Training at WKS

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We are growing rapidly –thanks above all to our excellent team. We are always happy to employ ambitious junior managers.

Bring on the future! Starting your career at the WKS Group

In collaboration with our apprentices, we focus on providing high quality standards – today and in the future. At our six sites, we regularly train young people as print media technologists – at our subsidiary in Essen we also provide training for future industrial business management assistants and in Felsberg for finishing and binding media technologists. In Wassenberg, some apprenticeships for industrial mechanics and for electronics engineers in the operations technology field are still available. In Lage, young people can train to become a warehouse logistics specialist.

‘Since the start of my apprenticeship, I have been integrated into the WKS team and receive full support from my colleagues’.

Adrian Lipa
Print Media Technologist apprentice,
Felsberg

 

‘I am following the WKS Group’s successful path right from the start – by doing so, I am laying the foundation for my professional future’.

Miguel Sommerfeld
Industrial Business Management Assistant apprentice,
Essen

Our training is practical and diverse.The chances of being offered a permanent position within the WKS Group after training is completed, are also excellent. In addition to traditional further education, we like to support our colleagues in acquiring relevant additional qualifications. In the next section, you will gain an insight into the processes and training content for apprenticeships (f/m/d) in the following fields: industrial business management assistants, print media technologists, finishing and binding media technologists, media designers, warehouse logistics specialists, industrial mechanics, industrial engineering electronics technicians.

‘I don’t just get to contribute my own ideas – the WKS Group gives me the opportunity to implement them too’.

Mirko Overhoff
Qualified Print Media Technology apprentice, Essen

Practical experience meets diversity

Time to get going – with an apprenticeship at the WKS Group.

Practical experience meets diversity

Time to get going – with an apprenticeship at the WKS Group.

Industrial business management assistants

Essen

Industrial business management assistants are number crunchers and talented organisers. They ensure that the company handles and processes all commercially relevant matters. You can also find additional information about this occupation here.

In all commercial departments for a pre-defined period, such as, for example, human resources, accounting, financial controlling, central purchasing, and order processing.

Independent familiarisation with processes and projects
Providing holiday cover if suitable
Independent organisation of certain processes
Determination of optimal production process for certain web offset orders
Basics of payroll and salary accounting

commercial acumen
a sense of responsibility
organisational talent
an openness as well as customer and service orientation
the ability to work in a team
the ability and readiness to adjust to new technologies

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
Very friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
Exciting challenge
Ongoing trainee mentoring
The opportunity to help shape our future

All employers at WKS Print Partner GmbH enjoy flexible working hours (flexitime) within a 40-hour week.

For the final presentation at the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry), relating to a field of activity in a department selected by yourself, we guarantee that candidates will receive intensive supervision from the department in question and an exam simulation if requested.

Print media technologists

Essen, Wassenberg, Felsberg and Grabfeld

Print media technologists ensure that reproductions of text and images are of high quality. They are the qualified specialists that manage the entire printing process and ensure that the printed product is appropriately configured and designed. You can also find additional information about this occupation here.

In technical printing departments such as offset, workshop, plate copying, and prepress.

All technical printing basics on blanket-to-blanket or double printing units
How to identify technical printing problems
All technical operations taking place in a folding unit
How to mix colours correctly
Monitoring production independently
Consolidating knowledge of technical terms

an excellent grasp of technical processes
a sense of responsibility
rapid reaction capability
excellent colour vision
an interest in mechanics and electronics
the ability to work in a team
the ability and readiness to adjust to new technologies

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
Very friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
An exciting challenge
Ongoing trainee mentoring
The opportunity to help shape our future

Apprentices work from Mondays to Fridays in the early and late shifts.

The theoretical examination generally takes place on one day at the training college.

The practical examination is carried out on the company’s own web offset presses.

Industrial mechanics

Wassenberg

Industrial mechanics manufacture, install or reconfigure components and assemblies for machines and production equipment. They monitor and optimise manufacturing processes and take on repair and maintenance tasks. You can find additional information about this occupation here.

In the production and maintenance departments

How to service, maintain and repair state-of-the-art web offset printing presses and their peripheral equipment
Associated routing and turning tasks

an excellent grasp of technical processes an interest in mechanics and electronics
manual skills
a sense of responsibility
the ability to work in a team
the ability and readiness to adjust to new technologies

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
Very friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
Ongoing trainee mentoring in collaboration with the apprenticeship programme partner, MH Wirth in Erkelenz
The opportunity to help shape our future

Apprentices at Kraft-Schlötels work from Monday to Friday in the early and late shifts, at the MH Wirth training centre in the early shift..

The theoretical examination generally takes place on one day at the training college.

The practical examination takes place in one of the factories belonging to the apprenticeship partner, in line with the provisions of the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Industrial engineering electronics technicians

Wassenberg

Industrial engineering electronics technicians install, maintain and repair electronic operating, manufacturing, and processing equipment, ranging from switching and control systems to power supply and communications and lighting equipment. You can find additional information about this occupation here.

In the production and maintenance departments

How to service, maintain and repair state-of-the-art web offset printing presses and their peripheral equipment
Any associated electrical installation work

an excellent grasp of technical processes an interest in mechanics and electronics
manual skills
a sense of responsibility
the ability to work in a team
the ability and readiness to adjust to new technologies

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
Very friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
Ongoing trainee mentoring in collaboration with the apprenticeship programme partner, MH Wirth in Erkelenz
The opportunity to help shape our future

Apprentices at Kraft-Schlötels work from Monday to Friday in the early and late shifts, at the MH Wirth training centre in the early shift.

The theoretical examination generally takes place on one day at the training college.

The practical examination takes place in one of the factories belonging to the apprenticeship partner, in line with the provisions of the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Finishing and binding media technologists

Felsberg

Finishing and binding media technologists are specialists who are required to put the finishing touches to print products. The field of advertising particularly requires brochures, catalogues, and mailings to be individually bound, folded, or punched.

Planning of finishing and binding orders, setup and configuration of press lines, control and monitoring of production processes, maintenance of finishing and binding lines.

Finishing and binding media technologists check the printed sheets and select the suitable finishing and binding technology taking economic, technical, and ecological aspects into consideration.
They set up and/or configure the finishing and binding lines and process control systems, ensuring that the production equipment is ready. In the production department, they monitor inserting, diverting and discharge systems, among others, and employ cutting, gathering and binding units to finish and bind the printed sheets, or they complete brochure production using folding units and finishing techniques.

an eye for detail and precisionmanual skills
decision-making skills
a rapid reaction capability
a good grasp of technical processes

Attraktive Ausbildungsvergütung
Ein freundliches, kompetentes Team
Sehr gute Übernahmechancen
Innovatives High-Tech-Umfeld
Wir fördern Ihr individuelles Potenzial
Kontinuierliche Ausbildungsbetreuung

The working hours vary, by mutual agreement

The theoretical examination generally takes place at the training college and the practical examination at the company.

Warehouse logistics specialists

Lage

The role of warehouse logistics specialists is to plan, control and organise the flow of goods. They design sub-processes for the movement of goods and/or cargo handling in large warehouses or industrial operations. In the area of transport logistics, warehouse logistics specialists also handle route planning, fleet scheduling or even customs clearance.

In warehouse and shipping departments

Reception and control of all kinds of goods
Appropriate storage of goods
Loading and dispatch of goods
Compilation of deliveries and tour plans
Collaboration in the optimisation of logistical processes

an interest in administrative tasks as well as in hands-on, practical, and organisational business activities
physical stamina
commitment and desire to achieve
an eye for detail and precision
a self-directed working approach

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
Very friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
Ongoing trainee mentoring
The opportunity to help shape our future

40 hours per week

The theoretical examination generally takes place on two days at the training college.

The practical examination is also held on two days, one at the company and the other at the IHK (Chamber of Trade and Industry).

Media designers with a specialisation in design and technology

Felsberg and Grabfeld

Planning production processes; designing features for media products; handling, creating, transferring, and converting data for multiple use; coordination with customers on work results

As a media designer specialised in design and technology, you prepare the required work processes for print production, collect different data, ensure that projects are technically feasible and contribute to their design and implementation on the computer. When doing so, you are guided by the customer’s specifications and the desired purpose of communication.

an interest in working with hardware and software
good eyesight and ability to distinguish different colours
good spelling skills
the ability to work in a team
a sociable personality
good communication skills

Attractive apprenticeship remuneration
A friendly, competent team
Excellent chances of being offered a permanent position
Innovative high-tech environment
Development of your individual potential
Ongoing trainee mentoring

The working hours vary by mutual agreement

The theoretical examination generally takes place at the training college and the practical examination at the company.

Media designers with a specialisation in design and technology focus primarily on the technical aspects of production. The main task is to prepare the data that has been supplied according to the order specifications for print production or other data output processes.

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