“All of you are now ‘fully-fledged’ employees of our company. You are the ones who will help shape the future of Arburg,” said Renate Keinath in her speech, motivating the graduates to continue along their path with Arburg. The Managing Partner also mentioned their achievements during the pandemic: “Besides mastering digital lessons and exams, you have acquired additional skills for your future professional life with the digitalisation at Arburg.”
On the road to success with Arburg
On behalf of the entire Arburg management team, she congratulated the 36 former trainees and students on successfully passing their final examinations, and presented 23 of them with an award. Renate Keinath also honoured three training graduates with special awards. Christian Ober graduated with the best grade of the year in mechanical engineering, specialising in design and development, Daniel Seeger received a dream grade of 1.0 for his dissertation for a Bachelor of Engineering in mechatronics, and Florian Willer completed his oral examination to qualify as an industrial clerk with the top grade of 100 points.
In his speech, Head of Apprenticeship Michael Vieth gave the new Arburg employees three things to take away with them: “Stay flexible, stay mobile and stay brave.” He also surprised them with a leaf blower in his hand and said: “Don't work like leaf blowers and move problems somewhere else – become problem solvers yourself.” There was also a look back at the first week of training: Michael Vieth handed over the letters that the trainees and students had written to themselves when they were starting out, describing their expectations, for example.
On behalf of all the graduates, Lucas Finkbeiner, an apprenticed industrial clerk, thanked Renate Keinath “for the superb apprenticeship and all the opportunities here at Arburg.”
Excellent apprenticeship at Arburg
“As there are fewer and fewer really good qualified personnel, excellent apprenticeship at Arburg is very important to us,” said Renate Keinath, adding that it was not only the excellent grades achieved by graduates that showed that the strategy was working. The company is also planning ahead for the future, with more than 100 young people due to start their careers with Arburg in September 2022. And there are still places available: Interested parties can apply for dual study courses in computer science and electrical engineering as well as apprenticeships in construction and process mechanics at www.ausbildung.arburg.com.