Mirko Christmann has been recognised as the best apprentice in Baden-Württemberg, Germany in the electronic and industrial engineering profession.
Mr Christmann completed his apprenticeship at Herrenknecht with an impressive score of 98 out of a possible 100.
He has been a part of the team in the Business Unit Utility Tunnelling since March 2019 after completing his training earlier in the year.
Since then, Mr Christmann has worked on jobsites throughout Europe with small diameter machines and says he particularly appreciates the variety of technologies and projects in addition to the potential for initiative.
Herrenknecht’s contribution to successful projects often goes far beyond site assembly, such as maintenance works and other services of tunnel boring machine disassembling.
The installation, maintenance and repair of components in electrical systems not only requires manual skills and technical understanding, but also teamwork and flexibility – which Mr Christmann displayed.
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce awarded him a sponsorship award of €2,500 (US$2,784), which will be used to further his training to become a state certified technician in September 2020.
Currently, Herrenknecht employs approximately 200 apprentices and trainees in 12 different technical and commercial training occupations.
For more information visit the Herrenknecht website.
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