Precision mechanic


The profession of precision mechanic is a 3.5-year recognized training occupation in the skilled trades.

Vocational school

The training is carried out within the framework of the dual system by two institutions, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) as the company and the vocational school (Georg-Schlesinger-Schule in Berlin), where the technical theoretical training is taught in block lessons (dates).

Company: Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

The trainees complete their apprenticeship in the precision mechanics workshop, where their instructor and four experienced craftsmen are always on hand to offer advice and assistance. The institute has two workshops with modern drilling, turning and milling machines.

The precision engineering workshop makes an enormous contribution to astrophysical research. High-precision parts are manufactured there, which are assembled into subassemblies and used on telescopes worldwide.

Available training positions

The AIP is providing training as a precision mechanic with a focus on precision mechanics. Two apprentices per training cycle can be trained at the AIP for the profession of precision mechanic. The current training cycle started in the 2020/2021 school year and is expected to last until the 2023/2024 school year, which is why there are unfortunately no available training positions for this apprenticeship with us at the moment. We expect to recruit new trainees again for the 2024/2025 school year.

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Last update: 1. March 2022