After a group photo had been taken, vice CEO Dr. Oliver Rong welcomed them and pointed out how happy he was that so many young people decided to start their career at HUBER SE, for "HUBER is a successful company that is active worldwide on a promising market and relies on the ideas and energy of the young staff", he said. “That is why we always need motivated young people who help continue HUBER's success", explained Dr. Rong before handing over to the works council representative Sigfried Kobras who introduced himself and described his job in brief. The youth and trainees' representatives introduced themselves as well and had prepared getting-to-know games.
Then, as the youth and trainees' representatives and new trainees had got to know each other a little, they were provided with more information about the company HUBER and its products by member of the board Dr. Johann Grienberger. After an occupational health and work safety training they went for a company rally in groups to learn still more about HUBER’s production and organisation. After presentation and discussion of the rally results they were released, symbolically with ‘school cones’, to enjoy their first evening after work. (In Germany, it is custom to give new school starters first-day surprise bags filled with treats and supplies to sweeten their first day at school.)
The second day of the introduction program started with a breakfast together with the tutors for the different occupational fields. After the breakfast buffet the new trainees learned in detail about their rights and duties before they made a tour of the company and production.
The rest of the second day at work was spent with canoeing on the nearby river Altmühl and a dinner buffet at Grögling together with their educational supervisors and youth and trainees’ representatives.
On their third working day the HR department informed the new trainees about the most important points of their professional education at HUBER. Finally, they were instructed about the company’s IT systems before they were released into the real working life.
We wish all of our new trainees and dual education students a good and successful start and look forward to working with them!