IT specialist in application development

(German: Fachinformatiker/-in Anwendungsentwicklung)

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 IT specialist specialising in application development, you are involved at all stages of the software development process. You design and develop application-specific software and optimise existing applications. Your tasks also include developing application-oriented user interfaces, testing new software and troubleshooting.

Your development opportunities

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

  • Certified technical business management specialist
  • State certified technician
  • Bachelor/Master studies

Am I the right person for this?

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

  • You already have initial experience with programming languages.
  • You have always wanted to develop your own software.
  • Software errors make you hit the roof.
  • You don’t think that Java is a character from Star Wars.
  • You regularly show your parents how computers and programs work. 

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


What you need
Good analytical skills, spatial thinking ability, good grades in maths and English, creativity and willingness to learn.

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:

  • Hardware and software fundamentals
  • Programming principles
  • Operating systems
  • Network foundations
  • Market and customer relationships
  • English
Focal points in year 2

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

  • – Networks and services
  • – System maintenance
  • – Creating and documenting programs
  • – Data protection and copyright law
  • – Custom adaptations and software maintenance
Focal points in year 3

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

  • Conceptual design and system design
  • Programming custom application solutions
  • Software architectures
  • Databases
  • Project planning, execution and control (in the form of a final project)


Sound good? Let’s go!

You can apply online here for up to three sites:

IT specialist in application development
(Fachinformatiker/-in Anwendungsentwicklung)

Here’s how you apply to us



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:

Any other questions? Call the trainee hotline.

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Phone: +49 (5361) – 94 64 70

(Mon. - Fri. from 9 am to 3 pm)

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