School Students


So you've completed your school education and been awarded the lower school leaving certificate, technical college matriculation or university matriculation? You think you'd feel at home working in a medium-sized company? Then you may well find that STAHLWILLE offers interesting prospects both on the commercial and the technical side. Since STAHLWILLE mainly offers vocational training on the understanding that trainees will stay on, there are good chances of continuing your employment after successful completion.

Career opportunities
  • Electronics technician for production machinery

    Professional installation, maintenance and repair of building, energy and electrotechnical installations in the company are key activities in this wide-reaching trade. Electronics technicians and electrical engineers for production machinery make a crucial contribution to smooth operation of the technical equipment in the facility – whether it be the administration buildings, production or logistics.


    Duties

    • Electronics technicians for production engineering install, maintain and repair electric infrastructure, production and process equipment, from switchgear & control systems to power supply installations, communication and lighting equipment.

    Duration of vocational training

    3.5 years


    Requirements

    Entrance qualification for technical college

  • IT specialist for system integration

    IT specialists for system integration are the IT experts in the company. They ensure that all the employees that work with PCs are provided with everything they need to do their jobs. In addition, they are responsible for network architecture and the IT infrastructure and implement IT security management with a view to identifying problems at an early stage and applying remedies.


    Duties

    • IT specialists for system integration implement customer-specific IT and communication solutions, which involves interlinking hardware.
    • Hardware describes all the physical components that make up a computer (e.g. processor or video adapter), in contrast to the software.
    • Software includes all the computer programs (applications and system software), in contrast to the electronic or mechanical components.

    Duration of vocational training

    3 years


    Requirements

    Technical college matriculation


  • Metal-cutting machine operator

    Metal-cutting machine operators use such production techniques as turning, drilling, milling and grinding to manufacture semi-finished and final components. This often involves using computer controlled machines. The objective is to achieve the highest degree of dimensional accuracy for the individual semi-finished parts which will allow them to be assembled later into perfect, complete products. This profession therefore requires close attention to accuracy and great care.


    Duties

    • To manufacture precision components using chip-removing machining processes like turning, milling, drilling and grinding. This generally requires the use of CNC machines.

    Duration of vocational training

    3.5 years


    Requirements

    Entrance qualification for technical college

  • Metalworker

    This all-encompassing trade description has existed since 2013. It combines tasks and abilities drawn from eleven metalworking trades that existed separately until that date. Metalworkers are responsible for many activities involving processing metals. They make product components from metal and complete metal constructions. To do so they apply a range of different processes and machines, depending on the job in hand. At STAHLWILLE, assembly technology and chip-removing machining are typical training fields.


    Duties

    • Metalworkers in assembly technology assemble components to make subassemblies or join subassemblies to make up complete machines or final assemblies.
    • Metalworkers in chip-removing machining manufacture workpieces using chip-removal production methods, e.g. milling, grinding and turning.

    Duration of vocational training

    2 years


    Requirements

    Secondary modern leaving certificate


  • Warehouse clerk

    Warehouse clerks take receipt of deliveries in companies and ensure the goods received are properly stored. In addition, they prepare outgoing goods for shipment and check, amongst other things, the quality and labelling. Within the company they also have key functions because they are responsible for distributing the goods received to the correct recipients in the company.


    Duties

    • Warehouse clerks receive goods and store them properly. They stage goods ready for shipment and distribute goods within the company.

    Duration of vocational training

    2 years


    Requirements

    Secondary modern leaving certificate


  • Industrial clerk

    Industrial clerks are involved in controlling or steering processes within the company with an eye on commercial aspects. These employees have considerable responsibility because they are at the interface between customers, suppliers, employees and Management. Depending on the specific job, their duties include drawing up quotations and invoices for services rendered or products supplied, optimising production processes on economic principles and scheduling resources.


    Duties

    • Industrial clerks are to be found in all manner of enterprises and are responsible for such commercial and economic tasks as materials management, sales and marketing, staff issues, financial and accounting matters.

    Duration of vocational training

    3 years


    Requirements

    Entrance qualification for technical college or an equivalent school or vocational qualification

  • Machine operator

    Machine operators set up manufacturing machinery and ensure they can be safely commissioned and operated. During normal operation, they are also responsible for operating machines, eliminating minor malfunctions and continually optimising the settings. They play an important role in quality assurance because they monitor the quality of the semi-finished or finished goods.


    Duties

    • Machine operators are found in many different fields of industrial production, but in particular in the metalworking, plastics, pharmaceuticals, food processing, automotive, printing and textiles industries.
    • Machine operators set up production machines and installations, commission them and operate them. They retool them and conduct scheduled maintenance jobs on the basis of maintenance and inspection schedules.

    Duration of vocational training

    2 years


    Requirements

    Secondary modern leaving certificate


    Further career opportunities

    If the vocational training as a machine operator with a focus on metalworking and plastics is completed with a good pass mark, it can be extended to achieve a higher qualification, such as:

    • Industrial fitter
    • Metal-cutting machine operator
  • Mechatronics engineers

    Mechatronics engineers work at the interface between mechanics, electronics and information technology. They build, install, maintain and repair complex mechatronic systems. Tasks typical of this profession are the installation of control software on machines, detection, analysis and elimination of system errors in machine installations.


    Duties

    • Mechatronics engineers build mechanical, electric and electronic components, assemble them to make up complex systems, install control software, perform maintenance & repair of systems. They are able to conduct both mechanical and electrical activities.

    • Duration of vocational training

      3.5 years


      Requirements

      Entrance qualification for technical college

  • Toolmaker

    Toolmakers use tools and machine tools to manufacture parts from various materials, usually plastics or metals. Their manufacturing skills include fabrication of production equipment such as punching tools, bending tools, casting and injection moulding tools – whether purely manually or with computer-aided systems. Programming and operating machines with numerical controls is an integral component of the profession, as is the optimisation of workflows and quality.


    Duties

    • Manufacturing cutting and shaping tools
    • Operating and programming CNC controlled machines

    Duration of vocational training

    3.5 years


    Requirements

    Entrance qualification for technical college

Contact
  • Manager for commercial vocational training

    STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH & Co. KG
    Gabriele Steuber
    Lindenallee 27
    42349 Wuppertal

    Phone: +49 202 4791-383
    E-mail: ausbildung(at)stahlwille.de

 

  • Manager for technical vocational training

    STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH & Co. KG
    Peter Backhaus
    Lindenallee 27
    42349 Wuppertal

    Phone: +49 202 4791-539
    E-mail: ausbildung(at)stahlwille.de

Cooperation

Since 2008, school students at the Friedrich-Bayer secondary school in Wuppertal have been able to take advantage of a cooperation arrangement with STAHLWILLE to give them a feeling for potential job offers at the company. STAHLWILLE offers regular guided tours of the factory and work experience programmes.

 

In addition, students in grades 8 and 9 (ages about 14-15) can take part in building project workpieces in STAHLWILLE's training workshops on Lindenallee and participate in training interview techniques. These activities are conducted by STAHLWILLE instructors and accompanied by representatives from the school.

 

EMPLOYEE COMMENTS

"STAHLWILLE's bicycle leasing programme has given me the e-bike I've always wanted. Since then, I use it nearly every morning to get to work. Brilliant."
"Pleasant colleagues – and a common objective of creating the best possible tools. That's what STAHLWILLE is for me."
"We may have a number of locations – but we're really one big family."
"It's nice when you can meet colleagues away from work at sports meetings and participate in the Wuppertal Schwebebahn marathon, for example."
"It doesn't matter how often I present our tool solutions to customers, as soon as I pick the tool up, I feel this fascination. "