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In this section we wish to inform you about other services and benefits the University of Münster offers its vocational trainees.
Like an employee at any company, you are entitled to a salary and holiday time when you work at the University of Münster. But the University offers much more than that – in keeping with its motto "living.knowledge" (wissen.leben).
In accordance with the collective labour agreement for vocational trainees of German states (TVA-L), vocational trainees are currently paid the following amounts (valid as of 1 January 2020):
1st year in training: 1,036.82 euros/mo.
2nd year in training: 1,090.96 euros/mo.
3rd year in training: 1,140.61 euros/mo.
4th year in training: 1,209.51 euros/mo.
The University of Münster also pays vocational trainees capital-forming benefits totalling 13.29 euros per month.
SPECIAL ANNUAL PAYMENT AND FINAL BONUS
At the end of each year, our trainees receive a special annual payment totalling 95% of their November salary. All candidates who pass their final examinations receive an additional bonus of 400 euros at the end of their training programme.
Trainees are required to work 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.
DINING HALLS AND BISTROS
To feed such a large student body and its many employees, the University of Münster operates a variety of dining facilities. We recommend joining the 38,000 students who visit our dining halls and bistros every day for lunch where they enjoy wholesome and inexpensive meals.
Vocational trainees are entitled to 30 days of holiday each year.
Continuing education courses play an important role in personnel development – especially at a university. The staff of the University of Münster can take advantage of such measures, including a comprehensive in-house continuing education programme [de].
But even during a period of vocational training, we impress upon our candidates the importance of life-long learning in the sense of "after the training is before the training". During their training programme, the participants can sign up for in-house seminars which supplement the practical knowledge they learn on the job and the theoretical instruction received at vocational school. These seminars are intended to help candidates hone their soft skills and prepare for their examinations.
The University Sports programme (HSP) contributes to improving communication between members of the University community, encourages them to embrace a healthy lifestyle and helps them maintain and improve their physical and psychological resilience and stability, all of which provides a balance to their intellectual activities.
Our vocational trainees are welcome to take advantage of our extensive University Sports programme featuring over 100 different types of sport and physical activity. For more information visit the University Sports webpage.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (BUSINESS SUBSCRIPTION)
The University of Münster offers its staff a business subscription which entitles them to a discount when using public buses and trains operated by the Münsterland Ruhr-Lippe Transport Authority. Read about our business subscription here. [de]