With LÄPPLE since 1986
With LÄPPLE Aus- und Weiterbildung since 2001
Training of machining engineers and team leader for the basic training programme, machine training programme and the warehouse.
I completed my training as a toolmaker at LÄPPLE and then I started working in mould design and construction. I continued my education at night school and eventually qualified as an industry supervisor before joining LÄPPLE Ausbildungs GmbH in 2001. As a training supervisor here, my main field of expertise is in machining.
I’m responsible for training the machining engineers and I’m a team leader for the basic training course, machine training and for the warehouse.
The great thing about my job is being able to work with young people and getting to develop them as people and professionals. I’m always really pleased when they go on to get a job at the LÄPPLE Group.
I start my day by saying hello to all of our apprentices and retrainees. We operate a job flow system here so that we set the entire day’s schedule in the mornings. I have to assign each individual to the machines, and then supervise and train them.
What sets LÄPPLE training apart is that, although it is organised according to a schedule, it also involves work on separate, real-world projects. As an independent company, we manufacture tools and other products ourselves with the help of all trainees, encompassing all areas of the training, including design, production, testing and delivery to the customer.
And during their training, the trainees have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the entire length and breadth of the LÄPPLE Group.
When selecting potential trainees, we obviously look at their academic achievements, but we primarily look at their social skills.
Retention of skilled staff is a really important issue for us. We train people for our sister companies so that we can develop qualified personnel for ourselves.
Because of the shortage of skilled staff, training occupies a very important position for LÄPPLE.
One of the biggest challenges in terms of training today is integrating and getting to grips with the digital revolution.
A good example of this is our own LÄPPLE app, which we can use to pass on information or news to or communicate with all our apprentices. And of course, everyone has a smartphone these days!