On September 1, 2022, the time had come: 106 new junior employees started their professional careers at Arburg – more than ever before in the company’s history. The team now comprises a total of 304 trainees and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW).
This year, not only the number of newcomers is large, but also the spectrum: the youngest is 16 years old, the oldest 35. Renate Keinath, who as managing partner is responsible for human resources management, warmly welcomed the newcomers on behalf of the managing directors and shareholders, Arburg employees and the team of trainers.
“It is very important to us to offer you all excellent training, because it will be you who will bring our company forward in the future with your know-how,” Renate Keinath emphasized in her address. “We have a lot of experience in this area, because we have been training young people for over 70 years.”
This year, 75 apprentices and 31 DHBW students started their careers at Arburg. In order to expand the high level of dual training, Arburg works closely with vocational schools, the dual universities and the Black Forest Campus.
“The current total of 213 apprentices and 91 students impressively demonstrates the great importance Arburg attaches to training,” says Renate Keinath. “Giving young people a successful start to their careers is extremely important to us, even in such challenging times as these.”
Arburg continues to train unabatedly and takes on virtually all apprentices and students into permanent employment every year. And the quality of the training is evidenced by numerous awards: Arburg was the first training company in Baden-Württemberg to receive triple quality certification in 2018, with ISO certification, the LQW award (learner-oriented quality testing in continuing education) and the seal of approval from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).
To make it easier to get started on the job, training manager Michael Vieth and his 20-strong team have devised a comprehensive program. The first few days were devoted to discovering the company and getting to know the trainee colleagues, as well as the respective year’s supervisors, who were on hand to offer advice and support. In addition to guided tours of the company, the program included getting to know the product range, the corporate philosophy and also the 2,000-square-meter training center – the future workplace and contact point for all trainees and students.
Activities are also planned outside the company. At a team-building event with the Academy Eigensinn, the trainees and students will deal with the topic of error culture. They will learn how to assess themselves better and how to strengthen communication among themselves. The introductory week also includes plenty of action: whether it’s a mountain bike tour, escape games, a barista course, adventure golf, hiking or a sports course at the Arburg Health Center – the young professionals are spoilt for choice. A joint barbecue with the trainers is also planned.
While the apprentices and students of the 2022 training year get going, the application phase for 2023 is already in full swing; Arburg offers a total of around 20 training and study courses. The spectrum includes, for example, the DHBW courses in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, (business) informatics, as well as commercial and technical professions such as mechatronics technician, process mechanic, industrial mechanic, industrial clerk or warehouse logistics specialist. There are still vacancies for next year. Anyone who is interested can find all the important information and the applicant portal at www.arburg.com/info/ausbildung.
You can find out more about Arburg at arburg.com/en.