Start your apprenticeship with us

Are you keen to learn, receive great support, and have good prospects? Then SGL Carbon is the right choice for you.

Choosing the right training and getting one-to-one support

You will soon be leaving school and it is now time to launch your career. One thing is certain – the right apprenticeship and the right instructors are crucial when it comes to fun and success in your job. Are you keen to learn, receive great support, and have good prospects? Then SGL Carbon is the right choice for you. You can look forward to challenging tasks, one-to-one support, and a strong team spirit. You can bring your strengths to bear, discover new sides to yourself, and grow with the challenges.

What sets us apart and what we offer

As a long-established local employer, we provide training and degree apprenticeships in a wide range of professions to young people in Germany and Austria every year. We are one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty graphite and composite products and are valued by our customers as a solution provider and partner. You can look forward to an interesting working environment at a company with a future. No matter whether you are taking a technical or a business path, we will quickly integrate you into our departments and prepare you for the start of your career on our own training courses. Seminars, training trips, and involvement in exciting projects will expand your horizons. The apprenticeship is rounded off by attractive remuneration and employee benefits.

Four reasons why school leavers start an apprenticeship with us:

  • Learning as part of a team in a pleasant working environment
  • One-to-one support from experienced professionals
  • Many opportunities to get hands-on and strong support during your time at technical college
  • Attractive remuneration and great opportunities to develop

Would you like to get to know us first? We maintain close contact with schools and offer important tips on career orientation. If you are interested in a guided tour of our factories, ask your teacher to arrange an appointment with us for your class. We also offer work placements for schoolchildren at all of our sites. Send us your application in good time, as the places are very much in demand. And please state any specific requirements your school has regarding work placements.

During the interview, I was still quite nervous, but felt in safe hands - hence my decision to join SGL. After my apprenticeship, I want to gain professional experience here and maybe later do my master craftsman or technician.

Nicole Lindenmeier, Apprentice Chemical Laboratory Assistant, Meitingen

Technical apprenticeship

Do you have a talent for working with your hands and an interest in technology? These are the perfect ingredients for working with us. Our technical apprenticeships in Germany always start on September 1 (Austria: mid of August), and it is best to apply at least twelve months in advance.

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Our technical apprenticeships at a glance:

  • Chemical Laboratory Assistant 
  • Cutting Machine Operator
  • Electronics Technician for Industrial Systems
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machine and Systems Operator
  • Mechatronic Technician
  • Process Technician
  • Technical Draftsman
  • Test Technologist Ceramics

More details on these apprenticeships are available on the German version of this page.

Business apprenticeship

Do you enjoy planning, organizing, and calculating? Do you like working with people and are you a good communicator, both orally and in writing? Then a business apprenticeship with us could be just what you are looking for! Our business apprenticeships start on September 1 each year. It is best to apply at least twelve months in advance.

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Our business apprenticeships at a glance:

  • Industrial Clerk
  • Information Technology Clerk
  • IT Specialist Application Development

More details on these apprenticeships are available on the German version of this page.

My cousin did his apprenticeship here eleven years ago and is still with the company. So I knew that I would get a super training at SGL Carbon. Now I am in my third year of apprenticeship and have never regretted my decision.

Daniel Delil Gül, Apprentice Industrial Mechanic, Bonn

Apprenticeship Locations

SGL Carbon offers a warm welcome to apprentices. Once you start working for us, you will soon realize that we are a global company that works closely with its international sites in Europe, North America, and Asia. We provide apprenticeships in technical and business roles at the following sites in Germany and Austria:

  • Bonn
  • Meitingen
  • Ort and Ried (Innkreis, Austria)

More details on these sites, including the apprenticeships offered at every location, are available on the German version of this page.

The application process

This is how the application process at our sites in Germany, Austria, China and the USA works.

Germany and Austria




If you would like to find out more about career opportunities at SGL Carbon, please get in touch.

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