vocatium Harz 2019. Christiansen Print at the education fair in Ilsenburg.

In focus:Training with Christiansen Print as print media technologists or mechatronics technicians (m/w/o).

vocatium Harz at Harzlandhalle in Ilsenburg on April 5, 2019: For the third time, Christiansen Print had its own stand at the regional training fair. And it attracted plenty of visitors: young people who followed recommendations from friends and acquaintances on our company. Fourteen pupils had made appointments ahead of the fair — 7 in each of the training occupations we offer, i.e. print media technologist and mechatronics technician (m/w/o).

Sascha Vorlop, production manager at Ilsenburg, who trains future print media technologists and Kathrin Daniel, Human Resources, as well as Miklas Dietz, print media technologist, and Patrick Mählis, head of maintenance, found inspiring young conversation partners on site. We were particularly pleased to see how much interest schoolgirls showed in the occupation of mechatronics technician. They were very well-prepared for the discussion — something that should not be taken for granted in today's time — and asked specific questions about training at Christiansen Print.

A particularly interesting aspect for prospective media technologists but also for mechatronics technicians: at Christiansen Print, apprentices can get hands-on experience in three utterly different preprint technologies — flexo, Belt and digital — which are covered by vocational school textbooks. Indeed, at Ilsenburg and Northeim, our two company sites, we use all three printing methods on the world's largest and most modern machinery — a unique combination. This adds variety to the apprenticeships we offer. This is why our young specialists are also versatile and well-versed in practical matters once they have completed their training.

What is our conclusion on vocatium Harz 2019? Several pupils with whom we got into conversation are going to apply for job shadowing or holiday jobs with us in order to gain first-hand insight into the occupations we offer. Other young people visiting our stand, who had already done some job shadowing or a traineeship, said that they wanted to start an apprenticeship at Christiansen Print.

For the next vocatium Harz fair, we would welcome more active support from parents and schools to pupils and to the event itself.  Indeed, young people will only be able to use the potential of such an event to build successful careers if they are well-informed and well-prepared.


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