This apprenticeship does not just provide a solid basis for a professional career; it is also surprising in terms of the many possibilities offered in this specialist area. The minimum requirement for this training position is a completed higher secondary education (German Realschulabschluss or equivalent), with good marks in maths, physics, chemistry and German. This 3½-year training programme lets you familiarise yourself with the company’s various areas of activity.
The classroom-based part of the programme takes place at the Brinkstrasse trade school in Osnabrück (Germany).
The training programme includes:
- Maintenance and servicing of machinery (including pumps, paper-production equipment, and rolling machines)
- Fabrication of components and subassemblies by turning, milling and welding - construction of pipe conduit systems and sheet metal work
- Renewal and replacement of spare parts in paper-production machinery and power plants
“I would recommend an industrial mechanic apprenticeship at KÄMMERER to anyone with a real interest in technology. The first year includes basic metalworking techniques, where we learn the necessary fundamentals, like the use of tools. Apart from a series of servicing and maintenance tasks, we have to turn, mill and weld our own individual components. The construction of pneumatic circuits is particularly interesting. After basic training, you are sent to the workshop, where you work with colleagues for the next few years on the maintenance of papermaking machines. My role as a young-worker and trainee representative has given me an even more detailed insight into the operational process. One thing that strikes you at KÄMMERER is the especially good relationship between workmates. I would personally go for an apprenticeship at KÄMMERER again and again.”
(industrial mechanic, 21 years old)