Apprenticeships at A. Lange & Söhne
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Make the small things count

Training at A. Lange & Söhne

We don’t want to give too much away, but it involves two of the world’s best professions.

We are looking for trainees

Watchmakers

A watchmaker inspecting an A. Lange & Söhne manufacture calibre An A. Lange & Söhne watchmaker at his workstation A young watchmaker talking to her colleagues

The profession of watchmaker is varied and demanding. As a trained watchmaker, you master numerous skills concerning timepieces. Your abilities encompass not only micromechanical assembly and repairs but also the production of precise construction drawings and the manufacture of a range of individual components from different materials. A flair for craft and attention to detail matter first and foremost. The ability to perfect even the smallest things with constant concentration and patience is also crucial. 

Apprenticeship film

For several generations the watchmakers from A. Lange & Söhne have been pursuing a goal: the constructing of timepiece that will have their place at the summit of the watchmaker’s art internationally. That is why we have made it our mission to support motivated and talented people with our in-house watchmaking training. Turn small things into the biggest for you and find out more about the training with A. Lange & Söhne. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LangeSoehne Further Information on A. Lange & Söhne on our website: http://www.alange-soehne.com/ The exclusive mechanical timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne are hand-made in small series with superlative meticulous craftsmanship, using the most precious of materials. They preserve a watchmaking culture that began in 1845 with the founding of the watch manufactory by Ferdinand A. Lange in Glashütte, Saxony and has been passed down from generation to generation. His vision of setting new standards with the manufactory's timepieces still applies to every single Lange watch today.

As an experienced watchmaker, you also work with developers and designers. Your expertise is in demand in different areas of watch production as well as in the testing laboratory, prototype construction, service and the restoration of historic watches.

We are looking for trainees

Tool mechanics

Two watchmakers in front of a large machine in the workshop at A. Lange & Söhne Close-up of drill bits in the workshop at A. Lange & Söhne A toolmaker at the microscope

As a tool mechanic, you manufacture special tools and gears for the assembly, adjustment and inspection of watches, thereby supporting many different areas of watch production. Working precisely with metals and plastics to specified dimensions is a fundamental aspect of your profession.

Apprenticeship film

Our tool mechanics master meticulous challenges down to the thousandth-of-a-millimetre range with sensitivity and dexterity. We have made it our mission to support motivated and talented people in our in-house tool mechanic training. Turn small things into the biggest for you and find out more about the training with A. Lange & Söhne. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LangeSoehne Further Information on A. Lange & Söhne on our website: http://www.alange-soehne.com/ The exclusive mechanical timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne are hand-made in small series with superlative meticulous craftsmanship, using the most precious of materials. They preserve a watchmaking culture that began in 1845 with the founding of the watch manufactory by Ferdinand A. Lange in Glashütte, Saxony and has been passed down from generation to generation. His vision of setting new standards with the manufactory's timepieces still applies to every single Lange watch today.

Accordingly, you will learn various craft techniques such as drilling, turning, milling and grinding as well as how to produce and implement complex technical drawings. Your precision work is assisted by CNC-controlled machine tools, which you yourself programme and use to make even the smallest components, special images and tools. As a trained tool mechanic, you delicately and dexterously master detailed challenges up to a thousandth of a millimetre.

Conditions and requirements

Watchmaker and tool mechanic are demanding apprenticeships. You should meet the following requirements:

  • A certificate of secondary education with good to very good results

  • Good results in maths, physics and German

  • A flair for craft and dexterity

  • Powers of concentration and patience

  • Interest in timepieces

  • Technical understanding and spatial perception

  • Diligence and the ability to work precisely and cleanly

  • Passing our recruitment test

Portrait of Christine Land, HR Manager at A. Lange & Söhne

Contact

For more information on the application process at A. Lange & Söhne, please contact our HR department. Please note that we can only accept applications submitted via our application portal and not via email.