SIM as a trainer

We invest in the future – we invest in you.

Training is an investment in the future of our company. SIM always welcomes motivated and talented graduates apprentices at our company events. At our company, we guarantee you will learn an occupation with blooming prospects for the future. After all, pioneering new technologies are currently being developed in mechanical engineering in the automotive and aviation industries.

Apprenticeships at a glance

Apprenticeships at SIM Automation last 3.5 years. In your first year of apprenticeship, you will receive basic training in our workshop, followed by further years in specialized training in the respective departments always with guidance of an experienced professional. You will also participate in further training courses via the company training association.

Our apprenticeships

Mechatronics engineer
Vocational college: Mühlhausen

- Designing mechatronic components and devices
- Installation of mechatronic systems, configuration, commissioning and instructing the machine operator on correct operation
- Maintenance and inspection of mechatronic plants, replacement of defective or malfunctioning components and retrofitting of outdated plants
- Creation of technical documentation: construction drawings, assembly and circuit diagrams, manuals and operating instructions

Industrial engineer
Vocational college: Leinefelde


- Installing, servicing and repairing technical equipment, machines and plants
- Manufacturing components and assemblies
- Monitoring production processes
- Instructing customers or colleagues on how to use the equipment

Cutting machine technician
Vocational college: Leinefelde


- Processing metal parts by hand or using machines, such as turning, milling and grinding
- Assembling individual components into assemblies
- Configuration and maintenance of tooling machines, checking the machine run
- Checking the quality of the manufactured components

Study and vocational training / dual-study program at SIM

Are you a High School graduate and do you want to focus on both manual skills and technology? Do you want to be part of design and manufacturing of future automated assembly solutions? Do you want to gain more practical insight and experience for your future career during your professional education?  A dual-study program may be the right choice for you, and SIM Automation GmbH maybe the right trainer! We offer the first step into a professional career after your studies in familiar surroundings, such as in design/development or in project management. At SIM Automation, you can benefit from a practical dual training while studying at the following universities:

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Göttingen: precision mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science
  • FH Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
  • DH Gera-Eisenach: engineering

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Your profile:

  • Secondary school diploma (Realschulabschluss)
  • Good grades in math, physics and German
  • Passion for technology
  • Good manual skills
  • Spatial sense
  • Ability to work in a team

What we offer:

  • Performance based compensation package
  • Special bonuses (Christmas)
  • In-house training workshop
  • Internal further training options
  • Close contact with apprentices in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of training
  • International work trips  
  • Working with state-of-the-art automation systems and latest technology
  • Opportunity for permanent employment after your apprenticeship