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You want to participate on a dual study at WERIT instead of an apprenticeship? We offer you three different courses. 

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, being one of the first businesses in the district Altenkirchen WERIT offers a dual study in mechanical engineering administrator since 2019 the Germany-wide unique Double Degree-Programme International Business.

Are you looking for a student internship or have any questions? 

Fred Heidepeter


D-57610 Altenkirchen

Telephone: 02681 807-01


Frequently Asked Questions

During the apprenticeship in the technical sector, you have the possibility to occupy diverse courses (e.g. hydraulic / pneumatic fundamentals, electrical engineering, electropneumatics, CNC technology and PLC controller Simatic S7). You can also occupy exam preparation courses.

After the apprenticeship, there are many options for extra-occupational further training, e.g. industrial business administrator, technician, and many others. Simply make an appointment with the human resources department and discus your opportunities. If you already know exactly what you want to do, simply submit your application directly to the human resources department at

It depends on your school education. With a German Hauptschulabschluss (general school certificate) class 10, grade B, a successful Realschule (secondary school) or business school certificate you can, e.g. shorten the apprenticeship by up to 6 months. With the Fachhochschulreife (upper secondary school level) class 12, Abitur (A-levels) or college, up to 12 months (maximum 18 months with three year college). 

With exceptionally good performance of the scholars, premature registration for the final exam is also possible. 

Reductions must be applied for at the German IHK (Chamber of industry and Commerce) by the trainee and trainer when considering the minimum training time. The reduction of the training time changes the content of the vocational training. Examination dates are delayed significantly in some cases.

During the training, it is possible for the administrative apprentices to gather experience abroad via the Erasmus programme, a funding programme of the European Union. Moreover, in conjunction with project work, you may also agree lengths of stay at locations such as Manchester (UK) or Wissembourg (FR). You see, anything is possible.

We recommend sending your application documents with cover letter including photo, curriculum vitae and certificates per e-mail to

Have you completed an internship, taken part on any further education courses or training courses and even been awarded with a certificate? Then you should also enclose such certificates with your application. 

Have you attended any seminars for a computer programme or taken any language courses? Perfect. Then enclose the respective certificate with the school and employers references. 

Most professional or dual training begin in August or September. You either begin your apprenticeship on the 1st August or 1st September. Generally however, we look for our apprentices one year in advance.

Apprentices generally do not work on weekends or in shifts. 

They do not work more than eight hours a day. This does not include breaks. There will be enough of those. Including breaks, the apprentices remain in the company a little longer than 8 hours a day. 

Basically, shift work is allowed, but is however limited in time by the legislator. At WERIT however, apprentices are not assigned for shift work.

At WERIT, we do not have any age restrictions for an apprenticeship. Your personality and commitment are important for us. Maybe you can reduce your training time as well. Find more under item two of the FAQ.