THE EDUCATION is a film about Jan, a young man, usually reserved, shy and unambitious. He is in his last year of training at the “Veblo AG”, a medium sized company and there’s no guarantee for a job at the end of his training. Jan’s mother, a staunch union organiser at the company, can’t stop management from hiring more and more temp workers and so Jan is left in charge of his own luck. Stuck in an underperforming department, Jan does everything he can to please his boss Tobias and when Tobias asks Jan to help him solve the department’s problems, Jan agrees. At the same time Jenny, another co-worker, catches Jan’s eye and young love blooms. Their romance, however, is stifled by Jenny’s temp-worker status and insecurities about their future. Frustrated and stressed, Jan seeks solace in fast cars and retail therapy but when Jan’s mother is laid off under false pretences, Jan starts to realise the true impact of his decisions and the consequences of his actions.