Know how to keep cool? Then you could become a mechatronics engineer for refrigeration technology. HHLA subsidiary HCCR (Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur-Gesellschaft) will take charge of your training at the HHLA container terminals so that in three and a half years you can become an expert in reefer containers and air conditioners in buildings and vehicles. The academic part of your training will take place during lessons at the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training BS 19.
Food, medications and other temperature-sensitive goods require special transport and storage conditions that can only be provided with air conditioning and cooling systems. Air conditioning systems are being installed in an increasing number of office and commercial buildings in order to allow people to remain productive even when the temperatures rise. Digitalisation, too, is leading to a faster pace of change in the field of cooling technology. Cooling and air conditioning technology require specialised knowledge and offer good employment prospects for qualified professionals.
You’re interested in technology, good with your hands, careful and have good hand-eye coordination? Then this cool apprenticeship might be just what you're looking for. At least you’ll need good secondary school marks, particularly in maths and physics. You should also work well in a team and be willing to work outdoors at any time of the year and at different times of the day. Also important: You also need to have a good tolerance for heights to work on tall buildings and the container gantry cranes.