Vocational training

An instructor shows innogy apprentices the project plan for their dual-system vocational training.
At innogy candidates with #PIONIERGEIST can expect cutting-edge vocational training with excellent prospects.

Train in the right job for you

Do you want to shape the future of energy supply with us? Great, because we are looking for young people like yourself who tackle new tasks with #PIONIERGEIST, curiosity and a wealth of ideas. Lay the foundations with vocational training at innogy. 

With vocational training at innogy you’ll lay the foundations for your future career and life. It will open up many fields of activity and prospects for development as well as opportunities to work on interesting tasks, take on responsibility and, not least, to earn an attractive salary. In addition to gaining plenty professional experience you’ll be able to gather references and build your professional network: ideal conditions to set out on your own career path. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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Our vocational training usually commences after the summer holidays. Ideally, you should apply a year in advance, with cover letter, C.V. and your most recent school reports. Please send us your application online. 
After a successful aptitude test, an interview and a medical examination the training will kick off: you’ll start your professional career with our induction week.

Icon with stylised campus building – innogy offers state-of-the art teaching methods in vocational colleges.

Vocational college

In vocational college you’ll acquire the basic theoretical knowledge for your profession through the latest teaching methods. You will attend college either part-time, on one or two days per week, or in blocks.

Icon with stylised factory – in our plants you will learn on the job during your training at innogy.


In state-of-the-art training facilities you’ll acquire practical knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to implement and further expand your knowledge straight away. In doing so, you’ll gain insight into different divisions of the company. With some professions there will also be opportunities for placements abroad, either as a fixed part of your training programme or as an additional option. 

Turbo-training for university dropouts

Did you feel that your course at university wasn’t for you? Then switch to vocational training and use the technical knowledge you have already acquired: as a dropout from university you can get a fresh start with us. This will open a multitude of new prospects and opportunities for development. If you show enough commitment, you’ll be able to do it quite quickly: cut your training time short and speed up your career.

Trainee Jean-Philippe Merz at his workplace. As a dropout from university you can get a fresh start with innogy.

Jean-Philippe Merz, 24

"I dropped out of my course in electrical and computer engineering in the fifth semester and I am now training to become an electronics technician in industrial engineering."

What Jean-Philippe was missing

Why did you drop out of university and decided to take up vocational training instead?

The trigger really was just one exam that I was missing in order to finish the elementary part of my course and move on to the main part. So I only had two options: try to continue at a different university with different exam regulations or change to vocational training. However, I was not sure if I would be able for that. Also, the university course was quite theoretical and even though it was very interesting, I wanted to do something with a more practical focus.

Did your university experience help you during your vocational training?

Yes, of course. Although I spent three years at university, it would be wrong to say that the time there was a waste. Most of the material that comes up during the theoretical part of my training is a very simplified version of what is taught at uni. Therefore I pick up each new topic during vocational training very quickly.

Would you recommend to university dropouts to apply for a place in a vocational training programme?

Yes, absolutely! I would say that an ex-student won’t have any major problems during vocational training. For me at the time it was a big leap from the extensive and complex material in the lectures to the relatively easy subject matter in vocational training. During vocational training you also gain professional experience that students usually only get later on in their careers. This is very helpful when looking for a job. 

We provide training in the following professions

Commercial professions

Technical professions

IT professions

Hospitality professions

Other professions

Are you interested in vocational training with innogy? Here you can find our current vacancies.

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.

Reasons for a vocational training with innogy

In addition we can offer you some extra benefits.

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Support and network

A full-time instructor will support you throughout the entire duration of the training. In addition, you’ll meet many employees in different departments and divisions. This will help you to start building your own professional network.

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Development and further training

During your induction you’ll participate in various team events and projects. Furthermore, we’ll offer you additional opportunities for your personal development, to become a certified master or technician in your chosen profession or to go to university after your training is complete. If you perform exceptionally well during your apprenticeship, you can study at an evening school for a certificate of aptitude for specialised higher education (Fachhochschulreife). 

A seminar during vocational training: apprentices discuss a task.

An apprentice checks electrical equipment.

An apprentice in animated conversation with an employee.

An apprentice works on a metal piece. An instructor shows him what to do.

Further topics

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

I can do it!

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


for secondary-level students