Apprenticeship at D&S

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In the construction and real estate industry:

Industrial clerk (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company and 2 days a week in the vocational school (Max-Hachenburg-Schule, Mannheim)
  • Shortening of the training period to 2 years possible, depending on the school leaving qualification


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Marketing: Development, planning and implementation of marketing activities and events (incl. follow-up), design of advertising material
  • Procurement: Preparation of price enquiries, price comparison lists and their evaluation, then placing of orders
  • Distribution: Collection of data on the current situation in the real estate market, customer service, handling of purchase contracts incl. support at the notary's appointment, attendance at information/sales events
  • Human Resources: Application of methods and instruments for personnel recruitment and selection, planning of personnel deployment and processing of personnel administration tasks, personnel development
  • Financial accounting: Processing incoming and outgoing invoices, checking cash books
  • Cost accounting: Evaluation of key figures and statistics for success control and control of operational processes


Where do I spend my working day?

The departments listed above are located in our headquarters in Mannheim-Neckarau. In periods of several weeks in the relevant departments you will learn the various tasks and requirements, you will be involved in the daily work process. Depending on the requirements and your area of responsibility, you will also take part in external appointments.

Real estate salesman (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company and on 1.5 days/week in the vocational school (Berufsbildende Schule Wirtschaft 1, Ludwigshafen)
  • Shortening of the training period to 2 years possible, depending on the school leaving qualification


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • WEG management: Establishing and managing residential property and part ownership
  • Facility management: Organizing and controlling the technical building management
  • Project development: Creation of company- and customer-related financing concepts, development of real estate-related services, support of project managers in new construction projects
  • Distribution: Collection of data on the current situation in the real estate market, customer service, handling of purchase contracts incl. support at the notary's appointment, attendance at information/sales events
  • Financial accounting: Processing incoming and outgoing invoices, checking cash books


Where do I spend my working day?

The departments listed above are located in our headquarters in Mannheim-Neckarau. In periods of several weeks in the relevant departments you will learn the various tasks and requirements, you will be involved in the daily work process. Depending on the requirements and your area of responsibility, you will also take part in external appointments.

Directly "on site":

Road builder (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • In the company, at the vocational school (Friedrich-Hecker-Schule, Sinsheim) and for inter-company training at the ABZ Mannheim
  • In the first 2 years the basic training as a civil engineering skilled worker takes place, afterwards 1 year in0--depth training as a special skilled worker in road construction.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Production and maintenance of substrates and surfaces of roads, paths, squares and other traffic areas such as traffic islands or track systems.
  • Dimensions according to existing plans
  • Signalling and shutting off the construction site
  • Excavation of the trenches for the work lines and insertion of the sprouts
  • Laying and fixing the pipes and filling the trenches
  • Levelling work with special rollers
  • Application of the tarred surface
  • Dealing with huge, modern road construction machines
  • Knowledge of the many materials as well as the accompanying building measures


Where do I spend my working day?

You spend most of your time outdoors, at various construction sites.

Pipeline builder Gas, water and district heating (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • In the company, at the vocational school (Friedrich-Hecker-Schule, Sinsheim) and for inter-company training at the ABZ Mannheim
  • In the first 2 years the basic training as a civil engineering skilled worker takes place, afterwards 1 year in-depth training as a special skilled worker in pipeline construction.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Manufacture of piping systems for water, gas, oil or district heating and connection to buildings
  • Excavation of pipe trenches and their securing
  • Lowering the pipe parts into the pit
  • Connecting the pipe parts in the excavation pit to form a load-bearing and tight pipe, welded, glued or screwed depending on the material of the pipe.
  • Repair and maintenance work on lines: for example, you repair burst pipes.
  • Protection of pressure pipelines against corrosion and chemical influences - modern machines and equipment will help you.


Where do I spend my working day?

Your work takes place predominantly outdoors. You work both in new construction and in renovation and repair on various construction sites.

Concrete and reinforced concrete constructors (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Friedrich-Hecker-Schule, Sinsheim) and for inter-company training at BIA Mannheim.
  • In the first 2 years, the basic training as a skilled building construction worker takes place, then 1 year of in-depth training as a concrete and reinforced concrete constructor.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Production of the concrete according to the recipes required for the construction project in question
  • Transportation and assembly of precast reinforced concrete elements
  • Waterproofing, insulation and insulation of concrete structures
  • Construction of concrete and reinforced concrete structures, e.g. for bridges, halls and high-rise buildings
  • Assembly or fabrication of formwork and supporting scaffolds
  • Placing fresh concrete in the formwork and compacting it by ramming and vibrating.
  • Bending and braiding of steel reinforcements to prevent concrete breakage
  • Remediation of damage to concrete components


Where do I spend my working day?

You work on various construction sites, mainly outdoors, but also in shell structures and inside buildings

Bricklayer (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Friedrich-Hecker-Schule, Sinsheim) and for inter-company training at the BIA Mannheim.
  • In the first 2 years the basic training as a skilled construction worker takes place, afterwards 1 year in-depth training as a bricklayer.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Manufacture of building shells for very different types of buildings
  • Concreting the foundation
  • Walls and concreting of external and internal walls as well as floor slabs
  • Making or assembling formwork or formwork systems
  • Use of reinforcements, some of which you make yourself from reinforcing steel
  • Mixing of concrete or processing of ready-mixed concrete
  • Performance of demolition and conversion work
  • Construction of pillars, arches and stairs


Where do I spend my working day?

You work on various construction sites in the building construction sector. There you will work outdoors and in building shells, often on ladders, working platforms and scaffolding.

Plant mechanic Sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Heinrich-Lanz-Schule, Mannheim) and for inter-company training at BIA Mannheim.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Installation, assembly and commissioning of heating, water and sewage systems as well as smaller air-conditioning systems
  • Renovation and modernisation of residential swimming pools
  • Inspection, maintenance and repair of technical supply systems and installations
  • Regulation and control of building services installations (operational management)
  • Troubleshooting of technical supply systems
  • Documentation of technical installations, preparation of inspection reports
  • Plant evaluation and development of renewal and improvement potentials (reducing energy consumption)


Where do I spend my working day?

You work at different locations, mainly in larger residential and commercial buildings as well as on construction sites. One of the focal points of the work is in the service sector.

Specialist for pipe, sewer and industrial services (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company and at the vocational school (always in blocks in phases of one week at the state vocational school in Lauingen, Bavaria).


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • TV inspection, rehabilitation and monitoring of sewers
  • Cleaning of industrial or waste water investments with special regard to occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Maintenance of sewage pipes
  • Use of physical and chemical methods for cleaning channels
  • Use of state-of-the-art technology such as cameras, high-pressure pumps and remote-controlled robots


Where do I spend my working day?

Your work takes place predominantly outdoors. You work in small teams in the field of rehabilitation and repair of pipe and sewer systems at different locations.

Construction equipment operator (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Grafenbergschule Schorndorf) and for inter-company training at the ABZ in Remshalden-Geradstetten.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Control and operation of construction equipment and machines in the fields of building construction, road construction and civil engineering (excavators, cranes, bulldozers, rollers, wheel loaders, etc.)
  • Ensuring the operational readiness of machines as well as the transport of equipment to construction sites
  • Transport of components
  • Carrying out earthmoving work
  • Repair and maintenance of construction machinery
  • Observing occupational safety, environmental protection and health protection


Where do I spend my working day?

You spend most of your time outdoors, on various construction sites and in our company's own building yard.

In the workshop:

Motor mechanic (m/f/d) Field: Commercial Vehicle Technology

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Heinrich-Lanz-Schule, Mannheim) and for inter-company training at BIA Mannheim.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles of all kinds, e.g. articulated lorries
  • Analysing electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Determination and elimination of all malfunctions (with test systems)
  • Updating systems and test equipment


Where do I spend my working day?

You are employed in the company's own fleet of vehicles of our construction company and spend most of your time in the workshop of our building yard. If necessary, you may also have to come to the construction site

Electronics specialist (m/f/d) Energy and building technology

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Takes place in the company, at the vocational school (Werner-von-Siemens-Schule in Mannheim) and for inter-company training at the BIA Mannheim.


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Installation of complex power engineering equipment and electronic control systems, as well as testing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Documenting and summarising circuit diagrams and test protocols
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of defective electrotechnical systems
  • Performance of functional tests and service documentation
  • Performance of orders and repairs in accordance with the facts, expertise and schedule

 

Where do I spend my working day?

You will be employed in the in-house electrical workshop of our construction company and spend most of your time in the workshop of our building yard. If necessary, you will also have to come to the construction site.

In the hotel business:

Hotel Specialist (m/f/d)

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Shortening of the training period to 2.5 years possible, depending on performance in the company and vocational school
  • Training Location: The training takes place in the company and in block lessons at the vocational school.
  • First training year: Justus-von-Liebig School Mannheim
  • Second and third training year: Vocational School for the Hotel and Restaurant Industry VS-Villingen


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Kitchen work: The perfect starter, a great selection of main courses and dessert to finish with - as a hotel specialist (m/f/d) you not only know the menu by heart, but also help with the preparation in the kitchen. Of course, you have to follow the relevant hygiene regulations.
  • Restaurant work: You advise guests on choosing what to eat, recommend the dish of the day and the matching wine. You also serve the dishes, bring the bill and take the payment. If the hotel has a terrace or a beer garden, you can also take care of the guests there. You ensure that every guest is provided for and that the outdoor facilities are always in a presentable state.
  • Banquet: Many conferences take place in hotels with mostly business guests. As part of the banquet department, you ensure that the conference rooms are perfectly prepared according to the wishes of the clients and provide those taking part with delicacies and fresh drinks during breaks.
  • Housekeeping: Dusting, re-covering the beds and equipping the bathroom with hygiene articles - also cleaning work, better known as housekeeping, is part of the everyday work of a hotel specialist (m/f/d). Among other things, you must ensure that the rooms are clean before new guests move in.
  • Reception: Perform check-in, mention breakfast times and explain how to get to the room - typical tasks of a hotel specialist (m/f/d) if you are assigned to reception. In addition, you must be familiar with the hotel software, where the room reservations are stored and also how to answer telephone inquiries.
  • In the office: Have reviews of the hotel been given, on which a comment is required? Behind the scenes of the hotel you have to handle organisational and administrative tasks. This also includes accounting and human resource management.


Where do I spend my working day?

The departments listed above are all located in our hotels. There you will work for a fixed period in the respective teams of the individual departments.

Hotel Specialist (m/f/d) with additional qualification in Hotel Management

  • Duration: 3 years
  • No shortening of the training period possible
  • Precondition: Abitur or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • Training location: The training takes place in the company and in block lessons at the vocational school, every three years at the state vocational school for the hotel and restaurant industry VS-Villingen.


Differences from the classic hotel specialist (m/f/d)
The in-company training is similar. The following subjects are also taught at the school:

  • professional foreign language Spanish
  • professional foreign language French
  • hospitality management

Cook (m/f/d)

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Shortening of the training period to 2.5 years possible, depending on performance in the company and vocational school
  • Training location: The training takes place in the company and in block lessons at the vocational school.
  • First training year: Justus-von-Liebig School, Mannheim
  • Second and third training year: Johann-Georg-Doertenbach-Schule State vocational school for hotel and restaurant occupations, Calw


What tasks await me in this profession?

  • Create menus: The cook (m/f/d) prepares the menu even before going anywhere near the stove. You not only pay attention to a varied diet, but also consider the current season and special customer wishes. Asparagus, for example, is typically on the menu in spring, while mushrooms are more common in autumn. As a cook (m/f/d) you also have to keep in mind the expectations of many different groups of persons - from diabetics to vegetarians.
  • Store ingredients: As a cook (m/f/d) you also need to know where and how the various ingredients are stored - potatoes, for example, dark and cool, raw meat never together with other foodstuffs because of the risk of salmonella. This is also stipulated in the hygiene regulations which must be observed in restaurants. A regular control of the stock for durability of the food is also part of your duties.
  • Prepare dishes: The range of different dishes that you prepare as a cook (m/f/d) is huge. This is why employees in larger kitchens often specialise in specific areas: While one cook will cut the meat and continue to prepare it, another will be cleaning and the salad. Another one again will take care of the side dishes. Kitchen appliances make work easier.
  • Dinner arrangements: The dishes should not only taste good, but also look appealing. The cook (m/f/d) pays attention to this when arranging the food on the plate. You will also check that the setting is complete and in line with the order before the service personnel and the food make their way to the guest.
  • Creating a workflow plan and supervising the personnel: As a cook (m/f/d), depending on the position, you also plan the deployment of personnel and the workflow. As a chef, this includes assigning, instructing and supervising subordinates, such as kitchen assistants.
  • Cleaning and tidying the workplace: At the end of the working day, cleaning is on the agenda - ingredients which are not needed have to be packed away, kitchen utensils cleaned and waste disposed of. All this is done in compliance with strict hygiene regulations.

In inpatient and outpatient care:

Specialist geriatric nurse (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Formal teaching and practical training in the company alternate in multi-week blocks.


What tasks await me in this profession?
In training as a geriatric nurse you will be learning a responsible profession. Even during the training you will be supporting your colleagues in the care of our residents. You will be learning basic professional and treatment care. This includes body care, posture, measures to prevent diseases such as thrombosis and support during food intake. With sensitivity and deft encouragement you will motivate the residents to take part in daily activities. Therapeutic measures, documentation of your observations and talking to relatives are also part of the job.

The theoretical teaching covers areas such as:

  • Expertise on older persons
  • Modern care and medicine
  • Management and documentation
  • Law and administration
  • German language and communication
  • Religion


Where do I spend my working day?

You will gain valuable practical experience in our avendi facilities. Your theoretical knowledge will be gained at a vocational school for nursing care for the elderly. Formal teaching and practical training will alternate in multi-week blocks.


As a specialist nurse at avendi you will be able to work in the following fields:

  • nursing homes
  • outpatient care services
  • supervised flat-sharing communities


Further areas of deployment are also covered in the last year of training in the following fields:

  • day care facilities
  • hospitals and psychiatric clinics with a department for age-related diseases
  • rehabilitation facilities specialising in age-related illnesses
  • hospices

Specialist geriatric nurse (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 1 year
  • If you have already completed a voluntary social service year or have one year of professional experience in nursing, you can apply for a shortening in some federal states.


What tasks await me in this profession?
In your training as a care assistant for the elderly (m/f/d) you will learn how to care for the elderly in a person- and situation-specific way. For example, you will learn first aid, how to support the rehabilitation of the sick and how to document the care process.

The theoretical teaching covers areas such as:

  • Expertise on older persons
  • Modern care and medicine
  • Management and documentation
  • Law and administration
  • German language and communication
  • Religion


Where do I spend my working day?
You will gain valuable practical experience in our avendi facilities. Your theoretical knowledge will be gained at a vocational school for nursing care for the elderly.

Healthcare management assistant (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Your training will take place in conjunction with a vocational school, in our central administration and in our facilities.


What tasks await me in this profession?

In your training you will be learning how to use software programs, the meaning of medical terms and diagnoses as well as the billing of outpatient and inpatient services. You will learn to take on administrative tasks.


You will learn with us:

  • Structure and organisation of avendi
  • Quality management, controlling, human resources and complaint management
  • Information and communication systems
  • Design and organisation of work processes
  • Talking to residents, relatives, doctors, health and nursing insurance funds, etc.
  • Financing and billing in the health sector
  • Accounting
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Medical documentation, reporting and data protection
  • Procurement and materials management
  • Occupational health and safety, accident prevention and environmental protection


Where do I spend my working day?

Your training will take place in conjunction with a vocational school, in our central administration and in our facilities.

Cook (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • You will be learning the theoretical basics at a vocational school. You learn the practice in our avendi facilities for inpatient care.


What tasks await me in this profession?

During your training, we will show you how to create menus and recipes, organise work processes in the kitchen, calculate, order and store goods professionally. With the famous "eye for detail" you will ensure that our residents feel comfortable and only get the best on their plates. In your training as a cook you do not just be wielding the cooking spoon at the stove. You will ensure that everything goes smoothly in the kitchen. You will draw up personnel and menu plans and take care of purchases and professional storage. You will also keep an eye on hygiene: after work, the kitchen must be dazzling again. And the good news is that your working hours are fixed. At 6:30 the service begins and after lunch it becomes quieter. So there is time enough to tidy up, place orders and have a chat with the residents.

The theoretical teaching covers areas such as:

  • Vocational training, labour and collective bargaining law
  • Structure and organisation of the training company
  • Safety and health at work
  • Environmental protection
  • Dealing with guests, advice and sales
  • Use of equipment, machines and consumer goods, work planning
  • Hygiene
  • Kitchen area
  • Service area
  • Office organisation and communication
  • Merchandise management
  • Advertising and sales promotion
  • Application of work and kitchen techniques
  • Preparation of herbal foodstuffs
  • Manufacture of soups and sauces
  • Preparation of fish, shellfish and crustaceans
  • Processing of meat and offal
  • Processing of game and poultry
  • Production of appetisers and arrangement of cold plates
  • Preparation of dairy products and eggs
  • Production and processing of doughs and masses
  • Production of sweet dishes
  • Religion


Where do I spend my working day?

In our facilities you will be learning the practical side of the profession of cook. At the vocational school you will be taught the theoretical background knowledge.

Housekeeper (m/f/d)

  • Recognised dual training
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Housekeeping training takes place in the dual system. You learn the practical aspects in our facilities and the theory at a vocational school. Formal teaching and practical training will alternate in multi-week blocks.


What can I be expected to do in this job?

As a housekeeper (m/f/d), you are responsible for domestic utility services. You will take care of the right nutrition, the maintenance of the living area and linen and the satisfaction of the everyday needs of the persons cared for. With stylish room and table decorations, you can create a cosy ambience, motivate residents to engage in activities and support them in everyday situations. When putting together the menu and buying groceries, you will take into account the various demands of the residents. You will also keep an eye on the right storage, calculation and re-ordering of food and cleaning products. In our inpatient facilities you will draw up hygiene and cleaning plans and design the menu hand in hand with our cooks. In the laundry you will be responsible for the proper cleaning, drying and ironing of the clothes. But you not only organise the household, you also have to have an open ear for the persons you care for when they need someone to help them or to talk to them.

The theoretical teaching at vocational schools covers areas such as:

  • Knowledge of healthy nutrition and various forms of nutrition
  • Creative preparation of food
  • Professional service
  • Design and care of rooms and textiles
  • Domestic care and support services
  • Knowledge of environmental protection and hygiene
  • Charging of services
  • Health protection
  • Communication technologies
  • Economic and social contexts


Where do I spend my working day?

You will learn the practical aspects in our facilities in the areas of cleaning, laundry, social services and kitchen. Theory will be taught at a vocational school. Formal teaching and practical training will alternate in multi-week blocks.