18 young people start their apprenticeships

1. September 2014
Auszubildende bei Martin Metallverarbeitung

Ebersdorf/Parsberg/Nuremberg. This week 18 young adults launched their careers simultaneously at five of our group’s locations. On 1 September we welcomed 14 young men and four young women – our largest number of apprentices yet – to the start of their training programs. They will learn industrial, technical and commercial trades over the next three years and will have positive career prospects once they have successfully completed their apprenticeships. There are currently 48 young people training at our plants.

During the first few days of training, apprentices spend time becoming familiar with their daily work routines and processing everything they are learning. Human Resources Manager Rainer Bosecker is certain: “With support from experienced trainers and their ‘apprentice colleagues’, these apprentices will adapt quickly and then begin focusing on the content that is relevant to their respective career fields.” Becoming a part of the departments they work in and the challenge of working for a forward-looking company will get these young trainees excited about the prospects of interesting work and the opportunity for growth in our group of companies.

Four young men are training to become toolmakers and a young woman started her apprenticeship in industrial sales in Ebersdorf. One young man is training to become a machine and equipment operator, while another has his sights set on becoming a technical product designer. Two young women in Parsberg started their training in industrial sales and four young men began their apprenticeships as toolmakers in the field of stamping technology. Three young people started their apprenticeships at AT-Werkzeugbau in Nuremberg: They are training to become precision mechanics specializing in stamping and forming technology.

Metec, our sister plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, also welcomed two young men who started their training as toolmakers. Two additional apprentices are receiving training on CNC milling machines. Here as well, the apprenticeship period is modelled after the German dual education and training system. Theoretical instruction is broken down into five modules from basic training to mechanical and CNC processing, tool and jig construction all the way to the production of gauges. This is supplemented with hands-on exercises and two practical training modules in Germany, each lasting four weeks. Theoretical knowledge is taught at the vocational college in Vilnius. Other German companies have expressed interest in this model and agreed to cooperate closely in this field.  

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