Ten good reasons to work for Fraunhofer
According to a Universum student survey in 2009 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of the most popular employers for students in Germany.
All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.
The average age of scientific staff is under 40.
Every individual is a team member – this promotes social skills and encourages communication, particularly where flat hierarchies are the norm.
Provided that they fall within the overarching framework of research policy guidelines and the institute’s general orientation, ideas can be turned into products, and 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 the commercial sector, and each year an average of ten percent of staff move across to industry.
Projects provide good doctorate subjects.
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: the best laboratory equipment, excellent working atmosphere, interesting assignments, high levels 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.
(Source: FOCUS-CAMPUS 8/2007)