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IT Vocational Training Programs

Although Flender is a classical mechanical engineering company, information technology nevertheless also plays a vital role in our branch of industry. Industry 4.0, Internet of things, machine learning – all of these are changing our business lastingly. To take the company into the digital world, we train highly qualified specialist staff at the Flender Academy. Our dual-track students work direct on current projects of day-to-day business and so help shape Flender's digital future themselves.

Your Benefits
with Us

  • 35-hour week, no weekend work and no alternating shifts during training
  • 30 days of vacation, vacation pay and Christmas bonus
  • Induction week with all trainees and various trainee events
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Very good chances of being taken on
  • Apprenticeship pay at the Bocholt and Penig sites in accordance with the IG Metall labor contract

APPLICATIONS OPEN
FOR 2022

We are still looking for apprentices for our Bocholt location in the industrial sector. For the Penig location, we are also accepting applications for all apprenticeships.

BACHELOR OF ARTS BUSINESS INFORMATICS +
IT SPECIALIST APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (M/F/D)

As a dual track student of business informatics + IT specialist in application development (m/f/d), you will plan, design and implement software applications and adapt them to our business processes. You will learn the project management methods you use for this in theory and in practice. During your studies, you will learn the important methods for understanding and implementing business processes in practice. Your activities in practice include testing applications, fixing errors and developing application-oriented and user-friendly user interfaces. Consulting, support and training during the introduction of new software are also part of your tasks. In doing so, you will use and expand your knowledge of foreign languages. You will help Flender to successfully advance the topic of digitalization.

1st to 3rd Semester     
Shortened vocational training at Berufskolleg Ostvest in Datteln plus intensive exam preparation
Professional qualification as an IT specialist in application development  (m/w/d)
Academic Lectures (Friday and Saturday at IHK Münster / university locations)

4th to 6th Semester     
Academic Lectures (Friday and Saturday at IHK Münster / university locations)
Practical working groups
Diploma in Computer Science Business Administration (m/w/d) (VWA)

7th Semester     
Working on current problems and applications of business informatics as well as projects and case studies (Fridays IHK Münster / university locations)
Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts Business Informatics

During the seven semesters, we give you 60 additional days off to prepare for exams and prepare your Bachelor's thesis!

Workplace: Bocholt
Program duration: 3,5 Jahre
Entry requirements: upper secondary school leaving certificate / subject-related upper secondary school leaving certificate (academic and practical part)
Vocational school: Berufskolleg Ostvest, Datteln
University: Westfälische Hochschule (WHS), Bocholt, Recklinghausen, Gelsenkirchen

BACHELOR OF ARTS BUSINESS INFORMATICS +
IT SPECIALIST SYSTEM INTEGRATION (M/W/D)

As a dual track student for business informatics + IT specialist/system integration (m/f/d), your focus is on networking hardware and software components.
You plan, install and configure complex IT systems and ensure that the projects are implemented correctly. Another of your tasks is to keep the IT infrastructure up to date and to check it with performance tests. When setting up new systems, you keep an eye on the economic costs with the greatest possible benefit for Flender.
You will communicate with our worldwide locations and ensure optimal networking. In doing so, you will use and expand your foreign language skills.
As consultant in IT topics, you will help Flender to realize modernization in the IT area.

Workplace: Bocholt
Program duration: 3.5 years
Entry requirements: upper secondary school leaving certificate / subject-related upper secondary school leaving certificate (academic and practical part)Berufsschule: Berufskolleg Ostvest, Datteln
University: Westfälische Hochschule (WHS), Bocholt, Recklinghausen, Gelsenkirchen

1st to 3rd semester
- shortened vocational training at Berufskolleg Ostvest in Datteln plus intensive exam preparation
- Professional qualification as an IT specialist for system integration (m/f/d)
- Academic lectures (Fridays and Saturdays IHK Münster / WHS locations)

4th to 6th semester
- Academic lectures (Fridays and Saturdays IHK Münster / WHS locations)
- practical working groups
- Diploma in Computer Science Business Administration (m/f/d) (VWA)

7th semester
- working on current problems and applications of business informatics as well as projects and case studies (Fridays IHK Münster / WHS locations)
- Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts Business Informatics

During the seven semesters we give you 60 additional days off for exam preparation and writing your bachelor thesis!