Mobile crane manufacturer Tadano is maintaining its apprentice training programme at both of its production plants in Germany and taken on 27 new apprentices at its two manufacturing plants.
In Lauf, the Tadano All Terrain crane manufacturing facility in Bavaria, the company has hired six new apprentices training to become production mechanics and equipment mechatronics technicians.
Meanwhile at the Demag plant in Zweibrücken, 21 young people are starting apprenticeships in areas such as steel construction and industrial mechanics, to body shop paint technicians, mechatronic technicians, precision mechanics, and IT.
Frank Schättle, head of human relations at Tadano Europe, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to offer a good number of apprenticeships in these difficult times, and to find suitable candidates for them all. We consider training and apprenticeships an investment in the future that we leverage to ensure that the next generation of desperately needed specialists will be available.”
On their first day at work, the new apprentices were given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new work environment. After being formally welcomed by the management, works council and training supervisors, they learnt about the company and the essential safety protocols before joining a tour of the facilities.
Zweibrücken plant training manager Timo Hinz, said: “Time and again, our new junior team members are very impressed when they see how these big cranes are built.” While his equivalent at Lauf, Güngör Barut added: “Many of them look like they cannot wait to start working on these machines themselves.”