Industrial clerks (m/f)

Period of training

3 years

Educational requirements:

At least 2 years of higher commercial school (advanced technical college certificate) or general university entrance qualification

What do industrial clerks do?

To be able to produce goods, industrial companies constantly need raw materials, machinery, accessories and so on. Industrial clerks determine what needs to be ordered and handle the entire purchasing process. Of course, they are also responsible for selling the products made. They negotiate with customers and suppliers, draw up quotations and cooperate in sales activities. They not only deal with figures on a daily basis, but they also use modern technology such as the Internet, since online buying and selling, i.e. e-commerce, is playing an increasingly important role in the corporate world.

Industrial clerks ...

  • obtain quotes and order goods for the company
  • check the goods received against delivery notes and invoices
  • determine and plan personnel requirements and deployment
  • are responsible for advertising and sales promotion measures
  • negotiate with customers and suppliers
  • calculate prices, draw up quotations and process customer orders
  • cooperate with the accounting process, e.g. book-keeping, checking payment receipts or writing reminders

... and this is what you need to bring!

  • An interest in commercial matters
  • Determination
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to enjoy working as part of a team and working with people
  • Confident, friendly personality
  • Good MS Office skills

What can I do with this career later on in life?

Courses, as well as further training, enable you to specialise,
for example in

  • Finance and accounting
  • Business Management, e.g. for Marketing / Export
  • Commercial Agent for foreign trade, etc.

A period of study at a university is also possible in certain circumstances.