The newcomers to hydro come from Grevenbroich and the surrounding area to Moers and Cologne. As of today, they want to learn a lot and become something: industrial mechanics specializing in industrial engineering, machine and plant operators, electronics technicians for industrial engineering, industrial clerks and IT specialists are the newly filled apprenticeships.
The team around training manager Manfred Geißen and Anette Becker welcomed the newcomers together with their parents at the plant for breakfast, a lecture and a tour of the company. HR Manager Cordula Dressler and Works Council Ernst Schumacher warmly welcomed the group. After important information, the introduction ended with the first visit to the large, central hydro training workshop in the Grevenbroich plant.
The new trainees and their trainers from Hydro have come very close: during three trial days at the Wanderrath training center in the Eifel directly at the Nürburgring. “It is important to us to familiarize the newcomers very quickly with our company, its values and our working methods. This makes them feel at home faster - and allows them to concentrate on their productive training, ”says training manager Manfred Geißen. & Nbsp;
Awarded teaching concept
Geißen, Dressler and Schumacher have jointly designed an important lesson: resource efficiency. It trains all trainees in why aluminum is energy-intensive and at the same time energy-efficient and in which ways we can do our work even better and more gently. The new teaching concept was awarded an innovation prize by Hydro board member Oliver Bell this year, other companies would like to copy it. The teaching unit also received high praise from the DGB and NRW Minister of Economic Affairs Harry Voigtsberger.
In total, Hydro & nbsp; supervises 61 in-house trainees in Grevenbroich and 12 by Tokai Erftcarbon and Aleris.