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KTR make a promise to their junior employees for an apprenticeship without borders

(PresseBox) (Rheine, ) Since its foundation in 1959 the business of KTR Kupplungstechnik GmbH has consistently developed to operate on a more and more international basis. With more than 850 employees and 22 subsidiary companies the family-owned company located in Rheine is meanwhile operating throughout the world, while the tendency is increasing. In this context globalisation does not even stop at the in-house apprenticeships.

Foreign languages are fundamental in KTR. The company located in northern Münsterland sends its staff abroad to the subsidiary companies on a regular basis. "Multicultural competence and foreign languages are not empty words for us, but everyday life", Holger Klinge, HR manager in KTR, explains, adding: "Finally we are predominantly operating on an international level." A stay abroad in the course of the apprenticeship is ideal to prepare the junior employees for the international business at an early stage. In KTR the practical training abroad is an integral part of the technical and commercial apprenticeships. All apprentices who are in their second year of apprenticeship have the option for a four-week stay in another European country. Specifically popular are internships in English-speaking countries, last but not least since English is the predominant language in international business. The practical trainings abroad are rendered possible by the cooperation with the mobility agency Arbeit und Leben (work and life) which is a training institute sponsored by Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) (German Federation of Trade Unions) and Deutscher Volkshochschulverband (DVV) (German Adult Education Federation). KTR has recognized the importance of a stay abroad for junior employees. The main purpose is not only to set up and develop linguistic and intercultural competences. "Our apprentices return from their trainings abroad being self-assured and motivated", Holger Klinge reports. "This is a good precondition for an active and frank contact with colleagues and customers, both on a national and international level." KTR puts much emphasis on wellqualified and competent young employees. Finally everyone benefits from this fact - members of the staff and the company equally.