New talents wanted

As a trainee at Nordgetreide, you are offered an exciting range of tasks that encourage you to think outside the box. You start with an exclusive introduction day to help you gather an impression of Nordgetreide and your future tasks as a trainee. In addition to the professional and diverse training and the responsibility for project work that you will be assuming, you will also have the opportunity to participate in the nationwide remote business simulation “playbizz”. Furtermore, we also organise regular trainee-exchange meetings,  and you also have the opportunity to work at other sites.

One company, many opportunities

Nordgetreide offers a total of six training scheme. Find out more about the individual opportunities, choose your preferred training programme and send us your application!

Dual study course Food Processing (Bachelor)

This practical Bachelor course of study is offered in partnership with the Fachhochschule Lübeck to train young talents to work in the food industry. This dual study course lasts four and a half years in total and culminates in the awarding of the title “Bachelor of Engineering”. Alongside your studies at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, you will receive vocational training at Nordgetreide in cooperation with the vocational school in Neumünster with the ultimate goal of qualifying as a Food Technology Specialist.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will have a wide variety of opportunities in food production, including jobs in production planning, organisation and control, production quality assurance, process development and production management.

  • Duration: 4.5 years
  • Training location: Lübeck / Lübeck University of Applied Sciences
  • Educational requirements: Advanced technical college entrance certificate or Abitur
  • Number of trainee positions: One per year

Further requirements

  • You are interested in technical devices, machinery and equipment
  • You can think and act in the interest of finding solutions
  • You work with care
  • You have a sense of responsibility
  • You have a sense of commitment

Electronic technician

As an electronic technician you are responsible for the machine maintainence in our production. During your training at Nordgetreide, you will learn about all production processes and machines used in the production of our various breakfast cereals. You will learn to produce and mechanical parts for the machines. Furthermore you are responsible to lay cables and to connect them to our systems. 

  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Training location: Lübeck
  • Educational requirements: At least good secondary school qualifications (good grades in mathematics)
  • Number of trainee positions: One per year

Further requirements

  • You are interested in technical devices, machinery and equipment
  • You can think and act in the interest of finding solutions
  • You work with care
  • You have a sense of responsibility
  • You have a sense of commitment

Dual study course Business Administration (Bachelor of Arts)

Business Administration graduates are skilled in handling figures; after all, it's their job to do the maths for complex business operations. They are also capable communicators, acting and thinking in the interest of developing solutions to ensure that operations run smoothly.

During your course of dual study at Nordgetreide, you will learn about all of the commercial and business management processes to help you understand the relationships between the different departments. You will acquire a broad knowledge of business administration as you regularly alternate between studying at the vocational college in Lübeck and apply your knowledge to practical situations. You will specialise in one or two areas, such as controlling, sales, human resources or logistics. This specialisation will be part of the topic of your Bachelor thesis.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Training location: Lübeck / Wirtschaftsakademie Lübeck
  • Educational requirements: Advanced technical college entrance certificate or Abitur
  • Number of trainee positions: One per year

Further requirements

  • You are interested in commercial processes
  • You enjoy dealing with data and figures
  • You possess very good English language skills

Right in the thick of it, not just close up.

An interview with trainee Yana Elena Stubenrauch >>

Food Technology Specialist

Food technology specialists operate and monitor the entire production process, from the delivery of raw materials to the final packaged product. You are responsible for setting up machinery and equipment prior to production in accordance with the diverse recipes, and for continuously monitoring the production processes. Food technology specialists also take samples from the ongoing production for the purpose of constant quality control. Your tasks also include the correct storage and packaging of raw materials and finished products.

During your training at Nordgetreide, you will learn about all production processes used in the production of our various breakfast cereals. You control and monitor the entire production process, from the delivery of raw materials to the final packaged product.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Training location: Lübeck, Falkenhagen, Überherrn
  • Educational requirements: Good secondary school qualifications, advanced technical college entrance certificate or Abitur
  • Number of trainee positions: 2-3 per year and site

Further requirements

  • You are interested in technical devices, machinery and equipment
  • You can think and act in the interest of finding solutions
  • You work carefully and responsibly

Right in the thick of it, not just close up.

An interview with trainees Kerstin Groth and Dominik Mecklenburg >>

Office Clerk for Industrial Applications

As an office clerk for industrial applications, you negotiate with suppliers, and request quotations for raw materials and ingredients. You then compare the quotations to place the order. In the sales departments, you work closely with our customers and production, and you prepare shipping documents for delivery.

As a trainee, you will learn about all commercial and business processes in the individual departments in order to understand how Nordgetreide operates as a whole. This includes, for example, entering purchase and sales invoices into the company's accounting and billing systems and preparing cost budgets for products in controlling.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Training location: Lübeck
  • Educational requirements: Advanced technical college entrance certificate or Abitur
  • Number of trainee positions: Three per year

Further requirements

  • You are interested in commercial processes
  • You enjoy dealing with data and figures
  • You can think and act in the interest of finding solutions
  • You posses good English language skills

Right in the thick of it, not just close up.

An interview with trainee Rabea Landmesser >>

Process Engineer for the milling and animal feed industries (Miller)

Process Engineers in the milling and animal feed industries manage ongoing production processes and optimise the various procedures applied in the processing of maize. They also examine raw materials, work-in-progress products and finished products in the in-house laboratory, analysing them with respect to the various quality parameters.

In our company, trainees will learn about the proper processing of maize in our special mill while working on our high-quality maize milling machines. In addition to your practical training, you will also attend the vocational school in Wittenberge for the theoretical part, which is structured into blocks. This focuses on modern process, such as the teaching of laboratory technology.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Training location: Lübeck
  • Educational requirements: At least good secondary school qualifications (good grades in mathematics)
  • Number of trainee positions: Two per year

Further requirements

  • You act responsibly when handling food and producing various cereal products
  • You are interested in handling technical appliances, machinery and equipment
  • You can think and act in the interest of finding solutions
  • You have a good understanding of chemical and technical processes

Right in the thick of it, not just close up.

An interview with trainee Dominik Brasse >>

Industriemechaniker/in

Die 3 1/2-jährige Ausbildung zum / zur Industriemechaniker/in bereitet Sie auf spannende und verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben vor In Kooperation mit der Berufsschule wechseln sie regelmäßig zwischen Berufsschultagen und Praxisphasen.

Die Ausbildung erfolgt in unserer Instandhaltung und richtet sich an interessierte Bewerber, die Freude daran haben, einen technischen Beruf zu erlernen. Industriemechaniker/innen sind für den Aufbau und die Instandhaltung von Maschinen verantwortlich. Dazu stellen sie auch teilweise Maschinen oder Ersatzteile selbst her und lernen im Laufe der Ausbildung, Geräte und Baugruppen zu demontieren bzw. zu montieren. Sie leisten damit einen wichtigen Beitrag für eine reibungslose, effektive, wirtschaftliche und moderne Fertigung.

  • Ausbildungsstart: 01.08.2019
  • Ausbildungsdauer: 3 Jahre
  • Ausbildungsort: Lübeck
  • Schulische Voraussetzung: Realschulabschluss (gute Noten in Mathematik)
  • Anzahl der Ausbildungsplätze: 1 pro Jahr

Weitere Voraussetzungen

  • Interesse an handwerklichen Tätigkeiten
  • Lösungsorientiertes Denken und Handeln
  • Sorgfältige, konzentrierte und genaue Arbeitsweise

Your application

If you are interested in engaging in vocational training at our company, we look forward to receiving your PDF-application. Please send it to:

Timo Poch - Manager Training & Employee Relations
Tel.:        +49 (0)451/ 6 19 68 -272
E-Mail:    poch@nordgetreide.de