Vocational training and cooperative study programs

Vocational Training at the University of Mannheim

You prefer to combine knowledge with hands-on experience? Then a vocational training at the University of Mannheim might be the perfect choice for you. We offer various attractive vocational training positions every year.

Vocational trainings at the University of Mannheim

Why join us?

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading higher education institutions in Germany and one of the top employers in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. You will work in an innovative and international working environment. We offer you a secure vocational training position including union wages, the advantages of working at a public service institution, and many other benefits. A permanent contact person during your vocational training and many interdisciplinary learning opportunities offer optimal conditions for personal development, expanding your knowledge, and putting it into practice. We train people as needed. Chances of being taken on thus are very good.

Capital-forming payments
Sports program for staff members
Workplace health promotion
Payment according to collective agreement
The Mensa on campus
Picture Lena Bechtloff

My training in the field of information technology is never boring. There's always something new to learn. What I like most is the working atmosphere. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. I also appreciate that we all show us mutual respect. I am treated like a regular employee rather than as a “stupid trainee” and, above all, I am appreciated as a person.

Lena Bechtloff, IT specialist trainee for application development / Credit: Anna Logue

In my training as a media and information specialist for libraries (FaMI) at the Mannheim University Library, no two days are the same. A wide variety of tasks in different departments await me every day. Even during our training, we can actively shape learning in the library and are involved in various processes. The library staff members always lend us trainees a sympathetic ear and we meet as equals.

Tanja Biedermann, FaMI trainee


Jan Dotzlaw

Jan Dotzlaw

Trainee Management
University of Mannheim
University IT
L 15, 1–6 – Room 814/815
68161 Mannheim
Angela Leichtweiß

Angela Leichtweiß

Deputy Head of the Library Services Department | Head of Education and Training
University of Mannheim
University Library
Schloss Schneckenhof West – Room SN 273
68161 Mannheim