Management Assistant – Office Management

“Management Assistant – Office Management” is a recognized occupation in accordance with the German Vocational Training Act (BBiG). This training program is regulated on a nationwide basis and lasts for three years. During their training at Fraunhofer IIS, office management assistants are typically assigned to the institute’s administrative department.


The training covers:

  • Operational organization
  • Office management and statistics
  • Word processing, office communications, data processing
  • Corporate accounting
  • Personnel management, payroll accounting
  • Order and invoice processing, warehousing

There is a need for office management assistants in almost every sector of the economy. At the institute, you will be assigned to areas such as the accounting office, the personnel office, and the receiving department.

The job requires a good knowledge of German and a basic knowledge of business administration, accounting, and the common Microsoft Office applications. You will have a friendly demeanor, good team and communication skills, and a precise and careful approach to your work.

If places are available on this training program, you will find details in our Job advertisements for new recruits and experienced professionals..

The websites below provide further information on the vocational profile of a “Management Assistant – Office Management”:

Personal reports from past trainees:#

Anna-Lena Krafft#

Past Trainee for Office Management from 2016 to 2019 - Now in the HR department

1. What did you particularly like about your training?
Anna-Lena Krafft: I particularly liked the regular organized trainee meetings and the trainee excursion, which takes place once a year. At the meetings, we were able to get to know each other better and learned important soft skills. We could also develop us further through internal and external seminars. During my training, I learned many new things and was able to develop my personality.

2. How did the training go?
Anna-Lena Krafft: During my apprenticeship, I got to know different departments, got an insight into the respective areas of responsibility and supported my colleagues in their work. This enabled me to determine where my particular interests and strengths lie.

3. How did working with your trainer work?
Anna-Lena Krafft: Our trainer always cared for us during the apprenticeship and supported us when we had questions and concerns.

4. How did you find out about the training?
Anna-Lena Krafft: I found the job advertisement on the IHK apprenticeship exchange.

5. Would you choose to study at Fraunhofer IIS again?
Anna-Lena Krafft: I can decide for myself that I would choose to study at Fraunhofer IIS again.

6. What happened after your training?
Anna-Lena Krafft: I was offered a job immediately after completing my training in the HR department.

 

Tim Kraus#

Past Trainee for Office Management from 2016 to 2019 - Now in the accounting department

 1. How did you find out about the training?
Through the Fraunhofer IIS website and through a friend.

2. What did you particularly like about your training?
Experiencing many departments in which you could get an insight into the different work areas. Many nice colleagues who were always helpful.


3. How did the training go?
I got to experience the entire administration department at the Erlangen location


4. How did working with your trainer work?
Outstanding! I had a very good relationship with my instructor. He was always there for me when I had questions and supported me wherever he could.


5. Would you choose to study at Fraunhofer IIS again?
I would decide again at any time and start an apprenticeship at Fraunhofer IIS


6. What happened after your training?
I am now working in accounting and will study business administration from October 1st, 2019. Here, my trainer and my superiors were there for me too and supported me in this decision.