Offset Printing

Career aspiration: press engineering

Monday 07. September 2020 - 76 young people are currently taking their first steps into working life together with Koenig & Bauer. At our two biggest Group facilities in Würzburg and Radebeul alone, 58 young people have embarked on industrial, technical or commercial apprenticeships. New on board are apprentices at our subsidiaries in Germany and Austria, and students on the dual system.

“Even in economically turbulent times we are both committed to opening up career prospects for young people,” says president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann. By providing in-house training Koenig & Bauer is also helping to meet the high demand for skilled workers, particularly in the technology and engineering sectors. “Even if the corona crisis is currently upsetting many things – we need young talent, not least in our own company,” Bolza-Schünemann emphasises. With the broadest product portfolio in the industry Koenig & Bauer is the market leader in many sectors, for example with sheetfed offset presses for packaging, security printing and metal decorating.
On 1 September 28 young people began their vocational training at the press manufacturer’s headquarters in Würzburg. One day earlier, 30 young men and women had embarked on their careers at Koenig & Bauer in Radebeul near Dresden. This year there are 14 new apprentices at our subsidiaries in Stuttgart, Veitshöchheim, Löhne and Mödling near Vienna. Around a third of the future skilled workers are training to become mechatronic engineers. But industrial mechanics, cutting machine operators and industrial clerks are also again in demand.
Four dual students in electrical engineering, media informatics and mechanical engineering production engineering are also among the new faces at Koenig & Bauer. While attending university they spend their practical training periods at Group facilities in Würzburg, Radebeul and Stuttgart.
In order to give the apprentices a comprehensive impression of the workflows within the company they learn about the work in various departments during their apprenticeship. “Regular top rankings for our young skilled workers in their final examinations are gratifying evidence of the quality of training at Koenig & Bauer,” says Claus Bolza-Schünemann. The company has also traditionally been closely associated with the model of dual vocational training, and for over 150 years has run its own vocational school in Würzburg, among other places.
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