Training at the TU Ilmenau

The TU Ilmenau is not only a place of education for students. As one of the largest employers in the region , it also offers diverse and exciting vocational training in the industrial, technical and administrative fields.

On our job portal you will find our current job advertisements for the coming training year. They are published in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

There is also the possibility of doing an internship at the TU Ilmenau. Just apply to Whan applying, please also provide us with information on the desired period and field of work for the internship or your career aspirations, a complete cover letter and your curriculum vitae.

Benefits of our training

Good support

  • Welcome Days to get to know the university and your fellow trainees
  • Personal support from experienced trainers
  • Structured flow charts for trainees and departments
  • Regular exchange with other trainees
  • Support in preparing for exams
  • Annual youth and trainee meeting

Optimal learning conditions

  • Diverse insights into exciting future topics
  • Shortened training for particularly good performance
  • Own workstation and laptop for mobile working
  • Flexible working hours and daycare for compatibility of family and career
  • Numerous sports and leisure activities in university sports, clubs, and associations
  • Use of the Mensa and university library

Best career prospects

  • Attractive monthly pay in accordance with the collective agreement between (from Dezember 2022) 1,087 and 1,260 Euros depending on the year of training
  • Payment of a bonus if you pass the examination
  • Guaranteed continued employment for at least 6 months and a wide range of opportunities to take over the position
  • Exciting offers for further qualification through further training or studies at the TU Ilmenau

TU Ilmenau is the holder of the TOTAL E-Quality award. It strongly encourages women to apply.

Severely disabled persons have priority in the hiring process if they have the same suitability, aptitude and professional qualifications.

"Last year alone, we won the 'Bildungsfuchs' twice - the award for the best trainee in his or her profession. Three trainees were able to complete their training early due to their excellent performance."

Anja Röper, Head of Human Resources Management and Training, September 2021

Our Training Professions

Michael Reichel

Management Assistant for Office Management

The core competencies of office management assistants lie in organizing, coordinating, implementing and reflecting on office management as well as project- and order-related processes. They cooperate and communicate with internal and external partners, research, prepare and present data and information and prepare written documents. In addition, they design and document customer relationships, process procurement transactions and support personnel-related tasks. In doing so, they use accounting systems as well as accounting instruments and take legal requirements into account.

At the TU Ilmenau, trainees also receive an in-depth qualification in the areas of assistance and secretarial services or public financial management.

"I am offered a whole range of opportunities here": Lisette on her training as an office management assistant (to the video at Vimeo)

IT Specialist System Integration

In the field of system integration, IT specialists plan and implement simple and also complex systems of information and telecommunications technology, consisting of hardware and software. The structure and configuration of these systems are documented, any problems that arise are systematically investigated and faults are rectified. The presentation of system solutions as well as the instruction of users are part of the tasks of the IT specialist in the field of system integration.

"At a technical university, you can expect a relatively high level of training": Tony about his training as an IT specialist for system integration (to the video at Vimeo)

Ingo Herzog

Specialist in Media and Information Services, Specializing in Libraries

Media and Information Services Assistants procure books, magazines and other media, record them on the computer, systematize them and maintain the existing library stocks. They take on the work associated with lending, e.g. issue user cards, advise users and procure media and information for them. In addition, they process reminders, perform administrative tasks and participate in the preparation and implementation of exhibitions and events.

"You notice right away how informal the atmosphere is here": Kathleen about her training as Specialist in Media and Information Services (watch the video on Vimeo).

Industrial Mechanic

Industrial Mechanics in Precision Equipment Manufacturing are "all-rounders" who must be familiar with mechanics and manual machining, i.e. turning, milling and drilling, as well as pneumatics and CNC programming. This requires manual dexterity and an interest in new tasks. Basically, very precise work is expected, both manually and on the machines. A wide variety of tasks await industrial mechanics in precision engineering: They work in prototype construction or in mechanical development departments and in the production of operating equipment or in assembly. In maintenance, they select suitable test procedures and test equipment, determine the causes of malfunctions and take remedial action.

"The supervision is very, very intensive": Max on his training as an Industrial Mechanic at TU Ilmenau (watch the video on Vimeo).

Michael Reichel


Then apply at the end of this year  for a training start in summer 2024!

Our Trainees 2022

Eight new trainees started their training at TU Ilmenau on August 29, 2022.