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Stump-Franki trains Germany's best apprentice as a special civil engineer

Germany's best apprentice in 2022 was trained at our subsidiary Stump-Franki: Ryan Hamilton completed his training as a special civil engineer at Stump-Franki between 2019 and 2022. He passed his IHK final examination as the best German examinee. On 15 May 2023, the IHK held its festive national award ceremony for the best.

Markus Wenke, Regional Manager Stump-Franki Spezialtiefbau GmbH Region Nord, Ryan Hamilton and Thore Schölermann, German actor and TV presenter (l.t.r.). © Stump-Franki / IHK

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.


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