Entry Opportunities for School Students and Trainees

Entry Opportunities for School Students and Trainees
Forschungszentrum Jülich

The training and promotion of young people and young adults has always been a priority. Since its foundation, Forschungszentrum Jülich has trained over 4,500 young people. In initial vocational training, the research centre is extremely successful and an important and well-connected partner in the region. There are many ways for secondary school students to gain an insight into the professional world and the world of work, whether as part of a career orientation internship or during a visit to the JuLab School Laboratory.

Internship

Forschungszentrum Jülich offers the opportunity to take a look at the professional and working world in the research environment in the context of an internship, while fulfilling formal requirements in the context of school education or a degree course. Internships can be completed in all areas of the research centre: in the scientific institutes, in the technical area and in the administrative infrastructure. The remuneration of internships depends on the type, duration, scope and the respective internship project. As a rule, internships lasting less than four weeks are not remunerated. Internships in Jülich - which ones are available for whom? Internships for pupils of general education schools, orientation for studies for school leavers, basic and specialist internships, practical semesters for students of natural sciences and participants in retraining measures of the employment agencies.

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Vocational Training

Forschungszentrum Jülich currently offers training in 26 scientific, commercial, technical and some other professions. The training lasts between two and three and a half years, depending on the occupation. Vocational schools are located in Jülich, Stolberg, Aachen and Düren. In addition to the prescribed training content, the research centre teaches additional subject-specific knowledge and skills tailored to the respective training occupation. The Jülich curriculum also includes the teaching of interdisciplinary knowledge, for example in the area of quality management. To give trainees a good start in their careers, the Forschungszentrum also offers successful examinees - depending on the examination results - further employment for a quarter or half a year. In this way, they can orient themselves specifically on the job market and apply - also for positions at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Further information on the apprenticeships, prerequisites, application procedures and the course of the apprenticeships can be obtained from the Central Vocational Training Office of the Forschungszentrum.

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Dual study programme

Together with neighbouring universities, Forschungszentrum Jülich offers dual courses of study in the natural sciences, business administration and technology. The dual study programme combines a sound training in Jülich, for example as a mathematical-technical software developer (MATSE), with a Bachelor's degree at the university of applied sciences, for example as a "Bachelor of Science in Scientific Programming". Six dual study programmes are offered. Duration and procedure vary depending on the course of study.

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Forschungszentrum Jülich offers the opportunity to take a look at the professional and working world in the research environment in the context of an internship, while fulfilling formal requirements in the context of school education or a degree course. Internships can be completed in all areas of the research centre: in the scientific institutes, in the technical area and in the administrative infrastructure. The remuneration of internships depends on the type, duration, scope and the respective internship project. As a rule, internships lasting less than four weeks are not remunerated. Internships in Jülich - which ones are available for whom? Internships for pupils of general education schools, orientation for studies for school leavers, basic and specialist internships, practical semesters for students of natural sciences and participants in retraining measures of the employment agencies.

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Further Information

For further information on internships, dual courses of study and apprenticeships, as well as requirements, application procedures (in German) and the course of the apprenticeships, please contact (in German) the central vocational training department of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The JuLab school laboratory 

Entry Opportunities for School Students and Trainees
Forschungszentrum Jülich

The JuLab School Laboratory of Forschungszentrum Jülich is located in the middle of the research campus. Here, the JuLab team conveys enthusiasm and competence in STEM (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology) in a professional laboratory environment. Every year, more than 4,500 students from all regular schools as well as students and teachers get involved with the practical side of science and technology at the JuLab. The JuLab's offerings are oriented towards the current Jülich research areas: energy, information and sustainable bioeconomy.

Last Modified: 01.06.2022