Long Night of Industry and Training Day 2017

The public had a double opportunity, in the week spanning the end/start of the month, to get to know Kuhn Special Steel as both an industrial company and a provider of training. The so-called “Long Night of Industry” of Germany’s … Continue reading

The public had a double opportunity, in the week spanning the end/start of the month, to get to know Kuhn Special Steel as both an industrial company and a provider of training.

The so-called “Long Night of Industry” of Germany’s Oberberg region took place on 29 June. Kuhn Special Steel was one of eleven companies to run an open evening between 5 pm and 10:30 pm on that day. Visitors included schoolchildren, students, jobseekers, people looking for training and apprenticeship opportunities and other interested parties. We were pleased to see so much interest shown, and visitors were likewise impressed by the aspects of manufacturing that they were able to find out about in a series of ninety-minute tours of the site. Opportunities to attend a brief presentation or engage in personal conversations about our technologies, working processes and products were likewise well-received.

The other big event, the Training Day, took place in Radevormwald just two days later, on 1 July.

School students and their parents were able to find out, during a session running from ten in the morning until three in the afternoon, about training opportunities in the region. Around thirty companies took part in the event, which the RUN, a network of local companies and entrepreneurs, has been organising since 2012.

The companies attending each set up an information stand in the Radevormwald community school which acted as the day’s venue, thereby managing to fill the exhibition space with information on a wide spectrum of opportunities. Kuhn Special Steel’s head of personnel Selina Hofmeister was on hand, accompanied by some current apprentices, to inform potential trainees of what is on offer. Interested school students were able, under a banner reading “Come and join us!”, to obtain individual information and advice. The stand even included a set of virtual-reality glasses to offer a look into what the company does. Anyone with a wish to know more could then subsequently visit Kuhn Special Steel’s training centre, where Andreas Döbler, the person in charge of commercial and technical training, and other current apprentices were available to give a practical impression of what training at Kuhn Special Steel entails. School students visiting the training centre, a facility occupying 600 m² of floor space, were able to get a good picture of what goes on and try out a few things for themselves.

The event coincided with the launch of our new training video “Now you’re here…”, which you can see by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fYs8H-lnas.

For further information on apprenticeships at Kuhn Special Steel and details on how to apply, please go to www.kuhn-edelstahl.de/karriere.

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