Applying for a Vocational Training SpotCopyright: Kurt Beyer
Possibilities for Applying for a Vocational Training Spot at RWTH Aachen
There are three ways to submit your application to RWTH Aachen: online, in person, or per mail.
- We explain the online application process step-by-step . You sumit your application through our Online Portal
- You can also submit your application to us in person: RWTH Aachen, Division 8.4, Pontstraße 41, 52062 Aachen. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
- If you would like to mail your application, send it to:
It's possible that you will want to apply to variety of positions in different career fields. In this case, please submit one application per vocation. You can mail all of the applications together in one envelope to save on postage costs.
The Right Time for Your Application
Selection of apprentices begins in August of the preceding year. At this time, all open positions are filled by rolling admission. You should apply as early as possible! The later we receive your application, the less open spots there are available.
There is an application deadline for the following vocations. It ends on April 30 of the year of hire.
- Electronics technician for devices and systems
- Management assistant for office management
- Industrial mechanic
- Technical product designer
- Industrial Mechanic in Combination with the Dual Course of Study MechanicalEngineeringPlus
However please note: The application deadline is only relevant if there are still open vocation spots up to that point. If all of the spots in a vocation are filled, no more applications will be accepted - even if the application deadline has not passed yet. There is not an application deadline for any other vocations. However, please remember: Your applications will be accepted until a preselection has taken place or all spots are filled.
The Online Application for the vocations listed above can only be submitted till April 23. For technical reasons, the log in for the respective vocations stops work one week before the application deadline. Applications will only be accepted per mail after this day.
Applications from Disabled Persons
Our university has been recognized with the "Prädikat behindertenfreundlich" for its efforts to train and employ disabled persons. We particularly desire applications from qualified disabled persons. This also applies for equals with a disability degree between 30 and 50. You can refer to Sozialgesetzbuch Neun (§2 SGB IX) to find out which individuals this includes.
If you, as a disabled individual, have the right to compensation for any disadvantages or particular conditions during the selection process (e.g. sign language interpreter, an individual test, longer test time), please provide us with the corresponding proof. Make arrangements for the alternative conditions before you take the test. If you are interested in a posted position, please submit the proof (e.g. the Feststellungsbescheid eines Versorgungsamtes) to the RWTH Aachen Staff Disabilities Liaison as early as possible.