On August 1, 2022, we were once again able to welcome numerous trainees to the Emsland Group. A total of 28 young colleagues started their training at our sites, 16 of them at the headquarters in Emlichheim. In addition to a dual course of study, this year's apprenticeships include industrial clerks, warehouse logistics specialists, chemical technicians, chemical laboratory technicians, electronics technicians and mechatronics technicians.
Jan Lambers-Heerspink, Human Resources Manager of the Emsland Group, welcomed the new employees to their first training day. He provided an overview of the development of the Emsland Group and highlighted the many advantages and opportunities that the group of companies offers its trainees:
- A familiar working atmosphere in an international company
- Comprehensive support during the apprenticeship and up to the preparation for the exams
- A high rate of further employment
- A wide range of career and job opportunities
- A highly motivated team of trainers
Mr. Lambers-Heerspink emphasized that the culture of the Emsland Group is based on sustainability and a long-term approach. Employment of over 30 or 40 years is not uncommon in the company. He concluded introductory presentation with a quote from Benjamin Franklin, "Investing in knowledge still yields the best interest," and the message not to focus too much on short-term profit.
The agenda for the day also included an introduction to safety and company standards as well as getting to know the works council. Trainees enjoyed a lunch together with their future trainers before heading off to their respective departments.
We wish the trainees at all our locations a great start!