New trainees start at the beginning of September
For 10 years, Königsee Implantate has always taken on at least two trainees and three of them have already completed their training as the best in their year in Thuringia. This year there will be three again, and one of them will be a young lady. In the past, Königsee Implantate has always trained young women in male professions.
Training with us happens regardless of the need. Managing Director Frank Orschler sees it as a company duty to provide young people with a solid education, regardless of whether they stay with the company later or take a different path. It is important to create a constant offer and to be present with the young people, both online and offline – whether at school, club or at home. We present ourselves on the day of the professions, in the local schools and we receive school classes at our company. We also support local events or sporting events, because it is not only the young person who wants to be reached, the parents also have something to say. This continuity alone speaks for itself in the rural area where the company is headquartered. There is not the potential here that there is in metropolitan areas. Therefore, Königsee Implants offers a lot for its apprentices.
Training takes place at the company’s own training center in nearby Unterschöbling. Deliberately separated from the company site, that the apprentices can take care of their training exclusively in the first two years. The modernized former summer camp offers trainees everything under one roof. From the practical training on the first floor, to the theory rooms on the second floor and the four apartments of different sizes for living.
At Königsee Implantate, the trainees are not simply put into production, but are primarily expected to learn, try things out, become creative and implement their own ideas and suggestions for improvement, such as the wire assembly machine. This is used to rewind special wire for surgery from a large roll to a small one so that it can be used in practical pieces in the operating room. Another project of the apprentice workshop was the sustainable design of the solar park next to the company headquarters. There, the trainees had the task of sowing seeds for herbs and grasses so that the areas were quickly greened up again and filled with life. Together with their instructor, they built insect hotels and shelters for lizards, beetles and the like. In the future, with the help of bees from a local beekeeper, we will even produce our own honey in our sustainable solar park.
Sustainability is a way of life at our company, and it starts right from the training stage. We have created Germany’s first energy self-sufficient training center in Unterschöbling. The PV system produces enough electricity for daily operation and the surplus is stored in a Tesla battery for the night. But not only the training center is powered by the self-produced energy, all other sites are also equipped with PV systems. Heat recovery, rainwater utilization, environmentally friendly sterile packaging, resource conservation through building recycling and the use of e-cars as company cars are further building blocks on the way to “GreenImplant” and EMAS certification.
We not only want to give young people the technical know-how during their training, we also want them to understand where sustainability begins. We see it as our task to shape a green future together with them.