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On course for future careers

26.10.2011. A total of 92 young men and women began their vocational training at companies of the Friedhelm Loh Group in August. The group companies Eplan, LKH, Loh Services, Rittal and Stahlo thus defended their title as the largest vocational training provider in the region in 2011, too.

There are currently 265 young people in vocational training in the various companies of the Haiger-based Friedhelm Loh Group. In 2011 alone, 92 new trainees received corresponding employment and training contracts. That represents an increase of 26 per cent compared to last year.

One of these new trainees is 21-year-old Martin Debus from Bad Endbach, who has just commenced mechatronics training with enclosure technology and system supplier Rittal. He explains the decision as follows: "Rittal is an innovative company, not least in the field of electrical engineering. Already for that reason, I was determined to get a place at Rittal, and I am really happy that I have been accepted for training here. At the same time, Rittal offers opportunities for further qualification which I could not necessarily expect elsewhere."

"Our junior company Ri2Youth enables the young trainees to take on responsibilities and to get a taste of independent project work", explains Matthias Hecker, head of the Rittal training workshop in Wissenbach. "It is even possible to gain experience abroad during the training", he continues. "And those who have gained the advanced-level school certificate required for university admission can follow up the mechatronics training with a sandwich degree course in electrical or mechanical engineering. Participation in this so-called 'StudiumPlus' programme is sponsored by the Friedhelm Loh Group."

Group owner and board chairman Friedhelm Loh also emphasised the excellent development opportunities when he welcomed the 92 new trainees on Monday, 24th October 2011. "Make use of these opportunities!" he said. "The future needs future-oriented young people. You have your future ahead of you. But no-one other than yourself can shape that future."

A promising career start is presently offered in a total of 16 different fields, for example in technical product design, warehouse logistics or IT system integration.

The majority of the trainees in the Friedhelm Loh Group are to be found in the industrial and technical departments, where 49 young people have taken up vocational training as production mechanics or mechatronics specialists. The most popular single training course, however, is that in industrial office administration, with 28 career starters in the Friedhelm Loh Group this year. The largest training provider among the group companies is Rittal. The enclosure technology and system supplier in Herborn currently counts 65 trainees.

The Friedhelm Loh Group offers outstanding prospects not only to its 92 new trainees, but indeed to all employees. One example: With the Loh Academy, the group runs its own further training facility. Such development opportunities were one of the factors which led to the CRF Institute granting the coveted quality seal "Top Employer in Germany" to the Friedhelm Loh Group for the third time in succession in 2011. The independent research institute also praised the high degree of job security and above-average pay levels.

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