Your sure-fire path from apprentice to expert

Are you about to finish school and wondering what the quickest way to reach your personal goal is? At J.W. Ostendorf, you have the opportunity to choose from a variety of interesting, forward-looking skilled careers. This means that you can find the solution that suits you best.

The advantage that we offer you: We support you with optimum training activities throughout your entire training period to foster the development of your personal talents. You can expect many exciting stops on your personal journey to becoming an expert — such as interesting projects, regular feedback and experienced colleagues who are happy to support you.

Working abroad for international experience

Are you interested in gaining international experience that will have a positive effect on your future career? As we are part of the Hempel Group, you will have contact with international colleagues on a regular basis and may even be able to work abroad. Let’s talk about your goals and expectations. Then together we’ll take a look at which opportunities are available.

Find the apprenticeship that is right for you!

Business and IT apprenticeship

In the field of business and IT, you play a key role: Every day, you ensure that the company keeps running. It is crucial that you can make business or IT processes fun.

Technische Ausbildung

Are you good at scientific subjects and interested in research and development? Then the laboratory is just the right place for you because here you can get to know the exact unique formulas for paints, lacquers and glazes as part of your technical training.

Production apprenticeship

If you are technically minded and good with your hands, you should choose training in the field of production/operating technology. Here you will deep insight into the exciting production of paints, lacquers and glazes.
“My apprenticeship as Skilled Production Worker Chemistry is truly diverse: I learn something exciting every day – for example, in the departments production, filling, laboratory, goods inward/outward and operating technology. I attend vocational school in Marl once a week. There I deepen my knowledge of my core areas of chemical technology and mathematics.”

– Justin, Production

Your benefits as an apprentice

Driver safety training

Experience our driver safety training in the form of a team event with other apprentice. It means that you are always safe when travelling by car, whether for personal or work-related reasons.

IT training

Technology is fun! In our IT training, you learn how to work with our various IT systems so that you can make the most of them.


Your personal mentor remains by your side from the very start. They are always there to provide support and advice and to help you settle into working life

Study days

As a student on the dual-track scheme, you are on the go six days a week — for work as well as for study. To balance this out, you can independently decide when to take study days as learning breaks.

Project work

At our company, you take on responsibility at an early stage: This means that you can actively apply your newly acquired knowledge in exciting projects in your specialist area.


You benefit from our occupational health management scheme and plan special health awareness weeks together with other trainees. Occasionally you may visit schools as a health ambassador.