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Our vocational training is designed to make you fit for the future

Article: Our vocational training is designed to make you fit for the future

Have you finished school and been thinking about a career in IT? Our IT specialist and IT specialist for Information Systems Management training will make you fit for the future.

Vocational training provides school students who have a leaving certificate from a vocational school, a qualification from a technical college, or a general higher education entrance qualification with a chance to get on the career ladder. DB Systel currently offers three vocational training programmes: IT specialist for system integration, IT specialist for application development, and IT specialist for Information Systems Management. Each training programme is 3 years in length, but high-achieving participants may be able to complete it sooner than this. Training as an IT specialist for system integration is available at all three of our training sites (Frankfurt, Berlin and Erfurt); all other training programmes are provided in Frankfurt only. Training always begins on 15 August of each year.

What do we expect from you as a vocational trainee? In addition to a school leaving certificate or higher education qualification, you will have an affinity for maths and computer science, plus a sound ability to grasp technical concepts and a capacity for abstract thinking. You will show a keen interest in cutting-edge technology, computer science and programming. We also expect an independent, structured approach to work as well as open-mindedness and team skills. A high level of personal dedication and a willingness to be mobile and flexible are essential prerequisites.

IT specialist (f/m)

As an IT specialist (f/m), you handle a wide range of tasks, which include examining, planning and implementing ICT systems, converting specialised requirements into complex hardware and software systems, and introducing new or modified ICT systems. In your specialist area, you also have the opportunity to provide customers and users with consulting services.

IT specialist for Information Systems Management (f/m)

As an IT specialist for Information Systems Management (f/m), you carry out projects to implement or enhance ICT infrastructures, provide customers with ICT solutions and work in application operation management, project business or product sales, for example. You also monitor the market for ICT systems and implement marketing measures where necessary. Your everyday work involves looking after standard systems, industry systems, technical applications, business applications and learning systems.

Training in your chosen area is carried out at an in-depth level. Seminars on specifically relevant subject areas supplement the two strands of training provided at the vocational school and in our company. As a vocational trainee, you will also have the chance to take part in job shadowing and gain an insight into other business segments.

During the practical training at our company, you will receive instruction and support from a specialist in your field. After each stage of the training is complete, the person responsible for you will provide you with in-depth feedback. Besides theoretical knowledge and practical skills, our trainees also acquire service, social and methodical competencies. These include environmentally friendly and economical thinking, customer focus, an ability to work independently and team spirit. This equips trainees with the tools they need to integrate directly into the company once they have completed the programme. We offer successful trainee graduates excellent chances of a permanent position and opportunities for professional development.

In addition to attractive  remuneration for vocational trainees, we offer a whole host of fringe benefits including a job ticket, free travel and rent subsidy, plus opportunities for personal development through seminars and Workshops.

For more information about our vocational training programmes and the latest vacancies, visit the careers portal on the Deutsche Bahn website. You can find information on the application and selection process here.