Apprenticeships at the University Computing Centre

You want to learn new things, love technology trends or enjoy working with and on your computer? Our professional and open-minded team is looking forward to you working with us to set up and support hardware and software systems. That's why we are training you to become an IT specialist in system integration!

Here at the University Computer Centre, you can get to know rare technologies and a special IT infrastructure. Curious? Then you've come to the right place to us and our comprehensive IT services for the entire university.

Whether it's emails, Wi-Fi or networks, or our own servers: At our University, secure and stable IT plays a crucial role for most work areas and processes, for our employees, students and researchers. With your work, you can make a valuable contribution.

For you: Our training positions for 1 September 2025

There are two apprenticeship positions for IT specialists in system integration at the University Computer Centre available from 1 September 2025.

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Get started & take a step into your professional future

Send your application to: ausbildung@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Please apply exclusively online by e-mail with a summarised PDF document (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, references, internships ...). Also describe a project or a problem that you have worked on or solved yourself with the help of IT or a PC.

    Information on (dual) training

    • Training period: 3 years, probationary period: 3 months
    • Dual training, i.e. 2 weeks of practical training at the Computing Centre, 1 week of theory at a vocational school
    • Facility: Heidelberg University Computer Centre
    • Vocational school: Hubert-Sternberg-Schule Wiesloch

    What you learn with us

    • Setting up workstation computers and servers with the Windows, Linux and iOS operating systems, with emphasis on IT security and data protection
    • Installation and cabling of servers in the server room
    • Patching routers and switches
    • Conducting training for staff at the university
    • Energy saving in the IT sector (IHK Energy Scouts)
    • Support of specialist applications in the areas of e-mail, cloud, digitalisation

    What you bring

    • an intermediate school leaving certificate (MSA)/Realschulabschluss, a Fachabitur or the general Abitur (A-levels)
    • German language skills (C1 level)
      since the theory part at the vocational school and the final examinations are held exclusively in German
    • good command of English
      because operating instructions, programme descriptions and technical literature are often in English
    • good understanding of mathematics
      because a good understanding of numbers and logic is important to see through complex interrelationships
    • Interest in developing IT systems to solve problems, in operating systems, programming and data security
      because these interests are important and helpful for learning and practising this profession.

    Video: Your workday at the URZ

    Discover the fascinating world of being an IT specialist in system integration by accompanying Thomas Käseberg and Aaron Neuner through a typical working day at the University Computing Centre. From exciting projects to diverse tasks - discover first-hand what training with us is like. Join us, shape your professional future and immerse yourself in the world of IT. (Video only available in German.)

    Good reasons to choose the URZ

    Your benefits

    • A future-oriented education in a renowned research and teaching institution
    • Responsible and varied tasks right from the start
    • A great, supportive team that values education
    • A secure apprenticeship position in the public sector (state of Baden-Württemberg)
    • Attractive training allowance according to TVA-L BBIG, more than 1000 € per month
    • 30 days' leave plus 5 days' special leave for the final examination
    • Participation in university sports and further education opportunities
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