Training skilled workers in-house continues to play an important role for the precision tool manufacturer. With around 120 trainees positioned at its headquarters in Aalen, MAPAL is one of the largest training companies in the region.
At the beginning of September, 32 young men and women started their training at MAPAL Aalen. Two prospective industrial clerks get to know all administrative areas of the company. The others are preparing for a profession in the technical field. 21 trainees are ready to complete their degree as cutting machine operators, three want to become industrial mechanics. MAPAL is also training three IT specialists, two mechatronics engineers and, for the first time ever, a workpiece materials tester.
Modern training methods cover future needs
The company faces up to the changes within the industry. The digitisation and networking of processes creates new areas of work, for which MAPAL requires appropriate specialists. A team of trainers are preparing the newcomers for their future tasks in the company in a technically-sound and practical manner using the latest training equipment. After they’ve completed their training, these young people are also offered many opportunities for further professional development. The company promotes further qualifications and it’s also possible to work at one of our international locations.
Number of training places remains steady
With around 300 trainees in Germany, 120 of them in Aalen, MAPAL is one of the largest training companies in the region. The number of training places remains at a constant level and they are allocated regardless of economic fluctuations. “We are fully committed to our own training. Because in this way, we gain loyal and qualified employees who know a lot about our products and also know the company well,” says Uwe Heßler, Head of Training and Further Training at MAPAL.
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