10 good reasons ...

... to work for Fraunhofer

  • Young colleagues
    The average age of scientific staff is under 40.
  • People skills
    All employees are well-qualified and take a solution-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.