Fraunhofer is regularly listed in rankings as a popular employer, e.g. the Universum Student Survey.
The average age of scientific staff is under 40.
Every individual is a team member – this promotes social skills and encourages communication, particularly where flat hierarchies are the norm. All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.
Assuming they fall within the overarching framework of research policy guidelines and the Institute’s general orientation, ideas can be turned into products, 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 this sector and each year an average of ten percent of staff move across to industry.
Projects provide good doctorate subjects.
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: best laboratory equipment, excellent working atmosphere, attractive assignments, high level of personal responsibility and measures to ensure a healthy work-life balance.