Apprenticeship training at HEIDELBERG

HEIDELBERG offers training that young people enjoy, complete successfully and which also leads to many of them making a career in the company.

On 1 September 2023, around 150 young women and men start their training or dual study programme at Heidelberg. The experience of recent years also shows that 98% of them remain with the company after completing their training and some even receive an award for their training achievements. Training still occupies an important place in the company.

“In times when many companies are struggling with a shortage of skilled workers, we focus on good training, which is often the starting point for a career in the company,” says Dr Ludwin Monz, CEO.

Stefanie Kriege completed her training as a media technologist and was named “Germany’s best media technologist” in 2021. Today she works in Heidelberg’s sales office in Tokyo.

In total, the company offers training in fourteen occupational profiles at four different locations in Germany: from the fields of electronics and industrial mechanics, to the specialist IT and warehouse logistics, to the broad field of mechatronics, media technology and materials testing. In addition, there are a large number of dual courses of study in the fields of business administration, technology and IT.

The stories of many long-standing employees show that apprentices make their way in the company. For example, Achim Mergenthaler started an apprenticeship as a toolmaker in 1982 and is now head of the company’s global manufacturing network. To ensure that such steps are also possible in the future, Heidelberg continuously adapts its internal training courses to changing requirements. That is why today’s trainees not only learn how to work in the age of digitalisation, but also what role artificial intelligence will play in their professional field in the future. Stations abroad are also possible to strengthen intercultural competence.

“We make an attractive and high-quality training offer to young people with an interest in future topics. We offer junior staff a long-term perspective at HEIDELBERG and in an exciting industry,” says Monz. This is also confirmed by the high takeover rate.

The application phase for an apprenticeship and a dual study programme starting in September 2024 is already underway. In addition to school grades, social skills and potential for the respective job profile, which are identified during the selection process, are equally important in deciding whether to apply for an apprenticeship. All information about vocational trainingĀ and theĀ career portal can be found on the company’s website.

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