Industrial engineering dual study programme - Life Cycle Catering.
The all-rounder in the nutrition industry.

Learning content:

As part of the thematically broad-based study programme focussing on business you will familiarise yourself with interesting task areas and solutions in the industry. You will be handling both business administration and technical content:

  • Business administration: Management of finance, marketing, HR, logistics and sales as well as market & value creation and the principles of logistics & procurement
  • Technology: Raw materials, production and value creation, catering management, production & appliance technology, commercial kitchen planning, environment & technology
  • Connecting modules: Culinary arts, design and sensor technology, project & data management, product and services development

Within the company, we have adapted the training plan of your course content and you will apply and expand on the theoretical knowledge acquired in practice. This will provide you with well-grounded training throughout the value chain and you will be able to use this in the sales and marketing areas.

How is the study course structured at RATIONAL?

The training course always begins in the winter semester. You will complete your internship with us in Product Development, Product Management and in Sales. You will undertake the theoretical portion at our partner university.

  • Apprenticeship period: 4 years
  • University/vocational school: Hochschule Fulda
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Science

What do you learn at RATIONAL in the practical in-company learning stages?

  • Specific industrial customer and product skills
  • Project management methods
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • Corporate philosophy, structure and culture

What can we offer you?

  • 38 hours a week and statutory holiday entitlement
  • Attractive training allowances
  • ca. 70 % holiday pay
  • ca. 100 % Christmas bonus
  • Tax-free travel allowance
  • Payments to employees' savings schemes
  • Meal allowances
  • Occupational clothing including cleaning (for technical study courses only)

Questions on how to apply.
When? How? What?

  • Requirements

    Entry requirements:
    Completed traineeships (technical, commercial or as a chef) or a degree from an university of applied sciences or a general university

  • When?

    Applications received every year by August 31 at the latest for the next course year.

  • How?

    Application only online with a cover letter, cv, half-year and annual reports from the previous academic year as well as any certificates for completed work placements.

  • After the application?

    As soon as we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation of receipt to confirm that we have received everything we need from you.
    If we think you are suitable, we will invite you to an interview in Autumn and our applicant day. This allows you to get to know the company and we can meet you.

  • Questions?

    We look forward to hearing from you:

    By telephone: +49 (0)8191 3270 or

    by e-mail:

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