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Training - SKET GmbH - Spezialist für Dimension und Präzision im Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

We’re on the look-out for young talent!

Even when it comes to training, SKET is a real heavyweight! With us, you will learn everything you need for a sure start to your career under optimal conditions in one of the most modern training centres in the region. SKET will introduce you to mechanical engineering on a scale you won’t find elsewhere, and will open your eyes to the many opportunities your training will open up for you in the future. If you want, we might even take you on ourselves. There is a good chance that you will be offered a position once you complete your training, and you can expect to be working with state-of-the-art technology as part of your exciting day-to-day training activities.

Please note, our vocational training is only available in German.

Professions for which we provide training in 2019

Metal cutting machine operator

You will be using different types of cutting, such as turning, milling and grinding, to process workpieces of metal and other materials. You will do this with the help of computer-controlled machine tools, some of which are the size of a house. You will set up and monitor the machines
  • Setting up machine tools
  • Turning and milling workpieces
  • Programming
  • Overseeing machining processes
  • Performing quality tests
  • Optimising processes

Industrial mechanic

You will manufacture assemblies for machinery and wind power plants at SKET. You will also be responsible for the maintenance (repair and servicing) of the computer-controlled machine tools. Incidentally, the profession of an industrial mechanic is similar to that of what used to be called a fitter, but with added responsibilities.
  • Building and repairing machines
  • Preparing components
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Test runs of plant and machinery
  • Troubleshooting

We can offer you:

  • Close mentoring in your chosen profession and during your exam preparations
  • Recruitment and promotion prospects
  • Capital-forming benefits and special payments
  • Discounts, e.g. in fitness studios and sports shops
  • Canteen with a changing menu of freshly-cooked food
  • a fresh set of work clothes every week

We are looking for someone:

  • with a thirst for new experiences who takes pleasure in learning
  • who enjoys working with their hands
  • with an interest in technology and technical processes
  • with a sense of responsibility and the ability to perform precision work
  • with a good sense of spatial imagination
Training centre

Getting hands-on from Day One at the SKET training centre.

With an average of forty apprentices in four year-groups, we are one of the most active but also attractive training centres in Saxony-Anhalt. You will be given a practical preparation for everyday production work under optimal conditions in our centre, which covers an area of 1,400 m2. Our training team will teach you all the basics you need for your profession here. And you will already be getting your hands on the large CNC machine tools in the second year of your course – only SKET provides this opportunity.

Application process

We want to get to know you and find out about your potential. Tell us on our online form which particular career you are interested in training for. Then you can show us what you’re made of in an aptitude test. The first part will require you to solve written and mental problems. Then we will put your skill with your hands to the test. If your results are good enough, we will invite you to an interview. If both you and we pass muster, we will look forward to welcoming you as a new apprentice at SKET.

4 steps to a place on a training course

Complete the online form.
We’ll invite you to sit a test. Bring with you your most recent school certificate and a CV.
If you pass the test, we will invite you to an interview.
Then, if we’re impressed by your potential and you think SKET would be a good fit for you, you can sign your training contract!

Answers to your questions

For 3 ½ years, regardless of profession. The first examination is held after 1 ½ years (Part 1 of the final exam), and accounts for 40% of your final mark.
For industrial mechanics and metal cutting machine operators, it’s in Magdeburg. Mechatronics engineers attend the vocational college in Schönebeck.
We operate a forty hour working week. During the first and second year of training, you will be based in the training workshop. You will learn and work here within a normal shift system. We start at 7.30 am. When you are completing your practical placement in one of our departments, you will have to fit in with the shift system which operates there. This might be a normal shift, but work might also be organised on a two or three-shift basis.
You can advance your career by qualifying as an engineer, master craftsman or Bachelor. We have provided financial support to many of our employees in the past to help them qualify.


If you have any other questions, please contact Mr. Fred Grützner
Phone +49 391 68-2924
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