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Training as an industrial clerk at BURG-WÄCHTER

An apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at BURG-WÄCHTER consists of a theoretical and a practical part, which is why they are also called dual apprenticeships. You learn the theoretical basics at vocational school and the practical skills in the company.
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Key points of the industrial clerk apprenticeship

  • Duration of training: 3 years + possibility of shortening the training period
  • Commercial area - work preparation to logistics
  • Knowledge of English
  • Communicative, responsible
  • Analytical way of thinking
The training consists of a theoretical and a practical part, which is why they are also called dual training. You learn the theoretical basics at vocational school and the practical skills in the company.

The duration of training is 3 years and can be shortened with appropriate qualifications. This can be agreed before the start of the training or submitted during the course of the training through appropriate performance.

Industrial clerks work in the commercial area of a company and get to know all departments during their training.

In materials management, they compare offers, negotiate with suppliers and supervise the receipt of goods. In production planning, they control and monitor the production of goods and prepare the corresponding order documents. In logistics, they learn how to handle national and international consignments of goods, taking into account the legal requirements. Sales tasks also include working out calculations and prices and negotiating sales with customers.

In addition, strategies are developed in the marketing department to optimally promote the products on the market. This includes analysing the market and competitors, as well as optimising product texts. In the financial accounting department, all business transactions are processed, booked and controlled. In the area of human resources, you will gain insight into the selection and planning of personnel.

Since an industrial clerk goes through and gets to know all areas, he/she turns out to be a true "all-rounder".

  • Skills that are useful for the job
    • Strong communication skills
    • Organisational skills
    • Analytical way of thinking
    • Inquisitive
    • Responsible
Don't be afraid to apply for the apprenticeship if your skills are not yet strong in some of these areas. Most people feel the same way and you can't do everything from the start. There are many ways to improve or learn your skills on the job. Below we explain how these skills can help you in your apprenticeship or where they can be developed.

Communication skills

Communication is crucial when dealing with people. You have to be able to relate to many different types of people, whether you are advising customers, negotiating with suppliers or working with colleagues.

It is important to listen actively, have an open manner and be able to express yourself, both orally and in writing. Ideally, you should also be able to do this in another language, which is especially helpful in internationally active companies.

Organisational talent

An organisational talent is characterised above all by a structured and organised way of working. You should be able to plan processes and manage yourself. It is important to set priorities and to be able to switch between different tasks in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. In addition, it is helpful if you can remember things well and work in a concentrated manner, as there can also be disruptive factors in an office, such as a ringing telephone.

Analytical mindset

A company has different types of processes. In order to understand the effects of these processes, it is helpful to have the ability to analyse situations and facts. You can then draw conclusions and possibly even think of optimisation approaches. This ability is beneficial in all departments of a business management company.


The digital world in particular is constantly changing. In your apprenticeship, you will work with modern applications for PC work and communication. Therefore, you should have a certain willingness to learn and be open to new things. Through further development, your knowledge will always be up to date and keep up with the times.


Your decisions always have an impact on the company and its success. You should be aware of this responsibility. In the course of your apprenticeship you will grow with your tasks, so that in the end you will be ready to take on this responsibility.

About us
BURG-WÄCHTER was founded in 1920. The family business is based in Wetter an der Ruhr in the southern Ruhr area, where administration and sales are located. The production headquarters as well as our research and development department, purchasing, training centre and central warehouse are located in Meinerzhagen in the western Sauerland region.

For more than 100 years, we have been a leading supplier of security technology and offer our customers security products for home and on the road. Safes, electronic door locks, alarm systems, smart home, cameras, but also Letter boxes, padlocks and bicycle locks are part of our extensive product portfolio.

We are represented by our own subsidiaries in the major European markets. We have established our own locations in France, England, Romania and China. That's why we also take responsibility outside Germany and are committed to good working conditions and fair pay.

Since 1920, we have been producing by people for people. We always keep in mind that the issue of safety is a very personal one for everyone, with individual requirements.
We want to meet these requirements with the highest quality. Quality "Made in Germany".

What you bring with you:

  • Secondary school leaving certificate / technical secondary school leaving certificate or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences
  • Enjoy German, maths and English
  • Enjoy organisational processes
  • Project/process-oriented
  • Reliability, diligence, accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team, motivation, willingness to perform / quick perception
  • German language business fluent
We offer:
  • Attractive apprenticeship pay
  • Holiday & Christmas bonus
  • 35-hour week
  • Flexible working hours with flexitime account
  • Up to 30 days' holiday/year
  • Shortening of training possible
  • Employee offers and annual company events
  • Intensive induction at the start of training
  • Familiar open working atmosphere

What can you do after training?

Qualification for professions (selection)
  • Purchasing
    • Finance and accounting,
    • Sales
    • E-commerce
    • Marketing
    • Logistics
    • IT
    • Production Planning
    • Social Media
    • Personnel

  • Career opportunities
    • Business economist
    • Part-time Bachelor's degree
    • Further training with specialisations (e.g. eCommerce Manager, Online Marketing Manager, etc.)

We offer this apprenticeship at our locations in Wetter and Meinerzhagen. Find out which of our locations is near you and apply now to your future trainer:

Wetter / Volmarstein
Lisa Frank
Hendrik Gerlitzki

Valbert / Meinerzhagen
Deborah Glaubitz