Off to a flying start with an apprenticeship at AlzChem and BASF

Apprenticeship Day 2015

Trostberg. The Trostberg Chemical Park will be presenting its apprenticeship training department this year again. Young people who are about to finish school and those who have graduated are invited to bring their parents along to get a good look at the many different apprenticeship opportunities that the Chemical Park offers. The event kicks off on Saturday July 11, at 8.30 am. Trainers and apprentices will be on hand in the training laboratory, in the training workshops facilities and in the administration building to talk about seven of the training professions offered at the Chemical Park.

“AlzChem is one of the most attractive organizations offering training in the region, with no fewer than 7 apprenticeship-based professions available in engineering, science and commerce. We place a good deal of emphasis on providing modern, varied and highly practical training”, says Manfred Hochreiter, head of training at AlzChem. The training facilities are modern and excellently equipped, and the chances of being taken on full-time by AlzChem or BASF directly on site after completing the apprenticeships are good.

Thomas Luger, an industrial mechanical engineer now in his third year of apprenticeship training, comments: “The profession of industrial mechanical engineer is all about maintaining and servicing machines in production facilities, and keeping them running efficiently. Every day I have something new and something different to do, the work is always interesting and it’s great to have all sorts of challenges to handle. A typical day in this job requires excellent mechanical skills, of course, and very good manual dexterity as well. Engineers like us working in the chemicals industry are never bored. What is also great is that when you’ve completed your apprenticeship there are unlimited possibilities. For example, you can continue your training at an even more advanced level or work towards a specialization in your particular profession”.

As last year the 2015 Apprenticeship Day will be kicking off at 8.30 am, and finishing at 1 pm. The chemistry apprenticeships will be presented in the training laboratory at Adolf-Schwarzer-Strasse 3, and the technical apprenticeships in the training workshops. The Information Center in AlzChem’s administration building will function as the central liaison office. This is where the commercial apprenticeships will be talking about what they offer, the BKK Vor Ort will be demonstrating how best to apply for a position, the Degussa Bank will be talking about financial opportunities for young people and the Human Resources department of AlzChem AG will be demonstrating live how to apply on-line.

The shuttle buses to the training facilities also leave from the Information Center. There is no need to register in advance. To find out more about the Apprenticeship Day go to


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Sabine Sieber

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