A career for every taste

Training at IBIS

Right in the middle instead of just being there, that could be the motto of our trainees. An apprenticeship in which many things are explained and our trainees are given their own tasks. Taking on responsibility and receiving comprehensive support; this way, IBIS trainees can apply many of the things they learn at school in practice and gain exciting experiences.

From number crunching in controlling, route planning with colleagues in order management, store checks in sales to meetings and customer appointments.

Be a part of it and apply now for the training year 2021!

These are our trainees in the current training year 2020:

As a trainee always in the middle of the action, for example during a print approval with our Packaging Team at Smurfit Kappa

Apply now for the training year 2021:

Management assistant in wholesale and foreign trade

Training as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk at IBIS usually takes 3 years and is based on the dual system. It can be shortened due to good academic performance at vocational school and in the company. This is usually done in consultation with the trainee, as both sides must be prepared for this. You will go through all departments to understand processes and interrelationships, but also to find out where your strengths lie.

You have good prerequisites for the profession as a wholesale and foreign trade merchant if you have the following interests and skills:

  • An affinity for mathematics and you like dealing with numbers.
  • Good feeling for German, English and possibly other foreign languages
  • Good verbal and written expression and understanding of texts
  • sociability, communicative skills, negotiation skills, assertiveness if necessary
  • Commercial thinking
  • Customer and service orientation - friendliness and good manners
  • Planning and organizing gives you pleasure
Apprenticeship as information technology officer

As an information technology officer, you determine the IT requirements of your training company, organize the relevant systems and prepare the corresponding documentation for the users. In addition to managing all these in-house IT systems, you will also write your own help programs to make everyday work easier for the users. Of course, you will also occasionally conduct user training courses.

As soon as the computers of your colleagues go on strike, you are the saviour in case of emergency and make sure that any problems are solved quickly. You are also responsible for data protection issues. Even before you start your training, you should be interested in computers and you should have excellent communication skills. Your English language skills should also be solid in this context, as communication in the programming language and much of the technical literature is often in English.

An apprenticeship as a computer scientist usually takes three years and is based on the dual system. You will still pass through all departments, but with a special focus on the IT department. In addition to the school-based training, which takes place two days a week, you will spend the rest of the time in your training company. There you will apply the knowledge you have learned at vocational school to real projects and tasks. In this way, you will not only receive theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in everyday working life.

You are...

  • good in the school subjects mathematics, computer science, economics, German and English ?
  • service and customer-oriented?
  • interested in IT?
  • skilful, independent and meticulous in your working methods?

You have...

  • interest in hardware and software components?
  • interest in analytical-methodical bug fixing?
  • fun with consulting tasks?
  • the willingness to learn?

Recipe videos of our trainees

Our eight trainees have conjured up something delicious for you. They really put a lot of effort into it and had fun doing so. They got together in teams of two and created a recipe out of their favourite IBIS product. Have a look at those recipes, we think they are great - ready to be copied...

Further information

We are also supporting the employment agency by again offering an opportunity for entry qualification from January 2021. Do you want to show what you can do to start your training as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk in summer 2021? Get information from your advisor at the employment agency and apply now!

ZAB Trade Fair

This year we have introduced ourselves!

The fair ZAB Aachen (Zukunft Ausbildung Berufswahl) is the vocational and study fair of the vocational schools of the StädteRegion Aachen.

We got to know many of you, had great conversations and finally some of you had a trial day with us.

Our trainees were able to answer all your open questions and tell you exclusively about their training.

Your contact persons

If you have any further questions, you are welcome to call us on 02408/ 92 67-0 or contact us by e-mail:


Angelika Schwager & Sandy Braun-Schilberz