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Vocational Training

Apprenticeship at the 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)

Why should you study with us?

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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.

News releases

09/18/2018

Honor for Samuel Dick: He received the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft's Apprenticeship Award for his outstanding achievements. The 21-year-old completed his education and training as an industrial mechanic (precision equipment construction) with top marks in just two and a half years.

Samuel Dick was one...

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09/13/2017

At the beginning of September five young people began their professional training at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Three of them – Franziska Kienitz, Jannis Haas und Felix Butz – have embarked on a training as electronic technicians for for devices and systems. Thomas Brunner und...

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09/22/2016

On September 1, 2016, five young women and men started their professional education at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Over the next three years, they will train to become electronics technicians for devices and systems or industrial mechanics. With the new entrants, the MPP is also...

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09/03/2015

Five young adults have started their professional training at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Training officer Engelbert Modjesch and members of the technical and Human Resources departments welcomed the apprentices and wished them all the best for their education. In the three years to...

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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.