Training at the SLUB

Start your professional career at the SLUB!

Training at the SLUB Dresden

We have been training young professionals in four different occupational fields since the 1960s:

The application procedure for the start of training as a FaMI 2024 is open. We look forward to receiving your application by the 1st of January 2024!

  • Bookbinder (m/f/d)
  • IT Specialist (m/f/d) for Application Development
  • IT Specialist:in (m/f/d) System Integration

Unfortunately, there are no bookbinding or IT specialist positions available for the 2024 training year.

Starting an apprenticeship with us means: pay according to the collective agreement, 30 days of annual leave and guidance from experienced and competent training supervisors. For three years, you will be part of a renowned, large public institution with around 350 employees near the Unicampus in the heart of the cultural city of Dresden and will have good chances on the job market afterwards!

You can find more information on the subpages of the individual training programmes.

We look forward to receiving your application!

How to apply - this is what we need from you:
  • Cover letter. We are particularly interested in your motivation to start the training of your choice with us. Convince us of who you are!
  • Curriculum vitae in table form. Perhaps this already shows an interest in your chosen field of training?
  • Your last two school reports. Grades that have to do with your future training are of particular interest.
  • Internship evaluations

Please send your complete application documents to We would appreciate it if you could compile your documents into one pdf and include your name in the title of the file. Unfortunately, we cannot return applications received by post due to capacity constraints.

Traineeship at the SLUB Dresden

In addition to various apprenticeships, we also train academic library volunteers.

The traineeship lasts two years and consists of a theoretical and a practical part. The practical part of the traineeship takes place directly at the Central Library in Dresden, the theoretical training takes place as distance learning in the postgraduate Master's programme "Information Science", formerly "Library and Information Science" at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The costs for this course of study are borne by the SLUB. A completed library traineeship qualifies for higher academic service in libraries, for example as a subject specialist or in leading positions.

The application requirement is a successfully completed academic university or college degree.

The application period for a traineeship at the SLUB, starting in October 2024, is expected to begin in January or February 2024. Further information on traineeships at the SLUB can be found here.


HR Manager Dr Franziska Bielefeldt Phone: +49 351 4677-686 E-mail: