Training Day at Werner & Mertz

26 Jun 2017 - Mainz - Company-News

At Training Day hosted by the family-owned Werner & Mertz of Mainz, more than 150 pupils saw what a career with Frosch looks like. Teens from all types of schools learned about the eight occupations for which the manufacturer of sustainable cleaning products will offer vocational training in 2018. The information presented at the in-house event was aimed at pupils in the eighth grade and older, their parents and members of the schools’ faculties.

The Werner & Mertz trainers and their 35 current trainees had organized a highly varied program for the teenagers. In the foyer interested visitors were introduced to different occupations by the job-specific training films from the brand name manufacturer Werner & Mertz. Every training area had its own stand in the employee restaurant, where the trainees demonstrated practical examples from their everyday work in the commercial, technical and natural science areas. The pupils could look over the shoulders of the future media designers, maneuver a miniature forklift along its route or learn more about the supply chain from industrial clerks. Tours of the facilities offered a look behind the scenes in the warehouse and training workshop.

Visitors got a close look at the warehouse clerk’s job during a tour of the warehouse. Photo: Werner & Mertz

Good tips for interviews came direct from the personnel pro. The commercial trainer Tanja Grimm explained all the important points from “What should I wear?” to “What questions may I ask in an interview?”
Many of the young visitors had already submitted written applications and wanted to get a personal impression of their chosen occupations at Werner & Mertz. Trainees from all apprenticeship years and their trainers were on hand to answer the visitors’ questions.

Trainers, pupils and parents engrossed in personal conversation Photo: Werner & Mertz

Prerequisites: Good grades, fun and enjoyment at work

Given the broad range of training opportunities at Werner & Mertz, the requirements for the occupations are as varied as the applicants’ interests. All jobs that demand vocational training have the same minimum requirements. Candidates should have a good intermediate school-leaving certificate, solid foreign language skills and good grades in mathematics. Of course they should also enjoy their work. “The applicant’s personality, commitment and good ideas play an important role,“ said Ms. Grimm.

Werner & Mertz offers additional services to help the up-and-coming specialists succeed in their training. Among them are manual training and practical exercises in small teams for technical occupations and laptops at work for trainees in commercial jobs. During their apprenticeships, trainees also may participate in continuing education programs.

“Our trainees of today strengthen the company and put us in shape to handle the challenges of tomorrow. Technical training provides a solid base for a successful career. I agree completely with our Minister President Malu Dreyer, who said, ‘We need not only master’s degree holders, but master craftsmen too.’ Well-trained specialists are in greater demand than ever,“ said Werner & Mertz CEO Reinhard Schneider.

Open Positions 2018

For training year 2018 Werner & Mertz is looking for trainees in eight of 10 occupations requiring technical training, including electronics technician for automation technology, warehouse clerk and warehouse logistics specialist, industrial clerk, media designer and chemical production specialist. Vocational training begins on 1 August 2018.

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Werner & Mertz GmbH
Corporate Communication
Monika Kindgen
Rheinallee 96
55120 Mainz
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