Textile Laboratory Assistant


Specialization: Textile Technology


Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: Fachoberschulreife
  2. Selection Process: application and interviews
  3. Aptitude Test: no
  4. Length of Training: 3.5 years
  5. Professional Association: Industrie- und Handelskammer Mittlerer Niederrhein
  6. Exam: mid exam and final exam
  7. Further Training: Meisterin oder Meister, Technikerin oder Techniker

Vocation Description

Textile laboratory assistants work in a research and development lab or in the textile industry. The complete their assigned duties independently, record results from tests, investigations, and observations in a log, and analyze and evaluate them. In the chemical industry, you are involved in the development and testing of new dyes and textile auxiliary agents, for the grafting of natural and chemical fibers, threads, and fabrics. You test and improve existing products, support customers in finding a solution for application problems, and perform quality controls. Textile laborary assistants are specialists in company labs in the textile industry. They test dyed material for light fastness, investigate textile products for their wrinkle resistance, elasticity, and the capacity to withstand stresses, and clear up cases of damage and customer complaints. Various lab, testing, and measuring instruments, as well as high performance microscopes and computers are available to you to use for your analytical and application-related work.


Practical Training

Practical training takes place in the respective RWTH Aachen institution and is supplemented by inter-company measures.

School Training

School training takes place at the Textilakademie NRW (de), Lüpertzender Straße 6, 41061 Mönchengladbach.


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Training Salary:

1st Training Year: 1,086.82 euros

2nd Training Year: 1,140.96 euros

3rd Training Year: 1,190.61 euros

4th Training Year: 1,259.51 euros

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: starting July 1, 2023, 24 euros a month

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year




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