Students & Graduates

Our goal is to become Europe’s most modern naval company. In order to achieve that goal we need to foster young talent and teach the craftsmanship of shipbuilding to future generations of employees. The know-how and variety of experts at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems makes us an excellent company for students and graduates to learn the basis of naval technology, specialize in their specific field and become a part of our innovative teams - shaping the future of shipbuilding.  

Within our teams we value diversity. We do not choose students and graduates based on grades alone: Technical enthusiasm, values and character are what makes you the perfect candidate to start at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. We especially encourage girls and young women to join our teams. 

School Students

Your school years are nearly over, and you now want to start planning your future career? At thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, we have a wide variety of training programs for school graduates – covering both industry and commerce. You can choose between a traditional vocational training and a combined study program, which you can attend in conjunction with our partner universities.

 An overview of our current training professions:

  1. Plant mechanic

  2. Electronics technician for industrial engineering

  3. Construction mechanics in the fields of

  4. Equipment Technology

  5. Metal and shipbuilding technology

  6. Welding Technology

  7. Industrial mechanic

  8. Cutting machine operators in the fields of

  9. Turning technology

  10. Milling technology

  11. Industrial clerks

  12. Management assistants for office management

    Not yet really sure which career would suit you best? We offer you the chance to take a student placement before you finish school – offering you an opportunity to experience our company and the world of work at first hand.

You can apply to us even if your school grades are poor, because we have often experienced that secondary modern school pupils can become excellent skilled workers. This year we have removed the school requirements from the job advertisements for the first time since looking on the school grades is no longer up to date for us.

Cem Selvi, Head of Vocational Training at our Kiel shipyard

University Students

During your studies, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems helps you to extend your theoretical knowledge with practical experience. You can learn the ropes at TKMS during an internship or for your final piece of practical coursework. And we'll get to know you, too. After all: talent is always wanted. This is also why we provide scholarships to foster high potentials. 

University students can also find interesting offers with the thyssenkrupp group on the corporate website

What can dual students at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems expect?

On our way to become the most modern naval company in Europe, our crew is most important. That's why we continuously invest in young talent. Peter is a dual student at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. He shares his experience at the shipyard in Kiel: „The support you receive, when you are enthusiastic about technology and innovation, is incredible!“

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University Graduates: Ready to kickstart your career?

Our internationally-oriented trainee programs provide comprehensive preparation for your future career at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Anyone eager to put their theoretical knowledge to use in real projects as soon as possible can also be assigned to one of our project teams and will rapidly take on responsibilities. In either case, you can look forward to new and interesting challenges.

We stand for German naval shipbuilding and are proud of our employees and our future talents. Our employee stories give insights into getting started at our shipyards, first hand experiences and what it means to them to be part of our team and contribute to our success, growth and further development.

“I’m really surprised that so few women want to learn this occupation. The job is very varied and perfectly doable in terms of the physical demands – and colleagues are happy to lend a hand if necessary.“

Paulina, training as construction mechanic in metal fabrication and shipbuilding

“At first after leaving school I was afraid I wouldn’t make any friends at thyssenkrupp, but they had a really great way of doing things and quickly brought all the apprentices together”. At the beginning lots of events were held at which the apprentices could get to know each other, such as group trips. Kjetil is now very happy at thyssenkrupp and has found friends there he now often goes to the beach with after work.“

Kjetil, Second year apprentice in Kiel

“From a work point of view, I’m exactly where I wanted to be,” says Laura. “While I do want to develop myself further, I’d like to do it here at thyssenkrupp because there’s still so much to discover.“

Laura, Recent university graduate

Questions about your career at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems? Get in touch:

General HR enquiries

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Students and trainee program applications

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