Thirty-five young men and women have successfully completed their training at Brose in the Coburg and Würzburg districts of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK). Seventeen of them were trained at the Brose location in Coburg/Hallstadt and 18 in Würzburg. Thirty of the apprentices are being kept on by the three Franconian locations as toolmakers, industrial mechanics, mechatronics technicians, industrial clerks and electronics technicians and one will take up a post as mechatronics technician at Brose's plant in Jefferson (USA). Four of the apprentices will attend a secondary level vocational school before going on to study for an engineering degree.
Fourteen young Brose trainees from the Coburg Chamber received an average exam grade of 1 or 2 (the two highest grades). In this group of high-flyers, Michael Will (mechatronics) and Bastian Angermann (electronics) achieved the best grades (1.3) followed by Andreas Miener (mechatronics apprenticeship combined with entrance qualification for technical college) and Matthias Fischer(electronics) with 1.5.
In the Würzburg Chamber, another 13 Brose apprentices turned in very good results. Two electronics apprentices, Stefan Paulus (1.2) and David Nerl (1.6) and mechatronics apprentice Markus Zippert (1.7) obtained the best results.
Brose´s head of training, Michael Stammberger, is delighted with the apprentices' good examination results: "Our apprentices' performance is once again exceptional. It reflects their strong motivation to work hard and contribute towards Brose's further success on the market.
The international automotive supplier's apprenticeship concept develops and promotes technical and social expertise. Regular language courses as well as international placements lasting from several weeks to several months at our locations in Europe and overseas help in this respect.
As a result of her outstanding results after the first year, Brose offered Jasmin Treuter the opportunity to continue her training as industrial clerk at its Spanish location in Sta. Margarida near Barcelona. As a recognized ASET training company, this plant trains the German apprentices under a "co-op program" which is organized as sandwich courses at a vocational school between periods of practical training.
Another important component of the Brose training concept is the Junior Company. During their first two years of training, some eighty apprentices are taught during core competencies for their future career in this "learning company" located in Coburg, Hallstadt, Würzburg and Wuppertal. They learn how to work in an independent and autonomous manner. In addition, their technical, methodological and social skills for processing work orders are strengthened.
In the Brose Group some 230 apprentices and students at universities of cooperative education are currently receiving vocational training. 102 are located in Coburg, 47 in Hallstadt, 55 in Würzburg, 19 in Wuppertal, six in Berlin and one in Sindelfingen.