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Its a record! 117 trainees begin their professional journeys

Its a record! 117 trainees begin their professional journeys

At a ceremony in Wismar today, 105 apprentices and 12 dual-system students were welcomed into the company’s fold. They will be trained at three locations and in six different professions.

Wismar, 03. September 2018 | MV WERFTEN continues its great trainee offensive: 105 new apprentices and 12 dual-system students began their professional training at the shipbuilding group today. The trainees were welcomed by the management, works council and their future supervisors at a ceremony in the Wismar shipbuilding hall. Harry Glawe, the Minster of Economics, Employment and Health for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, was the guest of honor at the ceremony.

“The team of MV WERFTEN keeps growing. It is a very moving moment for me to have the opportunity to welcome so many young and motivated colleagues,” said Peter Fetten, CEO of MV WERFTEN. “The key to our company’s success is a qualified workforce – for first class ships you need first class colleagues. This is why training our own specialized workforce is so important.”

“As highly-qualified skilled workers, these apprentices are the future of our business”, agreed Björn Cleven, HR Director. “That’s why we continually examine which qualifications are important now or will be in the future. We are continually developing our apprentice programs. We offer diverse skills training and, with our trainees, we plan for the long term.”

35 apprentices and four dual-system students will begin their training at each of the company’s locations. With 117 maritime trainees in six professions, MV WERFTEN has taken on more young people at the beginning of the current training year than any other company in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The majority of the apprentices are learning to be design mechanics (29), followed by production mechanics (20) and industrial mechanics (14). The 12 dual-system mechanical engineering students will complete an apprenticeship as construction mechanics in nine semesters and earn a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

Last year, 102 young people began apprenticeships with MV WERFTEN, with 34 at each site. In total, there are currently 222 apprentices and 34 dual-system students in eight professions at MV WERFTEN. There are around 2,600 people working at the shipyards in Wismar, Rostock, and Stralsund. The world’s largest and most luxurious ice class expedition yacht, the “Crystal Endeavor”, is currently under construction at Stralsund. The first Global Class ship, the ship with the highest passenger capacity ever to be built in Germany, is under construction at the yards in Wismar and Rostock - its keel will be laid in the coming weeks.

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