Qualification is the key to the successful future of our employees – and of our company at the same time. That is our way of thinking at PFEIFER. The subject of education and further training therefore deserves to be accorded very special attention in our view.
School sponsorships, training trade fairs, university trade fairs, work experience, the EQJ training offensive (Einstiegsqualifizierung Jugendlicher – Entry Qualification of Young People), the national "Girls' Day", works inspections, events such as "Dual Study – doubly successful", "Come with ME", "Training and Study Day" and many other events: we attach the utmost importance to school leavers being well informed when they begin their apprenticeships at PFEIFER.
There are many different possibilities available to students and graduates: dual study, preliminary internship, work study activity, practical semester, thesis work – entry at PFEIFER is as individual as the personalities and goals of young people.
At PFEIFER there is a choice of 16 apprenticeship professions and courses of study, both industrial and clerical. The training plan at PFEIFER follows the guidelines "Qualification and Humanistic Education". For many years, for example, we have enabled our apprentices to spend several weeks of their apprenticeship at our foreign branches.
So that weaker applicants can also gain an entry to a working life, we have set-up workplaces suitable for the handicapped. And with apprenticeships in external facilities we have put together a special programme of measures. In addition, we participate in the EQJ Training Offensive (Einstiegsqualifizierung Jugendlicher – Entry Qualification of Young People).
By the way: A 10 percent apprenticeship quota at our main plant and outstanding final exam results demonstrate our particular commitment to the accompaniment of young people on their way into their professional future. Two of our apprentices received awards from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the best examination candidates from the Memmingen/Unterallgäu region.
We are proud to say that the majority of our foremen, group leaders and management staffs were recruited from our own ranks. Our "PFEIFER Campus" further training concept is very personally oriented and offers every employee a great deal of room for individual development. With more than 80 courses. On subjects such as occupational health and safety, technology, quality, business management and law, IT, languages, methodological competence, education and health. The very high extent to which this offering is used as a sign of our strongly development-oriented corporate culture. In 2015 there are expected to be over 750 external and internal training days, which will take place either within the scope of the PFEIFER Campus or at the individual request of the employees.