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Apprentices & Students

With an apprenticeship or placement at Brainlab, you’re on your way to a fulfilling and exciting future. From day one you have the power to support the many different areas of Brainlab to ensure their success and our growth.

Open positions

Why we do what we do

We are the innovators of tomorrow. With the training and experience we gather at Brainlab, we are establishing a basis for future technologies and even more advancements in the field of medical technology.

Apprenticeship opportunities

Industry business management

In this three year apprenticeship, you’ll be exposed to a number of different departments that are crucial for running a business: Sales, sales operations, events & exhibits, human resources, order coordination, warehouse, production, export, support, finance and reception.

Marketing communications

This three year apprenticeship will take you on a journey through all our departments that touch on marketing and communication: product and strategic marketing, sales, events & exhibits and reception with glimpses into other areas like finance.

IT system integration

As an IT specialist apprentice, you’ll focus on IT system integration during this three year program. You’ll work in our various departments like our service desk, core infrastructure, client management, network and platform services, business application development and QM tools.

Devices and systems

As an electronics technician apprentice, your three year program will take you through the various relevant departments at Brainlab, like production, IT and support.

Study opportunities


You’ll support your team full-time (40 hours a week) with specific projects and benefit from the knowledge of your colleagues to advance your own development during your studies. An internship at Brainlab lasts 3 to 6 months.

Working Student

You’ll support your team with projects on a part-time basis (up to 20 hours a week, up to 40 hours during semester breaks) while you learn from their knowledge and experience. Working student opportunities last for 6 months but may be extended up until the end of your studies.

Dual Student

On a part-time basis (up to 20 hours a week, up to 40 hours during semester breaks), you’ll support the team by working independently on projects. You’ll benefit from the expertise of your teammates in order to further your educational goals. Dual student positions last 18 months and we’ll pay your study fees and offer you a minimum one year position after graduation.

How we hire

We are committed to providing applicants with the best experience when they apply for a job at Brainlab. After all, you may be walking the halls or representing us in your region soon, so we’re going to show you how valuable you are from get-go! Generally speaking, the process can involve a discovery call, video interview and/or personal interview and further assessment rounds to determine that you’re the right fit at Brainlab.

1. Submit application

Check out our open opportunities and apply online. Didn’t find the position you were hoping for? Sign up for our Talent Pool so we can access your application for future positions.

2. Discovery call

As a first step, we’ll have a telephone interview. This call is a chance to discover a little more about you and clarify any open questions you may have. If it’s a success, we’ll get back to you about next steps within two weeks.

3. Assessment Round

If the role requires specific technical skills, you’ll likely to be invited to an assessment round before or after the discovery call. Depending on the position, you may be asked to complete specific tasks to test your skill.

4. Face-to-face Interview

If you’ve done well in the previous rounds, it’s time for a personal or video interview. We’ll ask you competency-based and technical questions, if applicable, and answer any queries you have about the role and company.

5. Leadership Interview

Depending on the role, you may also be asked to join an interview with our leadership, like a member of our General Management team.

FAQ Apprenticeship opportunities

No. Our application phase for the start of the respective apprenticeship year begins in October / November of the previous year and ends around January.

We prefer to receive applications directly through our homepage.

You’ll need a cover letter, CV and your latest certificates.

Generally good. Being hired is always based on your suitability and performance.

The apprenticeship allowance in the first year is €850, and increases to €950 in the second and €1050 in the third. In addition, we will cover the cost of your public transportation pass.

Generally speaking, you can shorten your apprenticeship by half a year, provided that the shortening is specified by both contracting parties when it’s signed or requested at a later date, in accordance with your previous school education, vocational training or if you were over 21 at the beginning of your apprenticeship.

Like all Brainlab employees, you’ll have 30 days of vacation a year.

You will be looked after by expert trainers who are always ready to listen to your questions and concerns. During training assignments in specialist departments, you’ll also have specialist trainers by your side to impart their specific knowledge.

FAQ Study opportunities

German or English, depending on what’s more comfortable for you.

The first is about 30 to 45 minutes and the second is about an hour.

Apply when an interesting job ad is posted by us and you can estimate your possible start date.

We will pay your study fees and offer you a one year contract after graduation. If it is going well, then of course there’s a possibility for a permanent contract.

Yes it is, but we would recommend starting with us as an intern or working student.

Internships are 3 to 6 months, working student positions are 6 months to the end of your studies and dual student positions are 18 months, the duration of your Master’s program.

You need to be enrolled in a university program and have German health insurance.

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