Cologne, Germany-based Deutz this week welcomed 33 new apprentices who are beginning their careers with the engine manufacturer. Dr. Margarete Haase, a member of the board of management, welcomed the apprentices as part of an introductory event at the Deutz technology center and wished them a successful start to their professional lives.
"I am pleased that these young people have chosen to carry out their vocational training at Deutz," said Haase. "A good training program is the best foundation for a professional career. At the same time it is an investment in our future, as by training today's young people we are furnishing them with the necessary skills for tomorrow. I am also especially pleased that another five women have chosen to pursue technical careers this year."
The young people, age 16 to 21, will be introduced to their apprenticeship program during an induction week led by the training managers and current second-year trainees, who will familiarize the new apprentices with the various activities and areas of the business.
Deutz offers commercial engineering applicants a choice of six different career routes. This year, 16 people at the site in Cologne have chosen to be trained as production engineers, eight entrants have opted for training in industrial technology and four are starting their apprenticeships as cutting machine operators. In addition, three of the apprentices will be trained as industrial electronics engineers, one as a materials tester and one as a warehouse operative.
At the Deutz plant in Ulm, Germany, six apprentices began their training in industrial technology. Two others have chosen to become cutting machine operators. In addition, three apprentices started their training in industrial technology at the plant in Übersee, Germany, and two others have been employed as trainee cutting machine operators at its site in Herschbach, Germany.
Each of the various apprenticeships will last between two and three and a half years. Deutz Ag currently employs 156 trainees in Germany. For more information about the various training programs, visit www.deutz.com/karriere.
A full-line engine specialist, Deutz offers a broad spectrum of liquid-cooled and air-cooled engines with capacities ranging from 25kW to 520kW, which are used in construction equipment, power-generation plant, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and ships.