AGRAVIS Technik registers third journeyman in a row to master school
In January 2015 Sören Thömen began the journeyman life. After three apprenticeship years, the young man was responsible for himself, his work and his customers. Not even two years later, the mechatronic engineer in agricultural and construction machinery at AGRAVIS Technik Heide-Altmark GmbH in Bardowick took the next step of his professional education: in November, the 21 year old begins master school.
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- In 2015 Sören Thömen completed his apprenticeship certification examination. Now he is working towards his Masters.
A step one hundred per cent supported by the training organisation in Bardowick. "Sören is the third journeyman in a row, whom we are sending to master school," explained Branch Manager Andreas Isermann. For Isermann the master school means: he must do without his young employee from November 2016 until July 2017. Thömen is then released for school.
Employers profit likewise
"Sören has the potential for this and we are happy when young people want to train further. Subsequently, we as the employer will profit," exclaimed Isermann. The training and further education of employees is very important for the machinery in Bardowick. Fundamentally, Isermann tries to take on all apprentices. Four are currently employed at Bardowick. "Our people are often torn from our hands by industry. As agricultural and construction mechatronic engineers they have an excellent apprenticeship, they are familiar with electrics and electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, and in metal work."
Noticeable skills shortage
Isermann himself would like to employ two further employees: "We can also notice the skills shortage here," regrets the agricultural machinery mechatronic engineer. After an internship, in 2011 Sören Thömen began his apprenticeship at the old location Lüneburg for Technik Heide-Altmark and completed it 2015. At the master school in Lüneburg he will intensively prepare for the exam over the coming months. "So many doors are open to me with a Masters," he knows. Even today he enjoys working with, explaining to and organising trainees. "The Masters means taking on more responsibility. I believe I am capable of that." His Master Isermann is of the same opinion.