At the beginning of September, 35 apprentices made their first steps into professional life at Harro Höfliger. During the years to come they will be learning professions such as industrial mechanic, electronics technician for automation technology and mechatronics engineer. Among the career starters are also prospective industrial business management assistants and seven students enrolled at dual universities in Baden-Württemberg. The study programs include Information Technology, Business Information Systems, Business Administration and Engineering – International Technical Sales Management (ITV), Business Administration and Engineering – International Production and Logistics (IPL), and RWS Accounting & Controlling. Another four new entrants started the “Ulm Model” with Harro Höfliger. Here, the students obtain a dual Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering at the University of Ulm, preceded by a shortened training period as industrial mechanics or electronics technicians for automation technology.
With this year’s new students, Uwe Amann, Managing Director Human Resources, can look back on over 500 trainees in the company’s history. “The training of our own highly qualified specialists has always been of great importance to us”, he explains. “About ten percent of our employees are apprentices, and we have maintained this number for years. That way, we can continuously pass on and preserve valuable expert knowledge.” He adds: “I am delighted that we can once again support so many young people on their way into their careers. Their prospects for the future could not be better."
For the career starters, training traditionally starts with a two-day excursion to get to know each other and prepare for everyday work. This year, climbing and archery were on the agenda at the Rutesheim Adventure Park together with the instructors. After a guided tour of the castle in Ludwigsburg, the group went canoeing on the Neckar.
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