Industrial business management assistant

We have been successfully offering the industrial business management assistant qualification for several years. We currently have 7 young people completing their vocational training here.

Tasks and activities

During your training you spend time in our individual administration departments based on a set training plan in periods of six months. These are the Purchasing, Finance and Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Export, Business Organisation departments. The training is practically-based and already qualifies you to carry out the administrator's work at the end of the training module. You are trained at workstations equipped with state of the art ICT and office equipment.

Training starts on

1 August or 1 September every year in Cham


Duration/Working hours

According to training regulations, the vocational training takes three years and is shortened by six or twelve months depending on previous qualifications (O-Level, advanced vocational college certificate). The intermediate examination and final examination are both taken before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The weekly working hours are 38 hours. You work Monday to Thursday from 7.45 am to midday and from 12.30 to 4.30 pm and Friday from 7.45 am to 12.45 pm. The part-time college lectures take place in classes at the vocational further education college in Cham once or twice a week. They include the subjects business management processes, general economics, social studies, German, English and religious studies.

Trainee allowance

The allowance is based on the dairy industry's collective wage agreement in Bavaria and is currently:

1. First training year EUR 949.00

2. Second training year EUR 1,067.00

3. Third training year EUR 1,210.00


A vocational diploma or good results from secondary school, where particular weight is given to the subjects accounting, economics and German in the selection of applicants.


An aptitude for written work, administrative work, working with figures and data, an interest in data processing, good verbal and written communication skills, enjoys team work, is committed and flexible.

Basic training plan

Report on experiences by a former trainee

After I finished secondary school I started my qualification to become an industrial business management assistant at GOLDSTEIG dairies. The quick integration into the departments combined with extensive, intensive and practical training enabled me to immediately use by educational knowledge in the workplace. Thanks to all business management work being processed using IT, I was able to acquire extensive knowledge in using the latest communication techniques (PC, email, Internet, application software, MS Office). I particularly liked the excellent working atmosphere, the collegiate conduct among staff, the possibility of contributing and implementing your own ideas as well as the professional support in the event of problems and questions. Due to these facts I found it easy to learn the course content and I successfully passed the qualification after two and a half years.

Options for further professional training

Having completed this vocational training, there is the option of further training to become a Bachelor of Business Administration and Operations (CCI) or Bachelor Professional (CCI) for Purchasing, Finance and Accounting or Personnel. With the advanced vocational college certificate you can take various different pathways, e.g. Business Administration. These or similar courses enable you to climb to middle and even senior management positions within the company.