ARBURG graduation ceremony 2020

All trainees and students taken on

Coronavirus has changed everything. To officially discharge the 56 trainees and students of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) from their training, ARBURG split the traditionally large graduation ceremony into four smaller individual events on 4 and 5 June 2020, making it easier for those present to comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements.

Excellent achievements
“I am very proud that this year we are able to award 27 trainees and students – so almost half – with a prize, three of them even for receiving first-class degrees,” said Renate Keinath, Managing Partner responsible for Human Resources at ARBURG, adding that this proved that the trainees, students and the 15-member training team had once again done a great job.

Celebrating during the pandemic
To keep the risk as low as possible during these times of coronavirus, the event was postponed by two months and split into four smaller celebrations. First of all, the graduation ceremony for the electronics and mechatronics technicians took place on Thursday, after which the commercial staff, IT specialists, technical product designers, and engineering and process technicians came together. On Friday, the industrial mechanics and precision metalworkers were first officially discharged from their training before the final event took place for DHBW students of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, industrial engineering, business administration and personnel management, and business information technology.

56 trainees and DHBW students hired
“The fact that we were able to offer the 56 trainees and students permanent employment is down to the excellent training quality for which we are known, and our careful strategic planning,” commented Keinath. As she explained, ARBURG has been successfully providing training for more than 70 years and therefore always has a healthy mix of experienced and young employees to ensure a successful future.