Industrial commercial assistant

What do I need to know about the profession?

Industrial commercial assistants are employed to plan, implement and monitor various commercial activities.


  • Duration of apprenticeship: 3 years
  • Required school-leaving qualification:
    good secondary school certificate (Realschule)
  • Training is conducted by BSW GmbH

Further education opportunities

  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Operations/Bachelor of Corporate Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts


  • Drafting and preparation of information
  • Carrying out correspondence
  • Creation and presentation of evaluations
  • Checking processes
  • Planning, organisation and coordination of projects
  • Making telephone calls
  • Working with Office and other programs

Requirements profile

  • Interest in commercial activities
  • Communication skills
  • ability to make contacts
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to think logically
  • Systematic way of working
  • Sense of responsibility

Questions about the training course

Industrial commercial assistant at the filing cabinet

BSW GmbH is a training initiative of the metal and electrical industries in Saxony and assumes organisational responsibility before and during the training.

Our trainees' contract is also concluded with BSW GmbH.


Industrial commercial assistant

After the basic training our industrial commercial assistant trainees spend time in various commercial departments in our company.

Industrial commercial assistant
  • Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Foundry
  • Design
  • Function control
  • Payroll administration
  • Machining
  • Dispatch
  • Incoming goods
  • Tools service


The vocational school takes place at the Berufsschulzentrum für Wirtschaft vocational training centre in Chemnitz.

Questions & answers on the application process at Handtmann

You can apply either by post or by e-mail.

Send your post application to:

Handtmann Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg GmbH
Mr. Ronny Arnold
Sehmatalstraße 16
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz

Send your e-mail application to:

  • Covering letter
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Last 3 school records
  • Certificates

The application period for the start of training in 2021 is finished. 

The application period for the start of training in 2022 will be begin from 1. July 2021 to 30. November 2021. During this period you can apply yourself.

You will receive confirmation of receipt after you have sent your application. You will therefore know that your documentation has definitely reached Handtmann.

Your application documents will then be read personally and considered with respect to suitability by the training team. Therefore it may take a few weeks before you receive a reply. Thank you for your understanding. Even if it may take some time to consider your application, this on no account reflects on your chances of being accepted for the position.

If your application and the requirements of your career aspiration match, we will invite you for a personal interview. This is usually with the respective instructor.

Please refer to the Directions section to find out how to get to our locations.

You will receive a written response to the success of your application in the weeks after the interview. If your application is confirmed, we will send you a trainee contract and further information.

We ask for your patience. There may be several applicants and a decision can only be reached once all the interviews are complete.

Of course you can apply again after an unsuccessful application. It is quite possible that a suitable trainee position will be available at a later date or that a skilled worker position is vacant after your training. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your contact

Ronny Arnold
Ronny Arnold
Vocational training

Phone: +49 3733 89124

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