Herrenknecht holds vocational training day

27 July 2018

Germany – Herrenknecht hosted its third career open day earlier this month. The TBM manufacturer set up 15 stations to show each apprenticeship task within the company. Some 300 young people, plus parents, visited Schwanau for the event.

A spokesperson for the company said, “Manufacturing a rose out of metal, answering exciting questions in an IT quiz, having a go at designing a technical drawing or applying a soldering iron – the youngsters were delighted with the various offers and the state-of-the-art machine park in the training workshop. The participants also used the opportunity to get first-hand information from the approximately 50 Herrenknecht apprentices about their experiences at the company. In addition, the instructor team was available for questions. Even the boss, Martin Herrenknecht, came by in person.”

"During the information day we enable potential junior employees to get a glimpse of the world of work and get to know our company," adds 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." At the family business Herrenknecht, supporting junior staff has always played an important role.