Our apprentices and their company
In order to present apprenticeship opportunities in regional companies and thus promote apprenticeships as an attractive career path, the district administration of Birkenfeld initiated a film project called “Discover More – Apprentices and their Companies” in cooperation with Regionalrat Wirtschaft Landkreis Birkenfeld e.V. (Regional Economic Council of the District of Birkenfeld) and the broadcaster Nahe TV.
Our apprentices and pupils from Birkenfeld area were asked to come up with interesting questions that could be used in a short film featuring brief sequences that show practical activities at the company. Each company was allocated one day of shooting for this purpose. The goal was to make a short film of about 3-5 minutes, which would highlight the enjoyable aspects of an apprenticeship in our company.
We decided to present the professions of surface coaters and cutting machine operators. Our apprentices Vanessa Herrmann (surface coater) and Ramon Pfeiffer (cutting machine operator) agreed to participate.
After a preparatory workshop on Saturday, 8 April 2017 at Nahe TV in Idar-Oberstein, filming took place on our premises on 21 April 2017. In consultation with the team from Nahe TV, and to maintain authenticity, a variety of different topics were provided, on which our trainees prepared questions and incorporated them into interviews during the short film.