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International, local, insightful – Training at Vollmer

A total of 17 new apprentices and students are starting their future at Vollmer – the apprenticeship programme, which began on the 1st September 2015, will introduce them to a wide variety of activities and excellent working conditions in an international environment. For the first time, Vollmer is also offering applicants a bachelor's degree, including a stipend, in association with the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. Graduates from the Swabian sharpening specialist have the best employment prospects: More than half of Vollmer's current employees have been working for the company since they graduated from the apprenticeship programme. Vollmer is also looking for talented applicants for 2016. Applications are now open.

"Our new stipend programme clearly demonstrates that we invest just as consistently in training new talent as in technical innovations," says Hans Wahl, Head of HR at Vollmer. "The 'degree with in-depth practical training' that we offer in association with the Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a normal bachelor's degree with continuous financial support from Vollmer. The students hone their practical skills at the company during the practical phases, during the semester breaks and when preparing their theses."

More than 1350 young people trained already
There were 17 new faces starting at Vollmer when the new training year began on the 1st September 2015. The new apprentices are specialising in a wide range of professions, including industrial clerk, equipment and systems electrician, industrial mechanic and mechatronics engineer. Dual work-study degrees and the new "degree with in-depth practical training" stipend model, which enables students to graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, complete the successful Vollmer apprenticeship programme: To date, more than 1350 young people have started their careers at Vollmer.

Vollmer considers internationality and the targeted development of its apprentices to be extremely important. As such, two of the new students taking dual work-study degrees have already finished an apprenticeship at Vollmer and then caught up on their studies to qualify for study at a University of Applied Sciences – they will now study together with Vollmer. One of the apprentices studying to become a mechatronics engineer is originally from Paraguay. In Vollmer, the specialist in grinding and erosion machines based in Biberach, he has found a company offering apprenticeships that can provide him with insight into working as a service technician in an international environment – such as at one of the 13 Vollmer locations worldwide.

The best employment prospects
The varied apprenticeship programme is supplemented by practical projects, internal training and group sport activities as well as operational safety training and trips or overseas stays. Vollmer's goal is to enable young people to grow and develop – not just professionally but also personally – and to provide them with ideal preparation for their working lives. There are currently more than 50 apprentices and students working towards a bright future in technology and management at Vollmer. Accompanied by expert trainers, the young professionals are gaining valuable experience, discovering their strengths and opening doors to a whole range of opportunities in their careers.

After successfully completing their studies, graduates from the scheme have the best employment prospects: More than half of Vollmer's current employees have been working for the company since they graduated. The reason for this is the wide variety of tasks, excellent working conditions and the long tradition of training at the Swabian sharpening specialist from Biberach an der Riß. Vollmer is offering further apprenticeships for 2016 as well: Anyone interested in an apprenticeship at Vollmer – included as part of a degree – can apply now. Visit http://www.vollmer-group.com/azubi for more information.

Responsible for the content of this press release: VOLLMER WERKE Maschinenfabrik GmbH

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