Training at HolzFormArt


Exacting standards. In the quality of our work and the quality of our training.

Our joinery HolzFormArt in Neukirchen-Vluyn realises international projects in the areas of shop fitting and interior fit-outs. We provide brands and companies with the finishing touch with our madetomeasure interiors. We also produce individual pieces of furniture made exactly to the specifications and desires of private customers, too. Every project is different and every day is fascinating.

That also applies to our training programme at HolzFormArt. In our modern business enterprise, we offer apprenticeships for joiners and vocational training in office management. This includes a friendly team, interesting projects, further training options and, most of all: work that is fun. This brochure provides you with all the details you need.


Good reasons to choose HolzFormArt

HolzFormArt has been voted Best Apprenticeship Training Organisation in NRW and offers diversified professional training in the various departments of a modern business enterprise.

  • Awarded as Best Apprenticeship Training Organisation 2016/2017 for Joinery in NRW
  • Individual training plan for every trainee and apprentice
  • Opportunity to work on genuine international orders
  • Personal supervision from the training manager
  • Targeted preparation for the practical exam
  • Possibility of being retained on staff after successfully completing the exam
  • Opportunities for promotion within the business
  • Implementation of your own projects from start to finish
Vocational training

Vocational training
at HolzFormArt.

  • Joiner

    As part of our team at HolzFormArt, you will carry out your three-year apprenticeship as a joiner working on genuine orders. Apart from working in the workshop, you will pass through the various departments such as production planning, design and interior design, and project management, receiving comprehensive training in keeping with the training curriculum. You will have customer contact and a designated mentor in our company.

  • Certified Office Manager

    Also for three years, this vocational training course deals with all the areas of administration within the company. In keeping with the training curriculum, you pass through all our specialist departments such as accounting, project management and management control. Always with a mentor at your side.

trainee votes
Azubi Jakob
first-year journeymen
Azubi Wiebke
third-year apprentice
Azubi Lars
third-year journeyman
Azubi Vincent
third-year apprentice
Azubi Julia
second-year journeyman

“With my journeyman’s piece for my final exam, I was able to garner first place at guild organisation level in the competition ‘Die Gute Form’.”


The apprenticeship projects at HolzFormArt offer us the opportunity to work autonomously and solve any problems that may occur on our own. Be it a dining table or a piece of solid wood furniture that we’ve designed ourselves – experienced journeymen are always at the ready to help us with questions or problems. So every project is initially a challenge and at the end it has become a huge step forward on my career path.


Since completing my apprenticeship at HolzFormArt, I have been working towards my qualification as a master joiner and was very quickly entrusted with a lot of responsibility. I am now assembly supervisor, doing exactly what I am best at: I head large projects all over Europe and bring them to a successful conclusion, but at the same time I am still busy in the workshop and involved in the production process. At HolzFormArt, I have every opportunity to shape my career path in keeping with my own ideas.


As an apprentice at HolzFormArt, your development is really nurtured. I was even able to work in a joinery in Ethiopia for a month in the second year of my apprenticeship. That was a truly valuable time for me. I learnt so much from the people there and was able to transfer this experience to my day-to-day work here in Germany.


After my apprenticeship at HolzFormArt, the project management team took me on. I supervise projects from the initial customer consultation and the first designs through to the finished result. It’s a lot of responsibility but the perfect job for me, because I can unite creative thinking with practical knowledge. A fantastic opportunity to continue on my path after completing my apprenticeship.

Carrer at HolzFormArt
Carrer at HolzFormArt
Carrer at HolzFormArt
Carrer at HolzFormArt
Carrer at HolzFormArt


Sustainable. Successful. Individual. These principles guide our training at HolzFormArt. Sustainable means using yet preserving resources. And this applies both to natural resources and to health and motivation. That is why at HolzFormArt we make sure that our training is fascinating every day. That it broadens horizons and fosters creativity. Through teamwork. Through challenges. Through thinking beyond the ordinary boundaries. Because we believe that good training prepares you for life, not just for your profession.

And since we are confident in the quality of our training, we are glad to take on our apprentices even after they have successfully completed their exams. After all, it’s hard to find good skilled workers, and this makes them valuable. So your training is an investment in the future for us as much as it is for you. We do a lot to ensure that our company atmosphere is motivating and fosters good work. Community rooms like our library and our kitchen contribute as much to creating a communicative environment as our project activities, our excursions for trainees – or our beehive project. In the future, every trainee will construct a beehive for themselves and look after the swarm. Our training manager, Antonio Poeira, supervises the whole project, gives advice and monitors the honey harvest. The project is a small contribution to environmental protection – and the field of flowers surrounding the beehives is a perfect place to spend your break and chat to others.


Your application for an apprenticeship or on-the-job vocational training at HolzFormArt.


For your application you will need:

  • a higher school-leaving certificate, a GCSE/ high school diploma or a basic secondary school certificate
  • a result of at least “Satisfactory” in mathematics and German on the leaving certificate
  • motivation and willingness to learn at school and at work
  • an aptitude for manual craft

Application phase

Apply in the period from 1 September to 20 November in any given year for an apprenticeship in the following year. If we find your application of interest, we will invite you to a personal interview. This is followed by a written aptitude test on the various themes associated with your apprenticeship. The final stage is one week of practical work experience to help you as an applicant and us as a training organisation to find out if we suit each other.

Certified Office Manager

For your application you will need:

  • the equivalent of at least GCSE or a high school diploma
  • good marks in mathematics, German and English

Application phase

Once we have received your documentation, if we should find your application particularly interesting, we will invite you to a personal interview. This interview presents you with the opportunity to outline your motivation for choosing this path and to explain what your training and career aspirations are. Just a few days later you will hear from us with the outcome.

Your application documents

This is what we need from every applicant:

  • letter of application
  • your CV in tabular form and a photo
  • anticipated type of school-leaving certificate and expected date of completion
  • a copy of your most recent school report and employer references

Send your application
either by post to:

HolzFormArt GmbH & Co. KG,
Endstraße 104,
47506 Neukirchen-Vluyn

or via e-mail to:

All the best of luck!