Mechatronics engineer

What do I need to know about the profession?

Mechatronics engineers are specialists in both electronics and mechanics. In their work they take care of switching and control systems, factory equipment and production systems.


  • Duration of apprenticeship: 3.5 years
  • Required school-leaving qualification:
    good secondary school certificate (Haupt-/Realschule)
  • Vocational school: Karl-Arnold-Schule Biberach

Further education opportunities

  • Master craftsman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor of Engineering


  • Troubleshooting in the event of faults
  • Commissioning of production systems
  • Configuration and programming of robots
  • Installation of machine assemblies
  • Preventive maintenance

Requirements profile

  • Accurate way of working
  • Skilled craftsmanship
  • Interest in physics and maths
  • Ability to think logically
  • Technical understanding

What will I learn at the training centre?



Core qualifications

  • Basics of metals technology (10 weeks)
  • Basics of electronics (7 weeks)
  • Basics of milling (2 weeks)
  • Basics of turning (2 weeks)
  • Basics of electronic data processing (4 weeks)
  • Project work (4 weeks)
  • Electric safety engineering (2 weeks)

Core and specialist qualifications

  • Basics of CNC milling and CNC turning (3 weeks)
  • Basics of pneumatics (2 weeks)
  • Basics of electric pneumatics (2 weeks)
  • Basics of CAD (3 weeks)
  • Safety engineering (4 weeks)
  • Exam preparation Part 1 (6 weeks)
  • PLC S7-TIA portal (4 weeks)
  • Drive technology (4 weeks)

Core and specialist qualifications

  • Robots (2 weeks)
  • Control engineering (3 weeks)
  • Hydraulics (4 weeks)
  • No courses in the training centre.

What will I learn in the specialist departments?


Specialist qualifications

  • Materials laboratory (2 weeks)
  • Tool grinding shop (2 weeks)
  • Welding shop (2 weeks)
  • Maintenance buildings (8 weeks)
  • Electrical assembly (4 weeks)

Specialist qualifications

  • Electronics workshop (6 weeks)
  • Control box construction (3 weeks)
  • Maintenance production (12 weeks)
  • Maintenance mechanical manufacturing (4 weeks)
  • Electric engine repair (EMB) (2 weeks)

Specialist qualifications

  • Maintenance production (8 weeks)
  • Field of activity
  • Field of activity with operational task

Projects at the training centre

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