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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

  • Robot training

  • Foreign language courses

  • Courses for exam preparation

Duration of the apprenticeship and graduation

KUKA offers training as an electronics technician for automation technology at its Augsburg headquarter.


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.

You should offer the following:

A good head for numbers and mathematics

Manual dexterity and an analytical approach

Flexibility and creativity

Middle maturity or (technical) high school diploma

Ability to think in three dimensions

Affinity, enthusiasm and passion for technology and electronics

This is what you can look forward to

  • Varied and interesting tasks

    as well as insights into Industrie 4.0
    Learn more about Industry 4.0
  • Extensive continuous professional development opportunities

    Specialist, master craftsman or technician

  • State-of-the-art training

    in the new education center (opened in September 2020)
    Learn more about our training center
  • State-of-the-art training facilities

    (New machines, tablet PCs at the workbenches, etc.)
  • KUKA Summary

    Attractive remuneration

    including Christmas bonus and vacation pay
  • Foreign placements of four to six weeks

    For example in Belgium, China or USA
  • 30 days paid vacation

  • Company canteens and café

  • KUKA for Automotive

    Very good transport connections

  • Financial support in the 365 Euro Ticket from AVV

  • Events and actions

    such as summer parties, karting or a visit to the subsidiaries.

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


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.

Have we aroused your interest?

If so, apply now online via our careers site!


Contact Augsburg:
Mr. Manfred Schussmann
Head of Training Center
Tel. +49 821 797-1407