Vocational training

at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

You can undertake vocational training at Friedrich Schiller University Jena to kick-start your promising career. Our graduates have the best future prospects thanks to our wide range of training opportunities in administrative, commercial, technical, manual and forward-looking professions.

Training opportunities

  • Biological lab technician
  • Chemical lab technician
  • Electronics technician specializing in energy and building technology
  • Media and information specialist for library services
  • IT technician specializing in system integration and application development
  • Gardener specializing in floriculture
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Office clerk
  • Media designer for image and sound / digital and print
  • Carpenter.

The apprenticeships are posted on the University’s Central Job BoardExternal link every September.


We look forward your application!


Please note: Our vocational training is only offered in German. The language level required for the training is B2 to C2 according to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’

B2: The apprentice can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their area of specialization. The apprentice can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. The apprentice can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1: The apprentice can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. The apprentice can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without having to obviously search for many words. The apprentice can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. The apprentice can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of various cohesive devices.

C2: The apprentice can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. The apprentice can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. The apprentice’s expression is spontaneous, very fluent and precise, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Your contact

Steffi Gál
Universitätshauptgebäude, Room D322
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena