Top qualityEducation and training
It takes more than knowledge and skill to deliver top performance, exploit potential and develop creative solutions. We want to sow enthusiasm, plant trust and cultivate free space.
We support our employees in their training and further education – because it has also become noticeably more difficult to recruit skilled workers and trainees in the textile industry in recent years. At Kettelhack, we take the task of creating an atmosphere in which employees feel comfortable and can develop, all the more seriously. We are pleased that we have been able to bring such committed and enthusiastic junior staff on board in recent years!
Overview of our vocational training measures
There were more than 100 training sessions between the 2017/2018 and the 2019/2020 financial years. In addition to many technical training measures, training was also provided on the topics of sustainability, occupational health & safety and employee representation/works council work.
Number of measures
Share of male participants
Share of female participants
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Apprenticeship at Kettelhack
Promoting young talent is important to us. Even in the textile industry it has become noticeably more difficult in recent years to recruit specialists and apprentices. So it’s all more important for Kettelhack to create an atmosphere in which employees feel comfortable, where they can develop.
Our apprentices gain a comprehensive insight into the company and their profession. The professions in which we train are as diverse as our company. Our apprentices become product finishers specialising in textiles, textile laboratory assistants, mechatronics technicians, industrial clerks or warehouse logistics specialists. Highly-qualified training, close supervision by the trainers and colleagues and the targeted promotion of young talent are important ingredients in our recipe for success. The result is something to be proud of!
young people have been completing their apprenticeship with us!
The Nation’s Best in 2018!
Vivien Wallmeyer not only passed her apprenticeship as a textile lab technician with flying colours – she even came top of the class in her apprenticeship! This makes our young talent one of the 213 top apprentices in the Republic, who was honoured by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin at the end of 2018.
“Even during the trial internship in Kettelhack’s laboratory, I noticed that: The chemistry is right here. Not only is the work fun, the team is great too. I felt like I was in good hands from the first day. What I like most about my job is that it offers so much variety. Thanks to my A‑levels and good grades at vocational school, I was able to shorten my apprenticeship training by one year. To be awarded the best of the year – that makes my colleagues proud, too. And what is just as great: After passing the exam, I was taken on directly. Do you want to go on to university or pursue further education? I would like to take a little more time with this decision. It’s good to know that Kettelhack will support me in this regard.”
Apprenticeship in the new place to call home.
When Akhtar Elham fled from Afghanistan to Germany in 2016, he did not know a word of German. The biggest hurdle was finding an apprenticeship place. It was clear to him that this was the only way he could gain a foothold as a refugee and build a future for himself in Germany. Akhtar then came to Kettelhack just one year later through a conversation with one of our trainees at our stand at the training fair in Rheine. A one-year entry-level qualification in the professional discipline of finishing got the ball rolling for him. We took care of German courses so that he could follow the lessons at the vocational school better. A team of different staff members kept in touch with the school and the authorities, worked through the rules of the law on receiving foreign nationals and handling their residence, so that the residence permit could be extended at regular intervals. Meanwhile, Akhtar discovered his interest in logistics. Without further ado, we decided to offer him training as a warehouse logistics specialist. The best decision for everyone – through a close-knit process of exchange in the department and his integration into a small-scale team, not only did his language skills grow very quickly, but also his self-confidence. We are pleased that, in Akhtar, we were able to gain an employee who conscientiously takes on his tasks and has become a part of our Kettelhack team with a great sense of commitment.
The Nation’s Best in 2020!
Nico Trindeitmar started his apprenticeship as a textile product finisher with us and was very enthusiastic right from the start. The “textile fever” quickly took hold of him. No wonder, because he already comes from a textile-loving family. Nico is also characterised by a great willingness to learn and unbridled curiosity – so he takes every opportunity to expand his knowledge. It is all the more gratifying that he was rewarded for his diligence and commitment. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce awarded Nico the title of Best Apprentice in Germany in 2020. “In terms of my career progression, I see this award as an incentive to pursue further education with success”. His next goal is to train as an industrial foreman – in textiles, of course!
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