BARLOG Plastics, HEW-KABEL and MÜLLER TEXTIL – Continuation of training cooperation
Overath, 04|09|2023 – A complete success – Innovative training cooperation provides exciting insights into diverse corporate worlds. After the successful first round of the trainee exchange within the framework of the training cooperation between the MÜLLER TEXTIL GROUP from Wiehl, BARLOG Plastics from Overath and HEW-KABEL from Wipperfürth, an extremely positive summary is drawn on all sides. The next exchange in the commercial training sector is already planned.
Enriching impressions for all sides
As part of this novel initiative, the apprentices of the participating companies have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the corporate world of the partner companies for a fortnight and get to know their processes.
“Everyone was very nice, always helpful and always friendly to me,” says Matteo, an apprentice at HEW-KABEL. “It was a great offer to get to know other companies for once. I thought it was really cool overall”.
The multi-faceted work techniques, processes and operational procedures not only aroused the interest of the participants, but also created a remarkable win-win situation by sharing knowledge about different ways of working.
The apprentice exchange is not only a pioneering initiative, but also a clear commitment to continuous learning and cross-sectoral cooperation. The companies are proud to be able to offer their apprentices this unique opportunity. “With the partner companies, we have found a strong cooperation in the region through which we jointly increase the attractiveness of an apprenticeship,” says Boris Korlatzki, CFO and HR Manager at BARLOG Plastics. This cooperation not only strengthens the companies themselves, but also contributes to strengthening the regional industry and the supply of skilled labour. “We currently have ten apprentices working for us in the company from the first to the third year of training. That is the equivalent of 10% of the workforce at BARLOG Plastics. Through the high number of apprentices and the will to take them on after their training, we are already laying an important foundation stone in our company against the future shortage of skilled workers,” Boris Korlatzki adds in conclusion.
Second round is planned
After this positive start, the exchange in the commercial area is now scheduled for autumn 2023. “The positive feedback and the noticeable added value for all participants have clearly confirmed to us that this concept is viable for the future. We are very excited to see how the commercial trainees use this opportunity and are already looking forward to the feedback,” says Andreas Schletter (HR Manager HEW-KABEL).
The training cooperation underlines the commitment of the participating companies to the long-term development of the region as an important business location.