This year got off to an interesting start for 24 REMONDIS trainees and assistants when they were given the opportunity to take part in the company’s Trainee Days. All trainees receive an invitation at some stage during their traineeship to travel to Lünen for two weeks so that they can prepare for their future role within the group. The objective of the REMONDIS Trainee Days is to provide the participants with in-depth knowledge of this family-run business, to enable them to hone their negotiating skills and to give them a chance to network. Those taking part in this year’s Trainee Days were first welcomed by Frank Dohmen, HR manager of the REMONDIS Group, and then taken on a tour around the Lippe Plant.
The alumni trainee get-together is always a popular part of this event. This is the moment when the participants are able to talk to former trainees to find out more about their careers within the REMONDIS Group and to ask any questions they may have about the different fields of business and promotion opportunities. And this year was no exception with there being a lively discussion from beginning to end. Other events organised during these two weeks included seminars on business etiquette and the fundamentals of waste law.
Indeed, a whole variety of events had been planned throughout the two weeks. One of the highlights was most certainly the trip to the harbour town of Bremerhaven where the trainees not only got to see REMONDIS’ subsidiary, BEG, but also to visit the Klimahaus which took them on a “journey” through the world’s different climate zones. A networking evening then rounded off this highly successful day.
An opportunity to network and learn from experienced colleagues – this, too, is part of the Trainee Days
Being able to talk to so many different managers provides the trainees with a wealth of information that will help them in the future as they grow their careers
All the other places visited during the Trainee Days were, of course, well worth seeing and just as informative. The first trip took the participants to the City of Oberhausen with a tour of the waste incineration plant and the public private partnership, Wirtschaftsbetriebe Oberhausen. Other destinations included a visit to the “scrap island” run by REMONDIS’ subsidiary TSR in Duisburg, AHE’s biogas plant in Witten and the sales packaging sorting plant in Bochum. No matter where they went, the trainees were always welcomed by the local management teams who discussed the business processes and challenges of their particular field.
During the visit to the “scrap island”, Dirk Saerbeck, regional manager of TSR Rhein-Ruhr, gave a talk on management skills and the importance of having a positive working environment. Being able to talk to so many different managers provides the trainees with a wealth of information that will help them in the future as they grow their careers.
The trainees taking a tour around a plant