Fraunhofer as an employer

Fraunhofer regularly ranks among the top 100 most popular employers in Germany. Our consistently good positioning in the rankings speaks for itself.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity

Fraunhofer research teams are composed of a well-balanced mix of members. This enables them to exploit the creative potential of both sexes and a variety of different age groups, cultural backgrounds and scientific disciplines, and thus improve the quality of their results.

Work-Life Balance

The ability to achieve a happy equilibrium between leisure interests, family and work lies at the very heart of the equal opportunities ethos. A healthy work-life balance is a high priority for all our staff.

To be an attractive employer, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft needs to give employees every opportunity to organize their work flexibly. Looking towards the future, our intention is to systematically expand the part-time and teleworking arrangements we already offer, along with the hitherto little-used option of taking sabbatical leave.

Excellent Training and Development

The Fraunhofer Academy offers specialists and managers excellent training and development based on the research activity of the Fraunhofer institutes in cooperation with selected and prestigious partner universities. The latest findings from applied research are channeled directly into the teaching content, providing a genuine platform for research and innovation.


Förderprogramm TALENTA

Fraunhofer TALENTA is a program for women in research, focused on the STEM subjects such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and physics.

It offers support at every step in the Fraunhofer career throughout two years, as well as a comprehensive program for the personal career development and the opportunity to network with other women.


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