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)
  • Vocational school: Gebhard-Müller-Schule Biberach

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

What will I learn in the specialist departments?

  • Incoming goods (5 weeks)
  • Dispatch (5 weeks)
  • Warehouse (2 weeks)
  • Purchasing (10 weeks)
  • Production, commercial (4 weeks)
  • Tool making (4 weeks)
  • Production logistics (6 weeks)
  • Juniorfirma (1/2 day per week)
  • Environmental protection (3 weeks)
  • Technical services (6 weeks)
  • Personnel development (6 weeks)
  • Vocational training (7 weeks)
  • Financial accounting (7 weeks)
  • Human relations (8 weeks)
  • Juniorfirma (1/2 day per week)
    • Sales (10 weeks)
    • Controlling (5 weeks)
    • Marketing (7 weeks)
    • Field of activity with specialist task

    Questions & answers on the application process at Handtmann

    Applications via the online portal are preferred.

    However, you still have the possibility to apply either by post or by mail.

    • 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 15. September 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 contacts

    Marie-Therese Roch
    Marie-Therese Roch
    HR Manager Vocational Training and Further Education

    Phone: +49 7351 342-2322
    Sarah Heim
    Sarah Heim
    Vocational training in business administration

    Phone: +49 7351 342-2123