Roth opens its doors to school students, parents and teachers - A glimpse behind the scenes at the “Training Information Day”


For the second time, the Roth Industries Group will be holding a “Training Information Day”, opening its doors to give the young public a view of the possible professional futures it can offer. On 4 June 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00, school students, parents and teachers got to know Roth’s comprehensive approach to training for themselves.

The event was put together especially for students aged 13 to 17 who are looking for the right career choice and training opportunities for when they leave school. Numerous guests took advantage of the event, which offered a varied programme. Information stands were set up in the Roth atrium for commercial, technical and industrial vocations. The students had the chance to test out their manual skills on model structures and find out which abilities they hope to make use of in their careers. HR managers, trainees and trainers were on site to help school students search for the right profession, to answer questions on training and professional development and to give useful tips on making applications. In a personal discussion with Karin Jakobs from Roth Human Resources, interested students learnt how best to lay out their application portfolio and what people look for in an application, in order to maximise their chances of securing an apprenticeship.

Head of HR Michael Donges introduced the Group and its training opportunities and courses of study. Roth offers training to obtain a qualification for eight different commercial, technical and industrial occupations.
“We recruit between 20 and 25 apprentices every year,” says Michael Donges, “for which we receive around 400 applications. The chances of securing a sought-after training position are much higher if you have good grades and a faultless application form.”

The “Training Information Day” also offered a tour of the factory, during which Lars Hampel, assistant to the factory manager, showed guests around the production plants and Roth’s logistics centre. Students, parents and teachers had a glimpse behind the scenes and got an insight into the hinterland’s biggest employer.