FAQ

Any questions?

What further training opportunities are available at SCHÄFER WERKE?
  • There are numerous internal and external training seminars on offer during the vocational training period (including cross-disciplinary seminars for both commercial and industrial trainees).
  • Examples: IT courses, rhetoric for trainees, management assistant for Europe / Asia, (E)-pneumatics etc.
How can I apply?
  • You can send us your applications by post or by e-mail.
     

Postal adress: 
SCHÄFER Werke GmbH & Co KG
z.Hd. Herrn Weber
Pfannenbergstr. 1
57290 Neunkirchen

Email:
wweber@schaefer-werke.de
 

Can I shorten my trainee period?
  • If your results are good enough and if the training instructor agrees, you can shorten the trainee period by 6 months.

What topics does the training course cover and what is the procedure?
  • We offer training in commercial and industrial professions.
  • The extremely varied commercial training at SCHÄFER Werke includes all core areas such as sales, central purchasing, materials management, salaries and financial accounting, marketing, etc. All trainees have to go through each of these areas during their training and will always have a competent personal contact in each department. This support enables the previously established goals to be maintained and the quality of our training guaranteed.
  • The industrial training courses all begin with basic training for all trades in our training workshop. After this, the trainees go to their specialist areas (electrical workshop, metalworking shop, tool making, production) and are introduced to the daily routine there with the support of a training officer. During this time, all trainees must complete the various modules on their courses, which are all carried out exclusively in our own training workshop – all from a single source! The final exam will therefore also be taken at your usual workplace.
Where will I be going to school?
  • Siegen Business and Administration Vocational College (block and day-release)
  • Siegen Technical Vocational College (day-release)
What are the chances of being taken on permanently after successfully completing the training course?
  • As a family business, we train young people exclusively for our own needs. So, with a good performance in school and in the company, you will be taken on permanently.
Does SCHÄFER WERKE have its own training workshop?
  • We have a very well equipped workshop where you can absolve all the required modules you need to complete your training. It’s not without good reason that Chamber of Commerce (final) exams are held in our workshop. So, being sent to an education centre or another company to acquire particular skills/knowledge is something you will never experience. You will also take your final exams in a familiar setting where you have done all your training and know your way around.
  • We also have our own in-house training school which will provide you with the optimal preparation for the theory examination.
What support will you give me when I join the company and start my training?
  • Before the training course begins, you will be given information and preparation material.
  • You will be given individual support by the training management team and the training officers in each department throughout the entire duration of your training.
  • Training takes place exclusively within the company’s normal business activities and processes.
  • We support the learning process at school by providing a company teacher, who will also prepare you for your later theoretical examination.
How many trainees and cooperative degree students do you have altogether?
  • approx. 60 trainees and 5 cooperative degree students

How many days holiday am I entitled to during my training?
  • The holidays are specified in the training contract and amount to 30 days holiday
What documents do I need for my application?

An application should consist of a cover letter, a CV and copies of certificates.  You are also welcome to add any certificates of additional qualifications, such as language skills, and a photograph.

Are the vacancies on the company website still free?

Our job offers are always up to date. As soon as we have found a suitable candidate, we remove the offer from the website.

Can I speak to one of the relevant departments directly in advance?

Please contact the personnel department only, as this is where the coordination for all job applications takes place. You will get to know the relevant department during the course of your interview.

Will it improve my chances if I call SCHÄFER WERKE?

If you have any questions about current job offers, you are welcome to call the relevant contact person in the personnel department. This will not, however, have any influence on your application.

Can I apply again after a rejection?

Yes you can, if a different requirements profile is needed. In this case, we would ask you to send your application documents once again. However, our personnel department does actually look at your potential suitability for other areas of the company.

Can I also send an unsolicited application?

If you have a possible field of activity in mind and believe you can strengthen our team both professionally and personally, you are welcome to send us your application without a specific vacancy being advertised.