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Benefits at Bielefeld University - Infrastructure and catering

Close to the forest and yet still close by: excellent connections to the city centre via tram line 4, numerous footpaths and cycle paths through the green corridors to the university and plenty of free parking spaces for drivers make the university's location particularly attractive.

A hot lunch on campus? No problem thanks to the university canteen and cafeterias. Shops provide stationery, groceries and drugstore goods, ATMs of two large banks provide cash - all this is no longer "under one roof", but thanks to the short distances, it can still be reached quickly.

Voices from the university

Flexible working in the skilled trades

Waldemar Borgsen, Electrician

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"I am a trained electrician and started as a skilled worker at Bielefeld University. After just under a year, I applied internally for a position that was advertised with the opportunity for further training for skilled workers. Now the university is funding my further training to become a master craftsman and allows me to take time off to study, which counts towards my working hours.

My job has changed a lot since I became a master craftsman. I now do a lot more office work and coordinate my colleagues' assignments. However, I also lend a hand myself when I'm needed. I like working at the university because I really appreciate the flexibility here. For example, my parental leave was no problem at all here, it was approved immediately. I also don't have to negotiate holidays or sick days, I just hand them in - I've experienced different things in the business world. And if the child suddenly gets sick and I have to go home quickly, I simply clock out.

You can't just do that on a construction site. I could even do my office work from home - but I don't feel like it, I like coming to university. The campus is like a small town where I can get everything I need: a hot lunch as well as coffee, I can withdraw cash and even buy the essentials. I find the people at the university to be friendly and helpful. If you show initiative, you can really achieve something here."

Waldemar Borgsen

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