Altogether more than 350 visitors learnt about the diverse training opportunities available. The clear presentation of the individual training occupations as well as hands-on activities gave the pupils practical insights into the reality of an apprenticeship. At 15 stations, the 13 different training occupations in the industrial, technical and commercial areas, as well as three options for joining the company while studying, were presented.
Making a rose out of metal, designing technical drawings and using a soldering iron quickly brought existing talent and interest in the underlying training occupation to light. Theoretical job descriptions came to life as something that could be experienced in a practical setting. The inside of a tunnel boring machine could be explored virtually using VR glasses. Interested participants in the half-hourly plant tour were treated to live presentations. The highlight of the visit was the rotating cutting wheel of a tunnel boring machine for a metro project.
The apprentices and training supervisors answered questions onsite about the application process, the theoretical and practical content of the training occupations and degree internship programs, as well as about the course of the apprenticeship.
Klaus Himmelsbach, head of training at Herrenknecht, said: "I am personally pleased that the offer to get a taste of our apprenticeships is so well received. It's simply great if we can inspire young people about our company and create transparency. Because only if pupils can really get an idea of what the training occupations are like, are they able to choose the right apprenticeship."