Mittlere Reife (intermediate school-leaving certificate),
Fachabitur (vocational diploma), Abitur (university entrance diploma)
Duration of apprenticeship: 2 ½ years
Further training opportunities:
Industriefachwirt/in IHK (industrial business administrator, chamber of industry and commerce),
Fachkaufmann/frau FH (business specialist to university or technical college level)
Bachelor of Arts Business Administration,
Master’s degree possible
This apprenticeship will provide you with knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including human resources, finance, purchasing, public relations work and sales. THIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL BE PERFORMING secretarial functions, and the functions of assistants and business administration specialists. You will draw up the minutes of meetings, documentation and statistics, plan appointments, coordinate meetings, organize business trips, and handle the incoming and outgoing post using modern communications technology.
YOUR WORK WILL PRIMARILY INVOLVE TASKS THAT ARE GEARED TOWARDS PARTICULAR CUSTOMERS.
This means that you will need to be able to WORK WELL IN A TEAM AND COMMUNICATE WELL, to be creative and able to think for yourself, and to take initiative. You will often be the first person that the customer talks to when they contact the company, and as such you will be THE BUSINESS CARD OF THE COMPANY.