Information management cooperative study program: develop ERP systems
Do you find that your computer is an essential tool at school and during your leisure time? Are you interested in finding out about the technology behind it? Are you a rational person with good communication skills? Then you have come to the right place.
Course of the practical section
These are important milestones in your practical training:
- during the study program you find out about the layout and structure of our global IT system.
- You work with networks, servers, mobile computing, software and hardware selection, security, service and support.
- Multi-day seminars on the topics such as communication, autonomy and development opportunities also prepare you for the challenges in professional life.
- You cooperate in national and international projects such as the rollout of new SAP systems.
- You develop ERP systems and adapt these to department requirements across the company.
- You expand your knowledge in the area of programming and web technology.
- You experience materials and production management first-hand through Sales and HR through to Finance and Controlling.
If you receive good results in the theoretical and practical parts you can complete an internship abroad in one of our international subsidiaries or a multi-week visit to our sales offices in Germany.
On the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University webpages you will find general description of the study programs as well as detailed information on the individual modules of our study model.
Your tasks at SEW-EURODRIVE
As an information management engineer you will be part of productive operations in the IT department from the very start and gradually familiarize yourself with the company's hardware and software. Your tasks include investigating the functionalities of a new software or programming an evaluation in the SAP environment requested by a department. At the same time you learn about the work processes in various business areas in information discussions and smaller practical assignments. You also learn about the internal customer demands of IT. Your key tasks include the recording of IT concepts with subsequent coordination and implementation as well as testing and introduction. You then also support the departments in everyday operation.
What happens after the study program
Most of our information management graduates now work in IT. Here they work as specialists in various systems and programs, such as our operating systems, client-server structures, databases and basic SAP programs. Or, they work in system development where they are responsible for adapting the SAP modules to our requirements using the programming language ABAP. Another potential field of activity is global IT support, which the company provides from its base in Germany.
As web experts, our information management engineers manage our intranet and Internet presence and the e-business applications for our sales department and our customers. Or they work as IT specialists in all our business departments – ultimately, business studies is a key part of your degree program.
As one of about 200 IT employees there are a wide range of activities that you may be assigned to complete. We have a cutting-edge and innovative IT area that is extremely important for the company.
Regardless of which area you decide on, we place a great deal of importance on technical and personal development. We also support you in obtaining your Master's qualification if this is required for your desired career and this fits in with your performances.
What you need to start the information management cooperative study program
We require a general university entrance qualification for a cooperative study program. But, for the Cooperative State University study program you also have the opportunity to study at the Cooperative State University with a qualification to attend a university of applied sciences. To do so, you will need very good results in the study capability test at the DHBW as well as having completed your professional training in the desired subject with very good grades.
A specific cut-off is not required to study with us – but your results should still be fairly good overall. At the end of the day the cooperative study program is very compact and demanding. That's why we also expect at least a double-digit score in mathematics, English and computer science and business studies, if applicable.
It is particularly important to us that your personal skills fit the training and us as a company. Grades are not the only factor based on which we grant our study places, rather they secure your ticket to the interview. Do you take responsibility and always give your best? Do you think beyond your immediate tasks and take responsibility for errors? Maybe you have already demonstrated these characteristics in school and leisure activities? Then your chances of studying with us are quite high.
What you will earn
The training stipend is clearly regulated. SEW-EURODRIVE pays its trainees the following salary based on the collective agreement with the Nordwürttemberg/Nordbaden metal and electrical industry:
- First year of study: EUR 1,173.50
- Second year of study: EUR 1,258.80
- Third year of study: EUR 1,433.80
Would you like to find out more about the information management cooperative study program from first-hand accounts? Then read what Tobias Blatz has to say!