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Apprentice technical product designer

Ever heard of Composer, CATIA or a calliper gauge? These are the tools used to create new sub-assemblies that are installed on our sailing and motor yachts and catamarans and drawn up by our technical product designers to meet the specifications of our designers and product developers.

As an apprentice technical product designer, you will create 3D computer models of these components and work closely with our acclaimed designers, the development department, product marketing and production. You will use the latest CAD software to prepare your designs for various purposes; for example, in the form of sectional drawings and detailed views. You will select materials, standard parts and production and assembly methods, taking cost aspects into account along with technical and design requirements. Your responsibilities will also include compiling technical documentation. Your designs will provide the template for our suppliers and our in-house production team to use for manufacturing components.

In the course of your apprenticeship, you will attend one- to two-week teaching modules at the Berufliche Schule der Landeshauptstadt Schwerin vocational school, where you will take a course in product design. You will take your intermediate examination at the end of the second year of the apprenticeship. Your final examination will consist of on-the-job coursework that you prepare while working with us at the company and a written examination set by the IHK – the chamber of industry and commerce. 

Course content

  • Creating 3D models of sub-assemblies
  • Materials science
  • Costing


  • Good Realschule school leaving qualifications, Abitur school leaving qualifications or Fachabitur vocational diploma
  • Spatial visualisation ability
  • Mathematics skills
  • An aptitude for technology
  • Teamwork skills 

Course length

  • Three and a half years

Course venue

  • Berufliche Schule der Landeshauptstadt Schwerin vocational school (teaching module)
  • Practical module at HanseYachts AG

Next apprenticeships start on 1 August 2022

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Any questions about apprenticeships? We’re here to help! You can contact our HR representative from 09:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Thursday and from 09:00 to 14:00 on Fridays, or via e-mail.

Representative: Beate Engelbrecht
HanseYachts AG
Ladebower Chaussee 11
17493 Greifswald, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)3834 579 2200

Beate Engelbrecht | HanseYachts AG