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Interns – Thesis students - Student trainees


"My name is Gerhard Kersten. I am 23 years old and I study economic engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen.

I have been working with WEST since May 2011 in the process engineering department, where I can use my theoretical knowledge from university in a real work environment. WEST offers me the opportunity to work on my own projects together with my colleagues from process engineering in different departments of the plant. While working in this international company, you have also the chance to work with colleagues from different plants, you learn a lot about industry standards and you are able apply your foreign language.

Beside my study specialization, all these offered opportunities, and the fact that you find a cooperative and constructive working atmosphere at West made it easy for me to choose WEST as my employer.

Gerhard Kersten, Student Trainee Process Engineering

West provides you with an opportunity to enhance your theoretical skills with interesting and important practical experience. As an intern, you will be involved in the daily operational business and in specific project work. Use this opportunity to gather valuable experience and build a well-rounded foundation for your future career at West.

Thesis students
If you are studying at a university or a university of applied sciences majoring in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or Business Administration, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Choose a topic provided by West or submit a topic of your own for our review.

Student trainees
West offers an interesting insight into its activities based on your interests and focus. You can work as a student trainee to further your knowledge and gain work experience. At the same time, you will enrich West’s day-to-day business with your comprehensive academic knowledge.

You should be in the top range of your class and have completed three semesters in your field of study. You are a creative, ambitious, customer-focused and goal-oriented team player, who likes to think imaginatively.

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