Herrenknecht has hosted its third information day on vocational training for 300 students and their parents at its training workshop in Schwanau, Germany.
The students and parents were introduced to Herrenknecht Founder and Engineer Dr Martin Herrenknecht, instructors and 50 current apprentices, who were able to answer questions and talk about their time and experiences with the company.
The students engaged in hands-on activities – including manufacturing a rose out of metal and designing a technical drawing – at 15 stations set up to represent 10 different apprenticeship roles in industrial, technical and commercial sectors.
Herrenknecht also provided information about three options that allowed applicants to join the company while still studying.
During the information day, students learned about tunnelling technology, the company and visited the state-of-the-art machine park in the training workshop.
“During the information day we enable potential junior employees to get a glimpse of the world of work and get to know our company,” said Herrenknecht Training Manager Klaus Himmelsbach.
“Of course, it is a special bonus when the boss himself comes by.
“We are always on the lookout for good technical personnel and have the ambition of taking over our apprentices after their vocational training.”
The information day followed on from an introductory session held the week prior for 56 new apprentices who will commence their roles in September 2018.
With up to 180 apprenticeships, Herrenknecht is one of the largest vocational training companies in the region.
For more information visit the Herrenknecht website.
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