IHK training

Industrial management assistant

Training to qualify as an industrial management assistant takes three years and is a combined study course. This means that the theoretical training contents are taught at the Max-Hachenburg vocational school in Mannheim and the practical elements at the VAG headquarters in Mannheim.
  
During their practical training our apprentices get to know the various corporate divisions and carry out responsibilities of daily business independently.
 
You will get to know  the following departments during your training period:

  • Purchasing
  • Controlling
  • Supply Chain Management (indoor sales service)
  • Finances & Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Quality Management
  • Marketing
  • IT

 

The practical elements of the training programme are correspondingly diverse. Here is an extract from the training content:
 
Our apprentices:

  • Support all the corporate processes from a business management pint of view
  • Prepare offers for our customers
  • Ascertain the need for products and services, purchase materials, production resources and services and distribute these for preparing services or for sales
  • Support the order handling process, e.g. the logistics
  • Enter invoices in the system
  • Analyse key figures and statistics
  • Get to know the Marketing division, from analysing competitors and our own position on the market to updating the website and preparing trade fairs
  • Give support in choosing staff and in the daily business conducted by our Staff Department
  • Plan and organise work processes

Cutting machine operator

Training to qualify as a cutting machine operator takes three and a half years and is a combined study course. This means that the theoretical training contents are taught at the Friedrich-Hecker Commercial Vocational School in Sinsheim. The practical elements are taught at the VAG headquarters in collaboration with the training workshop of a cooperation company direct at the location.
 
The theoretical training contents comprise knowledge on the subjects of occupational safety, the quality of metals and handling machines. During their practical training our apprentices get to know the various corporate divisions and carry out responsibilities of daily business independently.
 
You will get to know  the following contents during your training period:

  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Milling

 
The practical elements of the training programme are correspondingly diverse. Here is an extract from the training content:
 
Our apprentices:

  • Assess and analyse production orders for their technical feasibility and choose sources of information and technical documents for executing production
  • Choose order-related production systems
  • Plan production processes, prepare and optimise programmes for numerically controlled production systems and set these up
  • Use data sheets, specifications, instructions for operation and other information typical for the profession
  • Set up workstations and organise workflows in compliance with schedules and budgets
  • Produce components according to qualitative requirements for mechanical metal cutting methods and monitor the production process
  • Apply quality management systems, document and analyse work and examination results and use these results to derive measures to optimise production and products
  • Monitor and check safety devices, and service and inspect production systems