Apprentices Can Aim High at Peters


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The new apprentices of Peters agree: The introductory training for apprentices organised by the Lower Rhine Entrepreneurship Association to accompany their apprenticeship was great! "The teamwork taught me a lot," says Adelisa Sabovic (18), who has been pursuing her three-year apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at Hooghe Weg 13 in Kempen for a few weeks.

"We  were told about our rights and duties as ap-prentices, which was very informative," says Philippe Heghmanns (31), who is also an apprentice in the industrial clerk category. For Malik Kurz (25), who has started his training at Peters as a chemical production specialist, the introductions to etiquette and behavioural patterns when talking to employees and superiors were the salt in the soup of the three-day seminar proposed by the Lower Rhine Entrepreneurs' Association.

Together with almost 50 other apprentices from small and medium-sized companies of the Lower Rhine region, the Peters trio had three eventful days of training at Wasserburg Rindern in Kleve. The Peters junior staff also got off to a good start in Kempen, the town where the Peters headquarters are located in the industrial estate "Am Selder".

Adelisa Sabovic from Lobberich deliberately decided to do an apprenticeship after graduating from the vocational college with a degree in administration and economics. Currently, Ade-lisa works in the production planning department. "The aim of the training is for the apprentices to get an insight into all areas of our company and to benefit from this a lot. In the category of industrial clerks, this includes purchasing and sales, shipping, laboratories, international customer service, financial account-ing and head office," reports training officer Birgit Schuffelen.

After completing his A-levels at the vocational college, Philippe Heghmanns has already gained extensive experience before he decided to train at Peters. "I studied at university, worked in construction and was most recently employed in a similar field," says the apprentice from Kempen. On the one hand, he was attracted to Peters by the company's good reputation and on the other by the friendly way of being received as a personality. After his training, Philippe could well imagine resuming his studies in political science on the side.

Malik Kurz confirms the friendly reception by Peters: "You can always ask questions, everyone is relaxed and courteous" - these were the Duisburg native's first impressions that match those of the other two apprentices. He found the bridge to Peters through the recommendation of a friend. As a production specialist in chemistry, Malik works in the preparation service to begin with. "That's the department where the inks are prepared," explains the athletically ambitious young man whose hobbies are fitness and boxing. Other  stations for him will be the filling and shipping departments, the laboratories and warehouse. After graduating from high school, he gained, just like Philippe, a wide range of professional experience before finally deciding on a future with Peters. "I could well imagine adding a technician's degree after the two-year apprenticeship”.

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