Georgsmarienhütte, December 2022. The best graduate in the state of Lower Saxony on the Technical Product Design apprenticeship programme, specialising in product design and construction, completed her training at Farmingtons Automotive. Xenia Knuth passed her final exams in summer with an overall grade of ‘Excellent’, and her performance has now been formally recognised by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), alongside a further 110 high-achievers in other apprenticeship programmes across Hanover. Xenia was also among the 43 honoured guests in attendance at the IHK awards ceremony for the Osnabrück/Emsland/Grafschaft Bentheim district. A total of 30,000 trainees took part in the final examinations in Lower Saxony. Xenia Knuth is currently studying mechanical engineering at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and continues to work at Farmingtons Automotive as a working student.
Wide range of training opportunities
Farmingtons Automotive, based in Georgsmarienhütte, specialises in the manufacture of functional parts and assemblies for bullet-proof vehicles. The company is part of the internationally active WELP Group, which offers around 50 apprenticeships a year across its locations in various industrial, technical and commercial fields. The Technical Product Design programme, for example, offers apprentices valuable insights into the design and development of components and assemblies.
“We are very proud of the performance of our apprentices,” enthuses Melanie Frentrup, training manager at Farmingtons Automotive. “It is important to us to train skilled and junior staff, and since we offer our programmes on a demand-driven basis, we know we can always count on a high retention rate.”