Civil servant training in the higher non-technical service

Service Description

The Senior Civil Service in the State Administration of the Free State of Thuringia

A large number of tasks in local government as well as in the state general administration are performed by civil servants in the higher service. The factual and legal knowledge acquired during their training enables them to apply laws, ordinances and administrative regulations correctly and sensibly in order to fulfill their public duties. The thorough specialist knowledge acquired during the course of study and its methodical and independent application form the prerequisite for making factually and legally correct decisions.

Those who can be employed in the preparatory service are:

  • Is German or German national within the meaning of Article 116 of the Basic Law, has the nationality of another EU member state or fulfills another requirement pursuant to Section 7 of the Civil Servant Status Act;
  • offers the guarantee of standing up for the free democratic basic order at all times;
  • appears suitable for the career in terms of character, mental and physical aptitude;
  • possesses the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or another school-leaving qualification entitling the holder to study at a university, or provides evidence of an educational level recognized as equivalent, and has not yet reached the age of 32 at the time of recruitment;
  • Severely disabled persons may be hired up to a maximum age of 40.
  • Similarly, for applicants who have children under the age of 18 in their domestic community and for this reason have refrained from applying in time, the hiring age is increased by three years per child, up to a maximum age of 40.
  • These age limits do not apply to applicants through the preregistration office.

The preparatory service

After successful completion of a selection procedure, applicants selected for recruitment to the preparatory service are appointed as civil servants (Regierungsinspektoranwärter). The preparatory service lasts three years and begins on October 1 of each year. The dual training is divided into theoretical and practical sections, which alternate.

The theoretical training takes place at the Thüringer Verwaltungsfachhochschule in Gotha. It covers a period of 21 months and is divided into 3 study sections

  • Basic studies with intermediate examination: 7.5 months
  • Main study with beginning of the diploma thesis: 7.5 months
  • final studies with written career examination: 6 months

and into the following specializations:

1. study group "Law

  • Fundamentals of law and the application of law including legal methodology
  • political science, constitutional and constitutional law
  • European law
  • General administrative law, administrative procedural law including administrative procedural law
  • Private Law
  • Local law
  • Law of the public service
  • Police and public order law, building law, environmental law
  • Youth and social law
  • Citizenship, civil status and aliens law

2. subject group "economics and finance

  • Economics
  • business administration
  • public finance

3. study group "Administrative and Social Sciences

  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Administration
  • psychology, communication and behavioral training
  • Political science, sociology

For further information on the course of study and its content, please visit the website of the Thuringian University of Applied Administrative Sciences.

The practical training lasts a total of 15 months and is divided into four internship sections in different areas of the state administration of the Free State of Thuringia.

The career examination consists of a thesis and an examination with written and oral parts. After passing the career examination, you are entitled to use the professional title "Diplom-Verwaltungswirt/-in (FH)".

Candidate and official remuneration, accommodation

The basic amount of the candidate's salary is currently approx. 1,000 euros per month. If you are married and/or have children, you will receive appropriate supplements.

During the theoretical training at the Thüringer Verwaltungsfachhochschule Gotha, you can live in the dormitory there and participate in the catering. These costs are borne by the Free State of Thuringia for civil servant candidates of the state.

Employment after the training

The civil service relationship ends with the successful completion of the career examination. There is no entitlement to employment after training. If you complete your studies with good results, you have a good chance of being appointed as a government inspector and thus becoming a probationary civil servant.

Application, recruitment
Training positions are advertised annually in the last quarter.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Information about the opportunities for training at the Erfurt city administration; advice on current offers, requirements, prospects.

As one of the largest employers in the region, the city administration of the state capital Erfurt naturally offers young people - primarily school leavers - the opportunity to find the right start to their careers.
In the period from August to October of each year, the training positions for the following year are publicly advertised.

After reviewing the application documents, suitable applicants are invited to take a written selection test. The best graduates of this test are invited to a 2nd selection. After a 3rd selection, the best are again invited to an interview. As a result of this selection process, offers of employment are then made to the applicants concerned.

The following training courses are offered by the Municipality:

Degree programs

  • Civil servant in the higher non-technical administrative service
  • Student at the University of Cooperative Education Thuringia (BA) in the subjects:
    • Management in public enterprises and institutions
    • Social services

Vocational training

  • Civil servant in the intermediate non-technical administrative service
  • Administrative assistant
  • Management assistant for office communication
  • Specialized employee for media and information services - specialization library
  • Gardener - specializing in horticulture and landscaping
  • IT systems electronics technician
  • Civil servant in the higher fire department technical service
  • Civil servant in the intermediate firefighting service

For further information on training with the Erfurt city administration, please refer to the page "Erfurt - your city, your opportunity, your job".
As the training opportunities vary from year to year, we would like to ask all interested parties to check our homepage regularly within the above-mentioned period to find out about the current training opportunities.

Note on data protection

In the event of an intended application, please note the information sheet on the collection of personal data in accordance with Article 13 DS GVO.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Organisation und Personalcontrolling

Visiting address
Meister-Eckehart-Straße 2
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-2140
0361 655-2159
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