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Dual to highly qualified personnel

As a successful company, you know your most valuable resource: optimally qualified employees. With a dual study programme, you have the lever to highly qualified personnel in your own hands.

Fit in theory and practice!

The best qualification is one who is just as familiar with theory as with practice - ideally in your company. You can achieve this by working together with OTH Amberg-Weiden as a cooperation partner to train the staff of tomorrow:

Dual students complete regular vocational training (e.g. IHK, HWK) in your company parallel to their studies (during the practical semester and the lecture-free period), or they gain intensive experience in your company during the lecture-free periods and the practical semester (= studies with in-depth practice).
The result: after 3.5 to 4.5 years of compact university-company training, graduates of a dual study programme have a high-quality academic degree and a tailor-made practical plus. This means they are 100% theoretically and practically fit to join your company - without any further training period. And you know exactly the professional and personal suitability of the graduates for your company.

 

The hallmark of the joint degree programme is the interlocking of Bachelor's studies at a university and in-company apprenticeship. The students complete a regular and fully recognised vocational training programme (e.g. with a Chamber of Industry and Commerce or Chamber of Trade qualification) in your company parallel to their university studies.
The dual students are trainees in your company from the beginning - until the announcement of the successful passing of the final vocational examination or until the end of the vocational training contract. Afterwards, the dual students continue to be in the company for paid practical assignments.

How does the dual study programme work?

  1. In the first step, prospective students decide on a field of study that can be combined with vocational training.
  2. Then they apply for a place on the dual study programme with a company that cooperates with the chosen university in the desired field of study.
  3. If the prospective students are successful in securing a place at their company, they apply for a place at the university within the regular deadlines.
  4. After an introductory stage of up to 14 months of vocational training in the company, they begin their studies at a Bavarian university. University and practical phases (especially in practical semesters and lecture-free periods) alternate from this point on.
  5. Your dual students usually take the IHK / HWK examination (or those of other competent chambers) during the practical semester, in the 3rd year of training.
  6. After passing the exam, you arrange further cooperation with them individually; the transition to employment is smooth.
  7. The dual study programme ends with a company-related Bachelor's thesis in your company.


And the contractual side?


Before the start of the programme, you conclude a contract with your selected candidates in which the type and scope of the practical assignments, remuneration, holiday entitlement, etc. are precisely regulated. You can obtain contract templates from hochschule dual. In addition, you clarify the most important cornerstones of the dual study programme with your university (e.g. level of practical training, entry and admission requirements for the programme) and conclude a written cooperation agreement.

What are the regulations on compulsory social insurance?


With the entry into force of the Fourth Act amending the Fourth Book of the Social Code and other laws of 22.12.2011 (published in the Federal Law Gazette No. 71 of 29.12.2011, page 3057 ff), the following applies: participants in dual study programmes are treated in the same way as those employed for vocational training and as such are uniformly subject to compulsory health, long-term care, pension and unemployment insurance for the entire duration of the corresponding study programme. The statutory regulations came into force on 1 January 2012 and apply nationwide. Cf. 4th Act amending SGB IV (compulsory social insurance for students), p. 3058f.

What does the remuneration look like?

The amount of remuneration is based on the regular training salary in your company. Remuneration is obligatory for all company phases; remuneration is highly recommended for the theory phases at the university.

Once you have completed your vocational training, you agree the remuneration with the dual students individually.

 

Students who opt for the study programme with in-depth practice acquire up to 100% more practice than in conventional studies. Their demanding practical assignments are oriented towards the study content and the individual qualification for a task. Vocational training is not integrated.

How does the study programme with in-depth practice work?

  1. First, school-leavers decide on a subject that can be studied with in-depth practice.
  2. Then the prospective students apply for a dual study place in a company.
  3. Once the employment contract has been signed, the prospective students apply for a place at their chosen university. Now the studies can begin. OR: The young people first start their studies and during their studies (1st-3rd semester) find a company for the practical phases from the 2nd/3rd/4th semester according to the same scheme as described above. CONCLUSION: The entry into the degree programme with in-depth practice is flexible. Which modality is chosen also depends on the company.
  4. University and practice phases alternate systematically in the study programme with in-depth practice. During the lecture-free period and the practical semester, the dual students go through intensive practical phases in your company. They will be involved in projects at your company, ideally pass through various departments and may also be able to take on their own small projects later on. For you, this means an optimal opportunity to introduce the young people to their future area of responsibility in your company in a very targeted and specific way while they are still studying.
  5. The degree programme with in-depth practical experience ends with a company-related Bachelor's thesis in your company.

And the contractual side?


Before the start of the study programme, you conclude a contract with your selected candidates in which the type and scope of the practical assignments, remuneration, holiday entitlement, etc. are precisely regulated. You can obtain contract templates from hochschule dual. In addition, you clarify the most important cornerstones of the dual study programme with your university (e.g. level of practical training, entry and admission requirements for the programme) and conclude a written cooperation agreement.

What are the regulations on compulsory social insurance?


With the entry into force of the Fourth Act amending the Fourth Book of the Social Code and other laws of 22.12.2011 (published in the Federal Law Gazette No. 71 of 29.12.2011, page 3057 ff), the following applies: participants in dual study programmes are treated in the same way as those employed for vocational training and as such are uniformly subject to compulsory health, long-term care, pension and unemployment insurance for the entire duration of the corresponding study programme. The statutory regulations came into force on 1 January 2012 and apply nationwide. Cf. 4th Act amending SGB IV (compulsory social insurance for students), p. 3058f.

What does the remuneration look like?


Student remuneration is compulsory at least for the operational phases. It should initially be at least 80%, and from the 3rd semester onwards 100%, of the remuneration of corresponding training occupations in the second year of training.

All dual study programmes that receive the "hochschule dual" seal of quality and are marketed under the umbrella brand hochschule dual (e.g. through inclusion in the study guide, presentation on the website hochschule-dual.de, etc.) meet very specific quality standards.

In this way, the "hochschule dual" brand guarantees the high quality and attractiveness of all dual study programmes offered by Bavarian universities of applied sciences.

With the entry into force of the Fourth Act amending the Fourth Book of the Social Code and other laws of 22 December 2011 (published in the Federal Law Gazette No. 71 of 29 December 2011, page 3057 ff), the following applies: Participants in dual courses of study are treated in the same way as those employed for vocational training and as such are uniformly subject to compulsory health, long-term care, pension and unemployment insurance for the entire duration of the corresponding course of study. The statutory regulations came into force on 1 January 2012 and apply nationwide. Cf. 4th Act amending SGB IV (compulsory social insurance for students), p. 3058f.

Ten advantages for your company:

  • Those who complete a time-intensive dual study programme are performance-oriented, disciplined and determined - qualities that also benefit your company.
  • Parallel to their studies, dual students use their academic knowledge effectively for your company.
  • You receive highly qualified, academically trained employees whose practical know-how is tailored to your company.
  • You have the opportunity to experience and accompany the students' professional and personal skills.
  • The students build a strong bond with your company right from the start.
  • Graduates of a dual study programme already have a wealth of practical experience by the regular duration of their studies.
  • Your future demand for successful specialists and managers is well covered.
  • Time-consuming and costly induction periods or trainee programmes are no longer necessary.
  • You develop close contacts with the university and thus motivate technology and knowledge transfer.
  • Your company becomes more and more attractive to the best, your corporate image better and better.

The entry requirements for training together with the university are easy to fulfil for companies of any size:

They provide a training/internship place where the cooperation between the trainee or student and the company is contractually regulated.
They guarantee the comprehensive quality of the practical training, which is professionally oriented towards the later occupation. In the case of a joint study programme, it must be ensured that the practical training after completion of the in-company training clearly exceeds the level of an apprenticeship.
You provide a contact person/mentor in your company who accompanies or supervises the student during the practical phases, maintains contact with the university and is well informed about the study and examination schedule.
You regulate the cooperation with the OTH Amberg-Weiden. The agreement is made in writing (cooperation agreement).
You conclude a contract with the student. Sample training contracts for both forms of dual study can be found at hochschule dual: Sample training contracts for dual study and for study with in-depth practice (please scroll all the way down on the hochschule dual page).


Who is my contact person at OTH Amberg-Weiden? Simply contact them directly:

 

Position(s): Leiterin OTH Professional

An overview of all dual study opportunities at OTH Amberg-Weiden is available in our database.

Our university is also a member of hochschule dual.hochschule dual is the umbrella brand for dual studies at Bavarian universities of applied sciences. With its own framework, hochschule dual networks and supports the entire dual study offer of all partners. hochschule dual not only bundles the entire dual study offer through a central information platform, but also acts as a service point for the network partners from universities, vocational schools and companies as well as prospective students and educational advisors.

hochschule dual, together with bayme, vbm and vbw, has collected the most frequently asked questions from companies about dual studies. You can find the answers here.

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