My way at Ketterer
This year I had my interview for the industrial mechanic apprenticeship before the summer vacation. At that time it was still called the Ketterer company "Getriebebau". Here I received an acceptance promptly, which I was very pleased because some friends of mine had difficulties finding an apprenticeship position despite many applications. I took this chance and asked for a vacation job at the same time. During the summer vacation and afterwards, I spent around three months in the assembly department as a mini-jobber in order to earn a little pocket money in addition to school.
September 2006 to February 2010
On September 1st, 2006 I started my apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic specializing in precision engineering. During my apprenticeship I got to know different departments. I particularly liked the “Dentistry” department. The manufacture of gears with conventional and CNC-controlled machines fascinated me enormously. Towards the end of my training, I was offered a permanent position as a skilled worker in this department. At this point I would also like to thank the head of the dental and milling department once again, as he recognized the potential in me.
February 2010 to October 2013
During this period I was responsible for setting up the CNC and conventional gear cutting machines. Here I was able to gain some experience in the field of production.
October 2013 to December 2013
As we at Ketterer wanted to train the machining mechanic in addition, I was asked if I would like to train as a trainer in order to train exactly this profession in the field of production. The task sounded promising, which is why I acquired the AEVO certificate part-time at the Chamber of Commerce in Villingen in cooperation with Ketterer.
As of December 2013
After receiving my training certificate, I worked in the Ketterer training team and continued to work as a machine setter in the dental workshop. Since I wanted to acquire even more knowledge in order to be able to offer the trainees better training, the idea came to me to do further training to become an industrial foreman in metal. Since the Ketterer company decided to set up a training workshop and a management of the training workshop was needed for this purpose, I was promised the advanced training for industrial foremen. At the same time, the Ketterer company offered to cover the costs for this.
June 2014 to December 2016
During this period I visited the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Villingen again in order to acquire part-time training as an industrial foreman in metal. Here, too, as before, I worked in dentistry as well as in industrial training.
From January 2017
In January I received the master craftsman's certificate and was finally a certified industrial master. However, the training workshop was currently still in the planning phase.
May 2017 to October 2017
Since a production department was split up due to operational restructuring, I was temporarily able to take over the "Machining Production 2" department as department manager. In addition, I continued to look after the commercial cutting machine trainees in the area of production.
November 2017 to date
Now the time had come. The training workshop was set up and I was employed as a commercial training manager for all of our commercial training professions, not just the cutting machine operator. I have also decided to also volunteer for the IHK's examination committee in the field of commercial apprenticeships. This enables me to gain further experience, tips and tricks as a trainer and to continuously improve and promote training at Ketterer.
What do I particularly like about Ketterer?
What I like about Ketterer is that it is a medium-sized company where I know almost all of my work colleagues personally. And as can be seen from my career, I particularly like the support from the company, because at Ketterer you also get the opportunity to develop yourself professionally and expand your potential.