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You've successfully completed school or are about to? Now you want to make the right choice to launch your career? An apprenticeship or degree program at Herrenknecht offers you precisely the diverse perspectives you're looking for. Sound, practical learning and work will lay the best possible foundation for your career. With us, you can find fulfillment in your work, because there is no mass production, but rather a wide variety of tasks.

So what are you waiting for? Find the right career for you now and apply for your breakthrough at Herrenknecht!


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Qualified skilled workers are in high demand at Herrenknecht because they are at the heart of everything we do. With an apprenticeship at Herrenknecht you'll create a secure basis for your future. Whether you prefer to work in industrial or technical areas or are interested in commercial processes or a cooperative study program – with around 50 positions in 12 apprenticeships every year, we are sure to have the right offer for you.

In the video gallery, our apprentices and students explain more about the apprenticeships. Check out the videos!

Design mechanic
(metallurgy/marine engineering)

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Industrial mechanic

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Electronics engineer for industrial engineering

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Mechatronics engineer

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Technical product designer
(machine and plant design)

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Technical system planner
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Industrial clerk

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IT specialist

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Warehouse logistics specialist

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Study Plus mechanical engineering / apprenticeship as industrial mechanic
(combination of apprenticeship and degree program)

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Bachelor of Arts (CE) / Business Administration – Industry
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Career opportunities and benefits

The prerequisite for top performance in any successful company are satisfied and motivated employees. We at Herrenknecht know this and are looking for doers like you! That's why, after your apprenticeship or degree with us, you will take on challenging projects in an international working environment. If your willingness and your performance are right, we'll support your further professional and personal development by giving you responsibility early in your career. In addition, we offer you numerous benefits of a family-run company with the feel of a start-up – learn more about our bonus programs, our offers and your trainers below!

Modern training workshop

Dynamic training team

Remuneration and bonus during training

High chances of being kept on and of promotion

Health management and pension plan

High fun factor

A wide range of employee benefits

Forward-looking company



You can find all apprenticeship and study positions in our job portal. We look forward to receiving your application!

To the job market


You can find all currently available apprenticeship positions in our job market. There you can also find out more about the individual apprenticeships and apply directly online.

We prefer online applications – it's very easy and the fastest way to success for you and us. Once you have found the apprenticeship position you want in the job market, click on the "Apply now" button to access the online form. Now just fill out the form online, upload your application documents and wait for confirmation.

If you still want to apply by mail, please send us copies of your documents to: Herrenknecht AG, Ausbildungswesen, Schlehenweg 2, 77963 Schwanau, Germany

Please note: your documents will not be returned.

For the online application, please have your CV, a cover letter, the most important references and internship certificates ready. You can find more information in our job portal. Please understand that we can only review complete applications.

Once we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt shortly after. As soon as we have carefully reviewed your application, we will contact you by email. So check your mailbox regularly for new messages. If your application has convinced us, we will invite you to take a short aptitude test and, in the next step, to an interview. If we hit it off, you will receive our acceptance and we look forward to welcoming you at the agreed start of your apprenticeship. If your application does not make it to the final selection, you will of course also receive notification.

In order to get a little insight into your dream apprenticeship, we offer you the opportunity to complete a high school internship with us. This can be done as part of a mandatory internship (BORS, BOGY etc.) or a voluntary internship. Interested? Then get in touch! 

For a high school internship in the industrial sector (industrial mechanic, design mechanic, machinist, electronics engineer for industrial engineering, mechatronics engineer, warehouse logistics specialist (m/f/d)) please click here.

For a high school internship in the office (industrial clerks, IT specialists, technical product designers, technical system planners, CE students (m/f/d)) please click here.



Steffen Dubé President and General Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc.
Gerhard Goisser Commercial Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, Inc.

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Steffen Dubé President and General Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc.
Gerhard Goisser Commercial Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, Inc.