Endless perspectives in metal construction

The industry is as colorful and diverse as you are

Jobs in the field of metal construction – so many opportunities.

Job profiles

Metal fabricator

Industrial administrator

CNC machine operator

Mechatronics engineer

Construction/Project manager

warehouse operator

Technical system designer

façade engineer

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Both will help you on your way! You will benefit from very good prospects and will have the chance to earn good money. So it doesn't matter whether you choose to study or join an apprenticeship programme, there are many jobs on offer in all areas and at all levels, from skilled workers right up to management positions.

Are you ready to work right now, love doing practical tasks and want to get involved in real projects straightaway? Then an apprenticeship is for you – for example in logistics, production, installation or as a project manager or technical system planner/draughtsperson. You can also study later on in your career, as part of a dual study programme for instance. This will allow you to combine your theoretical knowledge from lectures with practical work at a company. Perfect for future project managers, civil engineers and production managers.

If you have passed the journey-level examination, you can become a master craftsperson. But why exactly? Building on your previous professional knowledge, you will enhance your skills as a budding master metal fabricator and take a big step forward in your career. You will learn new, practical skills on machinery tools and different welding methods. You will deepen your knowledge of metal fabrication technology, quality management, operational management and operational organisation, and you will gain expertise in order processing and communicating with customers and suppliers. In addition to enhancing your areas of responsibility, the master craftsperson qualification will enable you to undertake a further course of study, to become an apprentice or to become self-employed. You'll see – mastering new challenges is made easy in metal fabrication!

 

Demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm. If you want to work in production or installation, you also need craftsmanship skills and a good level of technical understanding. Career changers will receive support from the very start and will be brought up to speed for a job in the metal fabrication industry through an intensive induction at the company and through training courses offered by major suppliers in the industry, such as Schüco for example [Link – to where?]. How do you get into metal fabrication? Don't be shy! Just apply or contact the company to find out more.

Do you want to manage small teams, whole departments or company divisions? Or even your own company? Anything is possible in metal fabrication! After your training, there are many career paths open to you, with a wide range of courses, further education and study programmes to provide you with additional qualifications.

Whether as a technical business administrator or master metal fabricator, or on a course of study e.g. in civil engineering, you can take on tasks with greater responsibilities, gain specific expertise and prepare yourself for the future. Find out more about your career opportunities here.

The wide range of jobs means that it is impossible to give a specific answer. The location and the size of the company also play a role. However, in general, jobs in the metal fabrication industry are well paid.

The pay for an apprentice in North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, is €815 in the first year of training and €1005 in the last year. That is more than you would get in most painting and decorating apprenticeships. In addition to the salary, many companies also offer attractive additional payments, such as capital-forming benefits. Over the years of your employment, not only does your experience increase but also your earnings.

Further education or a course of study are worthwhile both professionally and in terms of your salary. Another benefit that saves money is that if you decide to build your own home, you will be able to do a lot of it yourself thanks to your knowledge and skills.