WDR as a guest at the ZDS

“The ZDS offers new, exciting moments and events every day. The diversity and dynamism of the ZDS ensure that there is always something interesting to report,”   says Andreas Bertram, Managing Director of the ZDS.

This commitment spans more than 70 years, since the foundation stone for the first school building was laid on 18 September 1952, followed by the inauguration on 16 January 1954.
To mark the anniversary on 16 January 2024, WDR visited ZDS to gain an insight behind the scenes and learn about the production of confectionery.

How are chocolate, biscuits and gum and jelly products made, and what career opportunities does this industry offer? The answers are provided by our trainees, 450 of whom have opted for a career in the food and confectionery industry at the ZDS.  

  • We offer 3 dual training occupations: confectionery technologist, food technology specialist and machine and plant operator. 
  • In addition, further training courses such as the state-certified technician, the certified industrial foreman in food and the certified industrial foreman in confectionery are available.

    Would you like to know more about what it means to work in the confectionery industry?
    𝐃𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐮𝐦 𝟏𝟗.𝟑𝟎 𝐔𝐡𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐫 “𝐋𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐳𝐞𝐢𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐥” 𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐥𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐞ß𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐤 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐟ü𝐠𝐛𝐚𝐫. 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐮ß𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐦 𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐠 ü𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐙𝐃𝐒 𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐭!


The ZDS offers a wide range of services not only for newcomers, but also for experienced specialists and companies, including specialist seminars, conferences, workshops and customised personnel development projects.

If you missed our report on WDR yesterday.
To be found in the media library “Lokalzeit Bergisches Land | 18.01.2024”
It starts at minute 17!