Kristin Krutenat

HR Business Partner Vocational training and further education
Personnel Affairs
Phone: +49 351 260 2838

Ines Göhler

HR Business Partner Vocational training and further education
Personnel Affairs,
Phone: +49 351 260 3029

Training at the HZDR - What's in our favor?

The HZDR develops and operates modern research facilities at the highest level. To ensure that we continue to be amongst the best, the promotion of young talent is very important to us. This is why we consider vocational training to be one of our most important tasks.

You can get to know the HZDR as a training and practical company in person. Our representatives will be there for you at the following upcoming fairs to show you the various career opportunities and answer all your questions.

Save the Date:

  • Berufsmesse IBB Dresden I 08.04.2024, 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr, Könneritzstraße 33, 01067 Dresden
  • „Hochland4You“ I 20.03.2024, 15:00-18:00 Uhr I Oberschule Weissig, Gönnsdorfer Weg 1, 01328 Dresden
  • Ausbildungsmesse "PERSPEKTIVE" I 10.04.2024, 15:00 - 18:00 Uhr I Oberschule "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe" Pirna
  • Girls’ Day | Boys’ Day - Dein Job im Forschungszentrum I 25.04.2024 I HZDR
  • 6.Tag der Ausbildung Ottendorf-Okrilla I 06.06.2024 I Turnhalle Oberschule Ottendorf-Okrilla,Radeburger Straße 23, 01458 Ottendorf-Okrilla
  • Faszination Forschung: Jobs am HZDR I 02.08.2024, 09:00 Uhr - 13:00 Uhr I HZDR
  • Aktionstag Bildung I 28.09.2024, 10:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr I IHK Dresden

Choosing vocational training at the HZDR means choosing a company with ...

Attractive salary according to TVAöD

We pay you a training salary in accordance with TVAöD-Bund. You will receive o­ver € 1,200 gross per month in your first year of vocational training.

Extra payments

Our package includes special annual payments, a company pension plan, savings benefits, a learning materials allowance and graduation bonuses, as well as travel subsidies for vocational schools away from home and the reimbursement of one family trip home per month for trainees and students.


With us, you will receive employee discounts from well-known companies via the Corporate Benefits platform as well as an employer subsidy for the Deutschland-Ticket job ticket.

Flexible working hours

In combination with a 39-hour week and 30 days of annual leave plus 2 days off (December 24 & 31), you can easily balance your private life and your vocational training.


Thanks to the intensive pre­paration of our trainees for the final examinations, the HZDR has already produced 39 best chamber trainees, 28 best Saxon youth workers and 5 best national trainees.

Personalized support

During your apprenticeship, you will have many contacts who will be on hand to help and advise you. These include the training managers, trainers and JAV as well as a strong trainee network.

Fit and active

We support your sporting activity. At the last company run, 92 runners started for the HZDR. For our cyclists, we offer bicycle stands and the use of showers on the company premises.


We offer you differentiated further education opportunities in the form of seminars or additional qualifications during your training in order to extensively prepare you for your future working life.

Company restaurant

In our canteen, you can choose from a variety of freshly prepared dishes, snacks and drinks e­very day.


Thanks to regular internships in Germany and abroad, trainee and student meetings and an annual trainee excursion, our trainees are able to build up a network not only among themselves but also worldwide.


Our campus is located on the outskirts of the Saxon city of Dresden, which offers a huge variety of cultural, sporting and outdoor activities for a wide range of leisure activities.