MAN brings on apprentices with Volkswagen Group 03 December 2012

They might be new to the Volkswagen Group, but trainees and apprentices from MAN are making an impact at their parent company.

At the recent Best Apprentice Awards 2012, 29 young talents from 13 countries and eight VW brands were recognised for their outstanding skills during vocational training.

Two MAN apprentices – Selina Stocker from MAN Truck & Bus and Alexander Baier from MAN Diesel & Turbo – were among them.

Baier started the three-and-a-half year traineeship to become a machinist in 2008, and finished ahead of time after just three years.

In 2011, the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce named the 22-year-old 'best machinist in Germany'. From September 2013 onward, he will be attending the technician school part-time.

Meanwhile the vocational traineeship to become a warehouse logistics specialist at MAN Truck & Bus has not been the end of the line for Stocker.

The 21-year-old will continue to train further to become a certified master craftswoman in logistic services.

The prize comes at the right time: "The award is great motivation to power through my traineeship as master craftswoman now too," she says.

In September, 122 young workers and 27 dual work-study students started their training at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich alone. The VW Group currently employs around 2,000 vocational trainees at its German plants and sales branches, and 2,800 worldwide.

John Challen

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