Apprenticeships are really important at REMONDIS. Less than two months after the latest intake of apprentices were welcomed to the company’s head office in Lünen by the honorary chairman of the supervisory board, Norbert Rethmann, and HR manager, Andreas Oellerich, the spotlight was once again put on the subject of apprenticeships. As part of the ‘Lünen Apprenticeship Evening’, Germany’s leading recycling and water services company opened the gates of its Lippe Plant to all schoolchildren and their parents interested in finding out more about career opportunities at the REMONDIS Group.
What professions are taught at REMONDIS? What subjects are connected to the different professions? How likely is it that an apprentice is taken on by the company at the end of their course? Does REMONDIS offer the dual BA degree and apprenticeship courses?
These were just a few of the questions answered by the company’s HR employees and apprentices during the second ‘Lünen Apprenticeship Evening’. Following the great success of the premiere last year, a large number of visitors were attracted once again to the event which is supported by REMONDIS, the City of Lünen, the local job office and other companies located in the town. “The ‘Lünen Apprenticeship Evening’ provides us with an excellent platform which we can use to present the many different apprenticeship courses on offer in the REMONDIS Group,” explained Anika Dirkmann, apprenticeship manager at REMONDIS.
Between 6pm and 11pm, around 700 young people visited the Lippe Plant, where the company is based, to talk to the trainers there about the future-oriented apprenticeships on offer – from chemical laboratory technician and chemical technician, to IT specialist for application development and system integration, to being an industrial clerk, metal worker, truck driver, joiner or gardener. Interesting presentations and practical examples were given to show what subjects are taught in each profession. Emphasis was, in particular, put on the so-called dual apprenticeships, during which the apprentices do both a BA degree course at university and an apprenticeship course. REMONDIS has apprentices doing such courses in the area of economics and management as well as in IT and application development. The career prospects of those doing this type of training are particularly high as experts believe that demographic change will lead to there being a lack of specialists in these areas in the near future.
”There is only one thing in the long run more expensive than education: no education.“
John F. Kennedy
“We’re really pleased with the way the evening went as we were able to meet some young people with great potential. This event has further confirmed that REMONDIS is an important employer in the region,” commented REMONDIS managing director and HR manager, Andreas Oellerich. “We would like to thank all those apprentices and trainers who took part for helping to make the evening such a success.”