10 good reasons for Fraunhofer IAIS

1. Popular Employer

Recent surveys conducted among students recently graduated in science and technical disciplines have shown the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to be one of the most popular employers in Germany.

2. Motivated Team

Our employees are highly qualified and truly committed and always happy to inspire with their innovative ideas. Working as part of a motivated team consisting of experienced experts and young, creative minds guarantees top results and genuine job satisfaction.

3. Freedom of Research

Fraunhofer gives you the space necessary to develop your personal research interests. We support you with the development of your research projects as well as helping you find practical applications for them or putting you in touch with business customers who might help turn your research results into marketable products.

4. Continuing Professional Development for Scientists

The Fraunhofer IAIS offers you the possibility to continue your professional development as a scientist with us. We offer different organizational models for PhD studies and other studies whilst working full-time. During your studies you may want to apply your scientific knowledge to working for our institute. We will happily support and guide you with your thesis – either by giving you the opportunity to work for us as a student assistant or offering you an internship at our institute for several months.

5. Career Planning

We offer you high levels of guidance when you plan your professional career with Fraunhofer. During the first couple of years you will be given the opportunity to apply yourself to exciting projects in industry and research and to acquire a clear understanding of our working methods, our customers and products as well as our role in the market and research landscape. In the years that follow, we offer you support establishing your own projects in industry and research and conducting them independently.

6. Technical and Personal Development

We support you with internal and external training aimed at further developing your professional and personal skills such as soft skills (presentation skills, negotiating skills, project and time management) and the professional IT and business management skills required for your particular discipline. We also strive to help our employees gain certification in a variety of different research areas.

7. Attractive Working Conditions

Our employees are permitted to work as flexibly as is practicable. Flexible working hours and part-time models characterize our corporate culture. The numerous sports and health facilities we offer show clearly how seriously we take the welfare of those who work for and with us. You also have the option of subsidized public transport.

8. Work-life balance

The right work-life balance is important to us: We support parents by offering part-time work whilst on parental leave as well as offering a parent-child office, holiday clubs and help with emergency care for children aged 0-12 years. We also offer advice relating to home care and care of the elderly.

9. Qualification for Industry

At Fraunhofer, job starters can gain the necessary qualifications they need for a future career in industry. They are involved in projects with external companies from the outset and every year around ten percent of all Fraunhofer employees move into jobs within industry.

10. Launch Pad for Self-Employment

As a former Fraunhofer employee are you keen to start up your own company? Fraunhofer offers advice and support to help you venture into self-employment.