TRIMET Essen launches new training center
TRIMET’s training center in Essen has been fundamentally revised and expanded. It now accommodates 50 trainees and their instructors. The enlarged training workshop has three milling machines, two universal turning machines and three group workbenches, along with new workbenches with a total of 36 bench vice workstations where trainees can learn manual skills. In the workshop area for thermal joining processes, five new welding cabins were installed. The training and break rooms, which are equipped with state-of-the-art presentation and communication technology, have also been significantly enlarged. “As a family business, it is important to us to offer young people long-term career perspectives. Training our own junior staff also contributes to securing the future of the company location,” says Plant Manager Dr. Andreas Lützerath.
TRIMET has hired additional personnel for the training area. Since the beginning of the 2017 training year, three instructors have been leading the teaching programs in the technical occupations industry mechanics, machine and plant operators and electricians for operations technology. In addition, there is a training course for entry-level qualification in the metal sector, for which more space was also created in the new premises.
“We would like to grow sustainably as a company and we also see it as part of our social responsibility to offer local people career opportunities and a secure livelihood through qualified industrial jobs,” Dr. Martin Iffert, Chairman of the Executive Board of TRIMET Aluminium SE, said at the opening of the new training center before representatives from the worlds of politics, business and vocational education. Since the company was founded in 1985, TRIMET has trained more than 600 young people in technical and commercial careers. In Essen, 45 young people are currently completing their training in technical and commercial fields. At the eight production sites of the family business, a total of 179 apprentices are currently preparing for their careers.
In addition to the traditional training program, TRIMET also offers potential employees who are insufficiently qualified for regular training the opportunity for a long-term professional career with entry-level qualification programs. This group includes refugees from war zones who have found a new home in Germany. In the coming years, TRIMET wants to offer a total of 66 refugees career perspectives through an apprenticeship spot and thus lay the foundation for successful integration into society. As part of TRIMET’s Vocational Training for Refugees project, participants will initially be prepared for their training with the materials specialist in language courses and subject-specific lessons.