New apprentices and trainees in commercial, industrial and technical areas
With two orientation days to kick off their training at Kräuter Mix, a new phase of life has begun for ten young people. On September 1, Managing Directors Christoph Mix and Silke Wurlitzer accompanied by Head of Human Resource Management Sabrina Klinger and Apprenticeships Officer Karsten Krauss welcomed eight apprentices and two student trainees who will undergo qualified training in commercial, industrial and technical professions in the coming years.
On the first two days, the young talent learned many interesting facts about the company, which produces air-dried herbs, vegetables and spices for the food, pharmaceutical and pet food industries with a team of 500 employees. Introductory sessions covered matters ranging from hygiene and occupational safety to fire protection and IT. During tours of the production halls, warehouses and offices, the new team members familiarized themselves with the company’s two sites in Abtswind and Wiesentheid and established first ties with their future colleagues and trainers.
To get to know each other better, the young professionals had the opportunity to chat over lunch and carry out various group tasks answering questions about herbs and spices or designing a concept for a new product line and presenting it to the management.
The new apprentices and trainees at Kräuter Mix:
- Saskia Bätz (industrial clerk)
- Lucas Geisel (machine and plant operator)
- Ben-Leon Hensel (chemical laboratory assistant)
- Michelle Heppner (freight forwarding and logistics clerk)
- Nancy Jaekel (electronics technician for operating technology)
- Lara Krüger (freight forwarding and logistics clerk)
- Roberto Piljek (warehouse logistics specialist)
- Lena Raab (industrial clerk)
- Emma Röder (student trainee, Food Management)
- Lisa Schmer (student trainee, Food Management)
Over a period of usually three years, these young people will acquire professional skills at a steadily growing, healthy company and a crisis-proof, continuously developing industry. Kräuter Mix offers a well-structured apprentice and trainee program with workshops, lectures, team-building activities and excursions, as well as supervision and guidance by highly motivated, specialized trainers.
The offer of apprenticeships is based on staff planning for the future. This means that Kräuter Mix strives, to the largest extent possible, to hire junior staff into permanent roles after their successful completion of the training program.