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Supporting the Best: the WAGO Foundation

By selecting professional training, you have taken the first step towards a successful future career.

From here on, you will determine how far your professional career advance! While specialized knowledge is indeed important for you to move ahead in your career and provide you with continuous career perspectives, it is also important that you are truly interested in your profession and that it suits your personality.

Your Commitment Matters:

  • Readiness to work
  • Self-motivation
  • Personal engagement
  • Independent, responsible actions in teamwork

The WAGO Foundation offers additional incentive by granting the foundation prize to the best trainees of the year. These are trainees based in the Minden-Lübbecke district, where WAGO is headquartered, or in the Kyffhäuser region, the home of our largest production facility, and in the Nordhausen district. The final examination, overseen by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better. The prize winners will be informed of their achievement by the respective chamber. The prize is awarded each fall during and is marked with evening festivities.

The year’s three best in the following training programs are cited:

  • Industrial mechanic
  • Construction mechanic
  • Cutting machine operator
  • Tool mechanic
  • Mechatronics specialist
  • Process mechanic for plastics and rubber
  • Electrician for operating technology
  • Electrician for devices and systems
  • Technical product designer
  • Industrial clerk
  • Electrician, Energy & Building Technology
  • Electrician, Automation Technology
  • Electrician, Information and Telecommunications Technology
  • Machine and system operator

The first three award winners receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place: EUR 1,000
  • 2nd place: EUR 750
  • 3rd place: EUR 500

Beginning Your Work Life

Seventeen apprenticeships and work-study programs at WAGO offer a wide range of career entry opportunities

Training and Dual Studies

Insights into Practice

Pupils and students can gain their first work experiences at WAGO.

Internships & Graduation Projects

Job Offers

You can find all our current openings for training positions and work-study programs in our online career center.