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Action-packed get-to-know days at Feuerkogel for 36 new STIWA apprentices

36 new apprentices started their apprenticeship at STIWA at the start of September 2021. To promote the team spirit from the start, they spent two action-packed days at Feuerkogel. The fun of shared activity and making new friends was the focus.

36 new apprentices started their apprenticeship at STIWA at the start of September 2021. To promote the team spirit from the start, they spent two action-packed days at Feuerkogel. The fun of shared activity and making new friends was the focus.

 

“At STIWA we want our apprentices to have the best start into their apprenticeship. Therefore this first teambuilding event is a great possibility to get to know one another in an exciting environment, having fun in projects together and making new experiences” says Helmut Brunmmayer. He is an instructor at STIWA and supervises the yearly get-to-know days, that the automation company with headquarters in Attnang Puchheim has undertaken this year in Hüttendorf at the Hochplateau of the Feuerkogel in Salzkammergut.

 

Joint projects and action-packed program

36 apprentices as well as four instructors in total have taken part in the STIWA get-to-know days. 3 apprentices with their instructor from STIWA Germany were also able to join for the first time. They were accompanied by professional, external trainers with the goal to encourage working on joint projects from the start. “It is a great opportunity for the apprentices to get to know each other better in these two days and to playfully interact with one another. They have the opportunity to try something new by themselves and to test out what works and what does not. Experiences like that are very important”, says Brummayer. STIWA training supervisor Thomas Bartl adds: “We invest in our apprentices repeatedly: Besides professional qualification it is extremely important for us at STIWA to request and encourage social competences from the adolescents. After all, we not only want to train them to be top qualified employees of the future, but they also should have the opportunity to develop their personality and mature to be responsible adults. For this, events play an important role” says Bartl.

Tight program

On the first day, new apprentices could playfully try working in a group with many games like trust walks or tying a social safety net.

This was also about recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses, finding your role in a team and building trust in colleagues. On the second day the apprentices tried their hand in raft building. Subsequently a small athletic competition was held at the Traunsee.

Strong motivation among apprentices

 

Klara Schöffl, 16 years, 1 year of apprenticeship mechatronics, from Redlham:

“The days at Feuerkogel were exciting and very helpful tin order to immediately start off as a team. I quickly felt very comfortable and was able to make to friends. My personal highlight was the trust walk to Europakreuz. You walked in teams of two: One person was blindfolded, the other had to lead them. Of course, you had to trust one another and be considerate. This is also very important for our apprenticeship in the future.”

 

Simon Neudorfer, 18 years, 1 year of apprenticeship mechanical engineering, from Pilsbach:

“I think its great that STIWA offers these teambuidling events. The instructors have been giving us a lot of responsibility from the start, we had to organize ourselves and also make our own food in the cabin. The cooperation in the team plays a great role. Everybody had to do their part, for example when building a raft together. These days have really helped me to get to know my colleagues well and drop any insecurities. Now I’m just looking forwards to the next weeks, the start has already been very successful.”

Hadmar Hölzl
Corporate Communications

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