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On 22nd and 23rd July Blieskastel premiered “Training Day”, an opportunity for 285 students and 15 teachers from schools in the region to find out about the different training possibilities and job profiles in the electrical industry.
Where do my strengths and weaknesses lie? What would I like to do when I leave school, and how can I achieve my objectives? More and more schoolchildren are keen for a helping hand when they start thinking about finding the right vocational training. Hager Group’s response to this growing demand for support was to invite students to its Training Day. Career advice is increasingly important in particular where there is a lack of skilled labour. If they are to make meaningful decisions about their careers in good time, young people need to find out early on what training opportunities and different occupations there are, and how to apply for them.
For Hager Group, helping with careers advice is nothing new, as Andreas Fuchs, in charge of commercial training, is quick to point out: “So far, there has been cooperation with six of the region’s schools, involving help with job application and careers advice days. Given that more and more schools are showing an interest, we have now decided to go about it in a different way and to invite schools to come to us in Blieskastel, so that we can show interested young people how it all works in practice.”
The Training Day was so popular it was extended over two days, during which the students visited different work stations. A team of trainers, sales staff, and Hager Group trainees participated to ensure the event ran smoothly and that the visiting students and teachers were properly looked after. In addition to assistance with job applications, including lots of information about application files and selection procedures, the students were able to experience the production factory first hand during a guided tour. At the “Jobs Market” they could also familiarise themselves with different job profiles in the logistics, administrative and technical sectors. The Saarland University for Technology and Economics was also represented and presented the many study courses it has to offer. In the words of Andreas Fuchs, “since we had a balanced attendance of students from all types of schools, the breadth of information provided catered to the needs of all the participants as well as to our own training needs.”
The feedback from the event was so positive it is expected there will be another Training Day next year.
More information about training and applying for jobs at Hager Group can be found here.