20 years training at BVS Blechtechnik

20 years training at BVS Blechtechnik

Training of young talents provides for second growth in the company

The training of young talents has been a tradition at BVS Blechtechnik for over 20 years. In autumn 1999, the first two apprentices started their professional lives as construction mechanics and are still involved in production today as team leaders and machine operators. In the last two decades, a total of 54 young construction mechanics or metalworkers and a specialist for warehouse logistics have received their sound appreniceship at BVS in sheet metal processing.

"With this training, we are securing our own junior staff," explains Silvia Steiner, authorised representative and personnel manager at BVS. Training has been taking place since 1999, and about three trainees are hired per year. As a matter of principle, the company tries to fill vacancies with its own trained specialists. At the moment 14 former apprentices are working at BVS Blechtechnik. Markus Secci, training manager and team leader for quality management, reports: "After 20 years as training manager, I am impressed by the development of our former trainees. From a “schoolboy" to a qualified construction mechanics. Afterwards, for some of them it's on to the technician, master craftsman or business administrator.” A large number of former apprentices work for us in the design department, in technical customer consulting, in quality management and in production.
As varied as the manufacturing in sheet metal processing is, so extensive are the training contents at BVS: design with the aid of CAD programs, programming and operation of CNC punching/laser machines and press brakes, assembly of components, independent production of workpieces. After all, the aim is to produce components of sheet metal for a wide range of industries. Sebastian, one of the currently nine trainees says about his training: "I learn something new here every day. And I think it's great to see where the sheet metal parts and products from BVS are used". "Every year we look forward to receiving applications for the next training start in September. After all, with young people trained specifically for our operating processes, we are ensuring that we have the qualified employees of tomorrow," Silvia Steiner sums up.

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