Rolls-Royce: Summer school apprentices celebrate successful completion of training

Posted on August 10, 2020

26 apprentices successfully completed their vocational training at Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen this summer.

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  • 26 young people finish their training
  • Johannes Höltge receives IHK prize
  • Application phase for 2021 ongoing

26 apprentices successfully completed their vocational training at Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen this summer. 24 were given permanent employment contracts and are now starting their careers in their specialist areas. Johannes Höltge, a construction mechanic, received the prize of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Bodensee-Oberschwaben for his particularly good performance.

"This year's graduates can look back on a particularly challenging time: Due to the corona pandemic, it was uncertain for a long time whether they would be able to complete their exams by the summer. Some exam dates were postponed, at times theory lessons could not be held and group learning had to be largely dispensed with," explains Martin Stocker, head of mtu training at Rolls-Royce in Friedrichshafen. "It is all the more impressive that, despite this exceptional situation, the graduates were able to complete their training at the desired time.

Of the 26 graduates, 22 had opted for technical training, including eleven industrial mechanics, five metal technology specialists, three mechatronics engineers, one construction mechanic, one electronics engineer for automation technology and one technical production designer. Four trainees completed a commercial apprenticeship, including two specialist warehouse clerks and two specialists for warehouse logistics.

"Especially in difficult times, it is important to give young people a perspective. We are now pleased to welcome the graduates as an integral part of our company and wish them all the best for their start in their careers," says Thomas Bittelmeyer, Chairman of the Works Council at Power Systems.

The Power Systems Division of Rolls-Royce also trains young people at other company locations. In Ruhstorf (Bavaria), an industrial clerk and a specialist for warehouse logistics have successfully completed their training. At the US location in Aiken, a new phase in the lives of four trainees is beginning - at the beginning of August they completed their training as metalworking specialists.

Young people who are interested in an apprenticeship or a dual course of study at Rolls-Royce can take advantage of the holiday period and apply now via the applicant portal of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Interested parties can inform themselves about the various training occupations and courses of study on the company website and upload their application. The trainee Instagram channel RRPS_Training provides first impressions.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs more than 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. Medium-speed engines from Bergen power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15.45 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested £1.46 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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