International apprentice exchange with India


Internationality is a huge priority for the globally active KOMET GROUP. And this also applies to the apprentices. Nikolai Gerber and Lukas Keck, toolmaker apprentices in their third year of apprenticeship, were stationed in the KOMET subsidiary in Bangalore, India for two weeks from the 9th to 22nd June 2012. The two were selected from among the best apprentices in their year, all of whom put themselves forward with great enthusiasm for the overseas assignment. With the assistance and support of Martin Aymar, who is responsible for providing support to international production locations, the two took part in the normal daily production routine at the Indian plant.

Prior to the trip, there were already numerous preparations for the two globetrotters to master. Because, in parallel to the upcoming tests, preparations included vaccination appointments, various medical examinations and a comprehensive, intercultural training course. Since 25th June 2012, Manjappa Raghavendra, an employee in the plant in Bangalore, has been on a flying visit to Besigheim for two weeks now and has been involved in production in the usual way.

"The international apprentice exchange is an absolute advantage for the employees of our company", says Matthias Heinz, Managing Director of the globally active company. "Our young professionals become more familiar with the company and we profit locally from their expertise", Heinz went on to say. The innovation leader in the field of precision tools has set benchmarks with the international apprentice exchange and shown that the early involvement of young employees pays off. The international apprentice exchange by the KOMET GROUP is already being held for the second time this year. The project started as early as last year with an exchange with the KOMET subsidiary in China.

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