Powder Metallurgy parts maker, GKN Sinter Metals, is looking to address a shortage of qualified staff with the opening of a new trainee workshop at its Bad Brückenau site in Germany.
“Training is the key to success,” stated Thorsten Stemmermann, GKN Sinter Metal’s Human Resources Manager. “GKN Sinter Metals has invested in the training of young people for many years. As in many other companies, the demographic change and the associated shortage of qualified staff is also noticeable at GKN. For this reason, the company decided to increase the number of trainees. 45 trainees are currently employed at GKN, 15 in each trainee year. The training rate is nearly 10%,” stated Stemmermann.
In order to combat the shortage of apprenticeship candidates, GKN has established this new training centre to serve as a workplace for both trainees from GKN and interns from the local secondary school. “It is important for the young people to know that they are offered good prospects in Brückenau,” stated Brigitte Meyerdierks, Mayor of Bad Brückenau.
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