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Apprenticeship at Leica Microsystems

At our headquarters in Wetzlar, we offer various technical and commercial apprenticeships. Thanks to many years of experience in the field, we can help you gain worthwhile experience at the beginning of your career.

It is important for us to ensure the best possible talent development of our own associates, so that we can continue to meet the requirements of our users and customers with innovative solutions in the future.

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Apprenticeship as a precision microscope optician

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Would you like to contribute to the production of the core optics of our microscopes?

During your apprenticeship as a precision optician, you will be able to apply the scientific and technical knowledge you learned at vocational school directly into daily practice. You begin with a glass block. In the course of the production process, it becomes an optical component of the highest quality in the form of lenses, prisms or mirrors. A variety of tasks await you, ranging from manual work, such as lapping, grinding and polishing, to working with CNC machines and state-of-the-art measuring technology.

Training duration: 3.5 years


  • Completed school education
  • Understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Dexterity
  • Ability to stay focused on your work
  • Understanding of 3D geometric spatial relationships

Apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician

Are you interested in mechanical and electronic processes? Do you want a versatile profession in which you can apply your technical knowledge?

Then an apprenticeship as a mechatronics technician is just the thing for you. There you will learn to understand connections within mechatronic systems and to investigate energy flows in electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic assemblies. The training will make you the contact person for the assembly, maintenance and servicing of our systems.

Training duration: 3.5 years


  • Completed school education
  • Understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Interest in various technologies
  • Dexterity

Apprenticeship in industrial trade

Is organization exactly your thing? You are communicative, have a good command of the English and German language and are competent with a PC?

Then become part of Leica Microsystems and gain experience in an international company. During your apprenticeship, you will often communicate in the English language. For those whose native language is not English, then you have the chance to take part in the Cambridge program, an English language development course, and obtain a final certificate. You will gain insights into the internal processes and procedures of various departments, such as procurement, personnel management or marketing. You can work on your own projects at an early stage and contribute your own ideas.

Training duration: 2 years


  • General certificate of education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification with commercial/business orientation
  • Interest in business operations
  • Good command of English