Trainee Contract in the Bag.

Trainee Contract in the Bag.

Oberkotzau, 01/07/2017, Claudia Gronwald, PR and Marketing

“Two dual studies majors from a university of applied sciences and 12 trainees signed their trainee contracts at the end of last week,” says Antje Betz, who is responsible for trainees at GEALAN Formteile GmbH in Oberkotzau.

The transition from school to work life is an exciting prospect for young people. Their time at school, which for years shaped the lives of these pupils, is coming to a close and many of them find themselves confronted with the old adage from parents and acquaintances: “Now life begins in earnest.”

To get an idea of what their well-intentioned parents and acquaintances mean by ‘earnest’ before embarking on their careers, the future GEALAN trainees and around 60 visitors, parents and relatives gathered some vivid impressions of the company in addition to their contracts at the Oberkotzau location last Thursday.
Managing Director Thomas Fickenscher, Head of Human Resources and Organization Katharina Thate, Head of Training Antje Betz, the training officers and a number of highly involved, active trainees were also present to greet the guests.

The content of the GEALAN³ training concept deserves special mention here. It is based on three fundamental principles: Top Training for Talents.
“Training also means lifelong learning, which is why we give our trainees more than just professional skills,” stressed Katharina Thate. “Trainees are actively involved right from the start.”

The welcome was followed by a tour of our company’s training areas, prepared by passionate current trainees and then a brief photo shoot. Participants were able to ask questions and learn more about one another throughout the day.

The tour culminated in a get-together in the company’s own “Theo’s Bistro”. GEALAN wants to do more than just confer contracts on trainees. Competent information sharing, a little fun – even spontaneously, in the rain – and conversation over refreshments were all a part of the programme.