News Concerning the MaTSE Trainees

At the end of August 2022, 31 mathematical and technical software developer (MaTSE) trainees, who started their vocational training in 2019, passed their final examinations. Despite the severe restrictions in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, such as basic operations mode, working from home, and digital learning, the latest group of trainees achieved good results. Four of the trainees achieved the top grade "very good" and twelve were awarded the second-best grade "good". The best result was achieved by Benjamin Papajewski (ZEA-2), who achieved 94%. These newly graduated trainees increase the number of MaTSE trainees successfully trained at JSC (since 1964) to 1264.

Twenty-seven of the graduates decided to stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in "Applied Mathematics and Computer Science", some of them will continue with the corresponding master's programme at Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Campus Jülich (FH Aachen).

On 1 September 2022, 25 new students began their bachelor’s degree course in "Applied Mathematics and Computer Science" at FH Aachen (Jülich) in combination with MaTSE training at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Of these students, 23 will complete their training at various institutes at FZJ, while two students were placed with an external industrial partner. The planned duration of the vocational training and the combined studies is three years.

Applications for the MaTSE training course starting in September 2023 are already being accepted. The curriculum and further information can be found at

Contact: Oliver Bücker

Graduated MaTSE Trainees 2022
Graduated MaTSE Trainees 2022
Forschungszentrum Jülich

from JSC News No. 291, October 2022

Last Modified: 10.10.2022