#Career 06 September 2021

2021 Apprentices: A new cohort has started

In August, a new cohort of 67 apprentices and students started the new training year at SPITZKE railway infrastructure company. A year ago, we reported a new record: 203 apprentices and dual students studied and trained at SPITZKE. This record has already been broken. There are now a total of 226 apprentices and students across SPITZKE Group.

The orientation week, organised by the second-year apprentices, was held in four groups this year due to COVID-19 precautions. The 67 newcomers got their first glimpse into the SPITZKE world and got to know each other better. They were particularly impressed by the training centre.

Training organisation at SPITZKE is being further developed

In addition to having a suitable number of junior staff, the quality of the training content is crucial for SPITZKE. That is why the training organisation is constantly being developed.

Our goal is to train the skilled workers of tomorrow and to integrate them seamlessly into the company’s daily operations. “We are particularly pleased about the high post-training hiring rate of almost 90% this year, as we were able to inspire a total of 41 young people from our graduating class to work for SPITZKE in the long term,” remarked Christian Krippahl, the director of human resources at SPITZKE SE.

This retention rate is to be maintained at the current high level and increased further. To achieve these goals, we are intensifying cooperation between the various divisions. Additionally, we are prioritizing improving the link between theory and practice in order to ensure that training meets the demands.

The new apprentices start their professional lives as:*

  • Civil engineering workers/​track builders
  • Concrete and reinforced concrete workers
  • Construction equipment operators
  • Electrical system fitters
  • Metal technology specialists
  • Agricultural and construction machinery mechatronics technicians
  • Mechatronics engineers
  • Industrial clerks
  • System integration specialists

*We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and gender identities.