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TRIMET Voerde honored for promoting young talent

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TRIMET Aluminium SE’s Voerde production site has been honored for its promotion of young talent. The Wesel Employment Agency and the Wesel District Job Center presented the branch of the aluminium specialist with the training certificate for promoting young talent on March 17, 2022. The award recognizes TRIMET’s dedication to vocational training in the region as well as its commitment to refugees. With its initiative launched in 2015, the company opens up career prospects for refugees and thus opportunities for integration and participation.

“We are very pleased about having received the award and see it as confirmation that we are on the right track,” says Ellen Ronden, Director of Human Resources at TRIMET Aluminium SE. “It is part of our self-image as a family-owned company to train our junior staff ourselves. Since we always plan for the long term, we rely on lasting relationships to help secure our production sites.”

“TRIMET is a company whose commitment to in-house training is exemplary,” says Barbara Ossyra, Chairwoman of the Management Board of the Wesel Employment Agency. “For many years, introducing young people to various vocations has been a high priority here. Applicants who need a little more support are also given a chance.” Michael Müller, Managing Director of the Wesel District Job Center, adds, “A company with a high level of commitment to training, which also supports low-threshold opportunities on the way to an apprenticeship, is of inestimable value for our region. Training tomorrow’s skilled workers in-house today is on the pulse of the times and also sets an example.”

Currently, a total of 25 young men and women are completing industrial or commercial training at TRIMET in Voerde in various professions, including machine and plant operator, industrial mechanic, industrial electronics technician and industrial management assistant. The production site, which employs around 345 people, has a trainee ratio of around eight percent. In 2015, TRIMET launched the “Vocational Training for Refugees” initiative. In addition to regular apprenticeships, it offers refugees vocational training and a long-term perspective within the company via entry-level qualifications. Meanwhile, 25 participants have already completed their training and are working as employees at TRIMET, seven of them in Voerde.

A total of around 115 young people are currently completing their training at TRIMET Aluminium SE. There are still vacancies for various apprenticeships for training occupations starting in the summer of 2022. Those interested can find out more here.

TRIMET has been the 14th holder of the vocational training certificate in the Wesel district since 2008. The award is presented each year in the context of the nationwide Apprenticeship Week to a company selected by the Employment Agency and the Job Center. This year, the Apprenticeship Week will take place from March 14 to 18, targeting both those seeking apprenticeships and employers with information, events and various campaigns.