Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: Fachoberschulreife
  2. Selection Process: application and interviews
  3. Personal Requirement: handwerkliche Begabung, Gestaltungstalent, Interesse an der Be- und Verarbeitung von unterschiedlichen Werkstoffen, good geometrical and visual thinking skills
  4. Aptitude Test: no
  5. Length of Training: 3 years
  6. Professional Association: Handwerkskammer Aachen
  7. Exam: mid exam and final exam
  8. Further Training: Meisterprüfung,Technikerin und Techniker, Diplom-Holzwirtin und -wirt

Vocation Description

Carpenters work in interior construction, and finish shelfs, cupboards, dressers, and tables and finish the disassembly and assembly of industrially manufactured furniture pieces. Special wood working machines are primarily used in this occupation. Repairs and maintenance work are also part of a carpenter's duties.

Significant training content includes:

  • Health and safety at work
  • Environmental protection
  • Product creation and design
  • Planning and preparing work flows
  • Working in a team
  • Setting-up, securing, and clearing work spaces
  • Treating and handling wood, wood based materials, and other materials
  • Set-up, service, and maintenance of tools, devices, and machines
  • Creating components and assembling them into products
  • Treating and protecting wood surfaces
  • Completing installation and deinstallation work
  • Customer orientation and service
  • Implementation of quality assurance measures

Practical Training

Practical training takes place in Department 10.0 Facility Management's workshops and is supplement through inter-company courses.

School Training

School training takes place at the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Schule,
Neuköllner Str. 17, 52068 Aachen.


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

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: starting January 1, 2024, 26 euros a month

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year




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