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Vocational training and study

NIEHOFF – we know what counts when it comes to vocational training 

On average, there are more than 40 young people doing their vocational training each year at NIEHOFF Schwabach. Since we place a high priority on ensuring that they have the best possible preparation for their vocations, these young people have been going to commercial and technical training institutions to receive both theoretical and practical training ever since 1958. Many of our former trainees still work for the company so many decades on, and for all of them NIEHOFF has become a second family.

NIEHOFF offers the following trainee positions:


Headquarter Schwabach

Industrial Mechanic

For ensuring that machines and production facilities run smoothly. During your training you will learn how the components and spare parts of machines are manufactured and installed. As a qualified industrial mechanic you will subsequently be responsible for the starting up, maintenance and repair of facilities. And that means for our customers all over the world!

Mechatronics Technician

A modern machine or production line is a complex system comprised of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and controller software and information technology. The innovative interaction of these individual technical disciplines is a key mark of quality for NIEHOFF machines. During your training to become a mechatronics technician you will learn how to make, install, maintain and repair mechatronic systems.

Milling Machinist

During your training you will first learn the most important processes such as turning, drilling, sawing and milling. Later the milling machinist makes the components and spare parts for machines on computer-controlled machining centers and is responsible for the programming of these machines, known as CNC machines, and for the measurement of the parts

Industrial Business Management Assistant

During your training you will become familiar with all the commercial departments at NIEHOFF. Depending on your particular aptitudes you can then work as a general assistant in either Purchasing, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing or Accounts.

Plant Leuterschach

Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik
Die beste Maschine funktioniert nicht ohne die dazu gehörende Schaltanlage. Diese werden in unserem Zweigwerk in Leuterschach entwickelt und hergestellt. Dafür bilden wir an unserem Standort in Leuterschach den Beruf Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik aus. Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik montieren, prüfen und programmieren die SPS Systeme und Antriebstechnik in unseren Schaltanlagen. Sie nehmen die Elektrik der Maschinen in Betrieb und halten sie instand.

Industrieelektriker (m/w/d) Geräte und Systeme

Industrieelektriker Geräte und Systeme befassen sich mit der Montage, Inbetriebnahme, Wartung, Prüfung und Reparatur elektronischer Komponenten und Systeme. Zu ihren Aufgaben zählen vor allem das Montieren von Bauteilen und Baugruppen, Leiterplattenbestückung sowie Dokumentation und Protokollierung technischer Daten.

How do we get to know each other?

If you would like to find out more about us and your future dream job, the best thing to do is some "get-acquainted training” with us.

That's how you apply


It is advisable to apply at least a year before the date on which you wish to start your training.

Please send us the following documents by post or Email:

  • Cover letter with details of your desired vocation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopies of your last two school report certificates


Your contact person for a vocational training place at NIEHOFF:
Melina Rohm
Phone: +49 9122 977 349

That's how you find out where your talents and aptitudes lie  

You will soon be finishing school and are probably starting to think about what kind of vocation you wish to take up. A work experience placement or “get-acquainted” training at NIEHOFF gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your own particular talents and aptitudes. If you have a technical orientation, you can choose from three different vocational training options . We also offer vocation training places for training to become an industrial business management assistant.


Work experience placements and “get-acquainted” training

It is advisable to apply early, specifying the vocational training you are interested in and when you would ideally like to do it. Please send your application to us by post or Email along with your Curriculum Vitae and a copy of your last school report certificate.

Your contact person for a “get-acquainted training” place at NIEHOFF

Melina Rohm
Phone: +49 9122 977 349 

Introducing one of the biggest employers in Middle Franconia  

Your contact person for the trainee open day at NIEHOFF

Melina Rohm
Phone: +49 9122 977 349 

If you have nearly finished school and are still not exactly sure which particular trainee position to take up, that is hardly surprising given the wide range of potential careers available. At NIEHOFF alone you can choose between four different vocational training options. To enable you to get an idea of what you would be learning as a budding industrial mechanic, mechatronics technician, milling machinist or industrial business management assistant, and the type of work you would be responsible for later in your job, we offer you the opportunity to do a “get-acquainted” training placement with us.


Or you can pay us a visit during our next 

Vocational training open day


and make yourself smart.

We also extend a warm welcome to your parents.


Date for 2025 follows...

Vocational training open day

and make yourself smart.

We also extend a warm welcome to your parents.


Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9 – 1 p.m.

Meeting point: Schwendener Strasse 25 in Marktoberdorf 


You can find out about training content, processes and future opportunities for the following professions:

  • Electronics engineer for automation technology (m/f/d)
  • Industrial electrician for devices and systems (m/f/d)

Interested? We look forward to seeing you!

Vocational training open day


Saturday, 16.07.2022, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m  
Meeting point: Walter-Niehoff-Straße 2 in Schwabach

Your parents we also warmly welcome you.

In addition to visiting our training center, you can find out more about training content, processes and future opportunities for the following professions:

  • Industrial mechanic (m/f/d)
  • Cutting machine operator (m/f/d)
  • Mechatronics technician (m /f/d)
  • Industrial clerk (m/f/d)

Interested? We look forward to you!

Promotion of young people is a top priority 

For students from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or management sciences, work experience internships are available at NIEHOFF. We will also gladly supervise your bachelor degree thesis or masters thesis.


Trainee program

As a trainee in the field of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or management sciences, find out more about the opportunities we offer you. It starts with a trainee program of approximately 12 months in a wide range of departments at the company. As part of the trainee program you will also be entrusted with a set project. This “learning by doing” program is rounded off with practice-oriented seminars. On successful completion of the development of your technical expertise and personal aptitudes, a qualified position in the field of engineering is open to you.


We are looking forward to your significant application with cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and current certificates.


Your contact person for a work experience internship / bachelor degree thesis or masters thesis at NIEHOFF

Melina Rohm
Phone: +49 9122 977 349 

Excursions, activities, awards and more besides 


Our trainees liven up the place. This page is where we regularly introduce our new NIEHOFF trainees, take leave of the “old hands” as they start out on their careers, and bring you reports about training content, excursions, awards and other activities.