Industrial clerk

(German: Industriekaufmann/-frau)

Find out more about the training and apply here.

Training at a glance


We offer this training in:


Application deadline

1 August 2020 until 28 February 2021

Start date and duration

Your training commences in September 2021 and will take around three years.


Your monthly remuneration is based on your year of training:

Year 1: EUR 1,068
Year 2: EUR 1,105
Year 3: EUR 1,219
Year 4: EUR 1,293

We offer this training in:


What is the apprenticeship all about?

As an industrial clerk, you support all company processes from a business management perspective – from order initiation to customer service following completion of the order. As a customer-oriented clerk, you work in a team-, process- and project-driven manner on customer-focused problem solutions. You will be deployed in different business areas of the company, such as:

  • HR
  • Production/logistics
  • Procurement
  • Controlling and accounting
  • Sales and marketing

Your development opportunities

On completion of your vocational training as an industrial clerk, you can of course further your professional development in the subsequent years of your career. These exciting opportunities are open to you:

  • Certified industrial business management specialist
  • Certified technical business management specialist
  • Certified management accountant
  • Certified HR management officer
  • Certified economics management specialist

Am I the right person for this?

This could be the perfect profession for you if this sounds like you:

  • You have a genuine talent for organisation
  • You are not shy about also speaking in English when on holiday
  • You enjoy figures and data
  • You are good at sums
  • You enjoy working with computers
  • You find it easy to identify connections and complex relationships

Incidentally: Our apprenticeships are open to everyone, regardless of gender.


What you need
Interest in all business processes in an industrial company and willingness to familiarise yourself with and use new information and communication technologies.

Language skills
You should have good knowledge of German.

School leaving results
We recommend you have a general higher education entrance qualification. 
Have you not yet taken your final exams?

Important note: We only offer initial vocational training. If you have already completed vocational training or if you have professional experience, we unfortunately cannot offer you vocational training at Volkswagen.

Training contents

We are known for our excellent vocational training. Find out here exactly what you can expect from us. Please note that changes to the procedure may be made at short notice.

Focal points in year 1

You will learn the following in your first year of training with us:

  • Procurement and stocking processes: determining requirements/planning, placing orders and stockpiling/inventory management
  • Performance of services: products/services and process support
  • Service accounting: cost and activity accounting
  • HR: staff planning, staff services and staff development
Focal points in years 2 to 3

You will learn the following in the second part of your vocational training:

  • Performance of services; see above
  • Service accounting: accounting procedures, profit and loss account and financial statement
  • Marketing and unit sales: order initiation/preparation, order processing, order follow-up and service
  • Integrative company processes: logistics, quality, finance and controlling
  • Specialised tasks in a selected application area for consolidating/expanding previously acquired qualifications


Sound good? Let’s go!

You can apply online here for up to three sites:

Industrial clerk

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Or would you prefer something different?

You can apply for up to three apprenticeships at the same time. These alternatives may also be of interest to you:

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Phone: +49 (5361) – 94 64 70

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