Cooperative Trainee Programme

A trainee programme. For students.

A trainee programme for students? Exactly! Usually companies try to attract university graduates to trainee programmes. This trainee programme is run during the university course: trainees and companies sign one of our standard contracts before or during the degree programme. The contract is fair for everyone and can be customized to suit.

The cooperative trainee programme offered by HFU together with strong industry partners is aimed at students - and from the first semester on. It is however also possible to join the programme at a later point in time. There are several variants of the programme. The cooperative trainee programme is not bound to a particular study programme and can in principle be combined with any bachelor's programme at HFU.

Until now students have been sponsored over the programme to the sum of several million euros. In more than 90% of cases until now, the trainees became full-time employees in the sponsoring company after graduation. So the prospects are good for both parties!

Advantages for trainees
  • You study for a degree according to the normal Study and Examinations Regulations – without any restrictions.
  • The periods of practical work you spend in companies are defined in advance and are therefore easy to plan for.
  • Our standard contract sets out explicitly which periods are off limits, e.g. during the examination period. This gives you study security.
  • You receive financial compensation in the amount of c. €850 per month  throughout the whole period - whether you are in the company or at university.
Advantages for companies
  • You get to know your potential future employees while they are still at university.
  • You can define the focus of training to make it easier for students to start working in your company later.
  • You are allowed to set company-specific requirements for the applicants. These can vary from good grades in a particular subject, to social commitment.
  • In our standard contract we regulate many essential framework conditions together with and for you. Customization is possible.

Programme variants

The programme variants enable a good match by taking their interests and capabilities of both the trainees and the companies into consideration. Six programme variants with durations of 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 semesters are planned as standard. As a result practical phases with a total of 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80 weeks will be held in companies  Entry to the programme is therefore already possible in the 1st semester, but this can also take place in the 2nd, 3rd or at latest in the 4th semester.

In all programme variants the trainees carry out an internship semester (usually in the 5th semester) and their thesis work (usually in the 7th semester) in the company. In addition they work during a part of the semester holidays actively on current company projects, thus gaining further valuable practical experience.

The following two tables contain the most important information about the 6 programme variants as well as concrete recommendations for the division of the practical phases during the teaching semester and semester holidays:

Programme variant without additional internship semester (standard programme length without leave semester extension)

Abbreviated name of programme variant

L-7/70

L-6/60

M-5/50

M-4/40

 

 

Duration/Length of sponsorship in semesters (in months)

           

( 42)

 

6   (36)

 

5   (30)

 

4   (24)

 

 

Total duration of the practical phases in companies  in weeks of attendance (in hours)

70  (2800)

 

60  (2400)

 

50  (2000)

 

40  (1600)

 

 

Taught semester at start of programme

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

 

Relation duration of attendance/Length of sponsorship
in weeks of attendance/semester

10

10

10

10

 

Suggested division of practical phases (attendance weeks) between semester breaks and/or taught semesters - example (and alternative examples) for each starting period from 01.09. or 01.03.

Sections which belong together timewise are marked in yellow or violet.

Alternative divisions which make sense can be agreed on an individual basis between the contract partners.

Agreed division

at beginning of contract

(first complete planning – can be altered  upon consensus)

 

 

Before the 1st taught semester

2    (2)

-

-

-

 

Break between 1st and 2nd taught semesters

3    (7)

2  (2)

-

-

 

Break between 2nd and 3rd taught semesters

7    (3)

3  (5)

2

-

 

Break between 3rd and 4th taught semesters

3    (6)

5  (3)

3

2

 

Break between 4th and 5th taught semesters

2    (0)

-

-

-

 

5th taught semester (scheduled here as internship semester as is most commonly the case)

26  (26)

26

26

22

 

Break between 5th and 6th taught semesters

0    (2)

-

-

-

 

Break between 6th and 7th taught semesters

5    (2)

2

-

-

 

7th taught semester (including thesis work)

22  (22)

22

19

16

 

Total duration of practical phases in weeks

70  (70)

60  (60)

50

40

 

Programme variant with voluntary additional internship semester or company-specific variant

Abbreviation of programme variant

LX-8/80

MX-6/60

…….-…/…..

Company specific

 

Duration/Length of sponsorship in semesters (months)

8    (48)

(36)

 

 

Total duration of practical phases in companies in weeks of attendance (hours)

80  (3200)

60 (2400)

 

 

Taught semester at start of programme

1st

3rd

 

 

Relation weeks of attendance/length of sponsorship
in weeks of attendance/semester

10

10

 

 

Suggested division of practical phases (attendance weeks) between semester breaks and/or taught semesters - example (and alternative examples) for assumed starting point of 01.09. or 01.03.

Sections which belong together timewise are marked in yellow.

Alternative divisions which make sense can be agreed on an individual basis between the contract partners.

Agreed division at beginning of contract (first complete planning  – can be altered upon consensus

 

Before beginning of 1st taught semester

2  (2)

-

 

 

Break between 1st and 2nd taught semesters

5  (3)

-

 

 

Break after 2nd taught semester

-

-

 

 

Voluntary additional internship semester

(after the 2nd taught semester)

20 (20)

16

 

 

Break between 3rd and 4th taught semesters

3  (5)

3

 

 

Break between 4th and 5th taught semesters

-

-

 

 

5th taught semester (scheduled here as internship semester as is most commonly the case)

26 (26)

22

 

 

Break between 5th and 6th taught semesters

-

-

 

 

Break between 6th and 7th taught semesters

2  (2)

-

 

 

7th taught semester (incl. thesis work)

22 (22)

19

 

 

Total duration of practical phases   in weeks

80  (80)

60

 

 

Prerequisites

Applicants generally require:

  • Commitment and high performance
  • High motivation and enthusiasm
  • Initiative, ability to work independently and sense of responsibility
  • Strong communications and teamworking skills and flexibility

Individual partner companies may have additional company-specific requirements.

Which study programme and which company?

In principle it is possible to take any bachelor's degree offered at Furtwangen University as part of the cooperative trainee programme. The following two tables serve as examples of current partner companies and current and past trainee places offered in particular study programmes.

Partner Company
Location
Link  
Trainee places are/were offered especially for following study programmesSpecial requirements
Comments
CurrentlyNo. of placesPreviously
     
Aesculap AG
Tuttlingen
www.aesculap.de

MEB, IMT
MM

 MM
MA
MEB
unclear if programme will continue
AIM GmbH
Freiburg
www.aim-online.com
ELA CE 

AP&S Internation. GmbH
Donaueschingen
www.ap-s.de

IAM ISD 
ATMOS MedizinTechnik
GmbH & Co. KG
Lenzkirch
www.atmosmed.de
ELA, MVB MVB 
BDT AG
Rottweil
www.bdt.de
     MM  

Beck Security
Consulting GmbH
Hechingen

www.wabe-security.de

SSB
(poss. WIB) 
       
Binder GmbH
Tuttlingen
www.binder-world.com
BPT
MM 
PEB, MVB
       

Brugger GmbH
Magnetsysteme
Hardt
www.brugger-magnet.de

PEB  PEB 
Conductix-Wampfler AG
Weil am Rhein
www.conductix.com
ELA, PEB, MVB      
Continental Automotive GmbH
Villingen-Schwenningen

www.continental-karriere.de
ELA, AIN,
ITP,
PEB
*****

EEB, CEB, ETI, AIB, CNB, MM,

PEB

generally recruit internally from particularly successful graduates of vocational training programmes
Dunkermotoren GmbH
Bonndorf
www.dunkermotoren.de 
AIN, ITP, ELA 
MM, IMF,
PEB, MVB

WIB/WNB
****
 

  AIN, EE, ETI, ELA,

MM, PEB,
WIB/WNB

programme variants M and  L, preferably  L
Endress+Hauser Gruppe
Maulburg
und weitere Standorte
www.de.endress.com 
ELA, PEB  *CEB
EEB
only in combination vocational training + degree (special programme), advanced courses in maths and physics with a grade of 1.5 or higher
ETO Magnetic GmbH
Stockach
www.etomagnetic.de 
  ELA, MM  MM  

Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG

Eisenbach

www.framo-morat.com

ELA, PEB ELA 

Friedrich Daniels Medical GmbH
Gosheim
www.friedrich-daniels.com

IMT IMT 
HAAS Schleifmaschinen GmbH
Trossingen
www.multigrind.com 
MM, MVB, PEB
 
 MM  
Anton Häring
Bubsheim (bei Gosheim)
www.anton-haering.com
 MM   MArelevant work experience required

Hansgrohe SE
Schiltach
www.hansgrohe.com

MVB, PEB,

SMB

   
Hectronic GmbH
Bonndorf
www.hectronic.com

AIN, ITP

ELA

MVB,PEB

WIB, WNB

*

AIB

ETI

IBW

programme variants M and L, preferably  L

Hengstler GmbH
Aldingen
www.hengstler.de  

MM

PEB  

    MM   
IMS Gear GmbH
Donaueschingen
www.imsgear.com

MM

IAM

 

FT, ELA

MA

MM

IAM

IEB

prefered:
good grades, relevant work experience, charity or volunteer work, clear idea about choice of degree programme

innovate Software GmbH
Wildberg
www.innovate-gmbh.de

AIN, ITP
WIB, WNB
MVB, PEB
  good grades in mathematics and physics
good proficiency in English
ismet AG
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.ismet.de  
ELA      EE   

KAUTEX TEXTRON
GmbH & Co. KG

Bonn
www.kautex.com

PEB, MVB, SMB  

preferably M Programme

Kendrion Binder Magnete GmbH
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.kendrion-electromagnetic.com  

MM

PEB

***

MA

MM

PEB, MVB

preferably  M Programme

Fritz Kübler GmbH
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.kuebler.com  
ELA
PEB 
  *

EEB

MM

PEB 

   

Kundisch GmbH & Co KG
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.kundisch.de

MM

IEB

 

MM

IEB

 
Mesa Parts GmbH
Lenzkirch
www.mesa-parts.com    

MM

PEB 

    

MM

IEB  

   
META E2 F GmbH
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.meta-e2f.eu  
   MM    MM   

MCQ Tech GmbH
Blumberg
www.metz-connect.com

ELA,

MM, IME, IMF
PEB, MVB, SMB

 PEB 
M&M Software GmbH
St.Georgen
www.mm-software.com  
AIN, ITP      AIB   
Pepperl + Fuchs
Tuttlingen
www.pepperl-fuchs.com  

MM

PEB


  
 

MM

PEB

   
PMDM
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.pmdm.de  

ELA
MM

MIB

 FT
MIB
preferably  L Programme, other degree programmes upon request
Productivity Engineering
Denzlingen u. Herrenberg
www.PE-GmbH.com  
ELA    

CE

EE

good Abitur or Fachhochschulreife grade with technical focus, good proficiency in English, work experience or M Programme

RENA GmbH
Gütenbach
www.rena.com

MM MM 
SBS-Feintechnik
GmbH & Co. KG
Schonach
www.sbs-feintechnik.de

MM
PEB

 *MM
PE 
 

Solvay GmbH
Freiburg
www.solvay.de

AIN
SSB
 CNBformerly Rhodia Acetow
S. Siedle & Söhne
Telefon- und Telegrafenwerke OHG
www.siedle.de

IAM

MM

SSB

 WIBpreferably  M Programme, aptitude for design
Steinel Normalien
AG
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.steinel-normalien.de
WIB   
KARL STORZ
GmbH & Co. KG
Tuttlingen
www.karlstorz.com  
PEB (MVB)
MEB, IMT
ELA

MIB, AIN  

EE 

MM

MEB

IEB

work experience would be an advantage, but is not a condition (electronics, mechanics, or similar); aptitude for medical technology would be an advantage (e.g. paramedic); good IT skills and proficiency in English; hands-on-mentality; positive, open and communicative personality; is willing to study 

Stryker Leibinger
GmbH & Co. KG
Freiburg
www.stryker-freiburg.de

IMT

MEB

 MEB 

TCS TürControlSysteme AG

Triberg

www.tcsag.de

PEB PEB 
Testo SE & Co. KGaA
Lenzkirch
www.testo.de  

AIN, ITP,

ELA

MVB, PEB, SMB  WIB

***

MM

MVB,PEB, SMB

entry to the mentioned study programmes possible at all times
testo industrial services
GmbH
Kirchzarten
www.testotis.de  
SMB, MVB
BPT  
     SMB   
Herbert Waldmann
GmbH & Co. KG
Villingen-Schwenningen
www.waldmann.com  
MM
PEB  
         
Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH
Schonach
www.wiha.de  

AIN

ELA, MM

IAM, IME, IMF

MIB, OMB
PEB, MVB, SMB  

***

MM

PEB, MVB

for outstanding students who wish to put theory into practice

Only the study programmes currently offered are shown in this table. Discontinued study programmes are not included here.

However the short forms of discontinued study programmes are listed in the 4th column of the list of partner companies.

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