Vocational training, higher education, careers.

Careers with a future

Working for Europe's market leader.

Protecting the environment and using resources and energy efficiently are issues which will have a major impact on the economic and industrial future. As Europe's market leader for recycled office and magazine paper, the ecologically integrated paper recycling factory operated by Steinbeis in Glückstadt is one of the most modern of its kind in Europe. We offer school leavers and young adults combined study programmes or highly qualified vocational training as paper technicians, machine operators, plant operators, industrial mechanics, mechatronics engineers, warehouse specialists and industrial clerks.  Join us and help shape the future. Apply for work experience, a vocational training position or a work placement on a cooperative education programme.

Steinbeis as an employer

What we offer our employees.

As one of the largest employers in the region, Steinbeis enjoys a good reputation for the quality of its vocational training and social integrity. Our offers are designed to attract employees who will stay with our company long-term. Around half of our employees have been working for us for 25 or more years. This is thanks to our sustainable HR strategy, which includes for example innovative working time arrangements and shift options.


Attractive location

Glückstadt (population: 12,000) is located to the north west of Hamburg (30-minute train journey) on the banks of the River Elbe, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Schleswig Holstein. The local infrastructure offers everything necessary for life in the 21st century: all types of schools, shops, excellent public transport connections and ready access to various motorways.

Vocational training at Steinbeis

Work experience, vocational training, study placements.

You're still at school, you've just left school or you'd like to go to university? Completing an internship at Steinbeis will give you valuable insights into the paper industry, and inspiration for choosing a career. If you have a "Hauptschulabschluss" or "Realschulabschluss" school leaving certificate (GCSE equivalent), you are most welcome to apply for a vocational training position with Steinbeis. If you have an advanced school leaving certificate (Abitur or equivalent), we offer attractive career opportunities via a cooperative education programme which combines advanced education with a work placement here in one of the most modern companies in the recycling industry.



Girls Day, Boys Day

Every year, Steinbeis traditionally hosts a Girls & Boys Day. On this day, we present various vocational training opportunities and careers for young, committed school leavers in the recycling industry. So what's on the agenda on Girls & Boys Day? We'll give you a guided tour of Europe's most modern integrated paper recycling factory. You'll be able to see the different vocations at Steinbeis in action: research, development, production, engineering, marketing, sales and administration.

Register for the Girls & Boys Day via the following websites: oder

Girls Day Video – Steinbeis Careers Day

  • Paper technologist (m/f)
  • Mechatronics engineer (m/f)
  • Industrial mechanic (m/f)
  • Industrial clerk (m/f)
  • Machine & plant operator (m/f)
  • Warehouse specialist (m/f)

The world of tomorrow belongs to recycling! Career prospects in this field are promising. Make a good choice for your own future by making Steinbeis and sustainable paper production the focus of your degree!

Study at university and do work placements at Steinbeis (find out more under "Work Experience and Dissertations") – the clever way to combine a particularly attractive degree course with working in the paper industry. Before applying for a place on a cooperative education programme in the fields of Business Computing B. Sc. (UAS) or Business Administration B. Sc. (UAS), you will need to sit a selection test set by the Nordakademie University. Once you have completed the test, you will receive your results in a PDF file. Please include this PDF with your application. Without this document, we regret that Steinbeis will be unable to accept your application to the Nordakademie. We offer placements for a cooperative education programme in Electronic Engineering with focus on automation technology in conjunction with Emden/Leer University.

  • Business Computing B. Sc. (UAS)
  • Business Administration B. Sc. (UAS)
  • Electronic Engineering (B. Eng.) with a focus on automation technology

Steinbeis Papier offers a wide range of interesting and relevant subjects for project work and dissertations for the following Bachelor and Masters degrees:

  • paper engineering, process engineering, wood technology, environment & chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering


Vacancies at Steinbeis

Would you like to shape your future with the European market leader in graphic recycled paper? Please feel free to send us an unsolicited application via email to:

We'll then add you to our mailing list and inform you as soon as any suitable positions arise.