German quality fights for the future

Hardly any branch of industry considers “Made in Germany” as important as in the metallurgical and electrical industry. Excellent, reliable and demanding work is simply expected from companies from Germany. German companies are recognized.

This quality standard is something that really attracts many young people to the industry. But this does not mean that the shortage of skilled labor is also not being felt in the metals and electronics industry. It is very important to highlight the advantages of the many different areas of application and training. Career opportunities should become the main argument for many trainees, students and creators of the profession.

This is why the metallurgical and electrical industry is so important

The number of factors that must be adjusted in order for an aircraft to be able to fly safely in the sky is something not many people think about. It’s incredibly amazing how many different companies interact here. In addition to mechanical engineers, maintenance personnel and software developers, a company like robemtall GmbH from Rockenberg, for example, has to offer impeccable goods – in this case the EN AW-7075 alloy.

Metal processing, factory construction, IT industry, foundries, marine technology – the metallurgical and electrical industry includes so many individual sectors and companies that it can easily be said that modern society is 100% dependent on it. Especially in times of crisis, the effects of delivery problems or rising prices of raw materials are felt by the entire economy. It is extremely important that German standards always remain at the highest level – this is only possible with the right, young, specialized staff.

youth for industry

All branches of the metallurgical and electrical industry would like to have more young employees. On the other hand, training positions must be filled. But that is not all, because if the next generation does not develop further, the shortage of skilled workers will remain a problem. Expensive government and private employment programs are not just gimmicks, they are aimed at ensuring that German industry remains competitive.

For those already working as engineers, software developers, or metallurgical technicians, it is often difficult to understand that more students are not flocking to the industry once they graduate. In most training professions, the pay is reasonable, and there are hardly any limits when it comes to further training and therefore opportunities for advancement.

But that’s not the only thing that should be (positively) attractive: the different disciplines are also interesting. There is not only one vocational training in the electronics industry. Aircraft electronics technicians, operating technology electronics technicians, electrical system installers—all learn the same basics at first, but later work quite differently. Business training courses can also lead to industry – for example through training as an office management or logistics employee.

Training options and other amenities

An industry with a future desperately looking for new blood – you might think phones wouldn’t stand still. But the reality looks different. Trainings and courses are not for everyone and young people in particular are hesitant when it comes to deciding on a clear career path.

Therefore, many companies advertise with the option of a dual study program. Conveniences such as regular additional training or extra vacations are also becoming typical to attract young people and then develop them into specialists. In the metalworking industry, it is traditionally declared that you do not sit at a desk all day, but work with your hands and are actively involved in the design of materials and products. The downside to this is the recruitment of professionals who are primarily supposed to work in theory and drive innovation – often with a very strong connection to the IT industry.

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