Flender Academy

Industrial Education

Do you like working in a team, and does logistics sound to you like an exciting field of work? As a warehouse logistics specialist, you will be responsible at Flender for ensuring that material is always at the right place at the right time – in short, without your preparatory work our fitters cannot even start their work. You can also control the fully automated warehouse equipment at Flender.

Right at the training stage you will take on both commercial and industrial tasks and equip yourself with a wide range of skills for a future at Flender. You will become an expert on hazardous materials and ensure that the products reach the customer without problems. Later you can work at the company diversely, for example, in the areas of warehouse logistics, despatch or goods-inward inspection.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg am Wasserturm, Bocholt

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Mechatronics is a technology in which electronics and mechanical engineering work together under the control of intelligent software. Your responsibilities as a mechatronics engineer will include the installation and maintenance of mechatronic equipment and systems. You will work, for example, on the test rig, where new products are thoroughly tested.

Thanks to your training you will be able to develop an all-round understanding of CNC machines – you will learn not only how to operate them but also how they are constructed and work. Later you will work on the assembly and installation of gear units or couplings, in maintenance or on the test rig.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Bocholt-West

To application

Do you like to tinker with things, and are you very interested in technical processes? Can you imagine ensuring the electric power supply to our machines? As an electronics technician for equipment and systems, you will, for example, work on our large windpower gearbox test rigs. There gearboxes are tested exhaustively and so made ready for operation at the customer’s sites.

During training you will build, assemble, install and modify operating equipment and systems and put into operation and extend automation and mechatronic systems. You will learn about circuit design and wiring in detail. Later you will particularly give support with the maintenance of machine tools and on the test rig.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE)); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Bocholt-West

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Are you a hands-on person but do you at the same time like to work with the very latest machinery? As a cutting-machine operator, you will independently operate the very latest CNC machines that are available for use solely at the Flender Academy’s training centre. You will turn and mill metal and non-metal workpieces and programme and adjust production machines.

If you are prepared to take responsibility for the component parts that you make and you work with the greatest accuracy and care, then at Flender, as a cutting machine operator, you will be in the right place. As a core part of the enterprise, you will be generating important added-value for Flender in production.

  • Place of work: Bocholt and Penig
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE)); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Bocholt-West bzw. Richard-Hartmann-Schule Chemnitz

Job aplication (German only)

Do you want to learn how machines work? Do you prefer to put things into practice rather than spending a lot of time discussing them? Do you know what it means to work carefully and accurately? Why not train to become an industrial mechanic at Flender?

Fitting, installing, converting and putting gear units into operation and inspecting, servicing and repairing production machinery – all of these will be your task. Later you will work in the areas of maintenance, toolmaking, fitting/installation or quality assurance – the job opportunities, like the further-training and promotion prospects, are very diverse.

  • Place of work: Bocholt and Penig
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE)); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Bocholt-West bzw. Richard-Hartmann-Schule Chemnitz

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Technical education

Are you creative? Are you interested in engineering design and technology, and did you find maths interesting at school? If you are and did, then start your training to become a technical designer at Flender. Here you sketch, model and design component parts and assemblies with the aid of 3D CAD software. You prepare detail designs, plans, schematic drawings and component part calculations and also gain an insight into the most varied projects.

Right at the training stage the Flender Academy supports you with workshops in, for example, the area of project management or professional presentation. You also start to work on various projects with other product designers.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Mittlere Reife (first public examination at secondary school ≈ O-Level GCE)); good Hauptschule (≈ secondary modern school) Leaving Certificate
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Bocholt-West

To application

Are you highly motivated and persevering, and do you at the same time love to get to grips with technical and mathematical tasks? If you are and do, then start a course at Flender to train as a bachelor of engineering in mechatronics, incl. the CCI training course in technical product design. After training you will, as an engineer, develop new product series or, as a product manager, become a specialist in individual products or push forward innovations in the field of research and development.

During your study course you will be able to acquaint yourself with one of our foreign locations. After successful completion of the bachelor study course your next step may well be to qualify as master of engineering.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 4 years
  • Requirement: General university entrance qualification
  • University of applied sciences: Westfälische Hochschule Bocholt

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IT-Education

Do you find the world of IT and the digitisation megatrend exciting? Are you highly committed and challenged by the programming of software? Then start your training as an IT specialist in the area of applications development at Flender. Alongside Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) training you gain a qualification as a bachelor of business IT administration(V WA) and the title of bachelor of arts in IT for business. At the same time you get acquainted with various university locations.

As part of your training you learn project management methods that you use in concept development for and programming and realisation of software applications. You are the one for colleagues to consult in matters of IT, and you help Flender move the process of digitisation successfully forward.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Subject-related university entrance qualification (academic and practical part) / General university entrance qualification
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Ostvest, Datteln
  • University of applied sciences: Westfälische Hochschule Bocholt, Gelsenkirchen and Recklinghausen

To application

Do you have a good grasp of mathematics and technical matters? Are you flexible and ambitious? If so, then apply to train to become an IT specialist in the field of system integration, including a course of study at a university. Here, too, you gain a total of three qualifications in 3.5 years: the CCI qualification, the bachelor of business IT administration(VWA) and the bachelor of arts qualification in IT for business.

The focus of the system integration course is on the interlinking of hard- and software components. You plan, install and configure complex IT systems and ensure that IT projects are correctly implemented.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: Subject-related university entrance qualification (academic and practical part) / General university entrance qualification
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg Ostvest, Datteln
  • University of applied sciences: Westfälische Hochschule Bocholt, Gelsenkirchen and Recklinghausen

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Commercial education

Are you quick on the uptake and highly self-reliant, and do you feel a strong urge to tackle the things that move you? As an industrial clerk at Flender, you will learn about and direct business management procedures. You will work together with suppliers, customers and fellow workers in very diverse areas such as purchasing, sales & marketing, managerial accounting and human resources and be involved direct in day-to-day business.

Jointly with trainees in your year you will work on a project to present to your prospective work departments. There you can show who you are.

  • Place of work: Bocholt and Penig
  • Course duration: 2.5 years (may be reduced to 2 years)
  • Requirement: Subject-related university entrance qualification / General university entrance qualification
  • Vocational school: Berufskolleg am Wasserturm bzw. Berufliches Schulzentrum für Wirtschaft II Chemnitz

To application

If you are quick on the uptake and are able to work under pressure, the dual course in business administration at Flender is just the thing for you. Here you will gain as many as three qualifications in less than 3.5 years: CCI qualification as an industrial clerk; qualification as a business administrator (VWA); and the title of Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – a tight programme for ambitious and committed people.

In return for your commitment you will be rewarded with, for example, a stay abroad or exciting team project work. Later you will have the opportunity to use your potential to the full in the most diverse areas of business administration: as a purchaser, you will conduct negotiations with suppliers; as a managerial accountant; you will monitor business figures; and, as a marketing consultant, you will put creative concepts into practice.

  • Place of work: Bocholt
  • Course duration: 3.5 years
  • Requirement: General university entrance qualification
  • Vocational school: Hansa-Berufskolleg, Münster
  • University of applied sciences: Fachhochschule Münster

To application

Application Procedure

Our recruiting process

You want to apply to Flender GmbH for one of our numerous apprenticeship and studying posts? Then please note the following: Since we are still a 100 percent subsidiary of the Siemens AG we use the website of the Siemens Professional Education to map our recruiting.
You can proceed as follows: Find out all about our apprenticeship and studying posts on flender.com. Is there something exciting for you? Then follow the link “application” at the end of the job description and you are forwarded to siemens.com (only German). After registering you can list your favorite job(s) and forward it to our recruiting center.

Please find a detailed description of the recruiting process here (only German). Please note that some of the job titles at Siemens are slightly different from the ones used at Flender. Yet, you should take the one used here for your application. We are looking forward to receiving your application to Flender.

In case of questions please contact us via our contact form.

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