After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the IHK awarded the top trainees in the IHK professions at the bcc Berlin Congress Center. Among the well-wishers were DIHK President Peter Adrian and Federal Minister of Labour Hubertus Heil, who gave the keynote speech. Thore Schölermann moderated the event.
The award as Germany's best apprentice makes Ryan particularly proud because, as a native Australian, he was unsure at the beginning of the apprenticeship whether he would even manage the training in a foreign language. "I always had a great team and super instructors at my side. Especially during my initial phase in Germany, they were always willing to help me - even with the paperwork, which was very challenging from a language perspective," Hamilton recalls. Today, the native Australian works as a special civil engineer at Stump-Franki in Hanover and is completing another part-time training course to become a construction technician alongside his job. "The opportunity to do additional, in-service training and to be supported in my further education by my employer is a real benefit. Stump-Franki places great emphasis on the development of its employees and that is fun," says Hamilton
"As in all industries, it is also true for us: young people are our future, with whom we shape tomorrow. That's why we have to start imparting passion and enthusiasm, recognising and promoting the strengths of our colleagues and creating development prospects as early as the training stage. It makes us particularly proud that our training programme is bearing such great fruit and that our trainees feel at home in the Stump-Franki family," Markus Wenke, Regional Manager of Stump-Franki for the North Region, is pleased about the good training results.