Around 400 young people, including ten school classes with their teachers, made the most of the opportunity to gain insights into various professions at Weiss Technik and to get information from the company’s apprentices regarding the various training opportunities and combined vocational training and degree programs offered. The apprentices guided their guests around the company and showed them how a refrigeration cycle works and what techniques are learned in the individual training professions. “Experiments with a Kick,” which dealt with refrigeration and were carried out using a climate-controlled test chamber, attracted many spectators as well.
The agenda also included a tour of the acclaimed training workshop – quite literally acclaimed, because last year Weiss Technik was named by the Handwerkskammer Wiesbaden as the best training company for its vocational training program to become a mechatronics engineer for refrigeration technology. During a visit to the OR demonstration room, the young visitors learned how sophisticated ventilation and air conditioning technology from Weiss Technik ensures ideal hygienic conditions in hospitals. Employees from HR explained to the potential trainees what prerequisites are important for training at Weiss Technik and how to apply correctly. What’s more, it was possible to obtain more information about other professions requiring training in the metal and electrical industry in M+E Truck from Hessenmetall.
“Training at Weiss Technik is the right choice for all those who like to work in a team, enjoy learning and want to face new challenges,” highlighted Susanne Zessin, HR Manager of the specialists in environmental simulation and climate control technology.
The application procedure for 2017 is already underway. For the coming year, Weiss Technik is looking for apprentices in the professions of electronics engineer for industrial engineering, industrial clerk, metal fitter for thin sheet metalworking, mechatronics engineer for refrigeration engineering, and technical systems engineering for supply engineering and equipment.
One of the biggest trainers in the region
Weiss Technik is a division of the Schunk Group from Heuchelheim. With turnover of more than one billion euros, the technology company is not only one of the biggest industrial companies in the heart of Hesse, but also a major trainer of apprentices. For Schunk, particularly high value is placed on the quality of training. In addition to a modern training center and regular in-house teaching and courses, which go beyond pure technical aspects, project work and excursions ensure a qualified and varied training program. At the start of the new training year, events are offered at many sites so that the apprentices from all training years can get to know each other better.
Overall, the Schunk Group offers 16 different commercial and technical training professions, while there is also the possibility of undertaking combined vocational training and degree programs in the areas of business administration, engineering, industrial engineering and refrigeration technology. Following the Training Day at Heuchelheim and Wettenberg, Schunk is inviting people to attend a second Training Day: This takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 9am to 1pm in Heuchelheim and provides information about all training professions and combined vocational training and degree programs that Schunk offers at the its sites in Heuchelheim and Wettenberg.