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Training Your first step into a career

When you start a training course at the Coroplast Group, you lay the cornerstone for your future career. We offer you the ideal combination of theory and practice. You are taught the theoretical basics at a trade school, which you can then use directly in our practice. You get to know the various departments, processes, structures, and responsibilities of an internationally growing, family-managed enterprise. Each year, we give young people the opportunity to train in one of our various vocational areas that we offer.

 

Are you committed, willing to work hard, flexible, and motivated? If yes, you have excellent chances of kick-starting your career with vocational training at the Coroplast Group.

 

Become a part of our team. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

We offer the following apprenticeships

  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our apprentices begin with a one-year basic training in electrics, divided into five areas of learning:

    • Manual production processes: filing, thread-cutting
    • Machine production processes: drilling, countersinking, grinding
    • Basics of pneumatics
    • Introduction to electronics: measuring electronic variables; capacitors, diodes, resistors
    • Basics of programmable logic controllers (PLC programming)

    After the first six months, trainees are deployed within the company twice per month in order to intensively familiarise themselves with the processes and become integrated with them at an early stage. After completion of the one-year basic training, trainees continue their vocational training at the Coroplast Group. Together with qualified tradespeople and master craftspeople, they carry out maintenance and repairs and also work independently and under their own responsibility on various projects.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Duration of training: 3.5 years
    • Basic training: one year at the BZI (Berufsbildungszentrum der Remscheider Metall- und Elektroindustrie GmbH)
    • Prerequisite: mittlere Reife (GCSE)
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics, German and physics
    • Training content: installing and connecting electrical equipment and assessing their safety; measuring and analysing electronic functions and systems
    • Trade school: part-time courses at “Berufskolleg am Haspel” in Wuppertal (plant technology) and at “Berufskolleg für Technik” in Remscheid (automation technology)
    Electronics for plant or automation technology
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    During their apprenticeship, our trainees become comprehensively familiarised with the Coroplast Group's IT department. Furthermore, they are sent to get to know other departments such as purchasing, sales and production. Trained educational officers are in charge of the trainees and give them practical tasks and projects that they are required to complete independently and under their own responsibility. At the same time they learn how to find solutions for colleagues who contact them with queries or problems via the internal IT hotline. In the course of this process, the trainees develop contacts throughout the company and get to know the workflows in various departments.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Duration of training: 3 years
    • Prerequisite: Abitur (matriculation) or advanced technical college certificate in business, preferably with the focus on IT or computer science
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics, German and English
    • Training content: system architecture, hardware and operating systems; user software, networks, services, creating and maintaining system solutions, programming techniques, system maintenance, system development
    • Trade school: part-time courses at “Berufskolleg am Haspel” (IT) and at “Berufskolleg Wuppertal-Barmen” (business)
    IT Specialist for System Integration
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    In the course of their training, our trainees are deployed in all departments relevant to logistics, including incoming goods, the warehouse and the dispatch department. In the incoming goods department, for example, the trainees learn to register and unload the goods as they arrive and check them for completeness and quality. In the warehouse, they pick the goods using scanners and computers and prepare them for production purposes. In the dispatch department the finished products are packaged and labelled. Moreover, the trainees are given an insight into the special logistical requirements of an automotive supplier. During this process, they have the opportunity to gain a forklift driver’s licence to enable them to professionally transport the raw materials and finished products.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Duration of training: 3 years
    • Prerequisite: good Certificate of Secondary Education or mittlere Reife (GCSE)
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics and German
    • Training content: logistical processes, receipt and storage of goods, goods picking, dispatching of finished products
    • Trade school: part-time courses at the “Berufskolleg für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung” in Remscheid
    Warehouse Logistics Specialist
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our trainees are deployed in various departments such as purchasing, sales, production, finance and human resources. They receive in-depth knowledge of the business processes of the company. The trainees also gain insights into planning and organisation as well as technical knowledge regarding our production processes and products. Moreover, they have the opportunity to gather practical experience in the development, dispatch and marketing departments.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Duration of training: 2.5 years
    • Prerequisite: Abitur (matriculation) or advanced technical college certificate in business
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics, German and English
    • Training content: purchasing and sales, human resources, finance, production, getting to know markets, customers, products and services; planning and organisation, information procurement
    • Trade school: block teaching at “Berufskolleg Wuppertal-Barmen” (3 blocks of approx. 10 weeks)
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    Are you interested in both vocational training and studying? Then you should check out our Work-study program.

    Industrial Manager Assistant
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our trainees begin with a one-year basic training in metalworking, divided into four areas of learning:

    • Machine production processes: drilling, milling, countersinking, turning, grinding
    • Manual production processes: filing, chiselling, thread-cutting
    • Basics of welding, bonding, riveting
    • Basics of control technology and pneumatics

    After the first six months, trainees are deployed within the company twice per month in order to intensively familiarise themselves with the processes and become integrated with them at an early stage. After completion of the one-year basic training, trainees continue their vocational training at the Coroplast Group. Together with qualified tradespeople and master craftspeople, they carry out maintenance and repairs and also work independently and under their own responsibility on various projects.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Duration of training: 3.5 years
    • Basic training: one year at the BZI (Berufsbildungszentrum der Remscheider Metall- und Elektroindustrie GmbH)
    • Prerequisite: mittlere Reife (GCSE)
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics, German and physics
    • Training content: manufacturing, assembling and disassembling of components and modules; maintaining equipment; familiarisation with control technology; building, upgrading and testing of electronic components used in control technology
    • Trade school: Part-time instruction at the vocational college for technology in Remscheid
    Industrial Mechanics
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our trainees begin with a four-month basic training in metalworking, divided into three areas of learning:

    • Machine production processes: drilling, milling, countersinking, turning, grinding
    • Manuelle Fertigungsverfahren: Feilen, Meißeln, Gewindeschneiden
    • Basics of pneumatics

    Once the four-month basic training is completed, training continues at the Coroplast Group. Switching every four weeks, the trainees work in all of the relevant production departments, where they learn to operate the various types of production machinery, set them up and retool them. Additional stints are planned in work preparation and the laboratory. In the second year of vocational training, they are specifically trained in a production department to learn how to operate the machines independently.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Training duration: 2 years
    • Basic training: 4 months vocational training centre of the Remscheider Metall- und Elektroindustrie GmbH (BZI)
    • Prerequisite: secondary school leaving certificate
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics and German
    • Training contents: Getting to know control and regulating technology; setting up and operating production plants; controlling the material flow; allocating and handling materials, operating and auxiliary materials; implementing quality assurance measures
    • Vocational school: Part-time instruction at the vocational college Werther Brücke in Wuppertal-Barmen
    Machine and Plant Operator
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our apprentices start with a one-year basic electrical training. This is divided into five learning areas:

    • Manual production methods: Filing, thread cutting
    • Mechanical manufacturing processes: Drilling, countersinking, reaming
    • Basics of pneumatics
    • Introduction to electronics: measurement of electronic quantities; capacitors, diodes, resistors
    • Basics of programmable logic control (SPS programming)

    After completion of the one-year basic training, training will continue at the Coroplast Group. Together with the journeymen and master craftsmen, they carry out maintenance work, repairs and commissioning of machines. They also work independently and on their own responsibility on projects.

    The apprenticeship at a glance

    • Training duration: 3,5 years
    • Basic training: 1 year vocational training centre of Rem-scheider Metall- und Elektroindustrie GmbH (BZI)
    • Requirement: medium maturity
    • Other skills: good knowledge of mathematics, German and physics
    • Training contents: Manufacture of components and devices made of various materials, commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair of our production and operating facilities (including electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems)
    • Vocational school: Part-time instruction at the vocational college for technology in Remscheid
  • How is the apprenticeship conducted?

    Our apprentices start their training with a six-month assignment in a specific production area. Here they first get to know the individual machines and their functions. After this six-month assignment, the trainees complete a six-month basic training in metal and plastics at the BZI. This is divided into the following learning areas:

    • Mechanical manufacturing processes: Drilling, milling, countersinking, turning, grinding
    • Manual manufacturing processes: Files, chisels, thread cutting
    • Basics in welding, gluing, riveting
    • Basics of control technology/pneumatics

    After the basic training at the BZI, our apprentices continue their training in the production area they have already got to know. They carry out the work according to the production order and document it afterwards. In addition, the manufacturing process is ensured, in which devices, machines and systems are operated and monitored.

    The apprentice at a glance

    • Training period: 3 years
    • Basic training: 6 months vocational training centre of the Remscheider Metall- und Elektroindustrie GmbH (BZI)
    • Prerequisite: intermediate maturity
    • Other knowledge: good knowledge of mathematics, German, physics and chemistry
    • Training contents: Set-up and operation of production plants, application of special processing methods such as calendering, extrusion and coating, familiarisation with control and regulation technology as well as pneumatic and hydraulic systems, implementation of quality assurance measures.
    • Vocational school: part-time lessons at the vocational college for technology in Remscheid
    Process mechanic for plastic and rubber technology

Your contact person Careers – high school and university students as well as graduates

Do you have questions about a high school student internship, training, or a work-study program? Then contact us!
Carolin Rüthers
HR Specialist Apprentices, Students & Trainees
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