Jungheinrich AG in Hamburg is exploring new avenues in its battle against the skills shortage by restructuring the technical training for its German sales organisation. From August 2018, the company will train 26 young men and women to become agricultural and construction machinery mechatronics engineers. Following completion of their apprenticeships, they will become after sales service engineers for customers throughout Germany.
Roman Martin, Vice President Human Resources Jungheinrich- Germany, explains: “Due to our strong growth, it is becoming increasingly important for Jungheinrich to recruit talented young employees. We are looking for young people who are passionate about technology and craftsmanship, while at the same time enjoying interacting with people. Jungheinrich’s trucks are technically comparable with those of agricultural and construction machinery manufacturers. This means that this apprenticeship is ideally suited to provide young men and women with the skills to work as after sales service engineers.”
The theoretical content of the course is taught in joint block lessons in Warendorf, North Rhine- Westphalia. At the local Paul- Spiegel vocational college, a separate class will be set up especially for Jungheinrich apprentices in which the trainees will be taught together. The apprentices will live together in the DEULA Westphalia-Lippe guest house. As Jungheinrich’s educational partner, DEULA delivers additional inter-company courses in conjunction with Kreishandwerkerschaft Steinfurt- Warendorf.
The application period for the next training year begins on 1 July 2018. The minimum qualification requirements are an intermediate school-leaving certificate and a good knowledge of maths and physics. “Our new apprentices can look forward to an exciting and varied time with Jungheinrich. Within their three-and-a half-year apprenticeship, they will receive training in a wide variety of areas, including repairs and maintenance, troubleshooting and fault rectification, inspection, adjusting and connecting plants and systems, as well as the installation of electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components. The trainees will also be offered attractive extended benefits, including guaranteed employment and financing of the Class B driving licence,” emphasises Roman Martin.