Around 100 young professionals have received vocational training in the last five years
Whether commercial or industrial training or a combined study programme – over the last five years Knaus Tabbert GmbH has accompanied around 100 young professionals in launching their careers. Each September, approx. 20 trainees begin their new stage in life at Knaus Tabbert. They either go to the headquarters in Jandelsbrunn, Lower Bavaria or the Mottgers site in Hessen.
Christina Lindbüchl at her current job in the HR department. During her training as a foreign language industrial clerk she is learning about many different departments within the company.
One of these is Christina Lindbüchl. Her vocational training as a foreign languages industrial clerk will conclude after she completes her final exam in a year’s time. And after that? „I will either stay in the company or continue my studies. Afterwards, I am planning on coming back.‟ Christina Lindbüchl enjoys being at Knaus Tabbert. Her personal highlights as a trainee were team events like the social week at the beginning of the apprenticeship or the camping days together with all the trainees and instructors. Christina Lindbüchl also attended the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, where the company was presenting its innovative ideas. At the Knaus Tabbert info desk, she greeted and provided information to the trade fair visitors.
Ferdinand Trinter working with his favourite tool – the routing machine. The soon‐to‐be wood engineer wants to train further as a caravan technician once he’s completed his training.
“I always like to take part in events‟, Ferdinand Trinter says as well. Ferdinand is a trainee in wood engineering and his favourite job is working with the routing machine. Upon completing his vocational training, he would like to continue training as a caravan technician and would like to support Knaus Tabbert at trade fairs as a technical adviser. „Together with our vehicles, we stand for innovation and future‐oriented technologies.‟ Technical advisers are familiar with all of the vehicle details and advise prospective buyers at trade fairs. Patrick Mandl, also a soon‐to‐be wood engineer, is currently in his second year of training and would like to stay on at Knaus Tabbert upon completion. He enjoys the team work, and his colleagues have become friends.
Soon‐to‐be mechatronic technician Alexander Maier working in the switch cabinet training section. He is already at the end of his apprenticeship and in future wants to work in maintenance.
Alexander Maier, in his third year of training as a mechatronic technician, enjoys using the lathes, milling machines and configuring the switch cabinets most of all. In the long‐term, he envisions himself working in maintenance. „The three years of training went by incredibly fast – it was a lot of fun.‟ During his apprenticeship, he was allowed to borrow a Smart from the company car pool a few times. This is an offer – free petrol and free mileage – with which Knaus Tabbert rewards trainees for special commitment, a high level of motivation as well as a good academic performance.
Aside from the already mentioned skilled occupations, Knaus Tabbert is currently offering opportunities to go into professional service as a technical product designer, industrial clerk, electrician for operating technology and specialist in warehouse logistics (all apprenticeships are available for men and women equally). Furthermore, prospective employees and trainees can take a combined studies course in business administration and industrial engineering with the company, explains Johannes Haidn, Manager of Training and Advanced Learning. However, applications for the commercial sector are welcome at any time. Knaus Tabbert is not only a starting point but also a career stepping stone: progress and further development do not only relate to the vehicles, but are also very important factors for the employees who are able to further train and educate themselves in the company.
About Knaus Tabbert
Knaus Tabbert GmbH is a leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles in Europe. The company’s headquarters are located in Jandelsbrunn, Germany. Additional sites include Mottgers in Hessen (Germany) as well as Schlüsselfeld (Germany) and Nagyoroszi in Hungary. With its brands KNAUS, TABBERT, T@B, WEINSBERG, MORELO and RENT AND TRAVEL, the company achieved sales in excess of €720 million in fiscal year 2018. With its staff of about 2,903, the company manufactured 23,643 caravans and motorhomes in 2018.