Apprenticeship at Karcher Design

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We – Jan und Isabel – and our 90 motivated employees are Karcher Design. We develop and distribute high quality, designer ironmongery products and their accessories in Europe and North America.

To continue as a successful company, we need specialized and highly trained staff – which is why we are also officially registered to offer further education qualifications. The dual training/apprenticeship system in Germany is unique in the world and we are very proud of it.  The main purpose is to give young people, especially school leavers, the best start in their professional life. Having a well trained workforce in every sector helps to maintain the world renowned quality of German products. In total there are 324 officially registered professions in Germany.  

The idea is to combine theory and work experience of one specific working field. This is similar to an apprenticeship, but it not just limited to trades. For the theoretical part, the trainee (or in German “Azubi”) goes to a technical college or trade school for two days each week. The remaining three days are spent working at the company, gaining practical experience and on-the-job training. The training course lasts between two to three years – depending on the working field you choose. The training is concluded with a final exam, following which the trainee receives an official education certificate which is recognised all over Germany. As an “Azubi” you are an employee of a company and will receive a fixed salary.




Our apprenticed professions

Apprenticeship as a Management Assistent in Wholesale and Export Trade Management

Wholesale and export trade management assistants procure goods from various sectors and sell them on to trade, crafts and industry. They gather product knowledge, acquire customers, conduct benchmarking and market analyses, and monitor stock-keeping to ensure the smooth flow of goods.

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Apprenticeship as a Warehouse Logistics Specialist

Warehouse logistics specialists receive goods of all kinds and are responsible for checking their quantity and condition on based on accompanying documents. They organise the unloading of the goods, sort them and store them appropriately in previously planned locations.

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Join our Team

In our company we have currently employ eight “Azubis”, with three different specialisations. Aside from the day to day work, “Azubis” get the chance to take on special jobs like our “Azubi” marketing movies to present our company to potential applicants, or organising of our Christmas party.  

As an international trading company we always look for staff who are fluent in the languages of our customers – many of our employees are do not speak German as their native language. We have employees from France, UK, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Argentina and Croatia – just to name a few!  

This is the reason why we are looking for you as a native speaker. Of course, we will offer you a German language course and help you step by step on your way to German fluency.

Have a look at the two specialties we have openings for below. Please read also the testimonies from Carola, Abdel and Eric who came from France and Italy to join our company.

What our trainees say about their apprenticeship


Apprenticeship as a Management Assistent in Wholesale and Export Trade Management, 3 year

My name is Carola, I am 24 years old and I am in the third year of my apprenticeship as a clerk in wholesale and export trade. During my apprenticeship I worked in various departments: customer aftersales service, warehouse and sales for Germany and export.

A good working atmosphere is very important at Karcher Design. My colleagues are always helpful and I am sure that if I have any questions, they will help me prepare for the final exam in the best possible way.


Apprenticeship as a Management Assistent in Wholesale and Export Trade Management, 1 year

My name is Eric and I am from France. After my BAC S I decided to learn something new and challenge myself to study abroad to deepen my German and English skills, as well as to discover a new culture. That’s why I started my apprenticeship as a clerk in wholesale and export trade management with international additional qualification at Karcher-Design. This apprenticeship lasts 2 and a half years with alternating lessons in school and work in the company.


Apprenticeship as a Warehouse Logistics Specialist, 1 year

My name is Abdelhamid, I am 24 years old and since September 2022 I have been doing an apprenticeship training as a warehouse logistics specialist. This apprenticeship is split over three and a half days in the company and one and a half day in a technical school each week. The training consists of learning the basics of order preparation in the warehouse. This apprenticeship lasts for 2 to 3 years and ends with final exams.

Our trainees

Warehouse Logistics Specialist
Wholesale and Export Trade Management
Wholesale and Export Trade Management
Wholesale and Export Trade Management
Marketing & Communication
Marketing & Communication
Wholesale and Export Trade Management
Student - Business Informatics

Quick application - only with your CV and school leaving certificates



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Raiffeisenstraße 32
D-74906 Bad Rappenau

Tel: +49 7264-9164-0

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