Managing Director Thomas Schüller welcomed the successful trainees, their families and relatives, their trainers and the teachers from the vocational schools. In his speech, he praised the good achievements. "It's important to give trainees time to celebrate this great event. This ceremony in their honour provides them with a framework for that." He compared the role of the trainees with the teamwork in an orchestra. "You, the apprentices, are the various instruments. You complete our ensemble and enrich it with your tones. We can only achieve a full musical sound together. So do your part to ensure that our orchestra has a good reputation in the market." He emphasised in particular the fact that the average mark of 84 per cent was more than ten per cent higher than the average for the Chamber of Commerce.
The former apprentices then received a photographic collage to commemorate the event. Some trainees were also honoured for their particularly good performances.
Trainees from five different professions were honoured: system mechanics, electronics engineers, technical product designer, materials testers and cutting machine operators.
After words of welcome from the Works Council, the youth and training representatives and the vocational school teachers, the official ceremony was concluded with a little snack together.
BUTTING – Progress by Tradition