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Apprenticeship: Electronics technician for automation technology

An apprenticeship as electronics technician for automation technology is the ideal jumping-off point for a varied career. In this apprenticeship, you learn how to install, program and optimize systems.

Your apprenticeship at KUKA

Electronics technicians for automation technology are specialists for computer-controlled systems. These include, for example, automatic production machines, traffic control systems or building management systems.

They analyze the relationships between functions, design modifications and expansions and program both systems and networks. Furthermore, they are responsible for the systems’ test runs and training users in operation.

At KUKA, these tasks are embedded in a highly innovative working environment: as an electronics technician for automation technology, you will play an active part in shaping Industrie 4.0.

Electronics technicians for automation technology work in an extremely wide range of areas. This gives you exciting insights into one of the most dynamic industries in the world.

During and after your training as an electronics technician, these tasks in particular await you:

  • Setting up, modifying and expanding complex automation systems

  • Assembly and installation of components

  • Configuration and programming of systems incl. testing and commissioning

Our training and further education offers

During your apprenticeship at KUKA, you have various possibilities for continuing your education. For example, you can benefit from the following offers:

  • Introduction days

  • Courses for exam preparation

  • Foreign language courses

  • Robot training

  • Foreign placements of four to six weeks

In addition, you also have various opportunities after your apprenticeship, such as:

  • Continuing education programs at the KUKA Academy

  • Sponsorship programs for master workers or technicians

Duration of the apprenticeship and graduation

KUKA offers training as an electronics technician for automation technology at its Augsburg and Obernburg sites.


Upon successful completion after 3.5 years, you will be trained electronics technician for automation technology of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Your training will take place in cooperation with the vocational school VII Augsburg. For you, this means that both your practical assignments at KUKA and your classes will take place in Augsburg.


Upon successful completion after 3 years, you will be trained electronics technician for automation technology of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Your training will take place in cooperation with the vocational schools in Obernburg or Aschaffenburg.

What you should bring with you

  • Affinity, enthusiasm and passion for technology and electronics

  • A good head for numbers and mathematics

  • Ability to think in three dimensions

  • Manual dexterity and an analytical approach

  • Flexibility and creativity

  • Enjoyment of working with other people in a multicultural/international setting

  • Middle maturity or (technical) high school diploma

This is what you can look forward to

  • Attractive remuneration including Christmas bonus and vacation pay

  • 30 days paid vacation

  • State-of-the-art training in the new education center (opened in September 2020)

  • State-of-the-art training facilities

  • Varied and interesting tasks as well as insights into Industrie 4.0

  • Fantastic atmosphere and a great team

  • Extensive continuous professional development opportunities

  • Company canteens and café

  • Very good transport connections

Starting date: The starting date each year is 1 September in Augsburg and Obernburg.


Please apply online via our careers site with complete application documents (covering letter, CV, references, etc.) about a year before the start of the apprenticeship.

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