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currently 40 hours per week, training period 3 years

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The University of Kassel is a young university with around 25,000 students. In addition to study places, it offers a wide range of vocational training opportunities in the administrative, library, IT and industrial-technical fields.


Training content

The job description of a farmer includes the following skills and knowledge:

  • Working and caring for the soil; maintaining sustainable soil fertility; plant
  • Crop production; rational and environmentally compatible management of crops
  • Harvesting and utilizing plant products
  • Farm animal husbandry; care of animals; rational, animal-friendly and environmentally compatible husbandry
  • Farming technology; maintenance and repair of machinery
  • Environmental protection and landscape conservation; rational use of energy and materials
  • Techniques and organization of farm work, production and marketing



  • at least a secondary school leaving certificate should be available at the time of the start of training
  • unrestricted driving license class T


Advantageous are:

  • enjoyment of nature, plants and animals
  • pronounced manual dexterity
  • technical understanding
  • ability to work in a team
  • good powers of observation
  • openness for new things and for dealing with people
  • readiness for action
  • decision-making ability
  • robust health for outdoor work
  • interest in business administration


Duration of training

The training lasts 2 to 3 years, depending on previous school education.


Training location

The training takes place at the Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen in Grebenstein. It is part of the Department of Ecological Agricultural Sciences at the Witzenhausen site.


Vocational school

The vocational school is the Reichspräsident-Friedrich-Ebert-Schule in Fritzlar.


If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Happel, tel.: 0561-804-3204, e-mail: ihappel[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


The protection of your personal data is important to us, therefore we will handle your personal data with care. If you give us your data, you thereby allow us to store and use it in accordance with the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will then be deleted.


Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they are equally suitable and qualified. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please submit only copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, quoting the reference number , and preferably also in electronic form.