Our Day at the Eifel training fair by the BBS Vulkaneifel Gerolstein
Every two years, a trade fair is held at the vocational school in Gerolstein, where trade and industrial companies, institutions and schools in the region, and also our company Bilstein & Siekermann GmbH + Co. KG present their company and their vocational training programmes.
On our stand this year were: Niklas Tekstra (1st year metal cutting mechanic apprenticeship), Robin Dill (1st year metalworking apprenticeship), Anna Wald (2nd year industrial management assistant apprenticeship) and Britta Ubl (Head of HR).
We presented our company and our products as a team to interested students and their parents, using illustrative models and provided information about our new product line.
This year, I am glad to say, there was particularly strong interest in technical professions:
The trainees Robin Dill and Niklas Tekstra, who are in their first year of training, presented our technical training professions which include metal cutting mechanic, tool mechanic, process technician for metal, and also metalworking technician to the many visitors, and also gave some insights into their life as apprentices in the vocational training centre in Prüm. This is where they underwent basic metal training until October.
Ms Ubl and I were available to answer any questions about the commercial apprenticeships; industrial management assistant, office management assistant and warehouse logistics specialist. Most of the young people were very grateful for my presentation, because I was able to give them ‘first hand’ information about what I do on a daily basis and which school subjects they should focus on in advance to be successful in their commercial apprenticeships.
It was a worthwhile experience – for us and the visitors – to have been an exhibitor again at this large career fair in 2018. We will see if, after the show, any of the visitors seize the opportunity and put themselves forward as potential apprentices by agreeing to a work placement.
We would definitely pleased if that happens.
Anna Wald, industrial management assistant apprentice