Azubibegrüßung 2013

HPT welcomed new apprentices and congratulated young skilled workers

On Friday 02.08.2013, HPT welcomed eight new apprentices and congratulated four young skilled workers who this year finished their training.

The Managing Directors, Karl-Heinz Sladek and Manfred Riehl, mentor, Fernando Neuhöfer, and HR manager, Nicole Habedank, commended the workers on the successful completion of their respective apprenticeships. The new apprentices were greeted with Zuckertüten (cone-shaped paper bags filled with chocolate, sweets, toys, school supplies and other goodies, which are presented to children in Germany when they start school) and the graduating apprentices congratulated with a bouquet apiece.

The highlight of the day was the naming of the Best HPT Apprentice 2013, Kevin Rißland. As top of the year, Kevin will be receiving a VW Polo for his achievements, inclusive of maintenance, fuel and tax disc costs, up to 20,000km. He studied as a Plastics and Rubber Technology Mechanic and was taken on along with three other young workers after successful completion of the exam. Future candidates who come top of the year will also be given the choice between using the car for twelve months and an expensive ‘dream course’. HPT implements an employee-orientated corporate policy. High performance truly does pay off!

The new apprentices are studying as Mechatronic Engineers, Plastics and Rubber Technology Mechanics, Industrial Mechanics, Industrial Clerks and IT System Electricians. HPT still has an open space to offer anyone looking to study as a Tool Mechanic.

Steffen Spitzner, IHK Departmental Manager for Higher and Further Education in Southern Thuringia, Christine Zitzmann, County Councilor for Sonneberg, and Marianne Reichelt, Mayor of Neuhaus, wished the young skilled workers and the apprentices all the very best for their future at HPT. HPT trains exclusively for its own requirements. The aim: to acquire ALL apprentices!