Find your paSMSion

Start your career with us: If you have a passion for technology, enjoy working in a team, take delight in achieving good results, and perhaps would like to spend some time abroad – our apprenticeship programs offer you exciting and diverse opportunities. SMS group offers you interesting challenges and insights into the diversity of a globally active plant construction and mechanical engineering company.

Our apprenticeship advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. This also applies if you are currently studying but prefer to make the switch to an apprenticeship. And we expressly welcome applications from severely disabled people.

Start your career

Our apprentices in Mönchengladbach and Hilchenbach, Germany, would be happy to welcome you to their ranks. We train young people in various professions, and every year we look for new employees who want to start their careers in trade, technical, or commercial fields.

Industrial apprenticeships

  • Mission beginSMS

    In the field of industrial apprenticeships, we will train you in our modern workshops in Hilchenbach and Mönchengladbach. Here you will work in the fields of hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, and microcomputer technology, and gain practical experience on CNC machines or high-quality technical equipment right from the start.

  • Anlagenmechaniker (m/w/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Good spatial perception
    • Ability to work in a team/flexibility
    • Manual skill
    • Conscientiousness and perseverance

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • You acquire the necessary qualifications in oxyacetylene, manual arc, and gas-shielded welding, metal structure manufacturing, component assembly and tacking, quality assurance, separating, shaping, and joining as well as assembly of media supply units.
    • Basic skills in and knowledge of manual and machine materials processing.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from practical training, in-house courses, and effective examination preparation.
  • Elektroniker (m/w/d) für Betriebstechnik

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Interest in and ability to grasp technical/functional interrelationships
    • Good spatial perception
    • Independent decision-making skills
    • Manual skill
    • Conscientiousness and perseverance

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Basic and specialist vocational training in manual and machine materials processing as well as joining methods
    • You learn to apply electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic basics, always observing safety regulations.
    • During your apprenticeship, you go through various departments in our company, e.g. Assembly/Electrical Systems, Maintenance, Design/Engineering, and Field Service/Customer Service.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from in-house courses and effective examination preparation.
  • Industrial mechanic (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Interest in and ability to grasp technical/functional interrelationships
    • Good spatial perception
    • Ability to work in a team/flexibility
    • Conscientiousness and perseverance
    • Manual skill

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Basic skills in and knowledge of manual and machine materials processing as well as joining methods.
    • You acquire the necessary qualifications in planning and controlling work processes, checking and evaluating work results, applying and expanding on what you have learned during assembly, disassembly, testing, and adjusting machines, plants, hydraulic and supply systems, as well as detecting, identifying, and remedying operational malfunctions.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from practical training, in-house courses, and effective examination preparation.
  • Mechatronics technician (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Interest in and ability to grasp technical/functional interrelationships
    • Good spatial perception
    • Ability to work in a team/flexibility
    • Conscientiousness and perseverance
    • Manual skill
    • Independent decision-making skills

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Basic skills in and knowledge of manual and machine materials processing as well as joining methods.
    • Preparing, laying, and connecting electrical lines; assembly, wiring, and testing electrical components and assemblies; setting up and testing electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls, always observing correct operational practice. Also assembling and maintaining mechatronic systems and plants.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from practical training, in-house courses, and effective examination preparation.
  • Machining mechanic (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/interests:

    • Interest in and ability to grasp technical/functional interrelationships
    • Good spatial perception
    • Ability to work in a team/flexibility
    • Conscientiousness and perseverance
    • Manual skill
    • Independent decision-making skills

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Basic skills in and knowledge of manual and machine materials processing as well as joining methods.
    • Preparing, laying, and connecting electrical lines; assembly, wiring, and testing electrical components and assemblies; setting up and testing electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls, always observing correct operational practice. Also assembling and maintaining mechatronic systems and plants.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from practical training, in-house courses, and effective examination preparation.

Technical apprenticeships

  • ChooSMSe your way

    As a budding technical product designer, on our draftsmanship course you will learn how machines are designed on modern computer systems.  Step by step, you will become familiar with all aspects of development – including the computer-aided design process and the selection of suitable materials.

  • Technical product designer (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Good spatial perception and solid visual design skills
    • Ability to grasp technical interrelationships
    • Conscientious, precise working manner
    • Ability to work in a team and to deal with conflicts

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • You acquire the necessary qualifications both in a technical office as well as in Design/Engineering. You also learn to use 3D systems for computer-aided design.
    • You acquire basic skills in and knowledge of metalworking and processing during an internal practical phase as well as learning about hydraulics, pneumatics, control and electrical technology.
    • Furthermore, you benefit from practical training, advanced computer training, and effective examination preparation.

Commercial apprenticeships

  • Create your SMStory

    In our commercial and specialist IT roles, you will gain comprehensive practical knowledge in around 20 departements. We really value the concept of taking what we have learned and applying it in practice. As a result, our trainees are constantly given opportunities to work actively and independently on projects and orders.

  • IT specialist (m/f/d) – application development or system integration

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Analytical skills
    • Capability of abstract thinking
    • Perseverance and willingness to learn
    • Communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team and to deal with conflicts
    • Interest in business topics

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • You will receive practical training in departments such as: IT Service, IT Application Development, plus expert departments that devise and implement complex IT and telecommunications systems. You will independently install and link up networked systems. Furthermore, you will use expert and diagnostics systems to remedy faults.
    • You can also look forward to practical training and business management games.
  • Industrial clerk (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team and to deal with conflicts
    • Perseverance and willingness to learn
    • Interest in business topics
    • Analytical skills

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Practical training in specialist departments, e.g. Warehousing, Purchasing, Shipping, Sales Invoicing, Time Planning, Work Preparation, HR, Vocational and On-The-Job Training, Auditing, Cost Accounting, and Finance
    • You can also look forward to practical training and business management games as well as advanced computer training.
    • In your final year, you will accomplish a complex task in a selected specialist field. This is an integral part of your final practical examination. 
  • Commercial specialist for digitalization management (m/f/d)

    Aptitudes/Interests:

    • Analytical skills
    • Abstract thinking
    • Perseverance and willingness to learn
    • Ability to communicate, work as part of a team, and resolve conflict
    • Interest in IT and business administration-related topics

    Apprenticeship contents:

    • Practical training in technical and commercial specialist departments, for example: IT service, databases, backend, application development, process management and optimization, ERP applications, IT security, controlling, purchasing, project management and handling.
    • In addition, we offer practical in-house training and business simulations.
    • Tasks include not only the methodical use of project management tools but also presenting system solutions and advising and training users. The project work is part of the final practical examination.

Now take the next step!

Ready for impreSMSive projects?

Visit our career portal for an overview of all current vacancies worldwide at SMS group.

Our team

Our training team in Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, and Hilchenbach is looking forward to receiving your application. We are on hand to help you on your way. If you have any questions, simply speak to us!

Meet us

  • 06.09.2022 | Berufsparcours, Georg-Schulhoff-Realschule, Düsseldorf ​
  • 22.09. - 24.09.2022 | Beruf konkret, BK Platz der Republik, Mönchengladbach​
  • 24.09.2022 | Tag der Ausbildung, SMS group, Mönchengladbach ​
That’s us!
Fee Ambaum

Ambaum, Fee

Applications Mönchengladbach & specialist internships

+49 2161 350 2036
SMS group GmbH
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany
Anja de Koster

de Koster, Anja

Berufsbildung

+49 2733 29 2506
SMS group GmbH
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Professional training highlights

SMS group gives you a wide range of opportunities to get more out of your apprenticeship. With additional qualifications and the chance to spend some time abroad, you can gain experience that goes beyond the vocational part of your specialist area.

  • Additional qualifications
    • Foreign language correspondent
    • Additive manufacturing
  • Time spent abroad
    • Europe – experience it while learning
    • Worldwide training
    • Assignments on international construction sites
  • The German Federal Foreign Languages Contest

FAQ | Apprenticeships

Which vacancies are available?

Which vacancies are available?

Is there a closing date for applications?

Is there a closing date for applications?

We start advertising vacancies on 1 April for the following year. However, you can see whether there are still vacancies for the current year at any time.

How do I apply?

How do I apply?

We have put together our most essential application tips for you here.

What do I need for a complete application?

What do I need for a complete application?

Take a look at our application tips, where you will find the answers to most of your questions.

Will I receive confirmation that you have received my application documents?

Will I receive confirmation that you have received my application documents?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If you feel it is taking too long, please check your spam folder.

How will I be invited to an interview?

How will I be invited to an interview?

If you pass the online test, we will invite you by email. Here, too, you may need to check your spam folder.

How long does the interview last?

How long does the interview last?

An interview lasts around an hour. However, it may also be shorter or longer.

What should I do if I am unable to keep the appointment?

What should I do if I am unable to keep the appointment?

Let us know as soon as possible, ideally through your named contact person.

Does SMS group reimburse the travel costs for the interview?

Does SMS group reimburse the travel costs for the interview?

Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse any travel costs for the interview.

How much does an apprentice earn per month?

How much does an apprentice earn per month?

We are guided here by the collective agreements of the metal and electrical industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, which you can view here: Collective Agreement IG Metall

How many paid vacation days do apprentices get each calendar year?

How many paid vacation days do apprentices get each calendar year?

Each apprentice is entitled to 30 paid vacation days.

How long does an apprentice work per day/week?

How long does an apprentice work per day/week?

You will work 7 hours a day (Mon–Fri), i.e. 35 hours a week.

Application tips

What you need to bear in mind when submitting your application

  • Prepare these documents:
    • Covering letter1
    • Résumé1
    • Your last two school reports1
    • Certificates of internships or other activities1
    • An expressive photo2
  • Select the apprenticeship you want under "Current job openings".
  • Double-click on the apprenticeship to see a brief summary of the profession. Click on "Apply" at the bottom of the page. This opens the online application form.
  • Fill out the form completely and attach the above documents.
  • Submit your application online. We send you a confirmation of receipt. If we like your application, we’ll invite you to take a test.
  • Then, if your test result is positive, you can personally convince us of your qualities in an interview.

1 = max. file size: 4 MB per file. Files can be in the following formats: doc, docx, pdf, rtf, ppt, pptx, jpg, xls, xlsx
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