Training at Romaco in the corona year 2020
Career start for trainees and dual students
Thirteen new trainees have just joined Romaco. The new recruits this year include eight future industrial mechanics, mechatronics fitters, technical product designers and machinists. Romaco will also provide training to cooperative state university students (“dual students”) in the fields of engineering and business administration. In the 2020/21 winter semester, five undergraduates chose Romaco as their partner firm as they get started on the path to a bachelor’s degree.
“I’m very happy that, even in this year of the pandemic, our stable economic situation allows us to fill all our training places as planned”, emphasised Andreas Wolfangel, Group Director HR & Legal at Romaco. “For Romaco, a steady stream of new apprentices and dual students represents a sustainable investment in our organisation’s competitiveness and innovative capability.”
Romaco currently employs 34 trainees in total at its production sites in Karlsruhe and Cologne. All graduates are taken on permanently by Romaco after completing their training or degree course. There are also opportunities for more new industrial business management assistants, electronics technicians for industrial engineering, industrial mechanics, mechatronics fitters, skilled warehouse operators and machinists to begin training in 2021 in Karlsruhe and Cologne. At the Romaco Kilian site in Cologne, tablet presses for pharmaceutical, food and chemical products are manufactured. Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, builds machinery and equipment for packing tablets and capsules into blisters, strips and rigid tubes.
With an export rate of more than 90%, the pharmaceutical machinery supplier offers career entrants a truly international environment. Over 12,000 installations elivered by Romaco are currently in use in more than 180 different countries. These sales markets throughout the globe demand close cooperation with colleagues and customers in many different countries. A special in-house event was therefore held for all new trainees from Karlsruhe and Cologne by way of introduction. During this two-day workshop, social and intercultural skills were taught in theory and trained in practice.
Assuming their performance comes up to expectations, excellent career prospects await Romaco employees, including promotion to team leader with responsibility for personnel. Romaco also supports its former trainees and students with openings for further training, for example leading to a master craftsman’s qualification.