Student traineeships at Festo

Because theory is best when put into practice 

Student traineeships

The world of automation technology is a paradise for those with a thirst for knowledge: there’s plenty of scope for technophiles and lateral and unconventional thinkers. This is where theory meets practice. Take a peek behind the scenes and enhance your studies with a traineeship at Festo. You can do this in Germany or at one of our international Festo companies. We welcome prospective engineers and university students from a wide range of fields at our locations around the world.


  • Enrolment at a college or university
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • A high level of commitment and the ability to grasp things quickly
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A high capacity for teamwork
  • Relevant language skills are required for traineeships in an international setting

Duration of traineeship

The duration of the traineeship is based on the student’s conditions of study. The maximum duration is three months for voluntary traineeships. Delving into different areas is normally not possible in this case. You should ideally apply three to six months before you want your traineeship to begin. Short-term traineeship opportunities may also be available on occasion.

Key points

We are often looking for trainees in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Development and design
  • Testing
  • Product management
  • Marketing
  • Information technology
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Corporate communication
  • Corporate media
  • Corporate design


  • Your chance to be right in the thick of things: integration in a team and involvement in ongoing projects
  • Space to put forward your own ideas and work independently
  • The chance to ‘try out’ which areas of work suit you best
  • The opportunity to develop your own network and exchange knowledge and experiences at regular trainee get-togethers
  • Fair compensation for the traineeship
  • The chance to continue your work as a student employee or to work on your thesis or dissertation at Festo

International traineeships

International experience is a key factor for success in the world of work. On a traineeship abroad, you soon become acquainted with different ways of thinking and working. You can benefit from intercultural exchange with colleagues from all over the world and establish your own network for your later career. Demonstrate your initiative and apply to the national Festo company that interests you, provided that you meet the following requirements:

  • Interest in working with others in an international setting
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of the local language is an advantage
  • Other requirements arising from the area of work in question

Job Offers ( 17 )


Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikant im (Werks-)Controlling (m/w/d) ab September 2019 - published: 2017-09-20Praktikant im (Werks-)Controlling (m/w/d) ab September 20192017-09-20Maschinenbau

Referencecode PR17-22222H2
Germany / St. Ingbert-Rohrbach / Saarland66386

Cross-divisional functions

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikant (m/w/d) Global Industrial Engineering - published: 2019-03-15Praktikant (m/w/d) Global Industrial Engineering2019-03-15Maschinenbau

Referencecode P19-320316H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734


Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum Automatisierte Analyse von digitalen Drucksensoren - published: 2019-04-26Praktikum Automatisierte Analyse von digitalen Drucksensoren2019-04-26Maschinenbau

Referencecode BP19-320499H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum Testing Electronic and Software - published: 2019-01-07Praktikum Testing Electronic and Software2019-01-07Maschinenbau

Referencecode BA19-318020H
Germany / Denkendorf / Baden-Wuerttemberg73770

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Zuverlässigkeitsabsicherung Digitaler Pneumatik - published: 2018-07-06Praktikum im Bereich Zuverlässigkeitsabsicherung Digitaler Pneumatik2018-07-06Maschinenbau

Referencecode BP18-318479H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Human Resources

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Human Resources Development - Qualification - published: 2019-05-29Praktikum im Bereich Human Resources Development - Qualification2019-05-29Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-315702H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Grundsatz und Arbeitsrecht - published: 2019-05-02Praktikum im Bereich Grundsatz und Arbeitsrecht2019-05-02Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-302532H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Personal - published: 2019-04-03Praktikum im Bereich Personal2019-04-03Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-31144H1
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikant (m/w/d) Human Resources St. Ingbert - published: 2019-02-28Praktikant (m/w/d) Human Resources St. Ingbert2019-02-28Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-31200H
Germany / St. Ingbert-Rohrbach / Saarland66386

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum Human Resources Qualification - Lernfabrik - published: 2018-11-21Praktikum Human Resources Qualification - Lernfabrik2018-11-21Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-305106H2
Germany / Ostfildern-Scharnhausen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73760

Festo AG&Co. KG

Rechtsreferendar in der Wahlstation (Arbeitsrecht) (m/w/d) - published: 2017-08-11Rechtsreferendar in der Wahlstation (Arbeitsrecht) (m/w/d)2017-08-11Maschinenbau

Referencecode H17-302532H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Information Technology

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im IT Produktmanagement Collaboration Services (m/w/d) - published: 2017-07-19Praktikum im IT Produktmanagement Collaboration Services (m/w/d)2017-07-19Maschinenbau

Referencecode IM17-310932H
Germany / Ostfildern-Scharnhausen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73760


Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Redaktion Marketing (m/w/d) - published: 2018-07-20Praktikum im Bereich Redaktion Marketing (m/w/d)2018-07-20Maschinenbau

Referencecode S18-318507H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Technisches Marketing (Konstruktion) (m/w/d) - published: 2018-05-09Praktikum im Bereich Technisches Marketing (Konstruktion) (m/w/d)2018-05-09Maschinenbau

Referencecode S18-38470H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum im Bereich Marketing Concepts (m/w/d) - published: 2018-05-09Praktikum im Bereich Marketing Concepts (m/w/d)2018-05-09Maschinenbau

Referencecode S18-37036H
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734

Product Management

Festo AG&Co. KG

FOS-Praktikant Wirtschaft - Schuljahr 2019/2020 - published: 2019-05-13FOS-Praktikant Wirtschaft - Schuljahr 2019/20202019-05-13Maschinenbau

Referencecode PR-19-20-FOS/kfm
Germany / St. Ingbert-Rohrbach / Saarland66386

Strategy Development

Festo AG&Co. KG

Praktikum Konzern-Holding im Wintersemester 2019/2020 - published: 2019-04-09Praktikum Konzern-Holding im Wintersemester 2019/20202019-04-09Maschinenbau

Referencecode H19-23295H1
Germany / Esslingen / Baden-Wuerttemberg73734