- Attractive employer
In 2016, engineering students voted the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to be one of the ten most attractive employers in Germany.
(Source: trendence Graduate Barometer 2016 - Engineering Edition)
- Good reputation
All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.
- People skills
Every individual is a team member – this promotes social skills and encourages communication, particularly where flat hierarchies are the norm.
- Research freedom
Assuming they fall within the overarching framework of research policy guidelines and the Institute’s general orientation, ideas can be turned into products, theories into practice.
- Qualification for a professional role
Graduates can qualify for a responsible position in industry in an application-oriented working environment. Fraunhofer’s Institutes work closely with this sector and each year an average of ten percent of staff move across to industry.
- Doctorate subjects
Projects provide good doctorate subjects.
- Continuing education
Fraunhofer invests money in qualification through continuing education. eLearning, vocational training and continuing professional development seminars are designed and organized for all employees.
- Good working conditions
New entrant surveys say it all: best laboratory equipment, excellent working atmosphere, attractive assignments, high level of personal responsibility and measures to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
- Springboard to start your own business
Fraunhofer provides advice, support and helps with equipment if you wish to start your own spin-off business.