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Training at the MPP

Apprentices in the electronics workshop
Apprentices in the electronics workshop (photo: A. Griesch/MPP)

Are you interested in technical systems? Do you enjoy making things on your own? Do you like working together with other people?
If so, and you also are a school graduate with good to very good grades in the natural sciences, you should think about training at the MPP. Every year we train several apprentices:

  • three electronics technicians for devices and systems
  • two industrial mechanics (construction of precision equipment)

For the training period starting on September 1, 2019, you can apply beginning in August.
Our apprenticeship training positions for 2018 are already filled.

Please send your application by e-mail or postal service to:

Martina Kielas
Max Planck Institute for Physics
Föhringer Ring 6
80805 München

If you have questions, please contact our head of training, Engelbert Modjesch or read our flyer Ausbildungsberufe am MPP.

Why should you study with us?


Professional training at the Max Planck Institute for Physics is a success story: Since 1996, we have trained more than 100 apprentices – with only one exception, all have successfully completed their certification.

Companies highly value job candidates with MPP training. Most who complete the program quickly find a position in industry or research.

We are especially proud that we can also offer young women interesting career prospects: Nearly 20 percent of MPP trainees are female.

Overview of the Max Planck Institute for Physics

We do fundamental research in particle and astroparticle physics. Our research has the goal of better understanding how the universe is constructed.

Our scientists investigate fascinating research topics: What is dark matter? Why is there no more antimatter in the cosmos? What happens when stars explode?

To get answers to these questions, our physicists work together with colleagues from all over the world at large-scale experimental facilities such as telescopes or particle accelerators.

For these experiments, our technical departments develop and build components and instruments. As a trainee, you will collaborate on these projects and thus make an important contribution to our scientific successes.