Posted on September 07, 2015

A total of 135 youngsters are to start their apprenticeships or dual study courses at Rolls-Royce Power Systems and its subsidiaries in Germany and abroad.

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  • 78 youngsters begin vocational training and dual study courses in Friedrichshafen; 21 at other German sites; 26 abroad
  • Additionally, ten apprentices from four partner companies and thereof, for the first time, six apprentices from the Zeppelin Systems company

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – A total of 135 youngsters are to start their apprenticeships or dual study courses at Rolls-Royce Power Systems and its subsidiaries in Germany and abroad. “By providing solid training and promoting career development in a targeted way, we cover our need for highly motivated next-generation staff. And we give young people an excellent basis for their later career,” said Ingo Metzer, head of HR at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “From today, you will be meeting new people in new fields of activity and be able to take the initiative in shaping your career – that’s your great opportunity over the next few months,” said Thomas Bittelmeyer, Works Council Chairman, during his welcoming address.

At the Friedrichshafen site, 60 school-leavers will begin vocational training and another 18 will embark on dual study courses on 7 September. The focus lies on technical occupations. 28 students are to train as industrial mechanics, which is the majority of apprentices, while seven are to embark on dual study courses in mechanical engineering, the subject chosen by most of the students. 21 apprentices are starting at other Power Systems sites in Germany. “In addition to our own apprentices, we are also giving technical training to ten others from four companies in the region with whom we have partnerships. This year, for example, is the first year in which we have apprentices coming from Zeppelin Systems, a neighboring company, to start their careers here,” said Martin Stocker, head of the training department.

L’Orange in Glatten has taken on 12 apprentices in industrial mechanics and one in precision metalworking. Four students will also begin their dual study courses at the fuel injection specialist’s site. MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg will be training three young men as industrial mechanics and has one dual study student specializing in mechatronics. Four students began training at mtu Onsite Energy Gas Power Systems in Augsburg in September, two as mechatronic technicians and two as industrial management assistants.

Apprenticeships in industrial mechanics are very popular at mtu sites in the USA, with six new recruits having begun in Aiken and one in Mankato. mtu America now has some 13 apprentices in training. 14 young people began technical training at Bergen Engines in Norway on 14 August, two of whom will be completing a four-year training program that is similar to the dual study system in Germany. Three days a week are spent at university, and the other two on site.

At mtu South Africa, the new training year already begins in mid-August. Five apprentices – three mechanics and two electronics technicians – will first be taught theory and then hands-on practice in engine assembly and service at the company’s Cape Town, Johannesburg and Simon's Town sites.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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