Germany’s best precision engineer 2017: AMF-Bruns trainee wins the title

It was only last September that Jannis finished his precision engineering training at AMF-Bruns, completing the course at an accelerated learning pace. In the process he also broke the Oldenburg Chamber of Crafts’ top marks records and was nominated for the German Skilled Craft Competition. After victory at the local and state levels he qualified for entry in the national competition, where he prevailed against the opposition to become, officially, “Germany’s best precision engineer 2017”.

“We offer our warmest congratulations to Jannis Frers on this fantastic award”, said Training Officer Armin Janßen. “It confirms the first-class performance he already showed during his training at AMF-Bruns”, he acknowledged. “At the same time we are just a little proud ourselves to have contributed to this great success through our training concept.”

Jannis Frers is currently attending the BBS Ammerland technological college (Fachoberschule) to prepare for a degree in technology. “After school I would really like to complete a course of studies in electrical engineering,” says the newly-crowned title holder. “But for the moment I am just glad about winning the national competition – and would like to give my sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported me in my chosen career path so far!”

The prize was awarded on 2 December in Berlin by Anne-Marie Descôtes (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany), Hans Peter Wollseifer (President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks)) and Thomas Keindorf (State Parliament Member and Chairman of the Skilled Craft Scholarships Foundation).

Growing together: AMF-Bruns as a training centre
AMF-Bruns is a plant manufacturer of worldwide success and the European market leader in the mobility sector. The Apen-based family firm is among the top training centres in the region. At the moment, 21 trainees are employed in the enterprise – six of whom joined this August at the beginning of the training year. There are plenty of attractions for the trainees: Alongside the set wages, the good working hours are a draw, as are additional benefits like Hansefit membership at low personal contribution rates. What’s more, AMF-Bruns invests in the professional and personal development of its trainees: professional apprenticeship coaching sessions from external management trainers are as much a part of the training as continuous internal instruction on the topic of personal development.

Varied training possibilities and career opportunities

Not least attractive are the excellent chances of gaining a permanent position. More than 80 per cent of the trainees of the last decades are still working at AMF-Bruns – either having been offered a position directly after their apprenticeship or on returning to AMF-Bruns after additional studies. Whether for precision engineers, technical product designers, mechatronics engineers, industrial clerks, system integration IT specialists or warehouse logisticians: AMF-Bruns offers committed career-starters a wide variety of opportunities to develop themselves.

Work-study programmes, in which theory and practice meet, are also available in the fields of business administration, mechanical or industrial engineering. Interns are also welcome. School work experience, year-long college internships or student placements: at AMF-Bruns there are many opportunities to try out many different areas of work. For it is by encouraging the next generation of workers that we expand our workforce of tomorrow – a good strategy, with which the Apen-based family firm, AMF-Bruns, is also investing in its own future.

L-R Mareke Gerdes, Jannis Frers & Armin Janßen Source: Armin Janßen, AMF-Bruns GmbH & Co. KG