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Options for vocational training in Germany

Explore your options in the fascinating world of reinsurance! Whether you're looking for traditional vocational training or aim to combine professional training with a university degree, we teach reinsurance – from the ground up.

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Take the hands-on approach to starting your career

Immerse yourself in our core business, reinsurance. This hands-on approach to learning the business takes you to different division units. In each division, you will have tasks that are your sole responsibility – of course, we’ll give you some time to get your bearings first. 

While you learn on the job, your trainer helps you navigate your training and career. Theory sessions, language courses and seminars enrich your learning experience, expanding your knowledge and cultivate your personal and professional skills. Interactions with peers at professional seminars give an opportunity to develop your own network from day one.

Participants with advanced-level credentials of education or commercial secondary school require two years of training, whereas students with general credentials of secondary education require two and a half years. The training venue is Munich.
Personal mentor
After an introductory course of several weeks, you will meet your personal mentor. This second-year trainee supports you to ensure a smooth and efficient transition into your professional life at Munich Re.
weeks at a primary insurer
As a participant in our vocational-training programme you learn the theory and practice of primary insurance in a bilingual vocational school class in preparation of your three-week assignment with a primary insurer.
The fact that my vocational training gave me the opportunity to familiarize myself with a large number of reinsurance departments in just two years reinforced my intention to start my career path here.
Veenet Muthraja
Munich Re Germany, Munich
Senior Underwriter 

What we’re looking for?

Education background
- excellent intermediate general or advanced-level credentials of education from a secondary school
- a sound understanding of mathematics
- good written and spoken communication skills in both German and English
Personal skills and dedication
- high level of commitment
- independent work ethic but plenty of team spirit
- confident and well-mannered
- a lively interest in international economic affairs
The reinsurance business fascinates me because we are able to assess global changes and trends, and then develop solutions that help effectively deal with their consequences.
Veenet Muthraja 
Munich Re Germany, Munich
Senior Underwriter

Are we a match?

You are a strong student with interest in international economy. You are committed, confident and a team player. And, you are ready to build your career from the ground up?

Get in touch

You have questions about vocational-training options at Munich Re, about our recruiting process, or hit a snag applying online? We’d love to hear from you.