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Oberhausen rail industry company particularly committed to young professionals / Business association honors GHH Radsatz GmbH in

Good school grades in natural sciences and a good comprehension of English language - anyone who meets these requirements can apply for an apprenticeship at Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH for short) Radsatz GmbH, a renowned Oberhausen rail industry company. "GHH Radsatz GmbH shows great commitment to recruiting young talent - whether through participation in campaign days such as Girls' and Boys' Day, or through internships and tours for school classes that are offered on a regular basis," said Heike Zeitel of the entrepreneurs' association about the member company. In recognition, she presented a certificate and a gift basket to the training managers with the degree “Excellent Training”.

 Exciting for the career starters at GHH Radsatz GmbH: "Our trained industrial mechanics can later work on assembly assignments around the world, depending on the operational division or operational department," reports Managing Director Patrick Keppler, who received the certificate and the basket. The company also offers apprenticeships for machinists. International orientation, a secure job with a promising future, their own contribution to the environment through more rail traffic instead of full roads, and even an assurance for continuous employment: "If the apprentices show performance in theory and practice that is at least equivalent to a school grade of 2.5, we commit ourselves to recruit them permanently," Keppler continued.

"The shortage of skilled workers is very high - despite all the crises such as Corona, energy and raw material price explosion, supply chain problems, or war. Therefore, according to current statistics of employment agencies, the companies in Oberhausen have increased their offer of apprenticeships since October again by 16 percent compared to the same period last year," knows Wolfgang Schmitz, general manager of the business association. In this country, companies were sticking to training and showing exemplary commitment to the next generation. "We put this exemplary function in the spotlight and honor particularly active member companies as part of the 'AusgezeichnetAusbilden!’ campaign."

The recognition by the business association embeds itself in the second edition of #NRWirtschaftBildetAus, a training campaign by unternehmer nrw. The aim is to use YouTube videos, among other things, to promote training. The entrepreneurs' association is also organizing the project "My professional future in Oberhausen," in which training companies and their trainees talk to schoolchildren about their careers and the many job profiles available - Corona also allows this to be done digitally.

About the Entrepreneurs' Association

The Unternehmerverband is one of the largest employers' associations in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The seven individual associations include more than 700 member companies with around 100,000 employees nationwide.

The group represents the interests of employers and offers comprehensive expertise in labor and social law, the shaping of working conditions with and without collective bargaining agreements, and labor management. The associations are the voice of the entrepreneurs in the Rhine-Ruhr region and its industries, they are committed to the business location and offer a strong network.

The seat of the entrepreneur federation is the HAUS DER UNTERNEHMER in Duisburg. The core association area extends from the western Ruhr region on the right bank of the Rhine across the Lower Rhine to the Dutch border. Three of the individual associations are active nationwide.


Awarded for commitment to training; Heike Zeitel, Oberhausen regional manager of the entrepreneurs' association handed over a certificate and gift basket to (from left) Patrick Keppler, managing director of Gutehoffnungshütte Radsatz GmbH, and trainee industrial mechanics Fynn Baumeister, Berkant Derin, training manager Dirk Neuzerling and Timon Deden. (Photo: Entrepreneurs' Association)

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