FAQ on vocational training and dual studies courses

Training usually begins every autumn. You should apply early, generally one year in advance. You can find the range of training courses on offer and their start dates from the current job advertisements.

Various requirements must be met depending on the vocational training programme and course. You can find the specific requirements in the current job advertisements.

Ideally a cover letter, your CV, your last three reports and documents about your social work, extracurricular activities and academic achievements as applicable.

Usually the end of September or once all of the training places are full.

The selection processes vary depending on the professional direction and may comprise, for example, assessment centres, aptitude tests, face-to-face interviews, trial work and internships. During the selection process, we will let you know about the next steps in good time.

Our ACs last for one day. You complete a written part (approx. 3 hours) and a spoken part in the form of group work and presentations (approx. 4 hours). Between the written and spoken part, we go to our canteen to have lunch together.

Neat and clean clothing; suits are not a must.

We would like to get to know you better and look forward to you telling us a little bit more about yourself. Of course, you will also find out more detailed information about training at Roto and any questions you have can be clarified.

On the first day of work, we start by presenting Roto, the training department, the apprentices and the students. You will get to know Roto and many processes. We spend days 2, 3 and 4 away from our company, at an outdoor education centre. Initial introductory training takes place in the two weeks that follow, so that you have all the information you need for a good start at the company.

As training managers, it goes without saying that we are always available to answer any questions you may have. You will also have two mentors (apprentices and students from previous training years), who are always there for you to contact. In addition, our training officers will continue to help you in the individual processes and will support you in all matters.

The probationary period for the apprentices is 4 months, and 3 months for dual studies students (practical phase).
The probationary period is the initial phase of an employment contract which is subject to particular regulations under labour law. The German Vocational Training Act (BBiG) lays down a mandatory probationary period for training programmes that form part of dual studies courses. Its duration must be noted in the training agreement.

What is different about the probationary period?

The probationary period is different because the company and apprentice/student can terminate the training at any time. There is no notice period, which means that termination has immediate effect. No reasons must be given for termination. Notice of termination must be given in writing.

Why is there a probationary period?

In general, the company and apprentice/student have the same aim: for the training to be completed successfully. In the probationary period, both sides can review once again whether this objective will be achieved together. Apprentices and students find out whether the occupation meets their requirements and how well they will be able to master the profession they have chosen. Employers note whether the apprentice/student integrates into the workforce and meets the basic requirements of the Job.

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