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For people with a talent for organization and an interest in business – commercial apprenticeships at Steel

Commercial apprenticeships at thyssenkrupp Steel

You’re interested in commercial matters and everything that goes on behind the scenes? Then a commercial profession is just right for you: sales, marketing, purchasing, accounting, HR or production control offer you a wide variety of tasks.

And with the special skills you will learn in your apprenticeship, you will support our external and internal business processes.

What do you need? Definitely a talent for organization and an understanding of the administrative matters you will learn about during your apprenticeship. In blocks of lessons lasting several weeks each at vocational college and in classes at the company you will gain theoretical insights that you can then implement in practice in department assignments.

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thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100

47166 Duisburg, Germany

+49 (0)203 52-0

Start your apprenticeship in 2021

Our current apprenticeship advertisements can be found on the job board.

Current apprenticeship positions

And these are our commercial apprenticeships:

IT specialist in application development

Your job

Software systems, program development, interface concepts... Company- and customer-specific software and hardware solutions ensure processes run smoothly in a modern company.

IT specialists realize function-specific requirements in complex hard- and software systems. They analyze, plan and realize IT and telecommunications systems.

They implement new and modifying IT and telecommunications systems. They also advise and train users.

Typical areas of activity in application development include commercial systems in materials, production and distribution management, sales/logistics, accounting, HR and technical systems.

IT specialists...

  • design and realize customer-specific software applications,
  • test and document applications,
  • modify existing applications,
  • use project planning, implementation and monitoring methods,
  • apply software development tools,
  • develop appropriate and ergonomic user interfaces,
  • fix bugs through the use of diagnosis and/or expert systems,
  • present applications,
  • advise and train users.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Advanced IT specialist
  • IT professional
  • Business IT specialist
  • Web/media IT specialist
  • Computer scientist

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, health promotion program, team seminars, language training

Key training areas

Core skills in the following areas:

  • The company (structure and legal form, labor and collective agreement law, occupational safety and health, environmental protection)
  • Business and service processes
  • Work organization and techniques
  • Specialist English
  • IT products and markets
  • Creation of and support for system solutions

Job-specific qualifications in the following areas:

  • System development (analysis and design of software systems, program creation and documentation, interface concepts, testing procedures)
  • IT and telecommunications systems
  • Customer-specific application solutions
  • Training
  • Commercial and technical systems

Warehouse logistics specialist

Your job

Steel is a material for the future. That’s why it’s essential to ensure that thyssenkrupp Steel’s production operations are properly supplied with consumables and spare parts.

Providing the right amount of everything in the right place and at the right time – it wouldn’t be possible without logistics. It takes ideas and drive. Warehouse logistics specialists store raw/processed materials and spare parts, and prepare them for shipment, sale or processing. Materials can be stored manually on shelves or pallets or in automated high-bay systems, on the floor, in containers or barrels.

Warehouse logistics specialists know exactly what to do when it comes to the storage of perishable goods, how to handle fragile items or hazardous substances and how to prepare explosive materials for transportation. They accept goods, inspect them and put them in the right places using e.g. forklift trucks. Thanks to IT support they also always maintain an overview of everything. For outgoing goods they plan delivery routes, prepare and edit shipping and other documents, calculate packaging costs and assemble loading units.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:

After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Foreman (m/f/o)
  • Business manager
  • Industrial engineer

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, team seminars, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), flame cutter, forklift truck and crane operator licenses, load securing training

Key training areas

  • Involvement in logistical planning and organization processes
  • Acceptance of goods and inspection of deliveries
  • Transportation of goods to their company destination
  • Correct unpacking, sorting and storage of goods
  • Conduct of inventory checks and maintenance
  • Picking and packaging of goods and assembling of loading units
  • Securing of goods
  • Marking, labeling and securing of shipments in accordance with statutory provisions
  • Preparation of loading lists/plans in accordance with loading regulations
  • Loading and stowage of shipments in means of transport in accordance with accompanying documents
  • Processing of shipping and other documents
  • Involvement in the planning of delivery routes
  • Preparation of shipment records
  • Planning, organization, monitoring of the use of work resources and means of transport

Safety and security specialist

Your job

Security basics, traffic services, ID checks, gate duty, reception, visitor management, weighing service, security technology. All these areas are handled by the plant security service to ensure that work at the site runs smoothly.

The plant security service works as a TEAM to protect others. Our plant security service is like the mechanism of a clock in which all the cogs fit together correctly to ensure that everything works properly. We are the first point of contact for everyone who wishes to enter our plant and we check again when they leave. We also monitor stationary and moving traffic on our plant site and ensure that the road traffic regulations are observed because safety is our top priority. We are there for you around the clock in the event of theft, critical situations or hazards. We clarify any queries on site and always work to de-escalate situations. It’s our job to ensure better security at thyssenkrupp!

Are you interested in people?

Do you care about the safety of others?

Do you like working in a team?

Then become part of our TEAM!

We are the plant security service.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Safety and security foreman (m/f/o)

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, team seminars

Key training areas

  • Ensuring authorized access
  • Surveillance of the plant site
  • ID checks
  • Dealing with shipping documents and weighing of vehicles
  • Safeguarding of objects
  • Securing and logging of road traffic accidents
  • Business processes and quality management in sphere of operations
  • Planning and organization of work, evaluation of work results
  • Dealing with people/working to de-escalate situations

Industrial clerk

Your job

In order to be successful with steel, companies rely on intelligent mechanisms to manage business processes and the development of customer-driven solutions.

Industrial clerks work at companies of a variety of sizes and in a range of sectors. Their commercial and business activities cover all functions within a company. They support all processes from acquisition to customer service once orders have been realized.

The activities industrial clerks perform require them to work in a business process-oriented way. Industrial clerks identify business issues and maintain an overview of workflows to assess customer-focused solutions to problems and their consequences for other functional units.

A comprehensive understanding of business basics and a good command of modern information and communication technology are required to perform the tasks.

You also need an entrepreneurial mindset, good powers of deduction, strong communication and collaboration skills, flexibility, concentration, precision, a strong sense of responsibility and an employee-/customer-focused attitude.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Business administrator
  • Specialist, in particular for purchasing/materials management or marketing

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, work clothes, company medical service, first aid course, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), team seminars

Key training areas

  • Procurement and inventories
  • Marketing and sales
  • Service provision
  • Service billing
  • HR
  • Accounting and controlling

IT administration clerk

Your job

Networks shape our society and our working world. IT is now critical in ensuring well-functioning business processes and for the commercial success of a company.

IT administration clerks analyze commercial business processes with a view to optimizing them through IT and telecommunications systems. They support the translation of company- or unit-specific business processes into IT solutions.

IT administration clerks are familiar with commercial business processes and the opportunities and limits of IT systems. They provide advice on ways to use applications and act as the point of contact for manufacturers and suppliers in the specialist departments and operating facilities. They are responsible for the coordination and administration of IT systems through to networks. They also support users and conduct training.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • (Advanced) IT specialist
  • IT professional
  • Business IT specialist
  • Web/media IT specialist
  • Computer scientist

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, health promotion program, team seminars, language training

Key training areas

Core skills in the following areas:

  • The company (structure and legal form, labor and collective agreement law, occupational safety and health, environmental protection)
  • Business and service processes
  • Work organization and techniques
  • Specialist English
  • IT products
  • Creation of and support for system solutions

Job-specific qualifications in the following areas:

  • Operating processes (areas: materials, plant, technical business and sales management, logistics; planning, management and control of service provision)
  • Framework conditions for the use of IT (work and information organization, HR management, accounting and controlling)
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Procurement and provision of systems
  • User advice and support

Office administration clerk

Your job

Coordination, administration, communication, organization... The office is the control center of a company where all the different threads run together and which everyone relies on.

Office administration clerks are employed in virtually all sectors and fields of industry. They are the experts for all administrative and organizational tasks. In purchasing, sales, controlling, accounting and secretarial offices they work with state-of-the-art IT support to prepare business correspondence, presentations and statistics, procure our materials, organize events and manage a wide variety of office and business processes.

Office administration clerks ensure stable and efficient processes in the office through their commercial expertise. An entrepreneurial mindset, flexibility, a strong sense of responsibility, good communication and collaboration skills, an employee-/customer-focused attitude, IT knowledge and an ability to express yourself well are essential.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Specialist
  • Business administrator

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, health promotion program, team seminars, language training

Key training areas

Office processes:

  • Information management
  • Information processing
  • Office workflows
  • Coordination and organizational tasks

Business processes:

  • Customer relationship process
  • Order processing and follow-up
  • Procurement of material and external services
  • HR-related tasks
  • Commercial management and control

Qualification areas:

  • “HR management”
  • “Personal assistant and secretarial office”
  • A further optional subject (with corresponding performance during the apprenticeship)

Shipping and logistics services clerk

Your job

Steel is a material for the future. This material is transported to our customers just in time thanks to a sophisticated logistics system – on the water, on land and in the air.

Among other things, shipping and logistics services clerks are responsible for the organization of goods shipments and the transshipment and storage of goods. They manage and monitor the interaction of people and equipment involved in the logistics chain. To ensure everything runs smoothly they select appropriate routes and means of transport, prepare schedules and complete formalities.

Shipping and logistics services clerks advise and support customers, prepare offers and contracts, and ensure appropriate insurance cover. They also act as the point of contact for customer complaints, and the reporting and settlement of claims. They correspond and communicate with international business partners in English and are familiar with customs and foreign trade regulations.

Your apprenticeship

Start:
September 1

Duration:
3 years

Entry requirements:
Intermediate High School Diploma (Fachoberschulreife) or higher

Career opportunities:
After your apprenticeship there are opportunities to become:

  • Certified business administrator
  • Bachelor/Master

What else does thyssenkrupp Steel offer?
Induction week, health promotion program, team seminars, language training, intranet learning offers (LiNet 24-7® )

Key training areas

  • The apprenticeship company
  • Work organization, information and communication
  • Specialist English
  • Process-oriented service provision in shipping and logistics
  • Shipping and logistics services
  • Contracts, liability and insurances
  • Marketing
  • Hazardous substances, protection and safety
  • Commercial management and control

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