ROLLS-ROYCE POWER SYSTEMS HELPS YOUNG REFUGEES ON ROAD TO FIRST VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Posted on July 29, 2016
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is paving the way for ten refugees to start out on the road to a future career.
- First group to start at MTU Friedrichshafen in November 2016
- Cooperation with Federal Agency for Employment Constance-Ravensburg, Lake Constance District Administration and Claude-Dornier School in Friedrichshafen
- Nine-month preparation for regular training
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce Power Systems is paving the way for ten refugees to start out on the road to a future career. The first group is due to start at the Friedrichshafen location in November 2016. The project came about in close cooperation with the Agency for Employment Constance-Ravensburg, the Lake Constance District Administration and the Claude-Dornier School in Friedrichshafen, which is administered by the local school authority. “This is our contribution towards introducing refugees into the job market and thus helping them integrate in society. The program also provides an excellent opportunity for Rolls-Royce Power Systems and the young people to get to know each other,” said Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO and Director of Labour Relations at the company.
The program is designed to run for nine months. In addition to practical modules from the basic training year for metalworking trades, the timetable also includes regular vocational courses and German lessons at the Claude-Dornier School in Friedrichshafen. “The project shows that Rolls-Royce Power Systems is working together with the district authorities to take responsibility for issues that are of vital concern to society,” said District Chief Executive Lothar Wölfle. Students will be selected jointly by the Agency for Employment Constance-Ravensburg, the Lake Constance District Administration and the Claude-Dornier School. During the initial stage from September, some of the refugees will take part in a practical training course at MTU Friedrichshafen to enable them to get to know the company and to prepare for an entry qualification for vocational training.
On completion of that vocational entry qualification, the students will receive a company testimonial and a certificate verifying successful participation. “They will then be able to apply for a place on regular training courses either at mtu or at other companies,” said Head of Training, Martin Stocker. “The vocational entry qualification program for refugees will not affect the number of apprenticeship places otherwise available,” stressed Director for Labour Relations, Wassenberg. This year, 68 young people will be starting out on training courses or on dual courses of study and practical training at Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen.