Companies in North-Rhine Westphalia continue to champion training positions for young people, offering them a wide choice of opportunities to launch their careers in dual degree courses. The #NRWirtschaftbildetaus (“Traineeships in North-Rhine Westphalia”) campaign by unternehmer nrw is directed towards young people, showcasing different initiatives, professions offering vocational training programmes and other related activities.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, unternehmer nrw (the State Federation of North-Rhine Westphalian Business Organisations) represents the trade and employers’ associations in North-Rhine Westphalia. Members include state-wide professional associations, trade associations and regional employers’ associations.

SAG also does its part for #NRWirtschaftbildetaus: Trainees Leonie, Vanesa and Tom provide some insight into their everyday lives as industrial clerk trainees.

They find the different departments they cycle through during their traineeship particularly interesting: “Part of the traineeship is to work in different departments such as HR and marketing. This gives you a good overview of the tasks and roles in a company,” says Leonie, a first-year traine


Video clip #NRWWirtschaftBildetAus: Industrial clerk traineeship (German)

Vanesa, who is currently active in the work scheduling team, adds: “The exciting part about the industrial clerk traineeship is that we get to switch jobs every four months.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has also transformed day-to-day work at SAG: “Currently, a lot has changed both at Schulte-Schlagbaum AG and in my traineeship. Many people are working from home,” explains Tom, who is currently in the last year of his traineeship and will later join the sales team as a paid intern.


For more information: personal@sag-schlagbaum.com

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