Last month, a total of 77 new trainees and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) started their training at Arburg
, underlining the high value that the ‘well-founded and triple-certified training’ has for the Lossburg-based mechanical engineering company and manufacturer of injection moulding machines.
Renate Keinath, who as managing partner is responsible for human resources management, said that for more than 70 years, the family owned company has been making sustainable investments in its future. “Employees with first-class training and a broad range of specialist knowledge are very important for Arburg’s innovative strength and international competitiveness.
“Giving young people a successful start to their careers is not something that can be taken for granted by many companies in these times of the coronavirus. We, on the other hand, continue to train unabated.”
Arburg has a 16-strong team of trainers, led by training manager Michael Vieth. Basic training takes place in the company’s 2,000m2
Vocational Training Center with modern machinery and learning technology.
Arburg also makes it easy for the newcomers to get started with an introductory week that gives them the opportunity to get to know both the company and each other. In the company, for example, this is followed by plant tours, a presentation of the Arburg product portfolio and an introduction to the individual departments. In addition, Mr Vieth and the team of instructors organise team-building events and an off-site barbecue.
Ms Keinath added: “The current total of 197 apprentices and 72 students is a lasting testimony to the great importance of training for Arburg. The company has also been pursuing an ambitious management training programme for decades and takes on virtually all graduates into permanent employment every year.
“Moreover, Arburg is planning to take on more than 100 new trainees and DHBW students in 2022. The opportunities include DHBW degree programmes in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, (business) IT, as well as commercial and technical professions such as mechatronics engineer, process mechanic, industrial mechanic, industrial clerk and technical product designer. New additions include machining mechanics and warehouse logistics specialists.”