New Training Intake Starts at Heidelberg: With a Focus on Digitization


The training programs at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) started on Sept. 1, 2017 – 99 young men and women began their training/cooperative education degrees at one of the company’s four sites in Germany. In line with the “Heidelberg goes Digital” strategic orientation, the industry leader is also increasingly focusing its training on the issue of the digital transformation. For example, the company is providing mechatronics engineers with targeted training in using the View2Connect virtual collaboration and communication platform, which facilitates completely digital assembly planning among other features. Digital workstations for trainees in various corporate departments are planned for the future.

In addition, all commercial/technical trainees at Heidelberg are now trained at a “Learning Factory 4.0” at the vocational colleges in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area. This is a project supported by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to foster digital expertise.

The company’s largest training site is Wiesloch-Walldorf. It currently has a total of 235 trainees and students, including the 67 who are part of this year’s intake. From last year’s collectively agreed sponsorship year, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan has been successfully accepted onto the new training program. He is about to start his traineeship as a print media technologist. In total, Heidelberg now employs approximately 300 trainees and students at the sites in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Brandenburg, Amstetten and Ludwigsburg.

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