Dual-system studies

A man and a woman climb a set of stairs: At innogy young people can launch their careers with dual-system studies.
A university course and vocational training at the same time? innogy offers numerous options for dual-system studies for young people with #PIONIERGEIST.

An excellent combination of theory and practice

Dual-system studies are a perfect combination of theory and practice. You'll study your dream subject while at the same time completing a vocational training programme at the company or you'll gain practical experience during your semester break. And you'll be twice as fit for the working world in record time. Are you motivated, hard working and ooze #PIONIERGEIST? Then learn more about our study models at innogy and our subsidiary Westnetz now!

We can offer you two models:

In the training-integrated model you'll start with vocational training. You'll commence your degree studies either at the same time or at a later date. During the day you'll work with us in the company. At night you'll study at university – sometimes also at weekends. Depending on your course, studies and vocational training may also alternate. In that case you'll be in the company for three months and then at university for the next three months. Either way: you'll complete your vocational training first. You will then stay with us for another year or a year and half until you finish your degree course. 

Your #PIONIERGEIST will pay off quickly: you'll hold your vocational training certificate as well as your Bachelor’s degree. 

With the practice-integrated model you'll usually start with the degree course. During your semester break you'll gain practical experience. You'll work with us in a fixed company location. 
The premise is the same: your #PIONIERGEIST will drive you forward. The benefit for you: university degree, salary throughout your studies and a good chance of permanent employment afterwards.

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At the end of the summer holidays, places for the following year will be advertised on our career portal. From that point in time you'll be able to apply online: with cover letter, C.V. and all recent school reports and other relevant reports. You can find the link to our application assistant under each ad.


During your vocational training or your placements in the relevant divisons you'll study at a university or academy. You can choose between different subjects for your studies. For our dual-system study programmes we collaborate with numerous universities/academies. 

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Practical experience

Which of our divisions you'll be placed in will depend on your vocational training and/or degree course. Of course you'll continue to receive a fixed salary and holidays during the time you spend at university.

Our dual-system study programmes

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Interested in dual-system studies? Great! Here you can find our current ads for available places.

Career portal

Frequently asked questions

Here, we'll answer the questions we are most frequently asked so that you won't lose any time kick-starting your career with us.

Reasons to join innogy

Dual-system studies with innogy offer you many benefits. See for yourself!

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Mentoring and support

With a strong partner at your side, many things will be a lot easier for you. Therefore, mentors will support you from the outset. They are experts in their fields and know exactly how they can help you. Some are of an older vintage, others were trainees once themselves. We also want to make sure that you'll find your way around the company quickly. Therefore, we'll hold different induction events. As an apprentice or dual-system student you'll take part in an induction and team week. There, you'll learn a lot about our company – which, at that stage, will also be yours! 

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Development and further training

Personal development is important to us. Standing still? Not an option for movers and shakers with #PIONIERGEIST! Therefore, we continuously hold individual introduction programmes, events and seminars on various topics. In this way you'll be up to speed in project management and conducting discussions and you'll acquire a wealth of knowledge about the energy industry. Practical experience rules! If it’s a good fit, we'll also offer placements abroad during your course.

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Team events

Pioneers are not lone wolves. We work as a team! That's why we organise team events. Each of our divisions selects the events that are relevant to the respective teams. Chakka – you can do it!

Learn more about the benefits that make working at innogy so special.

Reasons to join innogy

Julia Seelhöfer

Theory alone was too boring for me. At innogy I was able to work on practical tasks and help plan a new plant straight away. That was really exciting!
Julia Seelhöfer, Industrial management assistant with studies at the FOM

Further topics

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


innogy and Westnetz employees are happy to check your application documents at career fairs.

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