Heidelberg apprentice Stefanie Kriege declared Germany’s best print media technologist

A grand total of six apprentices from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) came out top with their final results from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Rhine-Neckar (IHK Rhein-Neckar). Among them was Stefanie Kriege, who achieved sensational results, scoring higher in her final examinations than any of the other regional winners from across the country and earning herself the title of “Germany’s best print media technologist”. Having completed her apprenticeship, Kriege is now working at the company’s Print Media Center as a customer adviser for digital technology and the Prinect workflow. In this role, she is able to make the most of the foreign language skills she acquired during the Japanese studies she undertook before joining Heidelberg.

Five other apprentices in the occupations of “digital and print media designer”, “warehouse operator”, “technical product designer”, “mechatronics engineer”, and “packaging technologist” were each declared top of the class in Rhine-Neckar by the region’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

‘We are delighted at the results our apprentices have once again achieved in their final examinations with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce this year. This is an impressive sign of the high quality standard of vocational training at Heidelberg, an area where we have already won many accolades, including the title of the region’s best training company,’ explains Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO and Chief Human Resources Officer at Heidelberg. ‘I’d like to offer special congratulations to Stefanie Kriege on becoming Germany’s best print media technologist.’

Vocational training at Heidelberg embraces the digital revolution and is responding to the changes sweeping through occupations. This approach of focusing on the future through training and qualification recently received recognition in a STERN magazine study titled “Germany’s companies with a future” (Deutschlands Unternehmen mit Zukunft). It is these young high achievers who are the company’s future.

IHK Rhein-Neckar is working with the broadcasters bigFM and bigKARRIERE to stage a radio and social media campaign in which profile pieces and interviews are used so everyone can get to know a bit more about the top-rated apprentices and the training organizations themselves. The campaign runs till November 15.

Applications open for 2022 training year

Applications are still open for training and study programs starting in September 2022. School grades are not the only deciding factor when it comes to a training place at Heidelberg. Just as important are applicants’ social skills, personality, and attitude to their career. Full details about vocational training at Heidelberg and an application portal can be found on the company’s website.