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The ZDS as an employer

We sweeten your professional future!

Welcome to the Confectionery Academy, the Central College of the German Confectionery Industry (ZDS)! As a world-renowned training and further education academy, we have been offering our more than 250 member companies, well-known confectionery and food manufacturers in Germany and abroad, individual training programs since our foundation in 1951.

From school-based training and internships to seminars and congresses, our spectrum of confectionery production know-how is wide-ranging. We also advise companies around the world on process optimization and support product development with test series.

What does that mean for you? You will work in an education and innovation center with a campus atmosphere and international flair: in charming Solingen-Gräfrath.

We have a lot to offer

  • High degree of independence and a wide range of design options
  • Small, motivated, open-minded team
  • Training by specialist staff
  • Varied work
  • Modern working environment
  • Classrooms with SMART Board technology
  • Possibility of an assessment procedure for lateral entrants
  • Catering in the in-house canteen
  • Company pension scheme

Would you like to become part of our team?
We currently have the following vacancies:

Start of work
01.08.2023

Place of work
Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

What you bring with you:

You are a qualified teacher for vocational schools

with a teaching qualification in food technology or a comparable qualification (Master of Education).

or

Professionally experienced Master’s or diploma graduate

Preferably with a university degree or equivalent in food technology and at least two years of professional experience in the industrial field of food production, preferably in the field of confectionery production.

  • You have initial experience in training and further education
  • You have professional and strong interpersonal skills
  • You have strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • You have patience and empathy in dealing with teenagers and young adults
  • You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You enjoy working in a team and have good communication skills
  • You are willing to undergo further training and education
  • You are confident in using MS Office

Your tasks with us

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of lessons for the subjects:

 

Food technology

 

Dietetics

 

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of learning assessments as well as intermediate and final examinations
  • Ensuring the implementation of the training concept
  • Implementation of organizational tasks

We offer

  • An interesting, varied task
  • A high degree of independence and a wide range of creative options
  • A small, motivated, open-minded team
  • A modern working environment with your own PC workstation
  • Classrooms with SMART Board technology
  • Regular professional and pedagogical training opportunities
  • The possibility of an assessment procedure for lateral entrants
  • Company pension scheme
  • TV-L remuneration
  • Vacation regulations NRW

Your application

The position is to be filled at the start of the 2023/2024 school year and is intended as a full-time position.

If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.

Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen@zds-solingen.de


Start of work
01.08.2023

Place of work
Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

Job description
We are looking for a full-time teacher from 01.08.2023 to teach economics and social studies in the dual education programs as well as the subjects of cost management and business and personnel management for the technical school

What you bring with you
At least first state examination for the teaching profession at vocational schools
with a teaching qualification in economics or a comparable qualification (Master of Education).

or

Professionally experienced Master’s or diploma graduate in business administration, economics or a comparable subject

  • You have initial experience in training and further education
  • You have professional and strong interpersonal skills
    You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You are confident in using MS Office

Your tasks with us

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of lessons
  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of learning assessments
  • Ensuring the implementation of the training concept
  • Implementation of organizational tasks

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in a motivated team
  • A high degree of independence and personal responsibility
  • Modern equipped classrooms with smart boards and tablets
  • Own computer workstation
  • Remuneration according to the public service pay scale
  • Vacation regulations NRW

Your application
The position is to be filled at the start of the 2023/2024 school year and is intended as a full-time position.
If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.
Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen@zds-solingen.de

We are looking for a freelance lecturer (m/f/d) on a fee basis for the training course for certified industrial foremen in confectionery and food.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation for the IHK exam
  • Teaching according to the existing curriculum
  • Lesson times from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • The courses are taught in blocks, one course consists of 4 blocks of 3 or 4 weeks each, spread over approx. 15 months
  • Total scope: 55 lessons (45 minutes each with 3.5 lesson blocks per day)

Prerequisite:

  • Completed university degree or equivalent educational qualification
  • Practical professional experience in the subject area to be taught
  • First experience (e.g. as a trainer, teacher or instructor) in conducting lessons
  • Interest in digital and modern education

If you have a high level of expertise in one of the subject areas we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your application.

Learning content to be covered:

  1. Functions and tasks of occupational health and safety, health protection and environmental protection
  2. Planning and implementation of instructions
  3. Properties of hazardous substances and hazardous substance register
  4. Measures to improve occupational safety
  5. Measures to reduce and prevent accidents and damage to health and the environment

Application:

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your detailed application with CV, school and work references and your telephone number to the following contact:

u.winkler@zds-solingen.de

or by post to:

Central College of the German Confectionery Industry e.V.
z. Attn. Mrs. Winkler
De-Leuw-Str. 3 – 9
42653 Solingen


Start of work

01.08.2023

Place of work
Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

You have

a bachelor or technician in food technology

or

are industrial foremen for confectionery.

What you bring with you

  • You have relevant industrial work experience in production and/or development
  • You have broad expertise in the field of confectionery technology (preferably chocolate)
  • You have pedagogical experience in the education and training of teenagers and young adults
  • You are a communicative person with integrity of character
  • You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You live the service concept
  • You enjoy working in a team and have good communication skills
  • You are willing to undergo further training and education
  • You have a good command of English and are confident in using MS Office

We offer

  • An interesting, varied task
  • A high degree of independence and a wide range of creative options
  • A small, motivated, open-minded team
  • A modern working environment with your own PC workstation
  • Classrooms with SMART Board technology
  • Regular visits to trade fairs
  • The possibility of an assessment procedure for lateral entrants
  • Company pension scheme
  • Performance-related remuneration

Your application

The position is to be filled from 01.08.2023 and is intended as a full-time position.

If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.

Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen@zds-solingen.de

Start of work
01.08.2023

Place of work
Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

What you bring with you:

You are a qualified teacher for vocational schools

with a teaching qualification in food technology or a comparable qualification (Master of Education).

or

Professionally experienced Master’s or diploma graduate

Preferably with a university degree or equivalent in food technology and at least two years of professional experience in the industrial field of food production, preferably in the field of confectionery production.

  • You have initial experience in training and further education
  • You have professional and strong interpersonal skills
  • You have strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • You have patience and empathy in dealing with teenagers and young adults
  • You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You enjoy working in a team and have good communication skills
  • You are willing to undergo further training and education
  • You are confident in using MS Office

Your tasks with us

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of lessons for the subjects:

 

Food technology

 

Dietetics

 

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of learning assessments as well as intermediate and final examinations
  • Ensuring the implementation of the training concept
  • Implementation of organizational tasks

We offer

  • An interesting, varied task
  • A high degree of independence and a wide range of creative options
  • A small, motivated, open-minded team
  • A modern working environment with your own PC workstation
  • Classrooms with SMART Board technology
  • Regular professional and pedagogical training opportunities
  • The possibility of an assessment procedure for lateral entrants
  • Company pension scheme
  • TV-L remuneration
  • Vacation regulations NRW

Your application

The position is to be filled at the start of the 2023/2024 school year and is intended as a full-time position.

If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.

Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen@zds-solingen.de

Start of work 01.08.2023

Place of work 

Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

Job description

 

 

What you bring with you:

ZDS is looking for a teacher for German and sports lessons for trainees from 01.08.2023 for 18-25.5 lessons per week (including 7 hours of sports).

Payment is according to TV-L.

 

You are a qualified teacher for vocational schools

with a teaching qualification for the subjects German and Sport or a comparable qualification (Master of Education). 

or

Professionally experienced Master’s or Diploma graduate in German and Sport or Sport Science

initial knowledge of sports pedagogy and sports practice.

  • You have initial experience in training and further education
  • You have professional and strong interpersonal skills
  • You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You are confident in using MS Office
Your tasks with us:
  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of lessons for the subjects:
    – German
    – Sport
  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of learning assessments as well as interim and final examinations
  • Ensuring the implementation of the training concept
  • Implementation of organizational tasks
We offer:
  • An interesting, varied task
  • A high degree of independence and a wide range of creative options
  • A small, motivated, open-minded team
  • A modern working environment with your own PC workstation
  • Classrooms with SMART Board technology
  • Regular professional and pedagogical training opportunities
  • The possibility of an assessment procedure for lateral entrants
  • Company pension scheme
  • TV-L remuneration
  • Vacation regulations NRW
Your application: 

 

The position is to be filled at the start of the 2023/2024 school year and is intended as a full-time position.
If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.
Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen[at]zds-solingen[dot]de. 

Start of work
01.08.2023

Place of work
Solingen-Gräfrath, De-Leuw-Str. 1-9

Job description
We are looking for a full-time teacher from 01.08.2023 to teach economics and social studies in the dual education programs as well as the subjects of cost management and business and personnel management for the technical school

What you bring with you
At least first state examination for the teaching profession at vocational schools
with a teaching qualification in economics or a comparable qualification (Master of Education).

or

Professionally experienced Master’s or diploma graduate in business administration, economics or a comparable subject

  • You have initial experience in training and further education
  • You have professional and strong interpersonal skills
    You are characterized by an independent way of working
  • You have empathy and assertiveness in equal measure
  • You are confident in using MS Office

Your tasks with us

  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of lessons
  • Preparation, implementation and follow-up of learning assessments
  • Ensuring the implementation of the training concept
  • Implementation of organizational tasks

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in a motivated team
  • A high degree of independence and personal responsibility
  • Modern equipped classrooms with smart boards and tablets
  • Own computer workstation
  • Remuneration according to the public service pay scale
  • Vacation regulations NRW

Your application
The position is to be filled at the start of the 2023/2024 school year and is intended as a full-time position.
If you would like to work as a teacher with young people in a collegial atmosphere, then we look forward to getting to know you.
Please send your detailed application by e-mail to Mr. Esen: g.esen@zds-solingen.de

We are looking for a freelance lecturer (m/f/d) on a fee basis from August 2023 for the further training course to become a certified industrial foreman in confectionery and food.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation for the IHK exam
  • Teaching according to the existing curriculum
  • Lesson times from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • The courses are taught in blocks, one course consists of 4 blocks of 3 or 4 weeks each, spread over approx. 15 months
  • Total scope: 80 lessons (45 minutes each with 3.5 lesson blocks per day)

Prerequisite:

  • University degree in food technology, food management or comparable degree
  • Practical work experience in the confectionery/food industry
  • First experience (e.g. as a trainer, teacher or instructor) in conducting lessons
  • Interest in digital and modern education

If you have a high level of expertise in one of the subject areas we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your application.

Learning content to be covered:

  • Importance, requirements of QM systems
  • Description of processes in quality management
  • Tools and methods in quality management
  • Implementation of quality management objectives
  • Preparation and follow-up of audits

Application:

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your detailed application with CV, school and work references and your telephone number to the following contact:

u.winkler@zds-solingen.de

or by post to:

Central College of the German Confectionery Industry e.V.
z. Attn. Mrs. Winkler
De-Leuw-Str. 3 – 9
42653 Solingen

We are looking for a freelance lecturer (m/f/d) on a fee basis for the training course for certified industrial foremen in confectionery and food.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation for the IHK exam
  • Teaching according to the existing curriculum
  • Lesson times from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • The courses are taught in blocks, one course consists of 4 blocks of 3 or 4 weeks each, spread over approx. 15 months
  • Total scope: 55 lessons (45 minutes each with 3.5 lesson blocks per day)

Prerequisite:

  • Completed university degree or equivalent educational qualification
  • Practical professional experience in the subject area to be taught
  • First experience (e.g. as a trainer, teacher or instructor) in conducting lessons
  • Interest in digital and modern education

If you have a high level of expertise in one of the subject areas we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your application.

Learning content to be covered:

  1. Functions and tasks of occupational health and safety, health protection and environmental protection
  2. Planning and implementation of instructions
  3. Properties of hazardous substances and hazardous substance register
  4. Measures to improve occupational safety
  5. Measures to reduce and prevent accidents and damage to health and the environment

Application:

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your detailed application with CV, school and work references and your telephone number to the following contact:

u.winkler@zds-solingen.de

or by post to:

Central College of the German Confectionery Industry e.V.
z. Attn. Mrs. Winkler
De-Leuw-Str. 3 – 9
42653 Solingen

We are looking for a freelance lecturer (m/f/d) on a fee basis for the in-service training course for confectionery technologists and food technology specialists from August 2023.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation for the IHK exam
  • Teaching according to the existing curriculum
  • Lesson times from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • The courses are taught in blocks, one course consists of 4 blocks of 3 weeks each, spread over approx. 18 months
  • Total scope: 60 to 100 lessons (45 minutes each with 3.5 lesson blocks per day)

Prerequisite:

  • University degree in food technology, food management or comparable degree
  • Practical work experience in the confectionery/food industry
  • First experience (e.g. as a trainer, teacher or instructor) in conducting lessons
  • Interest in digital and modern education

If you have a high level of expertise in one of the subject areas we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your application.

Learning content to be covered:

  1. Definition of quality, quality assurance, quality management
  2. Quality management systems
  3. Basics of food law
  4. Microbiological basics
  5. Food hygiene and food safety
  6. Food/confectionery testing
  7. Nutritional physiology

Application:

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your detailed application with CV, school and work references and your telephone number to the following contact:

u.winkler@zds-solingen.de

or by post to:

Central College of the German Confectionery Industry e.V.
z. Attn. Mrs. Winkler
De-Leuw-Str. 3 – 9
42653 Solingen