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Graduates of the Hager Group in Germany have been honoured as the year’s best: Christian Köhler, Ricardo Ruth and Mike Anstäth completed their respective apprenticeships and studies with outstanding results.
Christian Köhler completed a combined work and study degree in plastics engineering at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and received his Master of Engineering this year. He worked at the Hager Group during his combined work and study degree programme and had thus completed a number of practical stages and projects by the end of his studies. As the best student in his year, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) awarded him this year’s VDI advancement award. Christian Köhler started his apprenticeship as a process mechanic at the Hager Group at the Heltersberg site in 2007, and graduated as the best in state in 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he went on to do a bachelor’s degree in plastics engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern.
Between 2013 and 2016, Ricardo Ruth completed an apprenticeship as an electrician for industrial engineering at the Hager Group in Blieskastel. Mr Ruth earned top grades on his final exam with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and was also top of the class at his college. Since the spring of 2016, he has been working as a test assistant at the test laboratory at the Blieskastel site.
Also this summer, Mike Anstäth completed his apprenticeship as a process mechanic for plastics and rubber engineering at the Hager Group with outstanding grades. Mr Anstäth has been working in the Plastics Engineering division in Blieskastel since summer 2016.
Number of apprenticeships and study places to increase further
“We are extremely proud of our three top-of-the-class colleagues, and of all 29 apprentices and students who completed their apprenticeships or studies with the Hager Group at our German locations this year,” said Hannelore Kolb, Head of Human Resources and Talent Development for the Hager Group in Germany and France. “We see this as confirmation of our policy of investing in the training and further education of all employees of the Hager Group. Over the course of 2016, 39 members of our family have already completed an apprenticeship or studies with the Hager Group in Germany.”