At the beginning of August, 19 new apprentices were welcomed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. Five paper technologists, three industrial mechanics, three electronics technicians, one cutting machine operator, four machine and plant operators, one IT specialist and two industrial clerks began their careers at the mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg.
For the new apprentices (13 in Bielefeld and six in Flensburg) it is now time to undergo intensive training involving many interesting experiences. Whether at the large state of the art production machines, in administration or in IT at the German manufacturer of coated special papers, experienced instructors guide and assist with help and advice. To ensure it is not all too much like hard work, the apprentices also enjoy medieval markets, where the traditional art of papermaking is brought to life for interested visitors.
‘For us, training young people has been a priority for a long time,’ said Marcel Bornemann, HR administrator at the Flensburg plant. ‘We also look outside the box, for example, coming soon, we have a one day seminar on ‘addiction prevention’, because career and health go hand in hand.’