12.10.2022 Company

The start of something new

14 trainees received their final certificates at MR

A new phase in the lives of 14 apprentices at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) began when Managing Director Holger Michalka and Training Manager Stefan Thür handed out their final certificates and IHK skilled worker letters. Together with their instructors, the young skilled workers were pleased about the once again good grade average. This was achieved together with a lot of discipline and commitment despite numerous corona-related restrictions.

"Everything was different, the pandemic presented you and us with new challenges, which we mastered brilliantly. You are prepared in the best possible way for your professional future and the new tasks. Take advantage of the perspectives and opportunities that are offered to you and continue to develop in such a positive way," said Stefan Thür.

Managing Director Holger Michalka encouraged the young people to remain confident and optimistic despite the current global crises that affect us all professionally and privately: "History teaches us that every era has its crises to overcome. In MR, you have a very well-positioned employer that, as a family-run company, is actively shaping the energy transition and is represented at all levels of power supply." The CEO also gave the young professionals three tips to take with them: "Stay flexible and open to change, remain agile and actively shape your future, and remain curious and constructively critical."

This year's industrial graduating class consisted of electronics technicians for industrial engineering, IT specialists for system integration, IT systems electronics technicians, mechatronics technicians, cutting machine operators and metal technology specialists. At present, a total of 98 trainees are being prepared for their future tasks in the company in nine industrial and commercial apprenticeships and three dual study programs. As a globally active family-owned company, MR offers a wide range of development opportunities at home and abroad. The positive personal development of the junior employees is particularly important to the trainers. Great importance is attached to respectful interaction, flat hierarchies, long-term perspectives and independent acting.

Image: The successful trainees with Managing Director Holger Michalka (left), Training Manager Stefan Thür (right), Training Supervisor Markus Haneder (2nd from right) and Works Council member Dieter Strauss (4th from right in the back).