December 2011

Look back at the Higher Education Fairs "bonding Aachen" and Bonn-Rhine-Sieg "Company Day"

In addition to around 300 other exhibitors, DEUTZ AG was again represented at this year's Bonding career fair in Aachen, where it built on previous successes and impressed those attending the fair.

In a number of interesting discussions the students and graduates not only exchanged views and information with our engineers about engine technology, but were also informed by our employees from the Human Resources Department about career and development opportunities at DEUTZ AG.

In 2011 we also did not want to miss the "Company Day" at Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. With our team, consisting of three engineers from the Research and Development Division and two employees from the Human Resources Department, we were able to provide extensive insights into the world of work and the numerous fields of application at DEUTZ AG.

Did you miss the higher education fairs? If so, click here to find out about your prospects at DEUTZ AG and contact us!

November 2011

Higher Education Fairs 2011

It is our aim to secure the high quality that we offer today for the future. For the long-term sustained success of our company we need skilled, dedicated and flexible employees. Higher education marketing is therefore the best way for us to present DEUTZ AG today as an attractive employer to the potential of tomorrow.

This year DEUTZ will again be taking part in numerous higher education fairs. Interested students can establish initial contacts with DEUTZ in May 2011 at meet@fh-köln in Cologne and find out about many things worth knowing about our company.

There are two more interesting fairs on our agenda in November:

We will be presenting DEUTZ AG at the "Company Day" of Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences on November 9, 2011 and at Bonding Aachen on November 28, 2011, where we will be informing the public with our company stand and in discussions about the possibility of starting their career with us, as well as work experience/internships, work experience/internships semesters, theses and stays abroad.

Here, students and graduates, particularly those from the fields of engineering and industrial engineering, can learn everything there is to know about DEUTZ AG and have the opportunity to have their questions answered by two experienced engineers from the Research and Development Division, as well as our personnel officers.

Why not visit us and let DEUTZ be the engine of your career!

October 27, 2011

SinoJobs Career Days in Düsseldorf

Asia is an important world market which will continue to grow in importance in the future. Against the background of our existing joint ventures in China we at DEUTZ know of the importance of intercultural knowledge and experience on the Chinese market among our workforce.

That is why this year we are taking part for the first time in the SinoJobs Career Days 2011 in Düsseldorf (www.sinojobs-careerdays.de) in order to get to know people who have an affinity for Asia.

If you can show that you have had experience of Asia in your previous professional career or would like to gather initial experience of this part of the world together with DEUTZ, why not visit us on October 27, 2011 at the SinoJobs Career Days 2011 in Düsseldorf.

We look forward to seeing you!

September 7, 2011


(Source: DEUTZ AG)

DEUTZ welcomes new Apprentices

33 new apprentices began their vocational training at DEUTZ AG in Cologne on September 7, 2011 and were welcomed by DEUTZ board member Dr. Margarete Haase at the inaugural event in the DEUTZ pilot plant.

"I am delighted that you have opted in favour of vocational training at DEUTZ. A sound education is the ideal basis for your professional career. At the same time it represents an investment in the future, because with our qualification of young people we are today training the next generation of our employees. I am also particularly pleased that this year another five women have decided to train for a technical vocation," said Dr. Margarete Haase. During the introductory days the youngsters aged between 16 and 21 will be prepared for their apprenticeship by the trainers and apprentices who are in their second year of training and acquainted with the various fields of work and divisions of the company. V

DEUTZ offers the applicants in the technical-commercial field a total of six different skilled trades. At the Cologne site 16 young people will be training to become production mechanics this year, while eight of those entering the job market have decided to train to become industrial mechanics and four cutting machine operators. In addition, three of the youngsters are learning the profession of energy electronics engineer in production engineering, and one trainee each intends to become a materials tester and warehouse specialist.


(Source: DEUTZ AG)

At the DEUTZ works in Ulm six apprentices have been learning the profession of industrial mechanic since September 1, 2011, while two youngsters have decided in favour of training to become cutting machine operators there. Also on September 1, three young people at the works in Übersee began apprenticeships to become industrial mechanics. At the site in Herschbach DEUTZ has been training two apprentices as cutting machine operators since August 1, 2011.

The length of the apprenticeship for the different skilled trades varies between two and three and a half years. In total, DEUTZ AG employs 156 apprentices in Germany.

July 8, 2011

Engineering Experience


(Source: DEUTZ AG)

This year DEUTZ AG again took part in the "Mechanical Engineering Experience Day". 16 schoolchildren with an average age of 15 were able to acquire an insight into the various professions at the DEUTZ training workshop. "On the "Mechanical Engineering Experience Day" the youngsters are given the opportunity to obtain an insight into the entire range of our skilled professions in order to find out which of them is the most suitable for them," explained Frank Opitz, Training Manager at DEUTZ.

The range of apprenticeships on offer at DEUTZ is large: from electronics engineers (m/f) to cutting machine operators (m/f), DEUTZ also provides the opportunity to train as a warehouse management specialist (m/f), production mechanic (m/f), industrial mechanic (m/f) and materials tester (m/f).

Ertug and Alexander, both 15 years old, are impressed by the professions on offer. "For us it's really interesting to see all this," were the teenagers' comments.

April 14, 2011

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(Source: DEUTZ AG)

Girl's Day at DEUTZ AG

On April 14, 2011 DEUTZ AG staged this year's "Girls' Day". On this nationwide Career Information Day interested schoolgirls had the opportunity to gain an insight into the world of the technical professions at the DEUTZ apprenticeship workshop.

Girls and young women were able to find out more information about a broad range of technical training opportunities. Trainers and trainees presented the various vocations for which apprenticeships are available at DEUTZ and provided information about the company as an employer. In an information bus of the employers' association the participants were able to acquaint themselves with the fields of work in the metal and electrical industry, and subsequently the girls and women were able to gain initial practical experience in the form of small technical exercises in the apprenticeship workshop.

"When selecting a profession, many girls still decide in favour of those which are considered typical for girls. With our participation in the "Girls' Day" we would like to familiarise girls and young women with the training opportunities available for technical professions at DEUTZ and take away their exaggerated "respect" for a vocation in the technical field," explained Dr. Margarete Haase, DEUTZ Director of Finance, Personnel and Investor Relations.

Currently 17 young women are completing a technical-commercial apprenticeship at DEUTZ. In the cross-sector comparison DEUTZ AG therefore has an above-average share of 10% of female apprentices in the commercial-technical field.

Here you can see the video of the Girl's Day!

November 5, 2010


(Source: RWTH Aachen, Photographer: Martin Lux)

Scholarship Award Ceremony at RWTH (Aachen University)

"Education at the university? Let me put it this way: university is like a jungle. If you survive it you can call yourself a 'survivor'. And I am the tiger," the Rector of RWTH (Aachen University) Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg (Doctor of Engineering) told me, a fresher, looking down from the stage into the faces of around 500 people. As a result of his ability to laugh at himself, as well as his honesty, my initial nervousness during the panel discussion on the stage quickly disappeared.

On November 5, 2010 around 300 scholarship holders met in order to celebrate their ceremonial admission to the North Rhine-Westphalian Education Fund together with their sponsors from industry and friends of the university.

As a "fresher" I was a genuine rarity among so many older students. After my A-levels in June 2010 I began my studies at RWTH (Aachen University) in the subject of "Industrial Engineering - Mechanical Engineering" in the following winter semester.

The NRW Education Fund was set up in 2009 by the North Rhine-Westphalian state government. Since the winter semester of 2009 young students with excellent academic achievements have been supported financially for the first time. Half of the money stems from state funds, with the other half coming from industry and private individuals.

From my sponsors, DEUTZ AG, Mr Strecker, Head of Human Resources, and Ms Pölking-Huhn, Human Resources Development Officer, took part in this ceremony. They followed my panel discussion with the Rector on the stage very closely and later presented me with my scholarship certificate. In a relaxed atmosphere over canapés and a champagne reception we had a good opportunity to get to know one another and discuss how we would be working together in the future.

I am delighted with the trust placed in me and the commitment to sponsor a fresher. Ultimately the scholarship gives me the additional motivation and the financial freedom to escape the "tiger" and successfully cope with the "jungle".

Michael Guan

Scholarship holder of the North Rhine-Westphalian Education Fund, sponsored by DEUTZ AG