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Apprenticeship as a paper technologist (m/f/d)

Immerse yourself in the colorful world of papermaking!

Want to be directly involved in the development of our products? As a paper technologist, you are the creator of paper and cardboard and responsible for ensuring the delicious flavor of every cup of filter coffee. You’ll get to know the whole production process – from raw material to the finished paper, learn how to coordinate and control the individual processes and monitor the paper machines throughout production. To ensure that our filter bags have a consistently high quality, regular checks are also part of your daily routine.

What to expect

Bright prospects: Get basic training in metalworking.


Technology that inspires: Control the gigantic paper machines, become an expert in quality and acquire basic knowledge of electrical engineering.


Knowledge counts: Immerse yourself in the world of fibers and stock and become the guardian of paper quality.


Material expertise: Learn everything about the use of raw materials, semi-materials and auxiliary materials and their processing.


Adventure vocational school: Experience lesson blocks in Gernsbach that will take your specialist knowledge to a new level.

what you have to offer

Your educational foundation: You have your secondary school leaving certificate in your pocket – a solid starting point for your professional journey.


Passion for technology: You have a technical understanding and manual skills.


Communication skills: You enjoy sharing ideas and working in a team.


Flexibility & commitment:  You’re flexible, adapt quickly to new situations, and are happy to lend a hand.

This is your training salary

 1st year of training: € 1,140.00

 2nd year of training: € 1,220.00

 3rd year of training: € 1,300.00



 * from 01.08.2024 - Tariff OWL

Training location: Minden

Duration of training: 3 years

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Our benefits for you

Our trainee trip is legendary. A few months after you join Melitta, we set off with all the first-year apprentices to spend a few days together. This way we can all get to know each other even better. You can look forward to an exciting program.

Your apprenticeship at Melitta starts with the induction days. Over 3 days, you can expect a colorful program to get to know the other apprentices, operating divisions, and our products. You’ll get plenty of information about the apprenticeship program. And our scavenger hunt will help you discover every corner of your company – including production.

At the start of their training, each new apprentice receives support from their personal mentor – an apprentice in their second or third year and where possible learning the same trade. You can ask them all your questions and get tips on everyday life at Melitta.

Whether it’s water, cocoa, coffee or tea – all your drinks are free of charge.

In addition to your normal salary, you’ll get holiday and Christmas bonuses.

After all that work, you need to unwind sometimes – and our summer party, annual Christmas party, or team parties are the perfect place to let your hair down.

If you work, you have to eat! Our company restaurants serve delicious food every day to give you the energy you need for your training.

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