10 good reasons

Ten good reasons to work for Fraunhofer

Popular employer

According to a Universum student survey in 2009 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of the most popular employers for students in Germany.


Good reputation

All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.


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. 


Research freedom

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.


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: 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)