lineup of new apprentices at Tadano in Germany The 2023 Tadano Zweibrücken apprentices started on 1 September. Photo: Tadano

Crane manufacturer Tadano has taken on a total of 39 new trainees this year, based at its plants in Germany.

Starting on 1 September, the 39 young men and women began to get to know each other at the Lauf and Zweibrücken manufacturing sites in Germany. At the Zweibrücken site 29 were welcomed by Dr Jan Wieser, Tadano managing director. He greeted them as new members of the Tadano family. “Their chances of being taken on after their training and making a career with us have never been as high as they are today,” he explained.

Included in the 29 apprentices are four industrial clerks, three industrial mechanics, two machining mechanics, six construction mechanics, four mechatronics technicians and four agricultural and construction machinery mechatronics technicians, plus two technical product designers, two warehouse logistics specialists and two vehicle painters.

Initial activities

Following other activities, including a safety briefing and distribution of welcome folders, the trainees were given a tour of the facilities. Tadano training manager, Timo Hinz, said, “For our new colleagues this was, of course, an eventful and also exhausting day in which they learned a lot of new things.”

lineup of new apprentices at Tadano in Germany The 2023 Tadano Lauf apprentices started on 1 September. Photo: Tadano

Around the same time at the other site, in Lauf, training manager Dirk Drescher, with trainers Marco Kocian and Markus Hauenstein, welcomed the new trainees there. Trainees from a previous cohort also welcomed the latest recruits.

“It is a good tradition for us that the higher apprenticeship years take care of the new apprentices to make their start in working life easier – after all, team spirit and mutual support are very important to us,” Drescher said.

The Lauf trainees include two industrial clerks, product designers and warehouse management specialists, plus four agricultural and construction machinery mechatronics specialists.

Kenichi Sawada, CEO, commented, “This shows that we are seen in Lauf and Zweibrücken as extremely attractive employers who train at a very high level and offer a wide range of sought-after apprenticeships.”

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