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Vocational business management training  

Vocational business management training

Versatile, ambitious and practically oriented – all features of Festo’s vocational business management training programmes. At our sites in Esslingen am Neckar and St. Ingbert-Rohrbach you will be immersed in a range of different departments, from procurement to warehouse management, accounting, marketing and sales. Through this process, you will experience how a successful company works, while acquiring valuable knowledge and practical experience for your future career along the way.

E-commerce specialist

E-commerce specialist

You probably already make a lot of your purchases in your private life over the Internet. Our customers also expect this of us in the business setting – one click and a linear axis is purchased. In the age of digitalisation, online trade and the online configuration of products are gaining in importance at Festo too. We have already had a team of online business specialists for years, and now want you on board too. Because this much is certain: this is a job with a future!

You will learn about many areas of the company in your everyday work. For example, your training will include time spent in Incoming Orders and Distribution to learn how orders are processed, as well as stints in Marketing, Sales, Accounting and Human Resources. However, your training will focus on the day-to-day running and further development of our online business.

To be successful in this job you should enjoy working with numbers and data, and be a team player. If you are also interested in IT and technology and count logical thinking among your strengths, then this is the right job for you!

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • School-leaving qualifications: at least a good general school-leaving certificate
  • Requirements: you should enjoy working with numbers and data, you should have an interest in IT and technology, you should have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Training locations: Esslingen a. N. (Baden-Württemberg)



Office managers

In an ultra-modern company like Festo, almost all organisational processes are carried out using IT and communication technology. Alongside general office management tasks, you will therefore learn all about information processing, coordination and organisational tasks, customer relations processes and materials management. The key qualities needed for this kind of vocational training are team spirit, a talent for organisation, good writing skills, good IT knowledge and loyalty to the company.

During your vocational training programme you will be employed in a wide range of different organisational units within our company. You may be required to work in operations, the office, administration, personnel management or accounting. By the end of your vocational training you will be proficient in a variety of different PC applications, will be able to take on your own organisational tasks and will have made lots of new contacts.

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • School-leaving qualifications: at least a good general school-leaving certificate
  • Requirements: good writing skills, sociability, enjoys working with computers
  • Training location: Esslingen a. N. (Baden-Württemberg)
  • Optional training modules: to be determined during training

Industrial salespeople

Above all else, our vocational training programme for industrial salespeople is flexible. You will be able to immerse yourself in all of the key areas of our business, acquiring useful knowledge and fantastic experience, all the way from purchasing to goods receipt and goods inspection, materials management, accounting, sales, shipping, marketing and human resources. Your colleagues in the different areas of the business will be happy to help you to familiarise yourself with the various areas of responsibility.

Within a short space of time you will have a thorough insight into the individual areas, supported by the very latest communication and organisational tools. If you are motivated, dedicated and sociable, waste no time in applying to work as an industrial salesperson at our Esslingen am Neckar or St. Ingbert-Rohrbach site. You can be sure of receiving vocational training that will open up a wealth of future opportunities for you.

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • School-leaving qualifications: at least a good general school-leaving certificate (for Esslingen am Neckar) or a good vocational certificate from a college of further education (for St. Ingbert-Rohrbach)
  • Requirements: good writing skills, sociability, joined-up thinking
  • Training locations: Esslingen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg) and St. Ingbert-Rohrbach (Saarland)

Get in touch with former business trainees

Of course, there’s a lot more to say than we could possibly fit in here. Happily, former trainees will be glad to answer any questions that you might have about vocational business training at Festo. Be as curious as you like – it’s worth it.

Training position Name Role Email address
Industrial salespeople Anna Tonn Clerk Exhibition and Events anna.tonn@festo.com
Industrial salespeople Larissa Adelt Clerk NPI Monitoring larissa.adelt@festo.com
Industrial salespeople Sabrina Meyer Clerk Debt. Collection Management sabrina.meyer@festo.com
Office manager Madeleine Schneider Assistant Corporate Brand and Design madeleine.schneider@festo.com
Office manager Lisa Böhnke Assistant Global Systems Engineering Centre lisa.boehnke@festo.com