects
  • Technical understanding, manual dexterity and ability to work in a team  
     

 

Power electronics engineer, production technology (m/w/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Measuring physical and electrical variables
  • Reading, inspecting and correcting wiring and functional diagrams
  • Designing, assembling, and programming systems
  • Using test systems and diagnostic software
  • Evaluating and documenting test results
  • Compliance with quality assurance and occupational safety requirements

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 2 years
  • The apprenticeship period may be shortened.

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss)
  • Good knowledge of mathematics, manual dexterity, interest in technical and physical contexts, ability to work diligently and with concentration, enjoy working in a team

 

Process mechanic (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Processing metallic materials and plastics
  • Operating machines, equipment and plants
  • Planning, controlling and monitoring processing methods of plastics
  • Setting up and testing pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) with a focus on mathematics, physical science and technical subjects
  • Technical understanding, manual dexterity and ability to work in a team

 

Production assistant (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Preparation of production processes
  • Quality testing of products
  • Material purchasing: Creation of orders, bookings and invoices

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife)
  • Good mathematical and technical comprehension, and ability to work in a team 

 

Surface coating specialist (m/f/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Knowledge of coating surfaces with metals, such as gold-plating using chemical processes
  • Basic knowledge of metallurgy
  • Environmentally responsible handling of sewage water, exhaust air and materials
  • Working with and handling of chemicals
  • Process control and quality assurance

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss) or general certificate of secondary education (Mittlere Reife) with a focus on chemistry, physics and maths
  • Manual dexterity as well as precise and responsible working

 

Warehouse logistician (m/w/d)

Apprenticeship profile

During your apprenticeship you will learn the following:

  • Proper packaging and loading of goods
  • Handling complex warehousing systems
  • Driving and operating fork lifts safely
  • Communicating with international suppliers and documentation
  • Compliance with quality assurance and occupational safety requirements.

Duration of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Requirements

  • Good general school leaving certificate (Hauptschulabschluss)