Herrenknecht graduate Tobias Robben is Germany’s best construction mechanic
Since qualifying as a construction mechanic at the beginning of the year, Tobias Robben has been furthering his career at Herrenknecht Rebuild Services in Kehl. Next year, he intends to use a €2,500 prize money awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on November 18, 2016 to train as a technician enabling him to immerse himself even more intensively in the area of tunnelling technology. “I am fascinated by these huge machines. When I stood in front of a finished tunnel boring machine for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the sheer scope of this technology.”\r\nHerrenknecht employs around 180 trainees in 18 different technical and commercial apprenticeships. A total of 43 trainees successfully completed their training in 2016, many of them displaying outstanding performance. 40 of these young graduates still work at Herrenknecht. \r\nApprenticeships have enjoyed a long tradition at Herrenknecht: only shortly after the company was established, the first apprentice mechanic was hired in 1980. Nowadays, industrial trainees are supported and promoted by 6 training instructors in a modern training workshop spanning an area of 2,800 m² and including an extensive machine park. With additional in-house instruction in English, for example, they are prepared for their everyday working life in a company operating at international level.