IT Specialist – System Integration

You are interested in logical connections, are familiar with current hardware and software and find programming languages exciting?

If you become an IT specialist with us, you can look forward to working in a wide range of areas.

If you decide to specialize in system integration, IT infrastructure will become your area of specialization. You will provide support in the analysis of customer requirements and find the technology that fits. You will combine the various hardware and software components to form complex systems. Administering the systems and training users will also be amongst the areas which you can look into further during your training.

IT trainee works with his trainer in the server room.
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IT system administrators install applications, keep the IT infrastructure running, eliminate potential faults and ensure professional care and maintenance.
IT trainee removes the hard disk from a laptop.
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The tasks of IT systems specialists also include the maintenance and repair of computer systems.
IT trainee and trainer at work.
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Among other things, our trainees learn how to manage databases and provide technical support.
A look behind the scenes of the IT department of the Fraunhofer IST.
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Our IT team does valuable work. They usually work in the background, are always on hand when things go wrong, are available to answer questions and support the Institute's employees in driving forward their research projects, new technologies and innovations.

Training content:

  • System architecture
  • Hardware and operating systems
  • Software applications
  • Installation and configuration
  • Analysis and design
  • Program development and documentation
  • Test procedures
  • System maintenance
  • Interface concepts
  • System configuration
  • Networks
  • System solutions
  • System development

Training period:

Three years, shorter periods may be possible under certain conditions

What you offer:

  • A good school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss, 16+) with a 3 (C) grade minimum in English and math
  • You have good computer skills
  • You are interested in IT and technical interactions
  • You enjoy using IT
  • You have an outgoing personality

Are you passionate about your subject but just ran out of steam in your degree? If you are looking for something a little more practical, training at Fraunhofer could be the right decision for you, too, as you take a break from your studies.