Vocational training program in Germany

Cooperative studies in Germany

Together with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Nokia is offering several cooperative Bachelor courses, ranging from applied computer science and communication engineering to business administration.

The cooperative studies concept includes various special aspects and is unique in Germany. Here are some of the most significant ones:

  • Your studies will be split into two terms per semester: a theoretical phase with lectures at the DHBW and one phase to apply your knowledge at Nokia, your cooperating company.
  • You will be both a trainee of your partner company and a student at the DHBW.
  • For the duration of your studies, you will receive a fixed salary, guaranteeing your financial independence.
  • You will enjoy contributing to real projects and familiarize with Nokia from the start.
  • You will earn 210 ECTS credit points in three years and thereby gain one and a half years of practical experience

For more information, visit http://www.dhbw.de/english/home.html

Anna Katharina Rauen at Nokia

Why choose Nokia?

It is simple. At Nokia, you will benefit from four decades of experience with the cooperative system being one of the founding companies of the demanding, yet rewarding cooperative studies system born in 1972. Since then, the program has been developed and further improved over the years. With 40 years of alumni backing up the new cooperative students, you will get the support you need, as well as the unique opportunity to build a strong network.

With us, you can develop new technologies and always discover new opportunities. We are convinced that everyone has his/her special skills and personal interests. Therefore, you are always involved in the decision-making process where your next practical phase will lead you. Through this freedom, we guarantee you an individual education, which doesn’t only bring forward your professional, but also your personal development.



Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical Engineering – Telecommunications 
Technology is your passion. Maybe you have even dissembled your smartphone to see how it works, and now you are eager to improve the network it used to connect to? Electrical engineers at Nokia mainly focus on developing new, and improving existing, setups for the equipment at the bottom layer of communication. You are going to handle sensitive electronic devices, test new setups and maybe provide customer support.

Bachelor of Science: Business Informatics – International Management for Business and Information Technology
When you choose this course, you will be dealing with a broad range of disciplines such as business administration, get a solid education in computer science, as well as an overview in related subjects. You will get introspection into a lot of areas of work and science, and get trained to make concepts for optimized connected systems, with an emphasis on international projects.

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration - Service Management
You are a creative person, with exceptional social skills and want to get a lot of learning opportunities in the team you will be working for. You are definitely interested in technology, but prefer having intense contact with people rather than pondering over very tricky schematics. Then business administration is the place to be for you.

Bachelor of Science: Applied Computer Science
Is computers second nature to you? Are you not afraid of working on challenging and precise problems concerning the code applied on an electronic device? At Nokia, you will be able to work on interesting software solutions for the hardware our communicational network is running on, either programming the transition of different types of signals or the mechanisms the devices are interacting with each other. You may also program handy tools to simplify the daily business.

Bachelor of Engineering: Business Administration and Engineering Electrical Engineering
Engineering managers are, much like business computer scientists, jacks of all trades. You are getting to learn about business management, but the main part of your studies will be about electrical engineering and engineering in general, including related subjects as well as soft skills and management training. You will most likely be at the interface between customers and full-fledged engineers, knowing enough to find your way through both worlds instead of being the technical expert.



The diversity of our employees offers chances. Are you not satisfied with statements like “We have always been doing things this way”? Great - because we are looking for unconventional thinkers who question established structures. That’s why we focus on diversity. We are convinced, that every individual has his/her own point of view and own attitude towards something. This always brings up new aspects, and we know that this is the only way to stay innovative.

As the principles of diversity, parity and equality are imperative for us, we address men and women equally. We also look forward to applications from disabled people.


Join us

As the DHBW has special admission requirements, this study program can only be offered for German-speaking people with a German university entrance qualification. Please also keep in mind the following requirements (especially for foreign applicants).

We are always looking for young and talented people.  You can find all our opportunities by clickinghere or on our company page on LinkedIn.

If you are interested in applying, or have any questions, call us: +49 711 82 147 257 or write a mail to info.studium@nokia.com. Your contact person is Christian Tausch, head of vocational training in Germany.


Meet our people


Christian Tausch

The brand Nokia stands for change, evolution and innovation - from a paper mill to a wire producer, and later to a global market leader for mobile phones. Nokia today is one of the leading providers for telecommunication-equipment: we supply big and small network operators, public authorities as well as big companies with mobile and fixed network technologies, IP and optical communication technologies and the corresponding software. If you are interested in an internationally experienced partner with know-how and established structures, but also want to go your own individual way in a technologically leading corporation and are ready to take the ownership of your career, we are looking forward to your application.



Student of Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)

"Studying electrical engineering at Nokia means to me, contributing to a corporate, interconnected future, in which 5G and the Internet of Things aren’t wishful thinking no more. Nokia as a company offers me the opportunity to unfold and develop myself, all while translating the theoretical knowledge I gained at the DHBW into reality."



Student of Applied Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)

"For me, a cooperative study was the right thing, because I could constantly bring in the knowledge acquired at the DHBW. As such, I was able to connect the theoretical background with reality, as well as learning by doing. I also think it is very important to be part of a continuously developing system, always extending and improving their technologies, to be successful. Nokia combines these aspects."