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Apprenticeship as a mechatronic engineer (m/f/d)

Do you have an interest in technical processes and are you good with your hands?
Do your strengths include programming and attention to detail?
Do you have good spatial awareness and the ability to grasp complex issues quickly?
Do you speak English and do you actively want to extend your technical vocabulary?

Our mechatronic engineers assemble, check, and maintain complex machinery and equipment. You will work in the mechanical and electrical assembly departments in close collaboration with the design team, installing and testing hardware and software components and building electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems. On completing your apprenticeship, you can specialize in mechanical or electrical engineering or undertake further training to become a service engineer.

Start: September 1 each year

Duration: 3.5 years

Location: Zimmern o.R.

Training content and our expectations

What we expect of you:

  • Junior high school diploma or equivalent
  • An interest in technical issues
  • Good grades in math, physics, technology, and English
  • Motivation and a willingness to learn
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • An ability to work independently, reliably, and in a structured way

What we offer you:

  • A motivating working environment
  • A highly competent and committed training team
  • Challenging and varied tasks
  • Involvment in day-to-day business and current customers projects
  • Personal support and development opportunities

RAMPF Testtrack

Online application

Please apply using our online portal by preparing a cover sheet, an appropriate covering letter, your résumé, and an annex with your certificates (see application tips). You should preferably use Adobe pdf format.

Confirmation application received

You will receive an automated confirmation of receipt by e-mail.


RAMPF looks through documents

We will assess the application internally and pass it on to the relevant departments.


Invitation to RAMPF apprentice test circuit

If your application meets with a positive response, we will get in touch and invite you to our test circuit.

RAMPF apprentice test circuit

Test circuit contents:

a) Individual test

b) Group discussion

c) Written answers to questions

d) Practical exercise



If you pass the test, we will invite you to a personal interview.

If successful, apprenticeship contract

If you continue to impress, we will offer you a contract – and will look forward to welcoming you to RAMPF as an apprentice. Further details of your contract can be discussed at this stage.

What makes a good application?

General requirements

  • Pay attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Create an appealing, positive overall impression (individual, personal touch)
  • If applying by e-mail, attach all documents combined in a single pdf file

Cover sheet

  • Name of applicant
  • Indication of career choice
  • Company
  • Possibly, application photo (digital, professional quality)

Personal letter of application (ideally one A4 page)

  • Applicant’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, address of company (find out name of direct contact), and date of letter
  • Subject line referring to apprenticeship
  • Direct opening salutation
  • Grab the company’s attention with a creative initial sentence (no empty phrases)
  • Indicate the applicant’s career choice and the source of the apprenticeship details (e.g. careers fair, company website, etc.)
  • What is the applicant doing at present and what are the reasons for the application?
  • Why is the applicant a good fit for the company and the chosen career?
  • What makes the applicant stand out from the crowd?
  • Signature
  • Annexes

Résumé in table form

  • Address
  • Personal data
  • Education / professional experience
  • Internships / special skills
  • Leisure activities
  • Date and signature

The résumé should provide a complete profile of the applicant. It is also important to indicate what the applicant will be doing between the application and the start of the relevant apprenticeship.


  • The school grades obtained for German, math, and English are particularly important in our eyes, as are those for all subjects that are relevant to the apprenticeship, such as economics, chemistry, and technology. IT skills and the grades obtained for conduct and teamwork are also deemed important.
  • We require copies of all relevant graduation / training certificates as well as performance records (end-of-year reports) for the last two years. The more documents applicants include, the easier it is for us to assess their overall performance.

Internships and other experience

  • Activity reports
  • Information about special achievements both inside and outside school

It is important to include with the application proof of all relevant achievements / successes / skills that could be of value for the application (e.g. internships completed, certificates, etc.). We can only assess what we can see!

FAQ for Pupils

How do I find the right apprenticeship for me?

If you’re unsure about which apprenticeship to choose, you’re welcome to apply for a school-age internship to find out whether you’ve made the right choice. You can also speak to us at one of our careers fairs. Alternatively, use one of the self-tests offered by job centers, careers information centers, and the Internet for guidance.



Are there any specific application deadlines and how long before the start of the apprenticeship should I apply?

You should preferably apply one year before the apprenticeship starts – i.e. in the summer of the previous year. Naturally, you can send us speculative applications all year round. The quickest and greenest option is to submit your application online.

How long does the apprenticeship last?

Depending on the occupation in question and your school-leaving qualification, the apprenticeship lasts between 2 and 3.5 years. Further details about the apprenticeships and integrated degree programs on offer are available here.


Why should I apply to RAMPF?

The RAMPF Group offers interesting, well-founded apprenticeships. You will be given the opportunity to work in different departments, contribute your own ideas, and take on a small project independently.
Training staff and your colleagues will be happy to help with any questions or problems you may have. At RAMPF, we always endeavor to offer you a permanent position on completion of your apprenticeship.


What should an application include?

You should send a letter telling us something about yourself and your interests and explaining why you are applying for an apprenticeship for a particular occupation. In addition, we require a résumé in table form in which you should also provide details of interesting extracurricular activities and a copy of your last two school reports. Any certificates relating to internships or courses already completed should be included, too. You can find further information here.



How does the online application process work?

You will find our current vacancies for apprenticeships in the same place as our job advertisements. If you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, simply click on the “Apply” button. This will automatically take you to our application portal. Please complete your online application by following the steps provided. You will find further tips here.


How does the selection process work?

If we were impressed by your application, we will invite you to the RAMPF apprentice TEST circuit and, if you pass this test, we will invite you for a personal interview. If you continue to impress, we will offer you a contract – and will look forward to welcoming you to RAMPF as an apprentice.


How can I prepare for the interview?

The purpose of the interview is to get to know you in person. In other words, you should be yourself – in a discussion during which we expressly welcome questions from you. Another reason for the interview is to find out your exact reasons for your choice of career, what you expect from the apprenticeship, and your interests and aptitudes.
And by the way, it’s completely normal to feel a little anxious during the interview. Simply behave as naturally as possible.


When does the apprenticeship start?

Apprenticeships start on September 1 each year.


How does the apprenticeship start?

The initial days and weeks of the apprenticeship vary from site to site, but there is always an introductory phase to help you find your feet. During this phase, you will find out more about how your apprenticeship will proceed, get to know the other apprentices, and gain an insight into the company and the site at which you will be training.


Technology inspires!

I got to know RAMPF at the "starter" training fair in Rottweil and was immediately taken with the nice team and impressed by the high-tech dispensing robots. Technology has always interested me: Already at secondary school I knew that I wanted to learn a technical profession. Now I am in the third year of my mechatronics training and I am very grateful that I got the chance to complete this training at RAMPF. Last year I was involved in the construction of our pinball machine and worked together with my colleagues on the basic construction with all sensors and on the CNC program for milling the obstacles.

Swenja Schrader

More information about training at RAMPF can be found here.

Highly motivated!

I have been working as a junior marketing consultant in the global marketing department of the holding company since August 2020. Before that, I had completed three years of training as an industrial clerk at RAMPF Polymer Solutions. As part of the training, I have been very well prepared for my current tasks. I worked in the department for a total of eight months and was fully integrated into the team from the start. This gave me a comprehensive insight into the daily activities of global marketing and I was then able to assess very precisely whether I like the job and what skills are required. When I started as a junior marketing consultant, I was given a lot of trust and responsibility for numerous topics, which motivates me to keep learning.

Magdalena Büttner


One should already think about tomorrow today, which also confirms RAMPF's motto: 'discover the future'. That's what I used to look for when looking for a training company, and RAMPF convinced me in this regard. Because here you get both first-class training and further perspectives for the future. This includes, among other things, the numerous further training opportunities and the RAMPF Academy, which offers group-internal training and courses on a variety of topics. Occupational health management is also an investment in the future because it helps you to stay healthy and fit. In addition to the varied tasks in the respective departments, I have participated in many exciting events over the past two years, including the group-wide trainee days and trainee fairs. RAMPF is, on the one hand, a large, internationally active group of companies and, on the other hand, a down-to-earth, medium-sized family company, which ensures a challenging and at the same time pleasant working atmosphere.

Noah Wagner

Time has flown by!

My very first contact with RAMPF was shaped by sport: RAMPF is a sponsor in the athletics department of TuS Metzingen, in which I have been active since 2016. After researching the internet and receiving very positive feedback from friends who work at RAMPF, I applied for an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at RAMPF Polymer Solutions. The application process was very creative, the discussions were challenging but always fair. I am now in the third year of my apprenticeship - time has flown by! As a trainee, you get to know so many departments and colleagues that it can never be boring. RAMPF is a family-owned company, and that shapes everyday working life: dealing with one another is trustful and respectful, you are welcomed with open arms in every department. I am looking forward to the last year of my apprenticeship and what may come afterwards! 

Aileen Türk

A flying start!

It all started when I read a press report about RAMPF in the daily newspaper, followed by an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk, followed by a dual degree in business administration at the DHBW in Stuttgart - and I've been working in the Global Human Resources department since October 2020 of the holding company as a Junior HR Expert. From this point of view, I have made very good use of the further training opportunities that the company offers, including the additional qualification as a training ambassador. The expectations of training and studies - a varied daily work routine and a trusting and motivating working atmosphere - were fully met. Whether as a trainee, student or now as a young professional, I was immediately accepted as a full team member in all departments and was given responsibility accordingly. It was also my goal to find out where my strengths lie and in which area I would like to work after graduation. I also succeeded in doing that and I am looking forward to getting off to a flying start in the human resources area.

Jasmin Berger

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