CeramTec Apprentice Groß Among Germany’s Best in Industrial Mechanics
Following his apprenticeship, Groß decided to take up the offer of remaining at CeramTec to further develop his skills during a degree course with an in-depth practical component.
Nico Groß, who completed his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic at CeramTec in Lauf near Nuremberg, was recently named one of the 213 best in their apprenticeship profession at the awards for Germany’s best Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) apprentices. Eric Schweitzer, president of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), and German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier congratulated the young people and their training companies.
After finishing school in September 2015, Groß started his shortened three-year apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic with CeramTec. At the end of 2018, not only obtained his qualification with the perfect grade of 1.0, but with 99 out of 100 points is also the nation’s best apprentice in his profession. For his exceptional performance, Groß received a trophy and a certificate at the national award ceremony in Berlin.
In addition to parents and other family members, the ceremony was attended by Hubert Sellner as the apprenticeship manager in Lauf, vocational school teachers, members of the German parliament, and presidents and chief executives of the Chambers of Commerce and industry. German actress Barbara Schöneberger hosted the event, which was also streamed on the Internet.
Career paths after the successful apprenticeship are very varied; options range from a direct start into the profession to further training or degree courses. Groß decided to take up the offer of remaining at CeramTec to further develop his skills during a degree course with an in-depth practical component. He will be studying at the polytechnic in Amberg and working in the Project Engineering department in Lauf.
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