- Good reputation
Fraunhofer is regularly listed in rankings as a popular employer, e.g. the Universum Student Survey.
- Young colleagues
The average age of scientific staff is under 40.
- People skills
Every individual is a team member – this promotes social skills and encourages communication, particularly where flat hierarchies are the norm. All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.
- Research freedom
Assuming they fall within the overarching framework of research policy guidelines and the Institute’s general orientation, ideas can be turned into products, theories into practice.
- Qualification for a professional role
Graduates can qualify for a responsible position in industry in an application-oriented working environment. Fraunhofer’s Institutes work closely with this sector and each year an average of ten percent of staff move across to industry.
- Doctorate subjects
Projects provide good doctorate subjects.
- Continuing education
Fraunhofer invests money in qualification through continuing education. eLearning, vocational training and continuing professional development seminars are designed and organized for all employees.
- Good working conditions
New entrant surveys say it all: best laboratory equipment, excellent working atmosphere, attractive assignments, high level of personal responsibility and measures to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
- Springboard into self-employment
Fraunhofer helps provide advice, equipment and support to staff wishing to enter self-employment.