Study programs: We are creating the future – together with you!

The CHIRON Group is the future, in every sense: As a strong group with strong brands, we are in a leading position worldwide – with machining centers made in Germany for highly productive vertical milling and turning. We supply complete solutions for metal machining and provide impressive services and innovative product ranges for automation, digitalization, and additive manufacturing. We have become strong thanks to our experienced experts, and we will remain strong with the experts of tomorrow – with you!

A perfect combination of theory and practice

Future challenges will require more than excellent professional qualifications; Our employees need to think in terms of complex relationships, to collaborate constructively in cross-department projects, and to take on responsibility. Two possible routes prepare you equally for professional life and every opportunity to take an active role in shaping our successful future: A collaborative study between the CHIRON Group and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University or a combination of in-company training and study.

Virtual training tour

Would you like to know more about our individual job profiles and dual courses of study? Want to meet our Head of Training, Herbert Mattes and some of the apprentices? And explore the training workshop, additional training areas, and various departments of the CHIRON Group? Then head over to our virtual training tour!

Study programs with a future

The CHIRON Group offers studies such as a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or a combination of internal technical apprenticeships and study. Whatever you choose, your study will follow a dual system: practical training at the CHIRON Group and theory at one of the campuses of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University or – for a combined study or »Study Plus« program at the university and vocational school.

Description

After your basic training in electrical engineering, you will work in various departments of the CHIRON Group such as hardware and software development in design or application. Your job includes the entire electronic design of our machining centers. A highlight of your studies is a stay at CHIRON America in North Carolina, where you will support your American colleagues with customer projects. The theoretical lectures at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University deal with electrical engineering, automation technology, computer science, physics, and technical mathematics. After 3 years, you will complete your studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in electrical engineering.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Electrical design, hardware and software development

  • Bachelor thesis

Requirement

General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Training period
3 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
University

DHBW Stuttgart, Horb Campus, Germany

Description

This Study Plus program combines training as an electronics engineer for devices and systems with degree studies in electrical engineering. At the CHIRON Group we teach you the practical job content. Parallel to your in-company training you will visit Furtwangen University and complete your basic studies there. If you pass your skilled worker's exam after two years' training, your main studies begin. After 2.5 years, your dual training ends with the second qualification, the Bachelor of Science, Electrical engineering. Then, you can use your knowledge and skills in design, research and development, automation, additive manufacturing or hardware and software development.

Key focuses
  • Programming

  • Logical concepts and solutions

  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Project management

  • Hardware and software development

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
4.5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Gewerbeschule Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

University

Furtwangen University (HFU), Furtwangen Campus and Schwenningen Campus

Description

First, you will complete basic training in metalworking. Then you will learn the processes in various specialist departments and get to know our work processes and innovative products. For example, you will work in design, jig construction, spindle assembly, the assembly of standard machines and large production systems. This will show you how we achieve consistently high quality throughout the entire production process. Not only in Tuttlingen, but also at CHIRON America, where you will be completing a placement abroad. At the Cooperative State University you will attend lectures in design theory, technical mathematics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Knowledge in metalworking

  • Development projects

  • Design

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Bachelor thesis

Requirement

General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Training period
3 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
University

DHBW Stuttgart, Horb Campus, Germany

Description

The mechanical engineering combined study program combines in-company training as an industrial engineer with studies. The practical training takes place at the CHIRON Group, the technical theory is taught at the vocational school. After 2.5 years you will take your skilled worker examination and then start your studies at University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany. The topics here are design theory, technical mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering and materials science. After another 2 years, you will complete your studies with a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering. The advantages of this combination: You gain two qualifications in just 4.5 years.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Knowledge in metalworking

  • Development projects

  • Design

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Bachelor thesis

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
4.5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn-Schule, Balingen, Germany

University

University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Albstadt Campus, Germany

Description

The Studium Plus (Study Plus) program also offers students the option of completing two qualifications in 4.5 years, in cooperation with Furtwangen University. Students undertake an apprenticeship as an industrial engineer, followed by the opportunity to study mechanical engineering, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. After basic training in metalworking at the CHIRON Group, you will work in all technical and commercial departments, for example in spindle assembly, in manufacturing, jig construction, assembly of standard machines and large production systems. You will learn the respective processes in each department and familiarize yourself with the working methods and our products. The topics on the course are design theory, technical mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering and materials science. After 2.5 years, you will complete your studies with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Knowledge in metalworking

  • Development projects

  • Design

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Bachelor thesis

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
4.5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Gewerbeschule Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

University

University of Furtwangen (HFU), Villingen-Schwenningen Campus

Description

The dual study course in mechatronics with a three-month alternation between the CHIRON Group and the dual university gives you both: practical experience and subject-specific theory. After basic training in metalworking and electrical engineering, you will work with us in various departments such as spindle assembly, component assembly, assembly of large production systems, mechanical and electro-technical design. You will also support the CHIRON America team with ongoing projects as part of a placement abroad. During your theoretical training, you will attend lectures in basic subjects and job-specific subjects such as electrical engineering, computer science, physics, technical mathematics and mechanics. After 3 years, you will complete your studies with a Bachelor of Engineering in mechatronics.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Knowledge in metalworking

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Bachelor thesis

  • Automation

Requirement

General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Training period
3 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
University

DHBW Stuttgart, Horb Campus, Germany

Description

In the Mechatronics Plus course in cooperation with the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, you will gain two qualifications in five years: First, you will do practical training as a mechatronics engineer, which will conclude with the skilled worker examination. You will receive basic training in metalworking and electrical engineering at the CHIRON Group and then get to know various specialist departments: Spindle assembly, component assembly, assembly of large production systems, mechanical and electro-technical design. Immediately after that, the bachelor's degree begins with lectures in automation engineering, computer science, technical mathematics, and physics. During your stay at CHIRON America, you will also work in different departments and support the team with current projects.

Key focuses
  • Working methods of the technical departments

  • Knowledge in metalworking

  • Basics of electrical engineering

  • Project management

  • Bachelor thesis

  • Automation

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Gewerbeschule Göppingen

University

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (HSTE), Esslingen Campus

Description

The CHIRON Group is an industry partner for this innovative study model. The content is designed for the digitization of technical systems and processes and offers you the opportunity to shape the development of digitized products and automated production technologies in a dynamic field of work. You will be learning at three locations: The practical part at the CHIRON Group, professional theory at the vocational school, the study content at the university. Your areas of responsibility at the CHIRON Group include development processes in sensor technology, robotics or automation for highly complex, customized machining centers. After 3 years you will take the skilled worker’s examination, after 4.5 years conclude your studies and, as a Bachelor of Science in mechatronics and digital production, you will be in demand in many fields of activity – for example in Research & Development, Application or Additive Manufacturing.

Key focuses
  • Data processing and programming

  • Electrical engineering

  • Production engineering

  • Automation engineering

  • Drive engineering

  • Measurement, control and regulation technology

  • Sensor technology

  • Design

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
4.5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Erwin Teufel Schule, Spaichingen, Germany

University

University of Furtwangen (HFU), Tuttlingen Campus

Description

The Computer Science Plus course combines practical training as a mathematical-technical software developer with a computer science degree course. During your training, you will also attend Furtwangen University at the Furtwangen campus and complete your basic studies there. You will learn all the theoretical training content at the vocational school in Donaueschingen, Germany and complete all practical work at the CHIRON Group. For example, you will develop software solutions for our machines, prepare logical concepts and become familiar with our IT tasks, networks, and programming techniques. After 2 years you will take your skilled worker examination and then start your main Computer Science studies at the University of Furtwangen, Germany. After another 2.5 years, you will conclude your training with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Key focuses
  • Programming

  • Logical concepts and solutions

  • IT networks

  • IT security

  • Software engineering

  • Computer engineering

Requirement

Advanced technical college entrance qualification

Training period
4.5 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
Vocational school

Kaufmännische und Hauswirtschaftliche Gewerbeschule Donaueschingen, Germany

University

HFU, Furtwangen Campus

Description

Alternating every 3 months, you will study at the Cooperative State University in Villingen-Schwenningen and work on a wide range of projects at the CHIRON Group during the practical phases. You will pass through all commercial departments such as material procurement, logistics, marketing, sales, controlling, finance and accounting. At the Cooperative State University, you will learn the theoretical basics of general business administration as well as specific business administration, for example cost/performance accounting, economics, data processing and business English. You can apply this knowledge during a stay abroad at CHIRON America. You will conclude your studies after 3 years with a Bachelor of Arts in Industry.

Key focuses
  • Material procurement and logistics

  • Marketing and sales

  • Controlling

  • Finance and accounting

  • Bachelor thesis

Requirement

General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Training period
3 years
Training place
Tuttlingen, Germany
University

DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen

Plenty of perks

  • Introductory seminar for team-building and getting to know other students and staff

  • Combining theory and practice

  • Collaboration in a dynamic, dedicated team

  • International focus

  • Individual development opportunities

  • Opportunities for gaining experience while working at international subsidiaries

  • Business English, computer, and programming courses

  • Events, seminars, and excursions

  • CHIRON Group representation at study and training fairs

  • Chance of permanent employment in a variety of roles

  • Support with master's degree following a bachelor's degree in full time, or part time while working

Open study positions

The CHIRON Group offers future-proof courses of study with excellent career prospects. After your graduation, you can join our company directly and continue to develop your qualifications. All opportunities are available to you, from working at our headquarters in Tuttlingen, Germany, to the CHIRON Group Precision Factory in Neuhausen ob Eck, or one of our international locations. We look forward to your online application for your preferred course of study!

Are you near the end of your studies and looking for an industry partner for your technical dissertation or bachelor's or master's thesis ? We are happy to help!

Who we are

Get to know us at one of the training and university fairs in the region, where you can ask our new recruits what fascinates them about their professional field and what is so special about training at the CHIRON Group. Introduce yourself! We look forward to seeing you!

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Education partnerships

We support a practical course of study with a focus on artificial intelligence oriented towards the increasing digitalization of technical systems and processes. In doing so, we work closely together with universities and act as an industry partner for a range of courses of study.

Your point of contact

Herbert Mattes

Head of Training

Phone: +49 7461 940-3218

Herbert.Mattes@chiron-group.com