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. Or are you interested in a dual study programme? Then contact us to apply for the chemical engineering training course we offer in collaboration with the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim.  

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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, Bochum, Halle-upon-Saale, Hanover and Münster
  • Dairy laboratory assistant in Altenberge
  • Industrial management assistant in Altenberge
  • Draughtsperson in Altenberge
  • IT specialist in application development in Altenberge
  • IT specialist in systems integration in Altenberge

Dual study programme at WESSLING

Student in WESSLING laboratory.
At WESSLING, studies and apprenticeships can be combined.

Studiy or apprenticeship? At WESSLING they go hand in hand.

In 2017, the new chemical engineering course began at the DHBW in Mannheim. It combines apparatus-based process engineering with chemistry and biology and opens up new perspectives for science-oriented students. With the WESSLING Group as your dual partner, you benefit from a combination of theoretical teaching at the university and practical experience with us.  


The Chemical Engineering degree programme

The programme comprises six semesters. It combines a process-oriented chemistry and bioengineering course (CBIW) with a laboratory-oriented technical and applied chemistry course (TAC). Like all DHBW courses, these are credited with 210 ECTS credits. On successful completion of the programme, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.).

In addition to interdisciplinary work, as a student you acquire knowledge about processes in plants of the converting industry and operations in the WESSLING laboratories at the Weiterstadt and Walldorf sites. In your later professional life, as a graduate of this programme, you will know how to transfer the findings of chemists and biologists in the laboratory to the pilot and production plant. Furthermore, you will provide process and mechanical engineers with important parameters for the mechanical design of plant and machinery.

The application period for 2019 commences on 01/01/2019.

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

Meeting of dairy laboratory technicians and milk technologists

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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German Hazardous Substance Protection Award 2018

The Waterways and Shipping Authority of the German city of Trier was granted the German Hazardous Substance Protection Award. A method for low-emission work with asbestos contamination developed in close cooperation with WESSLING convinced the jury.

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How our body processes moulds in food

How does our body process mould toxins ingested with food? Jonas Specht was recently granted the Study Award for the best master's thesis in the field of food chemistry for his outstanding master's thesis on this topic by WESSLING.

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