School's out! And now?

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innogy helps students to find the right job and provides plenty of information on training, education and career.

What to be at innogy

After school is before the job. What are the next steps? Find out about your options with innogy! Our guidelines will help you to find the right job. 

And now, over to you!

You decide what's coming next. What you need? #PIONIERGEIST!
So: focus on your abilities. What do you like to do? What are your interests? innogy can offer you training in four promising fields. Find out which one you enjoy and suits you best!

Icon with stylised screw driver and spanner – innogy trains people in technical occupations.

Technical field

Do you like your gadgets? Do you want to use your smart phone to switch on the oven on your way home so that your pizza is ready to eat when you arrive? Do you want to control all the appliances in your home while on the road? Then a technical profession is exactly right for you! If large plants fascinate you as well and you are also passionate about renewable energy from wind and solar power, then join us! 

Icon with stylised calculator – innogy trains people in commercial professions.

Commercial sector

Planning and organising is your thing. You like to work with people. And on the computer. You don't wait for others to allocate your next task, but you take the initiative yourself. If you also have an interest in numbers, then you should choose a commercial occupation.

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Information technology

Your computer is your best buddy. You know the latest apps and want to become as fluent in programming languages as others are in French. You are passionate about innovations in the IT sector. Do you want to work towards managing complex IT systems and commanding vast IT knowledge? Then join us! Our colleagues in IT are looking forward to meeting you. 

Icon with stylised cutlery – innogy trains hospitality experts.


Your home is always buzzing. You are very communicative and love to cater for your friends and organise parties. You only get going when the pressure is on: planning, shopping, cooking and accommodating. You stay in control. What others consider to be stress, you call fun. You are only happy if your guests are too. People like you, with your strong organisational talent, are at home in gastronomy, the hotel business or event management. And, in contrast to the independent gastronomy sector, we can offer you regular work hours.

Here are the next steps

You have already taken the first one. You know the direction that you want your career to take. We will now show you how you can train in your profession of choice. innogy offers various options.


#PIONIERGEIST pays. You'll achieve the essential qualifications that you will need for a successful career. You'll also earn money from day one.

Maybe you want to go to university later? Then you'll find out during your vocational training what makes a company tick and you can start to build your professional network. An apprenticeship means on-the-job training. This is your opportunity to gain practical experience early on in your career.

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Entry-level qualification "I can do it!"

Have you sent lots of applications, but haven't been successful yet? Real pioneers are no strangers to occasional failure! We have developed our "I can do it!" programme to open the door to a successful career for you. 

We will actively prepare you for vocational training. Here, you will gain essential knowledge. This includes technical understanding, manual dexterity and acting decisively. Together with innogy and Westnetz you can do it!

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Dual-system studies

Do you want to implement theories, concepts and models from the outset in a real-life professional environment? Do you want to work on real machines from day one, help to plan the energy grid of the future or take part in implementing new projects? Then dual-system studies with innogy or Westnetz is the right choice for you. 

Studying with us for a degree within the dual system is anything but dry and theoretical! Regardless of whether you have already completed your vocational training, want to study at university while doing your apprenticeship or gain practical experience during your university course – innogy can offer you numerous options for your studies. We'll support you and find the solution that is best suited to your personal circumstances. Because real pioneers want to kick-start their careers! 

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Read more about the experiences from our apprentices

Nils Breickmann

Industrial management assistant EU

What do you particularly enjoy? 

That would be the varied and exciting work I get to do. It‘s never boring and I am learning so many new things. There are many different departments and in each one I had a feeling of being part of it and able to make an impact. I really enjoy being able to combine theory and practice. That would not be the case if I was doing a study-only programme.

What to you really defines the innogy spirit?

Solidarity, fun, efficiency, drive to come up with new ideas and put them into practice, pioneering spirit

What does innogy still have to learn from you?

Well, that’s a difficult question. We (innogy) are colourful and open, know where we want to go. And I think young people like me bring another way of seeing things and maybe different ideas too.

What do you appreciate about your colleagues?

Their openness and honesty. I have always been made to feel part of the team quickly and have also been given responsibility. You grow by responding to challenges and my colleagues support me all the time with tips or suggestions for improvement.

Would you recommend vocational training with innogy to your friends? And if so, why?

Yes I would, the work here is fun every single day and it makes me happy. You feel well accepted and can learn a great deal from your colleagues. You get support in every possible form and can always approach your trainers without any fear if you have a problem. If you want to be part of something bit, this is definitely the right place for you! 

Click here for Anne Falk‘s experience report
Click here for Lisa Konermann ‘s experience report

Additional information

Do you have any other questions? We are happy to answer your questions on all aspects of vocational training and academic courses within the dual system.

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Further topics

At innogy candidates with #PIONIERGEIST can expect cutting-edge vocational training with excellent prospects.


): A university course and vocational training at the same time? innogy offers numerous options for dual-system studies for young people with #PIONIERGEIST.

Dual system studies

innogy prepares secondary-level students for starting a career in a technical profession.

I can do it!