Apprenticeship in commercial and industrial professions for more than 100 years and close cooperation with regional educational institutions play a major role in this.
As an IHK-certified training company, we run our own training facility and have been training business and technical professionals for over 100 years. Over 8% of our staff consists of trainees, underscoring our company's commitment to developing a well-trained workforce. Graduates of our training programs earn above-average grades, which is evidence of the high quality of instruction provided by Achenbach.
Trainees begin learning such basic principles as motivation, skills, flexibility and teamwork right from the start. Through early involvement in our operational processes, trainees are able to easily transition from training to later permanent employment and gain quick acceptance in their work environment.XXX
The new building of the Campus Buschhütten, into which the industrial apprenticeship moved as part of the Smart Learning Factory Achenbach Buschhütten SLAB at the beginning of 2021, sets a new important milestone. The focus is on future-oriented learning content in the context of Industry 4.0 as well as new forms of collaboration, which are becoming increasingly important in times of digitalisation.
The central idea behind the establishment of Campus Buschhütten was to bring theory and practice together under one roof focusing on pioneering production technology in order to research, develop, test and market it together, but also to teach and train it. In concrete terms, 'together' means that science and industrial companies meet 'at eye level' and learn from each other. Because nothing is as practical as a good theory and, conversely, nowhere can you find such good approaches to theory building as in practice. Against this background, the mission statement of the Buschhütten Campus was chosen as the umbrella brand: 'We produce. Future.'
In addition to SLAB, there are three other centres on the Campus Buschhütten that professionally occupy this mission statement from other perspectives and that open up the opportunity for trainees to acquire additional competences:
SDFS - Smart Demonstration Factory
Science and regional industrial companies work together in the Siegen Smart Demonstration Factory SDFS. New production processes are developed, tested, optimised and made available here - the focus is on the use of 'AI in production'. In addition, a separate 'demo' production is being set up with products that will be sold on the market beyond mere demonstration. Particularly exciting are the start-up companies that temporarily settle in the area and are supported by the SDFS.
IPEM - University Chair 'International Production and Engineering Management' of the PROTECH Inistute at University Siegen
Science is represented on the one hand by the arrival of the university chair International Production and Engineering Management IPEM from the University of Siegen. Beyond their studies Master's students have the chance to take a look at the practical side of things, and vice versa the contact enables apprentices to explore possible further qualifications following their training.
WZL - Machine Tool Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University
The WZL machine tool laboratory of RWTH Aachen University, on the other hand, is represented at the Campus Buschhütten with the future topic of 3D metal printing. Specifically, it is about the further development of this new and highly innovative technology with a lot of development potential. The accompanying practical tests and training courses are particularly interesting, also for the apprentices.
At the Smart Learning Factory Achenbach Buschhütten SLAB you can apply for the following training courses:
- Industrial technican
- Cutting machine operator
- Technical product designer
- Industrial clerk
At Achenbach Buschhütten, as a partner of the University of Siegen, you can also complete a dual curriculum study in two directions:
- Electrical engineering - automation technology
- Mechanical engineering - construction technology