55 young women and men begin apprenticeships at Knorr-Bremse

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Focus on mechatronic technician, electrician, and industrial clerk programs

First apprentices from Syria and Afghanistan

In 2018, 55 young people entered the working world with an apprenticeship at Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, at locations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Group offers vocational training of proven high quality as well as exciting career prospects.

On September 7, 2018, the new apprentices picked up their welcome packs at Knorr-Bremse in Munich. Similar scenes were played out in other locations in Germany ? Aldersbach, D know something about the company. Throughout the year, we use a variety of channels to spread the word about opportunities for young people at Knorr-Bremse ? we go to job fairs at schools, for example, and we offer an engineering camp for girls in Munich. One of our aims is to get young women interested in technical apprenticeships.? Currently a total of 125 young people are engaged in apprenticeships with Knorr-Bremse in Germany, ten in Switzerland, and 22 in Austria. In addition, in Munich there are four students starting cooperative degree programs in information systems, industrial engine

Mechatronics remains popular

Of the 55 new apprentices, most are learning technical professions ? reflecting Knorr-Bremse?s world-famous expertise in this area. In the Lower Bavarian town of Aldersbach, 19 apprentices are starting their training (5 machinists, 3 industrial mechanics, 5 electronics technicians for industrial systems, 4 mechatronic technicians, 2 industrial clerks), illustrating Knorr-Bremse?s importance to the region. This makes for a total of 53 apprentices in Aldersbach, many of whom will likely continue their careers at the location in the long term. Knorr-Bremse?s Berlin locations are again making a strong showing in 2018 with 11 new apprentices (machinists, mechatronic technicians and industrial mechanics) bringing the total to 35.



In Munich mechatronics is the most popular option this year, with five mechatronic technicians, one IT specialist, and two industrial clerks. Taking all cohorts together, the location has 20 apprentices and nine students in cooperative degree programs. Training excellence is also possible at locations with fewer apprentices ? something that applies at Knorr-Bremse PowerTech in Berlin, for example, where one industrial clerk and two electronics technicians for industrial systems are starting their training. Three new apprentices are starting at Kiepe Electric in Dthat has proved very successful.?

Aiming high in the Alpine nations

In Austria and Switzerland, the Knorr-Bremse Group companies are also doing their part to train the next generation. At the beginning of August, two industrial clerks started three-year apprenticeships at Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Switzerland in Niederhasli. They had already gotten to know some of the people and spaces of their future working environment during a taster day, and also took part in the successful Knorr-Bremse Values Day. Selectron Systems AG in Lyss, Switzerland is training two electronics technicians. ?The apprentice electronics technicians start their program in an external vocational training center, which provides them with a firm grounding in basic knowledge about their profession,? says Stefan Schneider, Team Leader, Embedded Systems. As part of this initial training, the new apprentices also take part in a week-long familiarization camp in the Swiss mountains. Apprentices in Germany are also aiming high: By way of an ice-breaker, the young people in Aldersbach are spending a day at a high ropes course in the Bavarian Forest.

As an apprenticeship provider, Knorr-Bremse goes beyond vocational training to cover important interpersonal aspects as well through ingeniously designed rigorous programs. At IFE in Kematen/Ybbs, Austria, this includes providing apprentices with a mentor. In 2018, the mentor is providing an important point of contact and source of advice for the two new apprentices in the mechanical engineering program. The program at Knorr-Bremse in M

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Knorr-Bremse actively provides careers advice in schools and recruits young people to its programs. It can be challenging to attract sufficient numbers and to interest girls in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). ?Internships are one way we try to find promising apprentices,? says Bernd Graubaum, Training Supervisor in Berlin. This approach led to a refugee from Afghanistan starting an apprenticeship after successfully completing an internship there. Although there is still a language barrier, Graubaum is confident it will soon be overcome. The young man will receive the best possible support in a group of six machinists and if necessary will be provided with German language tuition as well.

Training Supervisor Andreas Schinh

Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safetycritical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse''s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 110 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany''s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, ecoefficiency, digitization and automated driving.

About 29,000 employees (as of June 30, 2018) at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. Localization is a central focus of Knorr-Bremse''s strategy. Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.

In 2017, Knorr-Bremse''s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS). A comprehensive aftermarket & services business with high entry barriers gives these revenues increasingly cyclically independent stability. The company benefits from strong, entrepreneurial and experienced management. Technical excellence, reliability, passion and responsibility are deeply embedded in its corporate culture.



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Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safetycritical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse''s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 110 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany''s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, ecoefficiency, digitization and automated driving.About 29,000 employees (as of June 30, 2018) at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. Localization is a central focus of Knorr-Bremse''s strategy. Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.In 2017, Knorr-Bremse''s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS). A comprehensive aftermarket&services business with high entry barriers gives these revenues increasingly cyclically independent stability. The company benefits from strong, entrepreneurial and experienced management. Technical excellence, reliability, passion and responsibility are deeply embedded in its corporate culture.

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