IT specialists are employed in companies in a great many different sectors, although mostly within IT firms. They plan, develop, configure, administer and analyse IT systems with the help of modern tools and techniques. IT specialists in applications development design and implement software projects according to customer requirements. They plan and analyse IT systems for this.
The apprenticeship as an IT specialist involves a combined period of work and training and is generally 3 years in length. During this three-year period apprentices attend vocational school and put what they have learnt into practice at their training company.
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 our IT department, who will pass on the content of the apprenticeship to you in practice and are always willing to listen to you. You will also spend a few weeks working in our production, shipping, purchasing and financial accounting departments to provide you with the opportunity to look outside the box and familiarise yourself with different areas of the company.
You will work independently on a project during the final months of your apprenticeship and prepare yourself thoroughly for your final oral exam.
If you perform well in the company and at vocational school, you will have the possibility of shortening your apprenticeship by half a year to 2.5 years.
Alongside your apprenticeship at the company, you will also attend Brühlwiesen school in Hofheim 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.
We are looking for outgoing, bright individuals with a thirst for knowledge, who see their future in the IT field and who enjoy working at a PC in their spare time. Our junior employees should count initiative, the ability to work well as part of a team, reliability and attention to detail among their personal qualities. You should enjoy new challenges and meet them with motivation, be happy to have a laugh and tackle work with enthusiasm.
To be accepted for the apprenticeship, we expect you to have successfully completed a vocational qualification for university entrance with good grades in maths, German and English.
The application process, for us, includes reviewing your full application, an interview and a recruitment test. The interview is about getting to know you as a person to evaluate whether you are a good fit for our company. Of course, the meeting will also give you the opportunity to get to know us and the general basic conditions of the apprenticeship. As a final step, we will test your knowledge in maths, German, physics and English gained at school and your knowledge of IT subjects.
“The apprenticeship takes place in a very open and friendly environment, so I was able to settle in quickly.”
“The apprenticeship at Hilscher is a very exciting and informative time. The in-house production line means that you are directly at the centre of professional life.”
- Expert support by qualified staff in all departments
- Support in one-to-one meetings
- Feedback in appraisals
- Secure and varied training with a chance of being hired
- Further opportunities for training and to gain qualifications, both internally and externally
- Intensive preparation for exams
- Time to prepare for vocational school
- Support with any questions that arise because of subjects from vocational school
- Flexible working hours with set core hours (flexitime)
- Good working atmosphere and a friendly environment
- Acceptance of the costs of textbooks
- Allowances for meals and travel expenses