You can get to grips with the cutting machine operator apprenticeship! Here, everything revolves around the actual machining of BORBET light alloy wheels. Thanks to you, everything runs smoothly (around the wheel) in the mechanical processing of our light alloy wheels.


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Key Facts
Minimum requirement: solid school leaving certificate
Duration of training: approx. 3.5 years
Training locations: Hallenberg, Kodersdorf, Bad Langensalza
Possible area of employment after training: Mechanical processing, toolmaking
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That's what matters to us
  • Interest in craftsmanship and mechanics 
  • Diligence
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of maths, physics, crafts and technology
  • Basic knowledge of technical drawing
  • Skilled craftsmanship
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Did you know that...?
... a promising career at BORBET awaits you as a trained cutting machine operator (m/f/d). Do what our former apprentice Daniel Sander did and start an advanced bachelor's programme after your apprenticeship, for example as an industrial engineer. Daniel is now responsible for casting optimisation in the Development & Design department.
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What exactly does an cutting machine operator (m/f/d) do?
As a cutting machine operator (m/f/d), you will use state-of-the-art CNC technology to machine our light alloy wheels. Here, every thousandth of a millimetre and precision counts.


  • Production of precision individual parts on the CNC-controlled turning and milling machine 
  • Programming, setting up and operating the production lines 
  • Constant checking of dimensions and surface quality 
  • General maintenance work on machines and production systems


06:00 a.m.

The first thing on the programme is the morning briefing with my trainers about the tasks ahead.

06:15 a.m.

We prepare the workshop for daily work.

06:50 a.m.

Now it's time to start machining the workpieces on the lathe or milling machine. I mainly produce accessories for our moulds.

09:00 a.m.

During my break, I fortify myself and chat to my work colleagues.

09:30 a.m.

After a brief consultation with the instructors about the progress of the work so far, I continue with other workpieces.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch break!

12:30 p.m.

I machine other die accessories and my trainers give me practical tips to optimise the turning/milling processes.

02:00 p.m.

I tidy up my workstation, sort out the tools I've used and clean the machine.

02:30 p.m.

My working day is over and I'm looking forward to my evening off.


At BORBET, we realise that our trainees are the talents of tomorrow and are therefore one of the key success factors of our company. For this reason, we attach particular importance to providing you with the best possible preparation for your future career. As a family-owned company and international player in the automotive industry, we offer long-term prospects as well as attractive additional benefits that will make your apprenticeship with us a rewarding experience.
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The perfect start with our induction days: Get your apprenticeship at BORBET off to a successful start! Our customised induction days are the perfect way to get to know the company and your contacts. With our tried-and-tested concept, we make your start easier and help you to settle into your new role quickly.

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Focus on work-life balance: At BORBET, we prioritise your personal quality of life. With a generous 30 days' holiday per year, we create space for relaxation and balance. This makes your training time not only productive, but also relaxed - for optimal development and a good work-life balance.
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Bonus with the BORBET employee card: As part of our commitment to your training, we offer you the exclusive BORBET bonus card. This gives you the opportunity to shop in a variety of local shops or online shops. The card not only allows you to enjoy your training, but also to receive additional incentives and rewards.

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Travel allowance for your mobility: At BORBET, we know that mobility is an important factor during your training. That's why we offer a travel allowance to make your journey easier and to relieve you financially. This allows you to concentrate fully on your training.
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Attractive holiday & Christmas bonus as additional motivation: As part of our commitment to our trainees, at BORBET you will receive an attractive holiday and Christmas bonus in addition to your salary. These additional payments serve as recognition for your work and motivation for your further development within the company.
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Exam preparation courses for optimum support: At BORBET, we not only support you during your training, but also prepare you specifically for your exams. Our qualified exam preparation courses give you the tools you need to succeed and complete your training with flying colours.
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Good chances of being taken on for a promising future: If you successfully complete your apprenticeship at BORBET, you will have very good chances of being taken on. We support talented and committed trainees and offer attractive prospects for a long-term career in our company.