Kick-off of the 2018 apprenticeship program at HYDRO
Ready to start their apprenticeship at HYDRO - The 2018 apprentices with their trainer Christian San Millan (second from the right) and Daniel Geiger (right)
Source: HYDRO Systems KG
Biberach i.K. – At the beginning of September, a total of 13 young and talented individuals started their training at HYDRO in Biberach. “The best of the best – and I mean it. They were up against a large number of applicants and came out on top,” explains Daniel Geiger, responsible for the commercial apprenticeship at HYDRO. As of this writing, there are just under 40 young people in the middle of their apprenticeship or training at our various locations, with their chosen fields ranging from mechatronics technicians, to ironworkers, to students completing a dual studies program. In the initial “introductory week”, the new apprentices will attend selected events on topics such as finance, team building or life kinetics.
HYDRO is an industry leader with a worldwide presence and headquarters in Biberach, in the Kinzig Valley, Germany. It employs around 700 team members who make products and projects for aircraft maintenance, production, and final assembly a reality. Moreover, the company’s customers include all internationally important aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, and MRO companies.
From Dubai to Biberach - Lin Jun Hui decided kickstart his career with an apprenticeship in construction mechanics at HYDRO. His father heads the HYDRO service center in Dubai and is excited about his son receiving German quality training. Lin has already gathered work experience at our Dubai branch and completed a German language course. As a Chinese citizen, Lin will add a good dose of international flair to the group.
The fact that HYDRO is an international company also benefits the apprentices: Internships abroad in Singapore or the USA, or assembly assignments in Hamburg or at the Frankfurt Airport, are not uncommon, for example. And on top of this, there are team events on a regular basis. At this year’s team training event, the 40 apprentices and their trainers will spend two days at the nature chalet St. Benedikt in Nordrach, Germany. They will not only engage in activities and attend training events, but also socialize around the barbecue and enjoy the fun to be had in the many outdoor activities available.
As a family business, HYDRO values a long-term approach. “For us, training is an investment in the future. At HYDRO, apprentices have excellent long-term career prospects and can actively help shape the company,” Barbara Huttegger, Managing Partner of HYDRO Systems, says. The company’s apprentice to staff ratio of 10 percent is well above the industry average.