Your apprenticeship starts with us on 1st August. On the induction day, we will inform you about all organisational matters that you will need to follow during your apprenticeship at our company. On this day you will get to know both all our apprentices and your first colleagues.
You will get involved in the day-to-day work on the following days. You will work together with different colleagues in various departments, who will pass on the content of the apprenticeship in step with actual practice and are always willing to listen to you.
At Hilscher, you will get to know all commercial departments: purchasing, financial accounting, controlling, order processing, environment and quality management, sales and marketing. You will also spend a few weeks working in product management, as well as production and shipping to provide you with the opportunity to look outside the box and familiarise yourself with different areas of the company. At Hilscher, you will therefore spend your apprenticeship in all departments within the company – variety is guaranteed.
You will be placed in your specialist department during the final months of your apprenticeship. You will consolidate your knowledge in this area, work independently on a project and thoroughly prepare for your final oral examination. In most cases, the specialist department is the department in which our students would like to work after completing their apprenticeship. We will therefore look for your specialist department together with you and will take your wishes into account.
The period of your apprenticeship will automatically be reduced to 2.5 years if you have completed a (vocational) entrance qualification for higher education. If you perform well in the company and at vocational school, you will have the possibility of shortening your apprenticeship by a further six months to 2 years.
Alongside the apprenticeship at the company, you will also attend the Konrad-Adenauer school in Kriftel that is about a 15 minute drive from our company’s premises. Our apprentices attend vocational school in full-time blocks. This means that the theory and practical phases of your apprenticeship are separate and that you are able to concentrate fully on the theoretic content during the phase in education.