Port throughput would be inconceivable without heavy machinery. Our industrial mechanics are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, repairing and optimising this machinery. This apprenticeship takes three and a half years to complete. The practical aspects will be taught at HHLA’s container terminals in Hamburg, while the theoretical training will be provided at the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training’s technical college for steel construction and enginnering. A combination of theoretical and practical training will also be provided by the Hamburg Vocational Training Centre.
You will primarily work with mechanics and ropemakers at the container terminals. Your main tasks will include maintaining and repairing modern handling equipment at the terminal. You can also complete further training and gain additional qualifications, such as in additive manufacturing.
Are you interested in technology, careful, good with tools and do you have good hand-eye coordination? Then you’re in the right place. The equivalent of GCSEs are required along with a good understanding of maths and physics. Also important: You need to have a good tolerance for heights to work on the container gantry cranes.