Apprentices at Roth Industries receive their test certificates

27/10/2020

Twenty apprentices from Roth Industries companies successfully completed their apprenticeships. "Because of the Corona pandemic and the large number of graduating apprentices, we unfortunately have to forego our traditional celebration this year and present the young trade workers with their test certificates in small groups while respecting the distance and hygiene rules," explained Michael Donges, Head of HR at the Roth family business. 

"This did not dampen the apprentices' delight in their success and high achievement when they came together in groups of four," continued Michael Donges. Managing Director Claus-Hinrich Roth and Chairman of the Works Council Ralf Freund presented trade proficiency certificates and additional bonuses of EUR 1,500 in recognition of their excellent results.

Volkan Bal and Fabio Freund concluded their apprenticeships as industrial mechanics at Roth Composite Machinery in Burgwald. In Steffenberg, Mareike Bülte completed her training as a technical product designer, and Maximilian Collin Endes completed his training as an industrial mechanic. At Roth Hydraulics in Eckelshausen, Niklas Moog completed his training as a specialist in warehouse logistics. At Roth Plastic Technology in Wolfgruben, Benedict Gabriel also completed his training as a specialist in warehouse logistics, Felix Paplauer completed his training as an electronics technician and Pierre Maurice Pöttner and Tobias Suchland completed their training as process mechanics. At Roth Werke in Buchenau, Ibrahim Aslan and Milena Happel completed their training in process mechanics, and Andre Beckert and Ersan Yildirim completed their training as specialists in warehouse logistics. Christine Blöcher, Alena Marie Müller, Leonie Schefzig and Jannik Schmidt all passed the test to become industrial management assistants. Stefanie Maria Klafack and Andrej Weber completed their training as warehouse operators. Maximilian Muth received his test certificate as an industrial mechanic. Nineteen of the 20 trade workers received job offers in the Roth family business, and some will continue their training with further qualifications or as part of integrated degree programmes.

Michael Donges pointed out, "These skilled workers have all shown tremendous dedication and a willingness to take on responsibility during their apprenticeships. We are thrilled that our sophisticated training concept in combination with the apprentices' high levels of personal motivation has made such successes possible." In addition to their bonuses, each former apprentice received a gift.

The ideal combination of theory and practice
The industrial apprentices receive intensive theoretical and practical teaching from dedicated trainers at Roth Industries’ own central training workshop. These skills have equipped the career starters for the challenges of day-to-day working life at an industrial company.
The management apprentices follow an in-house training plan in the business management departments, where the emphasis is on practical knowledge. Their training is rounded off by in-house teaching covering the subjects taught at vocational college and preparing them for intermediate and final exams. The retention rate for employment after training at Roth is currently more than 90 percent.