News Concerning the MaTSE Trainees

News Concerning the MaTSE Trainees

At the end of August 2023, 23 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 at Forschungszentrum Jülich, working from home, and digital learning, the latest group of trainees achieved good results. Three of the trainees achieved the top grade “very good” and six the second-best grade “good”. The best result was achieved by Marian Dederichs (INM-1), who achieved 94%. These newly graduated trainees increase the number of MaTSE trainees successfully trained at JSC (since 1964) to 1287.

All 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 2023, 29 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, 26 will complete their training at various institutes at FZJ, while three students were placed with an external industrial partner. Together with these new trainees, we are proud to have recruited 1500 MaTSE/MaTA apprentices over the last 60 years.

Applications for the MaTSE training course starting in September 2024 are already being accepted. The curriculum and further information can be found at

Contact: Oliver Bücker

from JSC News No. 298, 15 September 2023

Last Modified: 28.09.2023