FAQ on apprenticeships

  • Why should I apply for an apprenticeship at TROST?
    ANSWER

    TROST has won several awards for its training concept and offers a diversely-structured apprenticeship programme, allowing you to go through different departments in the branch or central office. Simultaneously, you take part in seminars at the central office or locally in the branch and, depending on the training profession, in a customer's workshop.

  • Who will supervise me during the apprenticeship?
    ANSWER

    You will be supervised by a local trained instructor. This person will be available to you for any questions that arise in everyday training and to instruct you in the corresponding specialist expertise. Additionally, you can always contact the central training team at any time should questions or problems come up.

  • How long does an apprenticeship at TROST last?
    ANSWER

    Your apprenticeship will last from between two to three years. If certain academic prerequisites have been fulfilled (e.g. A-Levels), a shorter training period can be agreed upon. If you show particularly good training results, an early admission to the final exam (1/2 year) may be requested, in consultation with the vocational school and the responsible chamber of commerce and industry.

  • Are apprentices employed at TROST after their training?
    ANSWER

    TROST trains in line with its requirements, i.e. with the aim of taking over the apprentice after the training. Important prerequisites for the assumption of permanent employment include your level of commitment and diligence during the apprenticeship.

  • What are my promotion prospects at TROST?
    ANSWER

    Unlike in large corporations, much is possible at TROST – if you show a high level of personal commitment. Those who want to achieve something and are very dedicated will find good prospects for promotion at TROST. This can occur by expanding your scope of duties or through internal/external training opportunities. It is also possible to take on individual areas of responsibility or more demanding specialist and managerial positions.

  • When and with whom should I apply?
    ANSWER

    If you would like to complete an apprenticeship at TROST, you should apply one year before the start of training. You can view the current job openings to see whether and in which department apprenticeship positions are still open. The responsible local contact person to whom you send your application will also be named there.

  • Can I complete an internship before the apprenticeship?
    ANSWER

    Yes. If there is the possibility of a holiday job or an internship, TROST would be pleased to allow you to become acquainted with the company before the start of your apprenticeship. This will facilitate your entrance into the training and you can also earn a stipend.

  • How do I apply correctly?
    ANSWER

    You can post your documents in an application folder to TROST. But it is easier and quicker to send your application via e-mail. If possible, please compile your relevant school reports, certificates, etc. and send them as a single attachment. The size of the e-mail should not exceed 5 MB.

FAQ on cooperative university studies

  • What requirements must be met for a dual degree?
    ANSWER

    The general or subject-specific university entrance qualification (see also question 2). In addition to their specialist qualification, students should display specific attributes, such as a high level of commitment and responsibility, the ability to work in a team, creativity and flexibility.

  • Can I apply for cooperative university studies with a technical college entrance qualification?
    ANSWER

    Yes. Since 15 January 2010, applicants with a technical college entrance qualification are eligible to study at DHBW. The prerequisite here is successfully passing a standardised aptitude test. The aptitude test is used to determine whether an applicant is suitable for the intended course of study.

  • How is the cooperative university degree recognised?
    ANSWER

    Studies at the cooperative university end with the Bachelor of Arts degree and are thus internationally accepted as academic studies. In addition to the necessary expertise, students acquire a high degree of social competence. Due to the direct practical relevance through parallel training in a company, the learning curve of cooperative university graduates in their subsequent professional life is generally shorter than that of their fellow university students. Cooperative university graduates mainly enter at the mid-management level.

  • What is the interplay between theory and practice?
    ANSWER

    When selecting lecturers, the cooperative university places a good deal of emphasis on practice-oriented qualifications. In other words, the theoretical approach in lectures is always illustrated by practical examples. The students thus gain a solid understanding of these interdependencies in the future occupational field. In addition, the operational practice phases deepen what has been learned.

  • How long does it take to receive a cooperative university degree?
    ANSWER

    Cooperative university studies last three years and are divided into six semesters. These are further divided into a theoretical block at the cooperative university, followed by a practical application block at TROST.

  • When do the cooperative university studies begin?
    ANSWER

    The study programme always begins on 1 October. It is not possible to begin the study programme in the summer semester.

  • Does the cooperative university have a semester break as well?
    ANSWER

    No, because during the lecture-free periods, cooperative university students work in the different departments of TROST. Each student is entitled to the standard holiday period of 30 working days.

  • Will I earn anything during my cooperative university studies?
    ANSWER

    Yes, every cooperative university student receives a monthly remuneration. More information is available from the central training team.

  • Can I complete an internship before the studies?
    ANSWER

    Yes. If there is the possibility of a holiday job or an internship, TROST would be pleased to allow you to become acquainted with the company before the start of your studies. This will facilitate your entrance into the study programme and you can also earn a stipend.

  • How do I apply correctly?
    ANSWER

    You can post your documents in an application folder to TROST. But it is easier and quicker to send your application via e-mail. If possible, please compile your relevant school reports, certificates, etc. and send them as a single attachment. The size of the e-mail should not exceed 5 MB.