The starting signal was given on 1 September 2021: a total of 77 new trainees and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) started their training at Arburg. This proud number underlines the high value that the well-founded and triple-certified training has for the Lossburg mechanical engineering company. For more than 70 years, the family-owned company has been making sustainable investments in its future. Renate Keinath, who as Managing Partner is responsible for human resources management, warmly welcomed the new trainees and students on behalf of the shareholders and managing directors, the entire team of trainers and all employees.
“Employees with first-class training and a broad range of specialist knowledge are very important for Arburg’s innovative strength and international competitiveness,” said Renate Keinath in her address and emphasized: “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!”
Latest machine and learning technology
Thanks to the innovative and triple-certified training system, the 16-strong team of trainers led by training manager Michael Vieth can react flexibly to the respective requirements even in difficult times. Basic training takes place in the 2,000-square-meter Vocational Training Center with modern machinery and learning technology. The method of action-oriented teaching and learning is brand new from this year. Innovative learning methods included home schooling during the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite the many advantages that digital communication and working from a home bring, however, personal contacts are still important and need to be maintained and extended,” Renate Keinath encouraged the new training cohort. This also includes going through the various departments during the training and working there.
An exciting induction week
Arburg makes it easier for the newcomers to get started with an exciting introductory week: this gives them the opportunity to get to know both the company and each other – in compliance with the hygiene concept, of course. 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, training manager Michael Vieth and the team of instructors organised team-building events and an off-site barbecue.
Submit applications for Training 2022 now
The current total of 197 apprentices and 72 students is a lasting testimony to the great importance of training for the machine manufacturer in Lossburg. The company has been pursuing an ambitious strategic training management program for decades and takes on virtually all graduates into permanent employment every year.
Arburg even plans to take on more than 100 new trainees and DHBW students in 2022. The spectrum includes, for example, DHBW degree programs 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 or technical product designer. New additions include machining mechanics and warehouse logistics specialists. Applications can already be submitted now. All important information and the online application portal can be found at www.arburg.com/de/karriere/ausbildung.
German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. Its product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500 kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment.
An international sales and service network ensures first-class customer support at a local level: Arburg has its own organisations at 35 locations in 26 different countries and, together with its trading partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Its machines are produced exclusively at the company’s German headquarters in Lossburg. Of a total of roughly 3,200 employees, around 2,650 work in Germany. About 550 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. Arburg has triple certification, in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com