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10 good reasons to work for Fraunhofer …

Good reputation

All employees are well-qualified and take a problem-oriented approach to their work.


Young colleagues

The average age of scientific staff is under 40.


People skills

Every individual is a team member – this promotes social skills and encourages communication, particularly where flat hierarchies are the norm.


Research freedom

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.


Doctorate subjects

Projects provide good doctorate subjects.


Continuing education

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.


Springboard into self-employment

Fraunhofer helps provide advice, equipment and support to staff wishing to enter self-employment.