Training at WESSLING: Become part of our team!

Will you be finishing your secondary education soon and are interested in an apprenticeship at WESSLING? Then have a look in our career portal find out more about the many opportunities you have as a trainee in our company.

Two trainees in the WESSLING laboratory.

With us, you can start your career in the chemistry laboratory, in the field of construction drawing, in IT, or as an industrial management assistant in the administration department. You will find our current job offers here.

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WESSLING IT trainees
WESSLING IT trainees

In our company, trainees learn varying professions at a number of different  WESSLING Group sites. One of our core apprenticeships is laboratory analysis for chemical laboratory assistants. Here you learn to use spectroscopic and chromatographic methods, analytical coupling techniques, and microbiological and biochemical work methods; as well as quality management.

If you train as an industrial management assistant or business person for office management, you will be employed in our various departments, where you will learn the relevant commercial and business processes.

In our specialist IT training course, you will get to know the infrastructure of our company. We train you.


Our benefits for trainees

We offer our trainees good future prospects. During theapprenticeship, we constantly familiarise our trainees with the tasks they will later assume as responsible chemical laboratory technicians or in other occupations. In addition to an attractive training allowance, we award certificate and graduation prizes for particularly good grades. We promote good grades by supporting our trainees with internal instruction and leave of absence during the learning phases. Thanks to the excellent networking of our European laboratories, traineeships at other locations abroad are also possible. Following completion of their apprenticeship, we are keen to take on qualified trainees as permanent employees.


These are the vocations for which WESSLING is currently offering training courses:

  • Chemical laboratory assistant in Altenberge, Berlin, Halle-upon-Saale and Münster
  • Industrial management assistant in Altenberge
  • Draughtsperson in Altenberge
  • IT specialist in application development in Altenberge
  • IT specialist in systems integration in Altenberge
WESSLING trainee Daniel

Training in IT

Voices of our trainees

“During my training as an IT specialist in systems integration, I quickly got to know all the important IT systems in the company. What I particularly like about my work is that every day there are new exciting challenges and a lot of variety. Early on, I had the opportunity to get to know our sites and work in different IT teams.” (Daniel)

Career exploration

Career fair 2018

Students crack tough nuts in the laboratory

Out of the classroom and into the lab: Twelve students took advantage of the opportunity to visit our laboratories during the annual career fairs. In this campaign, WESSLING once again provided a glimpse into the varied everyday life of chemical laboratory technicians.

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part time office administrator

Part-time apprenticeship

Voices of our trainees

“I think it’s wonderful that as the mother of two WESSLING children, I got the chance to complete my training as office administrator part time - because you are never too old for education! Afterwards I was taken on and I now work in the administration in the water consulting sector.” (Petra)

NRW trainee meeting

Trainee program

The path of milk: from the production facility to the laboratory

Dairy laboratory technicians ensure the high quality of dairy products with their work. Trainees from North Rhine-Westphalia met for an exchange in the WESSLING headquarters in Altenberge. The meeting was part of the training programme for vocational training providers of the National Association of Dairy Farming NRW e.V.

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News from our company

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Innovations for the laboratory of the future

WESSLING Innovation Award 2022: making corporate culture tangible. Congratulations to this year's five winners from three countries.

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DIN CERTCO Certification

Home compostables: WESSLING France now certified by DIN CERTCO

The WESSLING GreenLab of our colleagues of WESSLING France has now been certified as OK HOME Compost, OK INDUSTRIAL Compost and Seedling.

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IFUA is now part of WESSLING

Managing directors of WESSLING GmbH and IFUA Projekt GmbH

WESSLING is expanding with the Bielefeld-based appraisal and expert office IFUA Projekt GmbH.

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