Duales Studium

Work-Study Program

Vossloh Locomotives is one of Europe’s leading companies for diesel locomotives. We supply customers in Europe and we have a strong team and interesting work assignments waiting for you at our Kiel location. The company has an exemplary interdepartmental working environment and puts its stock in teamwork.

The expectations relating to the qualifications that young talent acquire in technical and commercial fields are extraordinarily high – whether it’s an apprenticeship or a work-study program. Students earn a bachelor degree in six to eight semesters, during which they alternate between theoretical studies and practical training. This ensures students excellent qualifications and the best possible preparation for starting a career. And if you also want that career at Vossloh Locomotives, the door is wide open!

We involve students in the process from the very beginning and show them how to work independently in order to prepare them for working life. Theoretical knowledge and practical experience are given equal weighting in different departments, and students in the work-study program receive individual guidance and assistance. What’s more, they have the option of gathering valuable international experience all around the world by doing a semester at one of the many universities partnering with the Nordakademie in Elmshorn [Link www.nordakademie.de] and the Fachhochschule in Kiel [Link www.fh-kiel.de/startseite].

Benefits at a glance:

  • Dedicated trainers
  • Flat hierarchies
  • Short communication and decision-making channels
  • Remuneration as per the collective bargaining agreement for the metal and electrical industries
  • Special gratuities governed by collective bargaining
  • A 35-hour week
  • 30 days’ vacation
  • Flexi-time option
  • Good chance to be taken on permanently
  • Good career opportunities

Personal prerequisites at a glance:

  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • Ambition and enthusiasm for specific commercial and / or technical fields
  • Good knowledge of mathematics, German and English
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Willingness to work with others in a team
  • Good communication skills

Studiengänge ab 2022

Business administration

A degree in business administration paves the way into a number of fields in many industries and provides career opportunities in a wide range of corporate areas. The degree is also targeted preparation for working in management and leadership positions. While its generic orientation prepares students for universal employment in companies, choosing a specialization allows them to focus on specific areas of corporate activity.

Place of study: Nordakademie in Elmshorn

Prescribed period of study: 7 semesters, 13 weeks at the company, 10 weeks of study

Specializations:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Logistics / Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • International Management
  • Business psychology
  • Business management / E-Commerce

 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Business informatics

This degree concentrates on the development, control and maintenance of information and communications systems in operating businesses. As an interdisciplinary profession, business informatics combines economic expertise and applied informatics.

Place of study: Nordakademie in Elmshorn

Prescribed period of study: 7 semesters, 13 weeks at the company, 10 weeks of study

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Computer engineering / IT engineering

Filling the gap between Business Administration and Engineering on the one hand and Informatics on the other, this degree devotes itself to a detailed discussion of cyber-physical systems and the intelligent networking of hardware and software components.

Place of study: Nordakademie in Elmshorn

Prescribed period of study: 7 semesters, 13 weeks at the company, 10 weeks of study

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Electrical engineering

This profession plays a role in almost all aspects of modern life nowadays. Electrical engineers devote themselves to the task of generating electricity and making it available to consumers and industry. These experts also have to understand sustainability these days as well. After all, in logistics and the automobile industry, intelligent energy systems are contributing to protecting the environment and our climate. Electrical engineering is thus one of the disciplines that are both shaping and securing the future.

Place of study: Kiel University of Applied Sciences

Prescribed period of study: 6-8 semesters, once a week at the company in the period when lectures are taking place, 6-8 weeks at the company in the period when lectures are not taking place

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Mechanical engineering

This degree has a modular structure and allows each candidate scope with the choice of a specialization in the areas of design engineering, development and production engineering. There are various modules on offer on engineering and designing machines and installations. Other modules are devoted to the manufacture of products, focusing on production processes, automated production systems and the flow of information. The business-related aspects of planning and organization are also covered.

Place of study: Kiel University of Applied Sciences

Prescribed period of study: 6-8 semesters, once a week at the company in the period when lectures are taking place, 6-8 weeks at the company in the period when lectures are not taking place

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Internships and working as a student trainee

Vossloh Locomotives provides young people with needs-oriented opportunities to gather practical experience and get some insight into the different corporate departments. Our internships and student traineeships are open to school students and even university students.

Vossloh Locomotives is always offering young people the chance to investigate different fields through an internship or a student traineeship. You can try your hand at each of the individual vocational fields. An ideal position can be found for every field of interest, and flexible working times can be arranged.

As a rule, these positions are not advertised, so it’s always a good idea to send in a speculative application!

Bachelor′s / Master′s thesis

Vossloh Locomotives offers Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree candidates individual options. The company’s various departments are always applying themselves to complex projects and a diverse range of practical tasks that are definitely worth examining in more detail in a final thesis! And here too, the company offers extensive support!

As a rule, these positions are not advertised, so it’s always a good idea to send in a speculative application!