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2021 training year gets underway at Heidelberg – IT-related occupations help with digital transformation


  • Total of 122 trainees and students starting at German sites of Heidelberg this year
  • Training places up by around a fifth
  • IT topics such as artificial intelligence and developing digital business models covered in training
  • Trainees working on a variety of future-focused topics
  • Training partnerships becoming increasingly important

The training year at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) starts on September 1, 2021. Some 122 young women and men are embarking on their training or dual study program at one of the company’s four sites in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Brandenburg, Amstetten, and Ludwigsburg. At the Wiesloch-Walldorf site alone, no fewer than 85 trainees are moving into a redesigned training center. Training is currently offered in 11 occupations, alongside numerous technical, business, and interdisciplinary courses. The focus is on production-related careers, for example training to be a mechanic, mechatronics engineer, electronics engineer, or logistician. However, the importance of IT-related occupations and the relevant training options on offer are both continuing to grow. For instance, the number of training places for IT specialists is going up from four to five. Business information systems students specializing in software engineering or application management can look forward to exciting and varied challenges at Heidelberg.

“Our business information systems students have the opportunity to learn all about IT and business science in a practical setting. Depending on their interests and capabilities, there is also a possibility of specializing in the latest IT-related topics that are relevant to Heidelberg. Our students and graduates generally play a key role in our company’s digital transformation,” says Andreas Blum, who is in charge of vocational training at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site.

Artificial intelligence is also making its presence felt in IT-related occupations. In particular, it is becoming increasingly important in the end-to-end operation of presses and in automated end customer consulting. Heidelberg involves both trainees and students in the company’s future-focused activities from the outset – in the form of practical projects relating, for example, to electromobility, printed electronics, or software engineering.

Scope of training to grow in the coming years
Training partnerships becoming increasingly important
Applications already open for 2022 training year
Further information


Thomas Fichtl
Head of Corporate Public Relations and Press Officer Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67123
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 67129

Matthias Hartung, Media Relations

Matthias Hartung
Public Relations Officer, Media Relations Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67174
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 9967174

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